Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Alcohol News - 46/2015

Live Science - College Rape Study Reveals Alcohol, Drug Use Pattern
A woman's risk of being raped during college is highest during her freshman year, studies have shown. Now, researchers who want to understand which women may be at greatest risk of experiencing sexual assault while they are incapacitated due to drugs or alcohol during their first year say they have uncovered two factors linked with women’s risk of sexual assault.
The Guardian - Gene mutation linked to impulsive behaviour with alcohol, study finds
Disruption to gene HTR2B could affect decision-making and self-control and may explain why some people are more prone to impulsive behaviour.
EurekAlert - Merging alcohol giants threaten global health, warn experts
The merger of the world's two largest beer manufacturers "represents a major threat to global health, to which researchers, funders and regulators must respond more effectively," warn global health experts in The BMJ this week.
PR Newswire - Alcohol Justice And US Alcohol Policy Alliance Urge DC Metro Leaders To Keep Transit System Alcohol-Ad Free
California-based Alcohol Justice, and North Carolina-based US Alcohol Policy Alliance, are asking the Board of Directors of the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to keep placing positive public health & safety benefits over the questionable revenue gains that might be derived from allowing alcohol ads on the DC Metro.
ITV News (UK) - Research supports increasing alcohol duty
New research into alcohol consumption shows increasing duty helps decrease the amount of alcohol people drink. Studies show, raising alcohol prices has the biggest impact on heavy drinkers and young people binge drinking.
ITV News (UK) - Alcohol involved in half of domestic violence cases
Alcohol is a contributing factor in almost one incident of domestic violence a day in Jersey. A report has been released showing the amount of crimes that have been committed in the island where the offender has been drinking.
International Business Times AU (Australia) - Drug and alcohol use in the workplace costs billions to Australian businesses: Allianz
A range of experts recently came together in the Allianz workers compensation seminar to reveal the impact of drug and alcohol use in the workplace of Australian businesses. The seminar heard that the use of alcohol and drugs in the workplace cost billions of dollars to different businesses in the nation.
Astana Times (Kazakstan) - Domestic Alcohol Excise Taxes to Increase by 15 Percent
The Kazakh Mazhilis (lower house of Parliament) approved on Nov. 11 changes made by the Senate to the Law “On amendments and additions to some legislative acts of Kazakhstan on the issues of taxation and customs administration.” The law has been sent to the President for his signature.
Iceland Monitor (Iceland) - Majority oppose freeing up alcohol sales
A majority of Icelanders oppose allowing the sale of alcohol in retail food stores, according to a new opinion poll.
Glasgow Evening Times (UK) - Alcohol related deaths in Glasgow fall to lowest level in decades
ALCOHOL related deaths in Glasgow have fallen to their lowest level in almost 20 years, figures show. The city's annual progress report suggests inroads are being made in the battle against the most serious cases of alcohol abuse.
Scotsman - Scotland leading way in battle against alcohol abuse
Scotland is leading the UK in its approach to tackling the country’s chronic alcohol problems, a report by health experts has found.
Medical Xpress (EU) - Experts call for action on the crippling socio-economic costs of alcohol
Europe is the heaviest drinking region of the world, with consumption levels in some countries approximately twice the global average. Alcohol is the world's No. 1 risk factor for poor health and premature death among the 25-59 year age group, the core of the working age population.

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