Monday, April 7, 2014

Alcohol News - 14/2014

Deutche Welle (germany) - 'Every eleventh car accident death' due to alcohol
"Don't even think about that glass of beer." German parliamentarian Stephan Kühn tells DW why Germany's alcohol threshold for driving should drop to zero - and that he's got science and the German public behind him.
Herald Scotland (Scotland) - Experts tell whisky industry: your minimum alcohol price fight is killing people
The introduction of a 50p minimum price per unit of alcohol had been due to be introduced a year ago today. However, the measure has yet to come into force as a result of a legal challenge led by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). - Hidden levels of sugar in alcohol revealed
Study by The Telegraph finds a single pint of cider contains almost as much sugar as the World Health Organisation recommends should be an average person’s daily limit
Medical News Today - Scientists test the brain region that makes us averse to alcohol
Neuroscientists at the University of Utah investigate the region of the brain that regulates how sensitive we are to the negative effects of alcohol.
Journal Times - Alcohol Awareness Month: Alcohol is the deadliest drug for teens
April is National Alcohol Awareness Month and this year’s theme is “Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.” Gov. Scott Walker has proclaimed April as Teenagers Drinking Alcohol Awareness Month for the state of Wisconsin.
Global Times (Mozambique) - New regulations on alcoholic sale take effect in Mozambique
New regulations to strengthen controls over the sale of alcoholic drinks in Mozambique took effect since Saturday, aiming to protect the health of citizens and reduce accidents and crimes related to alcohol in the south African country.
Midland Daily News (USA) - MDCH: Excessive alcohol use is a leading cause of preventable death
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report which included the results of a multi-state study on alcohol-attributed deaths and years of potential life lost. According to the study, Michigan reported 3,102 deaths and 85,387 years of potential life lost annually from 2006 to 2010 due to excessive drinking.
The West Australian (Australia) - NT Chief Justice Trevor Riley calls for more alcohol controls to curb Tennant Creek violence
A Northern Territory Supreme Court judge has called for something urgent to be done to curb alcohol consumption in Tennant Creek following a brutal stabbing.
The Conversation - Why I’m fighting alcohol industry obstruction of minimum pricing
Exactly a year after minimum alcohol pricing was supposed to have been introduced in Scotland, this week a group of public health professionals including myself registered a protest against the fact that it is still not in place.
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Rate of chronic alcohol use jumps over last five years
Rates of chronic alcohol use have jumped over the last five years, official figures show. This has come at a time when the number of people seeking treatment who are unemployed has also risen sharply. (Ireland) - “Conflicting advice” leading to thousands of Irish women drinking alcohol while pregnant
A NEW CAMPAIGN is warning women of the damage that drinking alcohol while pregnant can cause to unborn children.
Deutsche Welle (Germany) - Zero tolerance proposed as new drink-drive limit
According to a recent survey, most Germans would favor a total ban on drinking alcohol for drivers. Experts have long proposed lower alcohol limits, but so far, the politicians have not followed the recommendations.
Caerphilly Observer (Wales) - Welsh Government proposes public ban on e-cigarettes and minimum pricing of alcohol
Proposals to introduce a public ban on e-cigarettes and minimum alcohol pricing in Wales have been outlined by the Welsh Government.

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