Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Alcohol News - 52/2015

Telegraph.co.uk - Sore head? Wine contains more alcohol than manufacturers claim
If you are struggling with a hangover this morning, it might not be entirely your own fault. Wine has more alcohol in than manufacturers claim, putting drinkers’ health at risk and raising the chance of being over the drink-driving limit.
The Guardian (UK) - Counting the cost of alcohol to the NHS – share your stories
Doctors, nurses, administrative staff and other healthcare professionals – tell us about your experiences and the impact of alcohol on the health service.
Vox (USA) - Way more Americans are drinking themselves to death. Here's why.
As the country deals with a rise in opioid painkiller and heroin overdose deaths, a drug that already kills more people is causing more and more deaths each year: alcohol.
The Daily Meal (Scotland) - Champagne-Style ‘Frozen’ Drink Tempts Children to Drink Alcohol, Parents Say
Disney later announced that it would no longer license products that evoke alcohol, though this particular product will be available through March.
The Citizen (South Africa) - Alcohol abuse a national crisis, doctors say
Consumption of alcohol is strongly associated with traffic deaths, the South African Medical Association said. The country’s alcohol abuse problem is a national disaster, according to the South African Medical Association (Sama).
Deutsche Welle (Germany) - Germany plans random drug and alcohol tests for pilots after Germanwings crash
Germany will implement random drug and alcohol tests for pilots if planned legislation is passed, the country’s transport minister says. The proposal comes after a Germanwings pilot deliberately crashed a plane in March.
RTE.ie (Ireland) - Varadkar 'committed' to minimum alcohol pricing
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said he is committed to the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing and other measures in the Public Health Alcohol Bill which completed second stage in the Seanad last week.
Khmer Times (Cambodia) - Ministry Urged to Push Law Regulating Alcohol Ads and Sale
Youth organizations and civil society organizations are calling on the Ministry of Health to push ahead with a proposed law regulating the sale of alcohol, saying that alcohol is damaging the country’s development.
EN DELFI (Lithuania) - Lithuanian MP suggests denying benefits to heavy drinkers
A member of the Lithuanian parliament has proposed legal amendments denying benefits to individuals who indulge in "anti-social behaviour".
TASS (Russia) - Alcohol consumption in Russia down — newspaper
The lowering was registered from the time selling of alcohol was banned at night, head of the federal psychiatry and addiction research center of the healthcare ministry told the Izvestia daily.
Perth Now (Australia) - Road Safety boss blasts WA drink-drivers
WA’s Road Safety Commissioner has blasted WA drivers for ignoring drink-drive laws — after a third extreme high-level DUI reading.
Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand) - Facebook used for under-agers buying booze
Criminals are buying alcohol for under-age drinkers and advertising the service on social media, police say. With New Year's Eve on Thursday, police would be keeping a close eye on numerous Facebook groups that targeted young people, Wellington liquor licensing sergeant Damian Rapira-Davies said.
Times of India (India) - States must take steps to cut alcohol intake: SC
The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave a thumbs up to the Kerala government's decision to limit sale of liquor to shops and five-star hotels and threw out petitions by owners of three and four-star hotels that the policy is arbitrary and discriminatory.

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