Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Alcohol News - 7/2015

BBC News (UK) - Family Drug and Alcohol Courts to be extended in England
Courts which help parents deal with drug or alcohol addiction so they can keep their children are to be opened in more areas of England.
USA TODAY - Alcohol good for your heart? Evidence is evaporating
The idea that alcohol might be good for our hearts and blood vessels is a popular one, right up there with the notion that chocolate is a health food. (UK) - Nicola Sturgeon 'far from convinced' ban on alcohol in football stadiums should be lifted
Nicola Sturgeon has said she is “far from convinced” that the ban on alcohol at football matches should be removed almost 35 years after it was imposed.
Global Voices Online (Singapore) - No More Selling or Drinking Alcohol in Public After 10:30PM in Singapore
Singapore has passed a law that bans the buying and selling of alcohol, including the drinking of alcohol in public places, from 10:30 p.m. until 7 a.m.
Cystic Fibrosis News Today - Lung Donors’ Alcohol Habits Affect Recipient Recovery, Study Shows
A study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research revealed that the heavy drinking habits of lung donors can influence the outcome of lung transplantation in recipient patients.
The number of children admitted to the hospital with alcohol poisoning increased last year, despite the stricter legislation.
ABC Online (Australia) - Call to raise drinking age to 20, to cut alcohol-fueled violence and trauma
A University of Newcastle academic says his research shows having a minimum drinking age of 18 increases assaults and road trauma.
News Guardian (UK) - Deaths connected to alcohol rise in region
The north east has the second highest rate of alcohol-related deaths in England, latest figures reveal.
The Riviera Times (France) - France’s alcohol consumption halved in 20 years
According to a new study, just 18% of French men and 6% of French women consume alcohol on a daily basis, marking a reduction of 50% in the past 20 years. On the other hand, the statistics also show that underage drinking is a growing problem for France. (Ireland) - Criticism of new alcohol awareness campaign funded by industry
A youth campaigner has attacked a new campaign to tackle alcohol abuse, which he says can’t work because it’s funded by the drinks giant, Diageo.
WalesOnline (Wales) - Drink-related deaths up by nearly 50% since start of the millennium, new figures reveal
Alcohol-related deaths among men in Wales have soared by nearly half since the start of the millennium, new figures have revealed.

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