Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Alcohol News - 43/2014

Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Time to tackle alcohol abuse
Alcohol misuse is one of Australia's major health issues. Alcohol-related harm pervades society. It is not just a problem of George Street in Sydney or Lygon Street in Melbourne or Fortitude Valley in Brisbane. The devastating consequences of alcohol misuse extend from our cities into rural and remote areas and the number of alcohol-related assaults tops 70,000 a year.
WebMD - More Kids Harmed by Pregnant Drinking Than Thought
Although drinking during pregnancy has long been considered taboo, new research suggests that as many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure before birth.
WAAY - State cigarette tax linked to alcohol consumption decline
A new study released earlier this year suggests raising state tobacco taxes may not only reduce the amount of smokers, but also alcohol consumption.
Irish Independent (Ireland) - Over 1,000 dead from alcohol in past 12 months
Pub and hotel staff are being urged to complete a new hard-hitting training course that shows the dark side of life behind the bar as it was revealed that more than 1,000 people died of alcohol-related causes in the last 12 months.
Manchester Evening News (UK) - Huge rise in number of women ending up in hospital because of alcohol abuse
The number of women ending up in hospital thanks to alcohol abuse has soared by 60pc in parts of Greater Manchester.
Science 2.0 - As Seen on TV: Advertising’s Influence on Alcohol Abuse
Excessive alcohol consumption is a leading cause of premature death in the U.S. and responsible for one in every 10 deaths. The statistics that describe the ways in which we drink ourselves to death are staggering.
Belfast Telegraph (Northern Ireland) - Worrying rise in alcohol abuse among Northern Ireland's elderly
Alarming numbers of senior citizens are turning to alcohol in what is being called one of Northern Ireland's biggest hidden problems.
Daily Mail (Scotland) - Scotland to cut drink drive limit in time for Christmas after 1 in 10 road deaths are linked to alcohol
The drink-drive limit is to be cut in Scotland in time for Christmas, it was announced today. Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill revealed plans which to reduce the blood alcohol limit from 80mg in every 100ml of blood to 50mg from December 5.
Medical Xpress - Binge drinking in young men linked with increased risk of hypertension
Binge drinking in early adulthood is associated with an increased likelihood of high blood pressure in males, while low to moderate alcohol use in early adulthood is associated with a decreased likelihood of hypertension in females.
Cyprus Mail (Cyprus) - ‘Alcohol too easily accessible to minors in nightclubs’
CYPRUS HAS the second highest level of accessibility of alcoholic drinks for minors in nightclubs across Europe, parliament heard on Thursday.
Science Nordic - Few really boost health with alcohol
Only about 15 percent of the population can use their health as an excuse for enjoying a couple of glasses of red wine daily.
Iceland Magazine (Iceland) - 67 per cent of Icelanders oppose to the idea of allowing the sale of wine in grocery stores
A new researched carried out by Fréttablaðið newspaper reveals that 67 per cent of Icelanders are opposed introducing new laws that allow the sale of wine and beer in grocery stores. 30 per cent are in favour. The result comes as a surprise to Vilhjálmur Árnason, MP for the Independence Party, who presented the bill to Alþingi yesterday.
ERR News (Estonia) - Tallinn Health Committee Wants to Ban Alcohol Sale on Sundays
The Health Committee of Tallinn City Council has proposed a ban on selling alcohol in Tallinn on Sundays.

1 comment:

John Greene said...

The statistics about pregnancy, alcohol and babies are alarming. I wonder if this relates to women who wait to get proper health care, are dishonest about their drinking or drank during the first couple of months of pregnancy because they did not know they were pregnant.