Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Alcohol news - 27/2014

New York Times (USA) - Alcohol Remains a Leading Killer
Excessive alcohol consumption, including binge drinking, is responsible for 10 percent of deaths among working-age adults in the United States, according to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Independent - The two questions that could determine if you have an alcohol problem
Two questions is all it could take to establish whether a person currently suffers from or is at risk of a drink problem, a study for GPs says.
Medical News Today - Alcohol ads in magazines 'target' the under-21s
Young people between 18 and 20 years of age are the group most heavily exposed to magazine advertising of alcohol brands known to be most popular with these youths, an analysis has concluded.
Wall Street Journal (USA) - Anatomy of American Alcohol Consumption
Americans are drinking less beer, but more wine and spirits, according to data from Euromonitor International.
Belfast Telegraph (Northern Ireland) - 'Alcohol link' to those arrested
Almost half of those arrested in Northern Ireland had recently consumed alcohol, it was disclosed.
ABC News (Egypt) - Egypt President Raises Cigarette, Alcohol Prices
Egypt's president decreed an increase in sales tax on cigarettes, beer and wine, the latest in a series of price hikes that aim to ease the country's staggering budget deficit.
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - 10c hike in price of alcohol would net €110m
The Government has confirmed that a 10c hike in the price of alcohol in the next budget would net the State more than €110m if the public was to maintain current consumption levels.
Scotland Now (Scotland) - An independent Scotland could introduce total alcohol bans for new and professional drivers
IF there is a Yes vote, Scotland could follow the example of other European countries and reduce the limit for young and newly qualified motorists or taxi and HGV drivers.
Gastroenterology Update - Alcohol link to bowel cancer confirmed
The more a person drinks, the more prone they are to colorectal adenomas, according to a new meta-analysis that attempts to make sense of inconsistent findings in 25 different reports.
Helsinki Times (Finland) - Study: Most Finns suffer from other people's alcohol use
Those who work in preventive substance work are disappointed by the fact that government parties decided to suspend the alcohol legislation amendment recently. The main objective of the reform was to significantly reduce the adverse effects of alcohol, and it was set to come into effect by 2015.
The Slovak Spectator (Slovakia) - Bratislava to ban alcohol from some public spaces
THERE will be specially designated public areas in Bratislava where people won’t be able to drink alcohol as of mid-July, based on a general binding directive recently passed by Bratislava councillors.
Irish Independent (Ireland) - Just one glass of wine at 14 can lead to alcohol problems
A major study of 14-year-olds in Ireland and three other European countries was able to predict, with a 70pc rate of accuracy, who would be binge drinking by the age of 16.
The (Spain) - Spain needs higher taxes on alcohol: doctors
Spain should follow France's lead and tax drinks more heavily to improve public health, a top public health agency said on Thursday.
Medical Daily - Alcohol's Effect On The Body: 5 Majors Organs That Are Being Destroyed By Your Alcohol Consumption
When consumed responsibly and in moderation, alcohol can be enjoyed without repercussions. Unfortunately, when drinking becomes a problem the effects can be disastrous for the health of the human body.
Irish Medical Times (Ireland) - Call for minimum unit pricing
Doctors have called for the urgent introduction of minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Budget 2015 to tackle harmful drinking, expressing disappointment the implementation of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, which they say has the potential to save lives and to drive changes in attitudes, has been delayed.

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