YLE Uutiset (Finland) - Researcher: Drinking now a 'common hobby'
Finns are drinking more than ever before, and they have made it more of a family pastime. The dark sides of alcohol usage have also become more prominent, as the number of assaults has doubled in the last 20 years.
ksl.com (USA) - Lower blood alcohol level could boost safety, group says
Would lowering the legal limit for a driver’s blood alcohol level make Utah roads safer? A local public policy think tank believes so and is joining an effort to reduce the legal level nationwide.
NEWS.com.au (Australia) - NT government plan GPS bracelets for alcohol-related criminals
PEOPLE who commit alcohol-fuelled crimes could soon have their movements tracked by GPS bracelets to ensure they do not go into pubs or bottle shops.
ESPN (USA) - Drink, drank, drunk
With due respect to distillers, brewers, vintners, advertisers, drinkers, drunks, teetotals, soaks, dries, winos, bluenoses, red noses, boozehounds, newshounds, revenuers, moonshiners, bartenders, schoolmarms, mothers and self-medicators, cops and B-girls and their advocacy groups, to drink responsibly is to miss the very point of drinking.
Penn State News (USA) - Symposium to reduce alcohol abuse attracts diverse audience to find a solution
Reducing high-risk alcohol use takes new ways of thinking and cooperation among multiple stakeholders, according to experts gathered Monday (Oct. 7) for a one-day symposium at Penn State.
Telemanagement - Alcohol could increase irregular heart rate
A large study suggests that alcohol consumption might increase the risk of atrial fibrillation. It has not previously been clear whether drinking alcohol is linked to atrial fibrillation, a potentially dangerous form of abnormal heart rhythm.
Bangkok Post (South Korea) - Anti-alcohol groups oppose FTAs
Governments must not allow international trade treaties such as Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) to undermine efforts to protect the public from the dangers of alcohol, the Seoul Declaration on alcohol control...
Irish Independent (Ireland) - Alcohol and education costs drive 0.2pc increase in consumer prices
Irish consumers are paying slightly more on day to day living as average costs rose 0.2pc in September compared to the same month last year.
Galway Advertiser (Ireland) - Alcohol is a factor in fifty per cent of suicides, regional health forum told
Ireland’s rate of alcohol consumption is one of the highest in Europe, is responsible for 90 deaths a month, and is a factor in half of all suicides, a meeting of the HSE West’s regional health forum was told recently in Galway.
NEWS.com.au (Australia) - Underage drinking on a high among teenagers
UNDERAGE drinking is rife among teens, with higher rates recorded among those living in inner Melbourne.
Waikato Times (New Zealand) - Stand up to booze business, councils told
The Waikato District Health Board is calling on city, district and regional councils to stand up to strongarm tactics from supermarkets over the hours they are allowed to sell booze.
NPR - Drinking With Your Eyes: How Wine Labels Trick Us Into Buying
We're all guilty of it. Even if we don't want to admit it, we've all been suckered into grabbing a bottle of wine off the grocery store shelf just because of what's on the label. Seriously, who can resist the "see no evil" monkeys on a bottle of Pinot Evil?
The Australian (Australian) - Drinking mums sink their babies to bottom of class, study claims
A COUPLE of drinks several times a month damage an unborn child's future school performance, according to an Australian-led study.