Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Alcohol News - 18/2014

The Guardian (UK) - Labour 'would restrict sales of alcohol, unhealthy food and tobacco'
A Labour government would impose tough restrictions on the sale and advertising of alcohol, unhealthy food and tobacco, according to a leaked policy document.
University Herald (USA) - Maryland To Ban The Sale Of Extreme-Strength Alcohol
Gov. O' Malley approved legislation banning the retail sale of alcohol 190-proof and stronger effective July 1. With this legislation, Maryland joins the ranks of more than a dozen other states that ban the sale of such products, including Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia.
Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand) - Council to curb alcohol sales after 9pm?
Porirua residents won't be able to buy alcohol at off-licenses after 9pm, should a draft local alcohol policy for the city get passed.
Health24.com - Drugs and alcohol at school could be cry for help
Teens caught smoking pot or drinking alcohol at school may have deeper problems and should undergo screening for serious health risks, a new study indicates.
The Guardian (Scotland) - Minimum alcohol price plan referred to European court by Scottish judges
A plan to set a minimum price for all alcoholic drinks in Scotland has been referred by appeal judges to the European court of justice, after a long legal battle waged by the whisky industry.
Medscape - No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe
"Responsible drinking" has become a 21st-century mantra for how most people view alcohol consumption. But when it comes to cancer, no amount of alcohol is safe.[1] That is the conclusion of the 2014 World Cancer Report (WCR), issued by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
2 Minute Medicine (USA) - 65% of alcohol-related childhood vehicular deaths related to riding with drunk drivers
During 2001-2010, 2344 U.S. children were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers; 65% of them were riding with an impaired driver.
Anchorage Daily News (USA) - Despite progress, an uncertain future in Alaska's battle against fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
John Binkley can't remember why he was touring Alaska's largest hospital that day in 1989, but he'll never forget what he saw there. A 16-month-old child, no bigger than a newborn, lay silently crying in the neonatal intensive care unit at Providence hospital in Anchorage.
Mirror.co.uk (UK) - Children as young as four are addicted to drugs and alcohol shocking statistics have revealed
Recent figures from Public Health England have revealed that kids as young as four are becoming addicted to alcohol and other harmful substances.
News-Medical.net - Consumption of alcohol associated with increased risk of advanced liver fibrosis HIV/HCV patients
Consumption of alcohol has long been associated with an increased risk of advanced liver fibrosis, but a new study published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases from researchers at Penn Medicine and other institutions shows that association is drastically heightened in people co-infected with both HIV and chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
The Moscow Times (Russia) - Bill Fights Online Alcohol Sales
The Russian government's campaign to crush counterfeit and after-hours liquor sales has turned digital, with all websites that sell alcohol online to be blocked if the State Duma passes proposed legislation.
LawFuel.co.nz (New Zealand) - NZ Alcohol Law Changes - No More Free Wine Ads
The recent “Don’t be a ‘cool’ Dad” publicity campaign was a high-profile reminder that a significant number of changes to existing alcohol laws came into effect on 18 December 2013.
Medical Daily - Kids' Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Mistaken For ADHD, Due To Misassignment Of Mental Age
Though still high, the prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among American kids may be overstated by confusion with fetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD) — a broad diagnosis describing the effects of maternal drinking during pregnancy.
Oncology Nurse Advisor - Alcohol and tobacco combination increases esophageal cancer risk
The combined use of alcohol and tobacco has a synergistic effect on the risk of developing esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), according to research published in online April 22 in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
Scotsman (Scotland) - Nation of drunks struggles to call last orders
OF ALL the Scottish stereotypes – the kilted clansman, the woad-painted Braveheart, the dour Presbyterian – the one of the country as a “nation of drunks” might seem the least likely to be peddled by Alex Salmond.

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