Thursday, April 9, 2015

Alcohol News - 14/2015

Baltimore Sun (USA) - Powdered alcohol should be banned in every state
I imagine your child being offered a sugary alcoholic powder that can be snorted, eaten like Pixy Stix, added to food or sneaked into schools or stadiums and that turns into an alcoholic beverage just by adding water.
RT - Mile dry club: Ryanair bans alcohol on Scotland-Ibiza flights
Passengers flying from Scotland to Ibiza with budget airline Ryanair are now banned from taking alcohol on board due to the firm’s concerns over “consumer safety” following a series of boozy incidents.
The Guardian - Should I let my children try alcohol?
How can you get your children to drink sensibly? Not, said Sir Liam Donaldson, the former chief medical officer for England, by giving them sips of alcohol. In 2009, he said that children should be alcohol-free until 15 years old. “But what about the French?” we asked.
Herald Sun (Australia) - Time to stop promotion of alcohol
It is responsible for the most acts of family violence that can end in death or physical and mental injuries for life. It can also adversely affect children who often endlessly witness acts of physical violence being rained down by one parent on another.
The Star - If you accept alcohol-fuelled behaviour, it will only get worse: Ellie
When my boyfriend drinks, with his friends around, he ignores me. He also tries to impress them, so will snap at me, or make fun of something I said or what I’m wearing.
National Institutes of Health (USA) - NIAAA recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month 2015
April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to learn about alcohol and the health and social problems caused by drinking too much. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) encourages the public to dedicate this month to understanding how excessive drinking can affect health and to evaluating their own drinking habits.
Researchers say the affordability of alcoholic drinks is contributing to heavy drinking. An analysis by the American Journal of Preventative Medicine found "alcoholic beverages sold for off-premises consumption are more affordable today than at any time in the past 60 years."
The Age (Australia) - Time for AFL to ban alcohol sponsorship, says psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg
The psychologist involved in the AFL's most recent illicit drugs forum says players should only be allowed one strike and has called on the AFL to ban alcohol sponsorship.
Big Think - Laughter Is a Better Social Lubricant Than Alcohol
Scientists are finding how laughter — more so than alcohol — can be a great social lubricant. BPS reports that after laughing, people seem willing to divulge personal stories or quirks that they wouldn't otherwise reveal.
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Potent new wine-based alcopops expose alcohol tax 'dog's breakfast'
The emergence of cheap, highly potent spirit-like drinks made from wine highlights the need for alcohol tax reform, public health advocates say.
Irish Times (Ireland) - One glass of wine can stop foetus breathing, new study claims
Even one glass of wine can stop the foetus moving and breathing in the womb for up to two hours, an expert has warned.
Radio Australia - Flinders University study finds crime victims often increase alcohol, drug use without realising
A study finds crime victims often increase their use of alcohol or drugs after their ordeal, sometimes without realising.
Medical Daily - Teen Binge Drinking Can Lead To Brain Changes, Making Alcohol Abuse More Likely In Adulthood
A new study published in the journal Neurobiology of Disease found adolescent binge drinking could disrupt gene regulation and brain development, causing anxiety and alcohol abuse into adulthood.
Medical News Today - Alcohol-dependent hospital patients die earlier from multiple morbidities
The researchers used data from various general hospitals in Manchester, UK, finding that the mortality of alcohol dependent patients in general hospitals is many times higher than that of patients without alcohol dependency.
ABC Online (Australia) - Federal inquiry examining harmful use of alcohol in Indigenous communities rebuffed by NT Govt
A federal parliamentary committee investigating alcohol-related harm in Indigenous communities has heard that the Northern Territory Government stopped police and health workers giving evidence.

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