Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Alcohol News - 39/2014

NHS Choices (UK) - Minimum alcohol pricing would 'save 100s of lives'
“‘Hundreds of lives lost' over failure to bring in minimum alcohol pricing,” The Independent reports. The news is based on research that modelled the effect of a minimum alcohol price per unit of around 40-50p. It suggested that this would be 50 times more effective than the current ban on "below-cost sales" (where alcohol is sold at a loss to attract sales of other goods).
Boston magazine's Boston Daily - Researchers Identify Brain Changes in Alcohol-Related Sleep Disturbances
Drinking too much can make you “pass out” or ease into sleep faster, but we all know the truth: Drunk sleep is the worst.
The Independent (UK) - Average Briton spends £50,000 on alcohol over course of lifetime
The average person in Britain spends almost £50,000 on alcohol during their lifetime, a charity has warned, calling for people to abstain from drinking in October.
ABC Online (Australia) - Alcohol interlock devices mandatory in Victoria for drink-drivers who have licences cancelled
Drink-drivers in Victoria who have their licence cancelled will today have special locks fitted to their cars to prevent them driving while under the influence.
Medical News Today - We drink more alcohol on days of increased physical activity
Worked hard at the gym today? Chances are you will treat yourself to a drink or two, according to a new study. Researchers from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, found that that on days when exercise increases, so does alcohol consumption.
CBC.ca (Canada) - Moderate alcohol use increases breast cancer risk, UVic study says
Even moderate drinkers face an elevated risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study from the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of B.C. (CARBC).
NEWS.com.au (Australia) - Fears raised of ‘death or serious injury’ from alcohol-fuelled violence if Adelaide parklands dry zone fails
A DEATH or serious injury will occur unless a dry zone is created throughout the south parklands blighted by escalating alcohol-fuelled violence, critics say.
TheParliamentMagazine.eu (EU) - Alcohol responsible for 'nearly 10 per cent' of energy intake in adults
The EU must rethink its alcohol labelling legislation to help consumers to make 'healthy choices', says Glenis Willmott.
Daily Mail (Australia) - Anti-alcohol group calls for booze to be banned on planes following increase in mid-air incidents
Most travellers have experienced a tiresome flight being seated next to the stag party guzzling beers at eight in the morning, or the passenger who over-indulged on the free wine in the lounge.
CommDigiNews - Shocker: Alcoholics subsidizing the alcohol industry
Out of all American adults, 10% have the distinction of almost single-handedly supporting the spirits industry. A recent poll shows that 30% of American Adults don’t drink – ever. Another 30% of American adults drink less than one drink per week.

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