Monday, November 7, 2011

Alcohol News - 45/2011


PhysOrg.com (Sweden) - Doctors' own alcohol consumption colors advice to patients
Doctors who drink more themselves are more liberal in their advice to patients on alcohol consumption. They set higher thresholds for what is harmful, and while men who are heavy drinkers get to continue drinking, women are often advised to stop altogether, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
The Local (Sweden) - Crime falls when Sweden 'drinks like Europe'
"Continental" drinking habits among Swedes have had a positive impact on violent crime levels, despite rising alcohol consumption, according to a report on Tuesday.
The Baltic Course (Lithuania) - Lithuanian Seimas debates on the prohibition of alcohol advertising
At its plenary sitting on Thursday, MPs had a heated debate on amendments to the Law on Alcohol Control which provide for lifting the prohibition of alcohol advertising that is supposed to enter into force on 1 January 2012, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Kauno diena.
IceNews (Denmark) – Study: indicators of alcoholism present at birth
The research, which medical daily Dagens Medicin describes as “rock solid, proven and tangible”, found that if a boy with an alcoholic father suffered a shortage of vitamin K during labour, was underweight at birth and had behavioural problems or ADHD as a child, he stands a high chance of becoming addicted to alcohol as an adult.
Politiken.dk (Denmark) - Sweets and alcohol up, tobacco not so much
The new centre-left government’s budget is due out today and will include considerable price hikes on wine, beer and sweets, but a lower than expected increase in the price of tobacco products.
The Guardian (Scotland) - Scottish ministers face legal battle over minimum pricing of alcohol
Drinks industry likely to launch court action opposing bill that aims to cut dangerous levels of alcohol abuse among adults.
News Tonight (Australia) - Alcohol Makes You Go ‘Looney’ Over the Time
It has been revealed in a recent report that there might be some series links between alcohol consumption and deteriorating mental health of a person. This study was conducted on a team from the Salvation Army.
NHS Choices - Breast cancer link to alcohol studied
Women who drink within the recommended limits are still putting their health at risk, according to The Daily Telegraph. It said new research shows that less than one small glass of wine a day increases the risk of breast cancer.
Nursing in Practice (UK) - Calls for clampdown on parental supply of alcohol
A Cornish MP has called for a ‘tightening’ of legislation to stop parents supplying their children with alcohol.
International Business Times AU (Australia) - BISWorld Study: Aussies Cutting Beer Consumption
There is a shifting preference among Australians in their choice of alcohol consumption in favor of premium drinks over traditional beers.
Times of India - Alcohol, smoking may trigger fatal allergies
Alcohol and tobacco can lead to life-threatening reactions including asthma attacks and anaphylaxis, and worsen existing allergy symptoms, according to experts.
New York Daily News - Light drinkers have higher breast cancer risk: study
Women who drink three to six glasses of alcohol per week have a 15 percent higher risk of getting breast cancer than women who do not drink.
Irish Times (Ireland) - Doctor says alcohol implicated in 45 per cent of all suicides
THE FOUNDER of the Irish Association of Suicidology, Dr John Connolly, has said teenage suicide tends to be a more impulsive act, and that alcohol can lead to an increase in that impulsivity.
Reuters (USA) - Ask teen patients about drug, alcohol use: doctors
Doctors should be asking adolescents about their drug and alcohol use at every visit and screening for any signs of dependence or addiction, the American Academy of Pediatrics said today in a new policy statement.
RIA Novosti (Russia) - Clerks selling alcohol to minors should go to jail – Medvedev
Clerks selling alcoholic beverages to teenagers should be subject to criminal responsibility and sent to prison for violating underage alcohol sales laws, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday.
Irish Times (Ireland) - Alcohol a major factor in failure of rape cases
A MAJOR reason why the Director of Public Prosecutions does not prosecute in alleged rape cases is because the complainant is unable to recall the alleged offence or the details of it as a result of intoxication.
Times of India - A drink a day causes gastrointestinal problems
Moderate alcohol consumption - just one drink per day for women or two for men - could lead to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and subsequently cause gastrointestinal symptoms like bloating, gas, abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea, a new study has suggested.
Vancouver Sun (Canada) - Screen all prison inmates for fetal-alcohol syndrome, doctor urges
A Winnipeg doctor says he hopes all inmates will be screened for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder as a matter of course within the next five years, just in time for an expected spike in the country's prison population.
CTV.ca (Canada) - Mother's Against Drunk Driving launches new campaign
As they launch their annual Red Ribbon campaign, an organization committed to raising awareness against impaired driving also unveiled a new, shocking PSA – one which the city and the province hope drive the message home this holiday season - and possibly beyond.
3News NZ (New Zealand) - NZDF: 500 alcohol-related offences in five years
3 News can tonight reveal a shocking list of more than 500 alcohol-related offences committed by New Zealand Defence Force personnel. The offences, committed over a five-year period, have been outlined in a series of reports obtained under the Official Information Act.
TopNews Arab Emirates - Middle-Aged Men More Prone to Liver Disease and Cancer Due to 'Risky Drinking'
Making an immensely shocking disclosure, a recently concluded research, dubbed From One to Many, has revealed that at least one out of every three middle-aged men are evidently toying with their life by escalating their odds of falling for various forms of perilous cancer and liver disorders.
Radio Netherlands (Netherlands) - Underage still drinking in Holland
Despite government campaigns against underage drinking, it’s still quite easy for youngsters in the Netherlands to get their hands on alcohol, research shows.

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