Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Alcohol News - 42/2014

BBC News (UK) - Rise in liver deaths linked to alcohol
Public Health England says 24-hour drinking and higher levels of alcohol consumption are fuelling the "rapid and shocking" increase in death rates seen in recent years.
Herald Scotland (Scotland) - One child under 10 treated for alcohol abuse every week
HUNDREDS of children under 10 have been treated for alcohol-related injuries or illness in Scotland in the last three years, new figures show.
Irish Times (Ireland) - Be aware of the links between alcohol and cancer
Did you know that alcohol consumption is considered a risk factor for some types of cancer, and that limiting alcohol intake could reduce the risk?
Daily Mail - Obesity and alcohol may be more likely to trigger a heart attack than 'bad' genes
Lifestyle factors such as a poor diet, smoking and a lack of exercise are more likely to trigger heart attacks than family history, a new study has warned.
Communitycare.co.uk (UK) - Children living with parental alcohol abuse are being missed by system, report finds
Children living with parental alcohol misuse are missing out on support if their parents have not already sought treatment, according to a report by the children’s commissioner.
WalesOnline (Wales) - Young people in Wales drink more alcohol each week than any other part of the UK, new report reveals
Professor Mark Bellis, of Public Health Wales, says the impact of alcohol is creating an 'enormous pressure' on our health system.
Washington Post (France) - France, where children sip wine, wants to end binge drinking
When the French school semester started in September, most college students had no lack of drinking opportunities. As is common in other countries, French freshmen are usually encouraged to drink heavily in initiation ceremonies. But soon the excessive drinking could face a sudden end. According to a French draft health bill, inciting binge drinking could be punishable with up to a year in jail or a hefty fine.
BBC News (Finland/Scotland) - Finland backs Scottish minimum alcohol pricing
The Finnish government is set to give its support to the Scottish government in a controversial court case over minimum pricing levels for alcohol.
SunLive (New Zealand) - New alcohol limits looming
New drink drive laws halving the current alcohol driving limits will come in play on December 1. Under the new law the breath alcohol limit drops from 400 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath to 250 micrograms of alcohol per litre breath.
Daily Mail (UK) - Alcopops are 'fuelling a rise in liver deaths', warn doctors as death rate rises 40% in just 10 years
The ‘alcopop generation’ is dying needlessly from liver disease fuelled by alcohol and obesity, a report warns.

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