Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Alcohol News - 40/2015

Telegraph.co.uk (UK) - Pregnant women 'should not touch a drop of alcohol'
Doctors say women should be told to have no alcohol during any stage of pregnancy, because no level is safe, experts write in the BMJ.
Herald Scotland (Scotland) - Sturgeon to tell international alcohol experts: No let up in Scotland's plans for minimum pricing
THE Scottish Government has no plans to give up on its plans to introduce minimum unit pricing and limit the sale of ‘deadly cheap’ alcohol, the First Minister has said.
RT (Russia) - Temperance Wednesdays: St. Pete lawmaker proposes alcohol-free day
A member of St. Petersburg’s city legislature has proposed banning alcohol sales in the city on Wednesdays, claiming that the move would boost productivity, benefit health and improve the spiritual life of residents of the city.
Science News for Students - Alcohol can rewire the teenage brain
Alcohol is a drug. And every day, more than 4,750 American kids aged 15 and younger take their first full drink of this drug. That’s according to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or SAMHSA.
The Moscow Times (Russia) - Russian Government Cracks Down on Counterfeit Alcohol
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a crackdown on counterfeit alcohol products and equipment for their production, in a bid to tackle a rising tide of illegal liquor in Russia.
The Globe and Mail (Canada) - Why Canada needs a new alcohol strategy
It is alcohol – not marijuana, not prescription drugs, not even cigarettes – that attracts the largest number of young people.
Sleep Review (Australia) - Caffeine, Alcohol Interrupting Australian Seniors’ Sleep
A survey of sleep patterns and habits by Sleep Health Foundation, an Australia-based advocate for sleep health, has revealed consumption of caffeine and alcohol increases steadily with age. As a result, people aged over 55 are waking an average of 2.5 times each night, disruptions that affect sleep quality.
Helsinki Times (Finland) - Personal alcohol imports drop notably
The personal imports of alcoholic beverages dropped by 11 per cent over the past 12 months, indicate statistics released by the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).
Scotsman (Scotland/GAPC) - Barbara O’Donnell: Together we can cut deaths from alcohol
This week, hundreds of alcohol campaigners, researchers, health professionals and policymakers from all over the world will gather in Edinburgh for the Global Alcohol Policy Conference.
ABC Online (Australia) - Sale of alcohol in SA supermarkets, drinking by minors up for debate, State Government says
The sale of alcohol in South Australian supermarkets is up for discussion as part of a planned overhaul of the state's liquor licensing laws, the Government has said.
Neurology Advisor - Light Alcohol Consumption Doesn't Prevent Stroke, Study Shows
Light to moderate alcohol consumption at midlife was not found to reduce risk of stroke, contrary to previous findings that suggested alcohol has a protective effect on stroke occurrence.
The Times - Depression and alcohol abuse revealed as major problems in football
Depression and mental health problems among professional footballers are occuring at a far higher rate than previously thought, according to a new study conducted by Fifpro, the international players’ union.
NDTV - Scientists Explain How Binge Drinking Can Lead to Alcohol Addiction
More than 200 million people globally suffer from alcohol addiction which suggests why so much research is being done to uncover both causes and cure.
PR Newswire UK - Drinking Trends Across Europe Increasing Bowel Cancer Risk
It has been estimated that around one in 10 cases of bowel cancer can be linked to alcohol consumption and the risk increases the more alcohol you drink.
Scotsman (Scotland) - Economic recovery has led to rise in alcohol deaths – Sturgeon
THE economic recovery has led to an increase in drink-related deaths among Scots as they have more money to spend, Nicola Sturgeon said today.

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