Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Alcohol News - 16/2014

The Baltic Course (Estonia) - Alcohol consumption of Estonians decreased in 2013
Estonian Market Research Institute (EMRI) alcohol market study indicates that the alcohol consumption of Estonian inhabitants decreased slightly in 2013, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
CNNMoney (USA) - Regulator reverses approval of powdered alcohol
A federal agency that had originally approved a new powdered alcohol product reversed its position Monday.
CTV News - Highlighting alcohol-cancer link, group advises limiting intake
A new report is offering a strong reminder that alcohol is a known cancer-causer, and advising those who drink to take in no more than one to two drinks a day.
The Guardian - A bottle of wine a day is harmless? The evidence suggests otherwise
Both the Daily Mail and the Independent reported over the weekend that a bottle of wine a day might not be bad for you. The articles quote a retired Finnish professor, Kari Poikolainen.
Huffington Post - Boomers Face A Higher Risk Of Alcohol Abuse
The particular risks of alcoholism for those over 50 go beyond family, work and financial pressures, as well as beyond self-medicating for aches and pains, Colleran says. There’s often a much deeper issue that triggers the trap of addiction: A sense of lost meaning or purpose in life.
ABC Online (Australia) - Lack of support for alcohol-dependent pregnant women
There's fresh evidence this morning about the effects of women drinking alcohol while pregnant. While overall fewer Australian women are drinking while they're pregnant, the proportion of pregnant women drinking at high levels hasn't changed.
Caymanian Compass (Cayman) - Drug council: Alcohol a dangerous and powerful drug
The National Drug Council is reminding alcohol consumers about the dangerous effects of drinking as part of Alcohol Awareness Month.
Lancashire Telegraph (UK) - Burnley MP backs minimum alcohol price
BURNLEY MP Gordon Birtwistle has called for a ban on cheap booze after shock figures revealed that the effects of alcohol cost every person in Burnley £384 a year.


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