Monday, November 18, 2013

Alcohol News - 46/2013

Metro (UK) - Why most of us are probably drinking too much for our health
You might have heard of Black Friday – the term the emergency services apply to the last Friday before Christmas, when pre-Yuletide revelling, and therefore drunken disasters, are at their peak.
10News (USA) - US Border Patrol has 'alarming' alcohol problem, says internal memo and inside source
An internal memo obtained by Team 10 shows grave concern by the head of the U.S. Border Patrol about drinking and driving among agents.
International Business Times AU (Australia) - Aussie Mums in NSW Suffering from Alcohol, Drug Addiction Could Lose Custody of Babies
A law is being proposed in New South Wales, Australia, in which mothers who are drug or alcohol addicts could lose custody of their babies.
CapitalFM (UK) - New Hard-Hitting Alcohol Ads In The North East
North East drinkers are being warned that alcohol is in the same cancer causing category as tobacco smoke in new hard-hitting ads.
Daily Mail (UK) - Number of shops with 24-hour licences to sell alcohol reaches record high
The number of supermarkets and convenience stores selling alcohol round the clock shot up last year, new figures showed yesterday. (UK) - MILLIONS of Brits do not know that drinking too much alcohol raises risk of cancer
Millions of Brits do not know that drinking too much alcohol raises their risk of cancer, a poll found. Some 86% of 2,000 people surveyed admitted they did not know booze increases the risk of breast cancer.
Science Daily - Alcohol Ads in US Magazines Still Expose Consumers to Risky Content, Messages
A new report from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health calls into question whether existing federal and voluntary standards for alcohol advertisements curtail potentially damaging content and protect public health.
Deccan Herald (India) - Govt policy inadequate to check alcohol abuse: Health Secy
Government's response on the issue of dealing with alcohol abuse has been inadequate as it is torn between the need to treat liquor sale as revenue priority and the "strong" case for ban on its use, a senior Health official said here.
Al Jazeera America - How prevalent is alcohol consumption among pregnant women?
In her new book, “Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol,” journalist Ann Dowsett Johnston explores the startling rise in alcohol abuse and dependence among women. As women have worked to close the gender gap in their careers and family life, they have also rapidly caught up to men in alcohol consumption.
The Irish Times (Ireland) - Alcohol is not a solution in which we should expect problems to dissolve
There has been much debate and discussion in Ireland recently about intoxicating substances and our relationship with them. In the past few days attention has centred on cannabis but in previous weeks the focus was very much on our nation’s favourite drug: alcohol.
Medical Xpress - Younger teens more likely to use alcohol if they live near bottle shops
Deakin University researchers have found higher rates of underage drinking among young people who live in areas with a high number of alcohol outlets.
Northampton Chronicle & Echo (UK) - Quarter of child abuse cases linked to alcohol, Northamptonshire Police says
Northamptonshire Police is raising awareness of the problems related to excessive drinking during a special awareness week.
Xinhua (China) - WHO meeting in China's Hong Kong addresses teen drinking
Representatives from countries and areas in the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization (WHO) are taking part in a three-day meeting in China's Hong Kong starting Tuesday to address the harmful use of alcohol by young people.

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