Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Alcohol News - 26/2014

New York Times - When Airlines Serve Alcohol, and the Beverage Cart Requires a Bouncer
The International Air Transport Association is seeking stronger international laws to allow an unruly passenger to be charged in the country where the plane lands, but the measure still awaits ratification. Beyond that, the air transport association would like better monitoring of potentially drunk passengers before they board a plane. (USA) - 1 in 10 premature deaths in U.S. are linked to alcohol
Here’s a startling — and sobering — statistic: The excessive consumption of alcohol leads to nearly 1 in 10 premature deaths among working-age adults in the United States.
The Globe and Mail (Canada) - We need to talk (about our drinking)
Most Canadians know heavy boozing is unhealthy, but many don’t realize even moderate consumption is linked to disease. Here's the hard truth about our drinking. (Singapore) - Alcohol Blamed for Singapore's First Riot in Decades
A fatal bus accident and alcohol, not foreign workers' living conditions, were to blame for Singapore's first major riot in 40 years, according to the report of an inquiry into the incident released on Monday.
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Alcohol levy call in suicide battle
A levy on all alcohol sold in supermarkets and off-licences should be imposed to raise €200m a year for suicide prevention services, Fianna Fáil Senator Marc Mac Sharry has urged.
ArchDaily (USA) - Alcohol and Urbanism, a Case Study: Breaking New York City’s Open Container Law
If there is one thing to be learned from the unsuccessful prohibition period of the 1920s, it is that we, the people, will go to great lengths to exercise our right to drink alcohol in the company of others.
Daily Mail - Babies whose mothers drink heavily during pregnancy are THREE times more likely to be born with impaired gross motor skills, Australian scientists discover
Children who are diagnosed with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder because their mothers drink excessively during pregnancy are at higher risk of having impaired gross motor skills, Sydney researchers found.
The Local Austria (Austria) - Alcohol consumption in Austria high
Austria spends an above average amount on health care, according to statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) - but Austrians consume more alcohol than nearly all other OECD countries.
ABC Online (Australia) - Healthcare provider estimates 375 undiagnosed Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder cases in Barkly
A Tennant Creek healthcare provider has put the number of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) cases in the Barkly region at 400, far beyond the 25 reported by official figures.
New Zealand Doctor Online (New Zealand) - Alcohol labelling decision a travesty of justice for unborn babies
At a meeting in Australia last week, trans-Tasman ministers responsible for food safety voted to allow the alcohol industry yet another two years to ‘voluntarily’ warn consumers of the risks of consuming alcohol during pregnancy.
FleetNews (EU) - EU backs future role for alcohol interlocks
Two new EU reports support measures to boost the use of alcohol interlocks in passenger and goods vehicles in the EU. The study by Italian consultancy TRT for the European Parliament (EP) goes as far as recommending legislation.
Sun News Network - Researchers say alcohol can cause 'fatty lung'
New research suggests heavy drinking can cause fat to develop on the lungs - similar to what happens to an alcoholic's liver - which could make the drinker more susceptible to illness.
EurActiv (EU) - Alcohol still the number one killer on Europe's roads
Alcohol remains the number one substance endangering lives on European roads. But use of drugs and medicines behind the wheel, also combined with alcohol, is likewise a major challenge for policymakers, says a new report by the EU's drug agency EMCDDA.
Science World Report - Homeless Alcoholics May Begin Drinking as Children: The Reasons Behind Alcohol-Dependency
Homeless alcoholics are often criticized and stigmatized by both the public and policymakers. But researchers may have found out why these men and women end up in the situations that they do. It turns out that one of the reasons that they are incapable of escaping their social circumstances is that most of them began drinking and became alcohol dependent while they were still children.
Times of India - 'First, man consumes alcohol; then, alcohol consumes man'
Dr S N Manjunath, associative professor at the department of antibiotic and community medicine, Mysore Medical College (MMC), said that youths, especially students, get addicted to narcotic drugs due to depression, failure in exams and frustration.
South Wales Argus (Wales) - New booze prices plan could ‘improve health’
THE introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol would lead to significant improvements to the health of the population of Wales, public health experts claim.

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