Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Alcohol News - 23/2014

GMA News - Prenatal alcohol exposure tied to balance, coordination problems
Children who are diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder are at higher risk of having impaired gross motor skills, according to a review of past studies.
Headlines & Global News - Listening to Words Related to Alcohol Increases Aggression: Study
Listening to alcohol related words leads to aggressive behavior in some people similar to the effect of drinking, a new study shows.
The Guardian (Australia) - Alcohol study: middle-aged women drink more often than daughters
Middle-aged Australian women drink more alcohol than any other age group, according to a Queensland University of Technology researcher.
The Globe and Mail (Canada) - Canadians grossly underestimate their alcohol consumption, study says
It turns out Canadians lowball the amount of alcohol they drink by up to a whopping 75 per cent, especially when it comes to wine.
VICE News (Sierra Leone) - Packet Alcohol Delivers a Serious Hangover in Sierra Leone
While alcohol isn’t new to West Africa, its traditional form, omele, a sugar cane-based, locally-produced spirit has been virtually eliminated by competition from Indian manufacturers, who use industrial technologies and mass production to make highly potent alcohol affordable to nearly all West Africans.
Medical News Today - Mouse study: father's pre-conception alcohol consumption could influence son
Strong links have already been found between how susceptible an individual is to alcohol use disorders and the drinking habits of their parents, but a new study examining mice suggests that a father's excessive alcohol consumption could influence the effects of his son's drinking, even before their conception.
Al Jazeera America (Bahrain) - Bahrain parliament moves to ban alcohol
In an effort to shed Bahrain’s reputation as the "brothel of the Gulf," the tiny kingdom’s parliament has backed a proposal to ban the sale of alcohol on the grounds that it violates Islam and is linked to prostitution and public debauchery.
Daily Mail (Japan) - Living advertisement: How Japan's sleeping street drunks have been turned into human billboards for alcohol awareness campaign
Drunk people sleeping on the streets of Japan have been turned into human billboards for a new alcohol awareness campaign.
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin (USA) - Early data show increase in alcohol emergencies in Washington
Shoppers are buying a bit more hard liquor now that they can find it at four times as many stores and during twice as many hours as it was available before voters privatized liquor sales in 2011.
Telegraph.co.uk (UK) - Binge drinkers should pay for hospital beds
Julia Manning, chief executive of 2020Health think tank, says people who repeatedly end up in casualty units after binge-drinking should be billed by the NHS.
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - No shots after midnight: new bans on Sydney alcohol service
Pubs, clubs and bars across central Sydney will be hit with a fresh crackdown on alcohol service from mid-July, including a ban on shots, doubles and pre-mixed drinks after midnight in a bid to prevent alcohol-fuelled violence.
New Zealand Herald (New Zealand) - Alcohol sponsorship: Doctors want to cut flow of liquor money in Kiwi sport
Medical Association tells investigating ministerial panel that ending alcohol sponsorship of sporting icons is vital if NZ is to see a shift in the culture of drinking, but sports bodies are resisting further restrictions.
ITV News (UK) - 185 people a day in North East hospitals due to alcohol
Figures put together for the NHS show that between 2012 and 2013, 67,000 people were admitted to North East hospitals with alcohol-related conditions - the equivalent of 185 every day.
Liverpool Echo (UK) - New booze price laws blasted by top Liverpool medic
Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, head of Alcohol Health Alliance UK, says the decision to abandon a 45p per unit minimum pricing policy will harm public health. He called on the government to introduce a minimum price for alcohol of 50p per unit.

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