YLE News (
) - TS: More demand for addiction services among expectant mothers Finland
Expectant mothers using drugs or alcohol are increasingly common in
. According to the Finland newspaper Turun Sanomat, hospitals are reporting a rise in the number of expectant mothers in need of specialist treatment to deal with drug or alcohol problems. Turku
) - Sobering Study: Most Don't Know What 'Sensible Drinking' Is Sweden
A recent study from
showed that between 94 and 97 percent of respondents did not know the line between sensible drinking and heavy drinking that can damage health. Sweden
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Norway ( ) - Police: ‘No more beers on the fjord’ Norway
Norwegian police are cracking down on pleasure boat skippers who join their passengers in enjoying a beer or a glass of wine on the water. If they’re caught with blood alcohol levels above the legal limit, they’ll lose their boating license for up to two years.
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Latvia) - Traffic safety campaign "Steer Sober!" launched in Latvia
Today, the Road Traffic Safety Directorate of Latvia (CSDD), in cooperation with Transport and Interior ministries and the State Police, launched a traffic safety campaign "Steer Sober!", Nozare.lv was informed by CSDD representative Alise Kleinberga.
Gun owners: Don't shoot me, I'm just the messenger. I must warn you, though, that the findings on gun ownership and risky alcohol behaviors published this week in the British Medical Journal do not paint an altogether flattering picture.
Herald Sun (
) - Clinic to target baby alcohol disorders Australia
Medical News Today -
UK Mass Drinking Child Report Released; Parents Supervising More US
While friends play a critical role in peer drinking habits, family has a strong direct and indirect influence. The parent or guardian has a particularly strong influence on their child's behavior.
RedOrbit - How Alcohol Damages the Brain
Although alcohol affects many areas in the body, the brain is the primary target. Previously, not much was known about the molecular mechanisms by which alcohol alters brain activity, but now researchers have discovered interaction between alcohol and brain proteins thought to underlie alcohol actions in the brain.
Sky News (
Australia) - To Curb Aborigines' Drink Problem Battle
People in Canada's most populous province are drinking alcohol more often and smoking dope in larger proportions — and psychological distress is more widespread there, according to the latest data from a long-running study of Ontario residents.
Belfast Telegraph (
) - New drivers may face alcohol ban Ireland
Newly qualified drivers may be banned from drinking any alcohol before getting behind the wheel in
, the environment minister has said. Northern Ireland
UPI.com - Energy drinks linked to alcohol
Researchers, in a study involving musicians in
, found the music-makers used energy drinks with binge drinking and prescription drug misuse. Buffalo, N.Y.
BBC News (
Australia) - Call to raise alcohol prices in to tackle addiction Australia
New Zealand Herald (
) - Tapu Misa: We need to ask right questions about alcohol New Zealand
It's a good argument: If our kids are old enough at 18 to vote and be sent to fight wars for us, why shouldn't they be allowed to have a drink at the pub if they want to?
) - Alcohol major cause of liver diseases in young adults India
Bollywood actor Imran Khan may be making age an issue of discretion when it comes to drinking but according to medical experts, maximum number of liver damage cases have been found in young adults resulting from excessive liquor consumption.
Irish Health (
) - 71,000 kids are carers due to alcohol Ireland
An estimated 71,000 children in
are taking care of a parent or siblings as a result of parental alcohol problems, Alcohol Action Ireland (AAI) has said. Ireland
Mission Network News (
Moldova) - leads globe for alcohol consumption; churches respond Moldova
In February of 2011, the World Health Organization dubbed
the world's leading nation in per-person alcohol consumption. Moldova
Daily Mail (EU) - Men twice as likely as women to die before 65 because of smoking and alcohol abuse
Smoking and drinking too much means men are twice as likely as women to die before the age of 65, a European Union study has revealed.
HealthCanal.com - Health data can help address alcohol-related harm in youth
Using ambulance, hospital and other routinely collected health data can provide a more comprehensive, dynamic picture of trends in alcohol use among young people, according to a new report involving CAMH collaboration.