The Local (Sweden) - Drunk driving Swedish police rarely fired: report
Despite 55 serving police officers being caught drink driving over the past five years, only one has lost his job, the Metro daily reported on Thursday.
Helsinkin Sanomat (Finland) - Alcohol consumption in Finland declined for third year in succession
Last year the Finns drank less alcohol than in 2009. As the consumption of alcohol has now declined for three consecutive years, the trend is no longer coincidental, believes planning officer Marke Jääskeläinen from the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).
fyiLIVING (Finland) - Increased Alcohol Consumption in Men Linked to Cancer
There is a dearth of information on the relationship between alcohol and total cancer risk. Spurred by this, researchers in Finland carried out a study to examine this relationship. On analyzing data from a population-based study of 2,627 men from Eastern Finland, it was seen that the risk of cancer increased with alcohol use; around 6.7 percent of the cancer patients in this study were linked to alcohol use.
sciencenewsline (Finland) - Why problem drinking during adolescence is never a 'phase'
The Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index (RAPI) is widely used to assess adolescent drinking-related problems. Rose and his colleagues assessed 597 Finnish twins (300 male, 297 female) at age 18 with RAPI, and later interviewed them at age 25 with the Semi-Structured Assessment of the Genetics of Alcoholism to assess alcohol abuse and dependence diagnoses.
The Local (Sweden) - Swedes drink less alcohol: study
Swedish average alcohol consumption declined in 2009, in comparison with 2008, but remains high in a historical perspective, a new report published on Friday showed.
The Copenhagen Post (Denmark) - Parties with drugs and booze finish in emergency room
The number of emergency room admittances due to poisoning and overdoses from drugs like cocaine and amphetamines has doubled in ten years, reports Berlingske newspaper.
ERR (Estonia) - Estonia Ranked Sixth in World for Drinking
Drinkers throughout Estonia may be raising their glasses in a self-pitying toast this weekend - a freshly-published report by the World Health Organization has ranked the nation sixth in the world for alcohol consumption.
The Baltic Course (Lithuania) - Kubilius: authorities should not assume responsibility for the offences of their subordinates in free time
The Lithuanians should realise that driving under influence is a conscious preparation for a crime, thus, there is no difference whether it is done by a builder, police officer or a representative of any other profession, Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius says.
WebMD (USA) - Many Kids Get Alcohol From Family Members
Almost 6% of young people between the ages of 12 and 14 drank alcohol in the past month, and close to half of them got it at home or from family members, a study shows.
Telegraph.co.uk (UK) - Prof Ian Gilmore: UK faces rising alcohol related deaths
In the paper published on Monday, Prof Ian Gilmore, a former president of the Royal College of Physicians, along with colleagues at the University of Southampton and Queen's Medical Centre, University Hospital, Nottingham, claims that up to 30,000 people a year die of liver disease in England and Wales each year.
Reuters - Alcohol linked to complications after joint surgery
The more people drink before having a hip or knee replaced, the higher their risk for complications
right after the surgery, a new study suggests.
Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand) - Youth drinking cheap spirits a 'real problem'
It is not surprising that the amount of potent spirits is on the rise, with young people the likely consumers, an Otago University professor says.
Salt Lake Tribune (USA) - Mandatory signs going up to alert pregnant women to alcohol risks
Pediatrician Susan Lewin was horrified to overhear a pregnant woman telling friends that she knew the dangers alcohol posed for her unborn child, but she was OK because she was only drinking beer.
RIA Novosti (Moldova) - WHO names Moldova world's leader in alcohol consumption
Moldovans consume more alcohol per head than citizens of any other country, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its report.
Adnkronos International English (Italy) - Italy: Alcohol sales banned for Tunisian illegal immigrants
None of the thousands of illegal immigrants who have reached the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa will be able to celebrate their arrival with a drink, according to a new law.
Daily Mail (UK) - Children as young as FIVE are being treated in hospital for alcohol abuse
A hospital trust has revealed it treated four children aged just five for drinking dangerous levels of alcohol.