Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Alcohol News - 16/2015

Irish Times (Ireland) - Irish women end up paying a very high price for cheap alcohol
“How did we get here? How did we get from having cups of tea to slamming tequila shots at the bar,” Katherine Brown, director of the Institute of Alcohol Studies in the UK, asked a conference on Girls, Women and Alcohol in Dublin yesterday.
Irish Independent (Ireland) - Ireland needs to call time on alcohol marketing and sports sponsorship
Alcohol is no ordinary commodity. Since the Code of Hammurabi in Ancient Mesopotamia more than 25 centuries ago, alcohol has been regulated in the interests of health and safety.
ITV News (UK) - Cheap supermarket alcohol 'fuelling violence'
Experts at Cardiff University say cheap alcohol in supermarkets is fuelling violence, and making booze more affordable now the economic downturn is over would be a mistake.
PsychCentral.com - HIV+ Men More Sensitive to Alcohol
A new study discovers that men with HIV infection are more sensitive to the effects of alcohol than uninfected men.
Sidney Herald Leader (Australia) - Council hears arguments for changing local alcohol law
The Sidney City Council heard from city residents Monday on a controversial motion to change the time allowed for alcohol sales on Sunday, and approved motions regarding city spending and city employee health insurance.
The Diplomat (Indonesia) - Indonesia’s New Alcohol Ban
Indonesia yesterday officially banned the sale of alcoholic beverages in convenience stores and other small shops.
BBC News (UK) - Foetal alcohol syndrome child refused Supreme Court compensation bid
A child born with foetal alcohol syndrome has been refused permission to take her case for criminal injuries compensation to the UK Supreme Court.
Youth Health Magzine - Drinking Culture In Films Putting Teens At Risk Of Early Alcohol Exposure
A new study, which was published in the journal Pediatrics, suggested that teens that have been exposed to more alcohol being consumed in films than their peers are more likely to have tried alcohol, according to TIME.
Irish Independent - Potential effects of drinking alcohol during pregnancy
Exposure to alcohol can seriously affect the baby's development, particularly the brain and spinal cord.
ABC Online (Australia) - Alcohol industry timing social media promotions to tie-in with major sporting fixtures, research shows
Alcohol companies are increasingly using social media to link sporting success with drinking to boost sales, a study has found.
The Guardian (Australia) - Alcohol is the only drug epidemic we've got. Where's the national taskforce on that?
Alcohol has been recognised as Australia’s worst drug problem for more than 50 years by the Foundation of Alcohol Research and Education (Fare), and supported by Turning Point historical data.
Government of Ontario News (Canada) - Ontario Committed to Supporting Safe Consumption of Alcohol
Ontario understands that selling alcohol is a public trust, and with that trust must come a strong sense of social responsibility. That is why Ontario will continue to build on its efforts to raise awareness of the risks associated with the misuse of alcohol to reduce potential harm, and to provide the necessary information to make informed choices when it comes to alcohol consumption.
The News Journal (USA) - Bill would stop alcohol, tobacco marketing to kids online
Attorney General Matt Denn is pushing a package of bills to protect the online privacy of Delawareans, including forbidding employers from demanding employees and applicants give their social media passwords and stopping companies from marketing alcohol and tobacco to children online.
Medical Daily - Calories In Alcoholic Beverages Compared To Foods From Your Favorite Restaurant Chains
A lot of dieters fail to consider the “empty calories” found in alcoholic beverages that could be derailing their weight loss goals. They have no problem ridding their pantries and refrigerators of food high in calories and fat, but they continue to drink as many beers as they please.
Latvian Presidency EU (EU) - Health Ministers in Riga agree on the need for common EU nutrition and alcohol policies
On 20-21 April the informal meeting of Health Ministers and Heads of Delegation from the European Union, European Economic Area and European Union candidate countries took place in Riga to discuss factors affecting public health.

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