Monday, December 21, 2015

How was alcohol in the headlines in 2015

JANURAY
New York Times (USA) - Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 Americans a Day, a Federal Report Finds
World Health Organization - Lifetime-risk of alcohol-attributable mortality report
Cancer Research UK (UK) - Majority of public unaware of alcohol's link with cancer
EurActiv (EU) - Holiday season hangovers cost €155.8 billion a year in Europe
MediaPost Communications - Alcohol Ads Linked To Underage Drinking

FEBRUARY
Colorado Springs Gazette (USA) - Alcohol redefined as 'weapon' in sexual assault cases by prosecutors, military officials
EurActiv (EU) - MEPs push for alcohol strategy on the EU's health agenda
Medical News Today - Mortality benefits of moderate alcohol use 'may be overestimated'
The Riviera Times (France) - France’s alcohol consumption halved in 20 years
WalesOnline (Wales) - Drink-related deaths up by nearly 50% since start of the millennium, new figures reveal

MARCH
Budapest Business Journal (Hungary) - Alcohol consumption in Hungary jumps 25%
EurActiv (EU) - Lords press Commission to act on alcohol
Medscape - Links Between Alcohol Consumption and Breast Cancer

APRIL
EurActiv (EU) - Lawmakers urge Commission to table new alcohol strategy
Irish Times (Ireland) - One glass of wine can stop foetus breathing, new study claims
Prague Post (Czech Republic) - Alcohol licenses rise sharply
EP News (EU) - Alcoholic drinks should state calorie content, say MEPs

MAY
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Australian alcohol consumption at 50-year low, ABS says
Daily Mail (UK) - Britain has the biggest alcohol problem while Australians take the most drugs: Study reveals the world's vices by country for the first time
Times of India (India) - Indians drinking alcohol up 55% in 20 years
YLE News (Finland) - Finland sobering up as alcohol consumption declines
EurActiv (EU) - Commission set to dump EU alcohol strategy

JUNE
TIME (USA) - Alcohol Problems Affect About 33 Million U.S. Adults
EurActiv (EU) - Health NGOs walk out of EU alcohol forum
Medscape - 'Sherlock Holmes' on the Question of Alcohol and Cancer
The Guardian (France) - France in denial over alcohol abuse, says health minister
The Portugal News (Portugal) - All alcohol banned to under-18s

JULY
Prague Post (Czech Republic) - Czech Republic leads European alcohol drinking statistics
Times LIVE (South Africa) - Alcohol fuels violence in Africa's drunkest nation
Politico (EU) - Health chief blasts alcohol lobbyists

AUGUST
Herald Sun (Australia) - Teen girls lead ballooning booze culture in Australia
swissinfo.ch (Switzerland) - Alcohol consumption continues to fall
Medical News Today - Even light, moderate alcohol intake may increase risk for certain cancers
The Times (Russia) - Alcohol and suicide to halve crisis-hit Russian population

SEPTEMBER
The Guardian (Scotland) - Nicola Sturgeon vows to fight for minimum alcohol price in Scotland
The BMJ (EU) - Europeans are “world champions” at drinking and smoking
Ottawa Citizen (Canada) - Public largely ignorant of damage alcohol can cause unborn babies, says report
Medical Xpress - Deaths from heart disease and stroke could rise unless countries address risk factors
Medscape - Alcohol Ups Mortality and Cancer Risk; No Net Benefit

OCTOBER
Herald Scotland (Scotland) - Sturgeon to tell international alcohol experts: No let up in Scotland's plans for minimum pricing
EurActiv - Alcohol and flying – not a good cocktail
Baltic Times (Estonia) - Estonian Health Minister proposes curb on alcohol advertising and Happy Hour ban
EuroBelarus (Belarus) - Point of view: Alcohol as a tool of authoritarianism in Belarus

NOVEMBER
BT.com (UK) - Most women 'unaware' of breast cancer risks linked to alcohol or obesity
EN DELFI (Lithuania) - Petrol stations in Lithuania banned from selling alcohol
The Independent - Countries that drink the most alcohol in the world revealed
Dutch News (Netherlands) - New Dutch healthy diet guidelines say don’t drink alcohol at all
Science Nordic - Study: Alcohol does not have any health benefits
International Business Times AU (Australia) - Drug and alcohol use in the workplace costs billions to Australian businesses: Allianz
Iceland Monitor (Iceland) - Majority oppose freeing up alcohol sales
Medscape - Alcohol and Cancer: Drink at Your Own Risk

DECEMBER
EurekAlert (EU) - Inequalities in alcohol-related mortality in Europe
Baltimore Sun (USA) - Study ties Md. alcohol tax increase to decline in gonorrhea cases
RT (Ireland) - Whiskey business: Irish government introduces strict alcohol bill to curb binge drinking
Politics.co.uk (EU) - EU council calls for an alcohol strategy
National Post (Canada) - New research supports graphic health warnings on alcohol bottles — including photos of diseased livers

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