Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Alcohol News - 39/2015

Medical Xpress - Deaths from heart disease and stroke could rise unless countries address risk factors
Over the next decade, early deaths from cardiovascular disease are expected to climb from 5.9 million in 2013 to 7.8 million in 2025 - according to the first-ever forecasting analysis for heart disease from the Global Burden of Disease project.
ABC News (USA) - Missouri Mom Writes Heart-Wrenching Note on Alcohol-Related Crash That Killed Her Baby, Husband
A woman’s heartbreaking post reliving the tale of how an alcohol-related car accident took the lives of her husband and infant son is taking the Internet by storm.
Scotsman (Scotland) - New powers to let police search children for alcohol
NEW powers which would allow police to search young people for alcohol could be introduced following a public consultation, the justice secretary has confirmed.
Healio - Alcohol consumption significantly increases risk of injury, cancer
Researchers from McMaster University in Canada discovered that overall, alcohol consumption significantly increases the risk of injury and alcohol-related cancers, and heavy alcohol consumption increases the risk for death. However, the combined risk of negative outcomes increased in low-income countries, but decreased in high-income countries.
Live Science (USA) - 10% of Pregnant Women Drink Alcohol, Study Finds
More than 10 percent of pregnant women in the United States, and 18 percent of pregnant women age 35 and older, say they drank alcohol in the past month, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Medscape - Alcohol Ups Mortality and Cancer Risk; No Net Benefit
Drinking alcohol does not result in a net health benefit and, in fact, increases the risk for alcohol-related cancers by 51%, according to a study of almost 115,000 people from 12 countries.
The Age (Australia) - We must stop accepting alcohol as an excuse for violence
Is Australia's drinking problem our equivalent of America's gun culture - an untouchable problem that puts an individual's rights before the civil rights of the most vulnerable?
Economic Times - Early puberty may increase alcohol abuse risk in girls
The risk of alcohol abuse arising from inadequate parental supervision is particularly high for girls who reach puberty early, warns a study.
The Siberian Times (Russia) - What happened when a Siberian village gave up alcohol?
The dry law was introduced after a new head of the local district was elected three years ago, a man called Vasily Alexeyev, with a mission to banish the negative impact of alcoholism. He persuaded local shops to stop selling drink and won a - seemingly - unanimous vote among residents to back the booze ban.
TIME (USA) - Does the Drinking Age Affect Dropout Rates?
Should the minimum drinking age be lowered to 18 from the national mandate of 21, established by the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984? Debate has ebbed and flowed, but many people believe that if a person can fight for their country and vote at 18, what’s a swig of booze?
Trend News Agency (Turkmenistan) - Turkmenistan to introduce labeling of tobacco, alcohol products with excise stamps
Labeling of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages imported into Turkmenistan for sale, as well as domestically produced alcoholic drinks with additional excise stamps will be introduced in Turkmenistan starting from April 1, 2016.
Moneyweb.co.za (South Africa) - South African murders increase as drugs, alcohol fuel crime
The number of murders committed in South Africa rose to a six-year high in the year through March, as police battle to combat crime stemming from poverty and rampant drug and alcohol abuse.
Radio Canada International (Canada) - Mothers call for action against drunk driving
A tragic car crash that claimed the lives of three children and their grandfather has prompted renewed calls for tougher measures to curb drunk driving. A 29-year-old man faces several charges related to impaired driving following a three-car crash north of the city of Toronto on September 27, 2015.

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