Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Alcohol News - 15/2015

Daily Mail - How boozy films encourage children to drink: The more alcohol they see on screen, the more they down themselves
Children who watch films featuring alcohol consumption are more likely to binge drink, a new study has revealed. Scientists quizzed more than 5,000 British teenagers about their drinking habits and the films they had watched from a list of 50, including Bridget Jones' Diary and Aviator.
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Lockout laws have reduced numbers hospitalised due to alcohol-related violence
Today we will receive the first official word on whether Sydney's lockout laws have been a success. The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) will release its review of the state's liquor licensing restrictions – collectively known as the "lockout laws" – a suite of reforms introduced by the O'Farrell government in February 2014 to combat an epidemic of alcohol-fuelled violence and harm.
Daily News & Analysis - Smoking can lead to alcohol addiction
Senior author and biologist at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Oliver George, said conducted a study using rat model sand said that it was a "vicious cycle" where nicotine made people crave alcohol to reward the brain and reduce stress.
Medical Xpress - Paternal alcohol problems, death from liver disease, signal offspring risk for cirrhosis
While the risk of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis is known to increase with heavy drinking, a number of people who drink large quantities of alcohol seem to escape developing the disease. This variation in susceptibility may be due to several factors beyond quantity such as genetics, gender, and obesity.
Scotsman (Scotland) - Low-cost alcohol comes at a price
As the NHS becomes more stretched we can ill afford the drain on services caused by drinking to excess, writes Barbara O’Donnell.
Bristol Post (UK) - Nearly 40 per cent rise in hospital admissions for drug and alcohol misuse in Bristol
A rise in drug and alcohol misuse admissions in North Bristol hospitals is causing increasing pressure on medical staff. Figures obtained from a Freedom of Information (FoI) request show there has been a 40 per cent rise in alcohol abuse cases in the last year.
Prague Post (Czech Republic) - Alcohol licenses rise sharply
The number of entrepreneurs who have a license to sell alcohol in the Czech Republic grew from less than 61,000 at the end of March 2014 to 97,229 at the end of March this year, according to data from the Industry and Trade Ministry.
Rhode Island Public Radio (USA) - Report Finds RI Newborns Exposed To Drugs And Alcohol Nearly Doubled From 2006
The number of babies born with exposure to opioid drugs and alcohol nearly doubled in Rhode Island between 2006 and 2013.
CTV News (EU) - EU moves closer to counting calories in alcoholic drinks
Health conscious tipplers may be closer to finding out just how many calories they are imbibing as consumer advocates push for EU nutritional labelling on alcoholic drinks in the face of strong industry resistance.
The New Daily (Australia) - Why it’s time to get serious about alcohol
Alcohol advertising is everywhere – from billboards, to the cinema and every sporting event, and children are bearing the brunt of this overexposure.
BBC News (Northern Ireland) - Underage drinking: PSNI seize large amount of alcohol on north coast
Police have said they seized a "concerning" amount of alcohol from under-age drinkers along Northern Ireland's north coast on Easter Monday.
DL-Online - Alcohol is No. 1 rape drug
Did you know that 98 percent of rapists never spend a day in jail? Or that 44 percent of sexual abuse victims are children under the age of 18? Or that 73 percent of the offenders are known to the victim?

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