Monday, September 19, 2011

Alcohol News - 38/2011


prMac (Latvia) - DrinkControl Lite - Track Drinks and Related Expenses on iPhone for Free
Happy Moments today is pleased to announce DrinkControl Lite 2.0.345, alcohol usage and expenses tracker for iPhone. DrinkControl Lite is used for recording the beverages taken and related expenses.
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Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - Rise in alcohol tax is to focus specifically on milder drinks
Federation of the Brewing and Soft Drinks Industry assumes that the aim is to make room for Class-2 beer with lower alcohol content.
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Hartwall (Finland) - Preliminary Inspection Committee supervises the TV alcohol advertising of members of the Federation of the Brewing and Soft Drinks Industry
Last spring, the Finnish Federation of the Brewing and Soft Drinks Industry decided that the content of the TV alcohol advertisements of its members will be inspected before release.
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www.stockholmnews.com (Sweden) - Alcohol will be permitted at old peoples´ homes
The four parties in the government all open up for a change in the law which will permit serving alcohol at old peoples’ homes.
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BakuToday (Lithuania) - The Government intends to put Lithuania in the category of moderate drinkers States
The Lithuanian Government approved the draft programme for the control of producers of alcohol and tobacco, reported today, 12 September BakuToday the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers.
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The Guardian (UK) - Price of alcohol is 'obscenely low'
The price of alcohol is "obscenely low" and heavy drinkers are being subsidised by ordinary shoppers in supermarkets, according to medical experts.
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Cancer Research UK - New insight into how alcohol is linked to breast and liver cancers
A US laboratory study has revealed how the breakdown of alcohol in human cells results in DNA damage that causes cell changes linked to cancer.
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The Age (Australia) - Experts see red over wine 'myth'
RED wine's reputation for preventing heart attacks has come under fire from health experts who have declared every drink of alcohol can do you damage.
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CNN International - WHO outlines steps to reduce leading causes of death
To decrease deaths from noninfectious diseases, countries should pass excise taxes on tobacco and alcohol, encourage smoke-free public places, reduce salt and trans fat in foods, and increase awareness of diet and physical activity, according to a World Health Organization report.
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Daily Mail - Sport and demon drink: Alcohol is a poison, adding to the risk of injury
Drinking excessively in modern sport goes against everything you are taught, so what England's players have apparently been doing in New Zealand makes no sense. Alcohol is a poison, so you don't want it in your blood and when it is, you are putting yourself at severe risk of injury.
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WebMD (USA) - Drinking on the Rise Among U.S. Women
Women are catching up to men when it comes to how much and how often they drink alcohol. As a result, they are increasingly at risk for developing alcohol problems.
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AllAfrica.com (Zimbabwe) - Alcohol, Tobacco Taxes to Go Up
CONCERNED by the high prevalence of non-communicable diseases, the Government is considering raising alcohol and tobacco taxes to finance the prevention and treatment of such conditions.
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Los Angeles Times (USA) - Drinking problems have increased in last 60 years
An analysis of 31 studies on alcohol drinking patterns worldwide has found that people born in North America after World War II are more likely than other groups to engage in binge drinking and develop alcoholism. Younger groups consistently consume more alcohol than older generations.
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Voxy (New Zealand) - Alcohol Reform Bill not to pass before election
The Government is maintaining its impotent response to New Zealand's heavy drinking culture and not even passing the Alcohol Reform Bill before the election, says Alcohol Action.
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Indiana Public Media - Study: Parents Have Misperception Of Kids’ Drug, Alcohol Use
A new study looks at parents’ perception of alcohol and marijuana use among teenagers. The study from the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital says that 10 percent of parents think their own teens drank alcohol in the last year and five percent think their teens smoked marijuana in the last year.
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Sydney Morning Herald - UN summit targets obesity, alcohol and smoking
WORLD leaders will agree to a deal at a United Nations meeting tomorrow to try to curb the spread of preventable ''lifestyle'' diseases, amid concern that progress is already being hampered by powerful food, alcohol and tobacco lobbyists.
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Radio-Info.com - New study: "Young people are being overexposed to alcohol ads on the radio"
There could be implications for radio advertising in this story. A 2003 deal obligated beer and distilled spirits advertisers to keep alcohol ads away from media where those under the age of 21 are particularly likely to be represented.
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Independent Online (South Africa) - Hope for alcohol syndrome babies
For the first time, many South African babies born with foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) will be diagnosed at birth – giving them a far better chance at getting help.
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Sydney Morning Herald (Russia)  - Beer's no longer lunch for Russians
WITH a stroke of the presidential pen, beer has been reclassified as an alcoholic drink instead of a foodstuff in Russia.
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Telegraph.co.uk (UK) - Boris Johnson: 'stay sober, stay free from jail' says London mayor
In a column for The Daily Telegraph, the mayor of London called for the introduction of mandatory “sobriety tests”, instead of jail for those convicted of alcohol-fuelled violence.
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U.S. News & World Report - Problem Drinking Linked to Brain Damage
Long-term alcohol abuse can result in significant damage to the brain, a new study shows.
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AFP (Russia) - Russia targets beer in fight against alcoholism
With a stroke of the presidential pen, beer was recently reclassified as an alcoholic drink in Russia, no longer a foodstuff, and its sales are to be restricted to cut alcohol abuse.
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Times of Malta (Malta) - Penalties on sale of alcohol to minors should be raised – MHRA
Penalties governing the sale of alcohol to minors should be raised substantially to a level that constituted a real deterrent, as had been announced by government in May this year, the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association said.
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Irish Times (Europe) - Europeans 'heaviest drinkers in world'
The World Health Organisation have announced an "action plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol" in Europe, which they say is the heaviest drinking region in the world.
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European Public Health Alliance (WHO Europe) - New Action Plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol adopted by 53 countries in Europe
Representatives from the 53 WHO European Region Member States met at the 61st session of the Regional Committee for Europe and adopted the European Action Plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol.
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The Chosun Ilbo (Korea) - Koreans Biggest Drinkers in Asia
Koreans drink more alcohol than any of their Asian neighbors, according to the World Health Organization. According to a report the WHO released in February on the annual average per capita consumption of alcohol by country, Koreans consume 14.80 liters to rank 13th in the world and No. 1 in Asia. The results were based on data gathered from 2003 to 2005.
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