Monday, October 21, 2013

Alcohol News - 42/2013

NordAN (Lithuania) - Lithuania is returning to advertising ban idea?
Minister of Health Vytenis Andriukaitis has proposed and registered new amendments to the Law on Alcohol Control, which would impose much stricter limits for alcohol advertising. These amendments would ban all outdoor advertising as well as advertising in print media and internet.
NPR (USA) - Drinking To 'Numb,' Women Gain On Men In Alcohol Abuse
Carrie Bradshaw and her rounds of cosmopolitans; Bridget Jones with her glasses of chardonnay; Chelsea Handler declaring her passion for vodka. In sitcoms, rom-coms and comedy shows, female boozers are the stuff of jokes. They suffer through hangovers, complain about their bar bills, promise to cut back and then cheerfully renege.
Sky News (UK) - Alcohol Poll: Half Of Kids See Parents Drunk
Almost half of 10 to 14-year-olds have seen their parents drunk, according to new research. A survey by the industry-funded charity Drinkaware found 46% had seen their parents drunk, with 29% saying they had seen it on more than one occasion.
B&T Marketing & Media (Australia) - Aussies want to kick alcohol out of sport
Alcohol advertising is in the firing line as research reveals 67.2% of Australians believe alcohol sponsorship should be phased out of sport.
Arutz Sheva (Israel) - Alcohol Importer's Woes Could Mean a 'Dry' Israel
Israel could soon become “dry,” in the Prohibition sense of the word. Not because of any new Knesset laws against selling alcohol – but because the largest importer, and for many brands the sole importer of alcohol, is broke.
Herald Scotland (Scotland) - Call for laws on alcohol sales to be streamlined
SCOTLAND'S alcohol sales laws are too complex, overburdened with red tape and in need of streamlining, according to a Government consultation.
The Guardian (UK) - Public health teams are overlooking middle-class alcohol dependency
Since the responsibility for managing public health transferred from the NHS to local authorities just a few short months ago, councils have been slugging it out to the win the battle of whizziest, most original new idea.
Medical Daily - Music Makes Women Drink Faster By Obscuring The Strength Of Alcohol
In a series of related studies, researchers explored how environment affects perceptions of alcohol and drinking behavior. When music is playing, wine tastes sweeter, women drink faster, and both men and women are less able to gauge the strength of their drinks.
The Japan Daily Press (Japan) - Japanese lawmakers submit bill to establish measures on alcohol intake
A group of lawmakers from both ruling and opposition parties have banded together to form a group called Arukoru Mondai Giin Renmei (Diet members concerned about alcohol-related problems). They have submitted a bill to establish a law on measures regarding alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism.
The Moscow Times (Russia) - Excise Taxes Push Help Russian Alcohol Consumption Down 13%
Alcohol consumption in Russia is down 13 percent this year, but growing drug use among young people and poor drinking habits have health officials concerned, Kommersant reported Friday.
Medical Daily - Fake ID Use May Lead To Alcohol Use Disorders Later In Life; Two-Thirds Of College Students Could Be At Risk
It’s no surprise that high school and college students who do not meet the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) use fake identification (ID) to purchase alcohol, but what can this type of behavior lead to down the road? Research reveals that students who use fake IDs are more likely to develop alcohol use disorders (AUD) later in life.
Science Daily (Norway) - One in 10 Women Drink a Little Alcohol While Pregnant
Researchers in Norway found that negative affectivity is linked to light alcohol use and binge drinking during pregnancy. Results published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, show 16% of women had light alcohol use in the first trimester and 10% in the second trimester.
Denver Post - Among top breast cancer risk factors: Being overweight, alcohol intake
No. 2 in terms of risk factors? Byers says it is unquestionably alcohol consumption: Two or more drinks on average per day increases risk.
Times LIVE - Abstaining from alcohol may dramatically boost IVF success: study
A small study finds that for women undergoing IVF, drinking three or more glasses of wine a week could reduce odds of conceiving by two-thirds.
WalesOnline (Wales) - New campaign urges Welsh public to give up alcohol for a month
A campaign to encourage social drinkers to take a month off alcohol at the start of next year has been launched. Alcohol Concern’s Dry January 2014 was given its public launch at an event attended by Welsh Government Health Minister Mark Drakeford and the charity’s director in Wales Andrew Misell.
YLE News (Finland) - Alcohol burdens healthcare more than thought
Alcohol abuse is a much greater burden on healthcare than the statistics indicate. Officially, alcohol problems cost Finnish society more than a billion euros per year, but experts now say the real total is much higher.
WHO (Montenegro) - Screening for harmful alcohol use in Montenegro
A roundtable meeting held in Pogorica, Montenegro on 27 September 2013 addressed the early detection of harmful alcohol use and alcohol-related disorders. The meeting was organized jointly by the Ministry of Health and the WHO Country Office, Montenegro. (Ireland) - Ireland set to introduce minimum price for alcohol
Ireland will introduce a minimum price for alcohol - as long as it's cleared by authorities in Europe.

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