Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Alcohol News - 35/2014

Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Alcohol lockout zone gets mixed report in parliamentary inquiry
Aggressive behaviour has increased outside Sydney bars but the number of alcohol-related injuries at St Vincent's has declined since the city's 1.30am lockout was introduced, according to submissions made to a parliamentary inquiry.
BBC News (Northern Ireland) - 'Drink Think' alcohol warning for pregnant mothers
A health pressure group in Londonderry has warned of the dangers of drinking during pregnancy.
Medical Daily - Should Parents Let Their Kids Sip Alcohol? Scientists Advise Caution About Supervising The First Drink
Early sips of alcohol and parental supervision of drinking can protect children from alcohol abuse later, according to a common line of reasoning. As evidence, many parents point to Europe, where legal drinking ages are lower or unenforced, and table wine flows at every meal.
Filipino Reporter - Alcohol increases risk to a variety of cancers
THE abuse of alcohol is the leading risk factor for disability and premature death in the world. Besides tobacco an other harmful agents, alcohol is the most common cause of many illnesses in our midst, cancer included.
BioNews - Gene linked to alcohol dependence
Mice lacking a gene called NF1 are less prone to excessive drinking in an animal model, scientists have found. When the researchers looked at the same gene in humans, they found that variations in NF1 are linked with increased risk and severity of alcoholism.
Herald Scotland (Scotland) - Minimum alcohol cost drive is set for Brussels
Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems is taking its battle for the policy to be implemented in Scotland all the way to Brussels next week. The partnership of the Scottish Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties and the Royal College of Nursing has hit out at what it sees as "the continued opposition by global alcohol producers to the implementation of Scotland's alcohol minimum unit pricing (MUP) policy".
ITV News (UK) - Calls for a region-wide strategy on alcohol abuse
A new report claims the problem is costing every person in Greater Manchester £436 each year - that's a total of £1.2 billion for the Manchester region.
The Rakyat Post (Malaisia) - Should MAS ban alcohol?
MAS trumpeting alcohol-free flights could essentially mean it will be ahead of the general public perception curve and become a successful rebranding campaign. Many airlines around the world have already stopped serving alcohol during flights to save costs and prevent drunken passengers disrupting flights.
The Dominion Post (New Zealand) - Draft policy cuts alcohol sale hours
Supermarkets and liquor stores would have to stop selling alcohol an hour earlier under a local alcohol policy proposed in Masterton, Carterton and South Wairarapa.
Myanmar Times (Myanmar) - Push on for higher alcohol taxes
Health chiefs are planning to rein in alcohol use through a five-point plan to improve the nation’s health – and maybe cut crime. Minister for Health U Than Aung launched the plan at a seminar on the development of policies and strategies for reducing the harmful use of alcohol on August 28.
New Channel Daily - No Amount of Alcohol Safe, says World Health Organization
The long-held belief that moderate alcohol consumption benefits one’s health has been contradicted by many studies in the past, creating mixed opinions on the belief. However, earlier this year, the World Health Organization released a report that vehemently suggested a link between cancer and alcohol, which ultimately labeled any amount of alcohol unsafe.
World Health Organization (Slovakia) - Stricter alcohol control policies underway in Slovakia
Consumption of alcohol in Slovakia continues to be high, and increasing evidence shows that young people and even children are becoming regular and heavy consumers.
New Zealand Doctor Online (New Zealand) - New independent alcohol marketing committee questions government’s motives
An Independent Expert Committee on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship (IECAAS) has been formed out of concern amongst alcohol and public health researchers about the government’s Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship (MFAAS).

1 comment:

John Greene said...

Some excellent links here, I am glad I discovered this resource for international news about alcohol.