Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Alcohol News - 21/2016

Telegraph.co.uk (Scotland) - Scottish alcohol sales increase to equivalent of 41 bottles of vodka per adult
SNP ministers have attempted to bolster their fragile legal case for introducing alcohol minimum pricing by pointing to new figures showing Scottish sales increased last year to the equivalent of 41 bottles of vodka per adult.
Times of India (India) - Alcohol kills an Indian every 96 minutes
As the debate over an alcohol bans grows across India, 15 people die every day - or one every 96 minutes - from the effects of drinking alcohol, reveals an IndiaSpend analysis of 2013 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, the latest available.
The Guardian (India) - Why Tamil Nadu’s women want alcohol banned
Women in India have forced prohibition on to the political agenda as they blame alcohol sales for a big rise in domestic violence and rape in the region.
Fox News (USA) - Wrist-band device for alcohol monitoring wins U.S. Prize
A San Francisco-based company has won a U.S. government-sponsored competition with an alcohol monitoring devices that can be worn on the wrist, the latest milestone in the development of wearable technologies that monitor and diagnose medical conditions.
Science Daily - Alcohol exposure during adolescence leads to chronic stress vulnerability
Drinking during early to mid-adolescence can lead to vulnerability to chronic stress, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
STV News (Scotland) - Justice minister: Alcohol ban to stay after cup final violence
Justice secretary Michael Matheson has said events at the Scottish Cup final on Saturday "underline" the need to to keep the ban on alcohol at football grounds.
Washington Times - Fraternity members immune to alcohol intervention: Report
College students who join fraternities or sororities have statistically showed no sign of cutting down alcohol consumption despite interventions, according to a new analysis published by the American Psychological Association.
BBC News (Finland) - Finland to free up strict drinking laws
Finland's centre-right government has agreed to free up the country's notoriously strict rules on the sale and advertising of alcohol, including the right to buy a round of drinks in most establishments.
The Baltic Course (Estonia) - Alcohol consumption per resident declined by 7% in Estonia in 2015
In Estonia, 13.8 liters of absolute alcohol was consumed per adult resident in 2015, 7% less than in the year before, the annual overview of the Estonian Institute of Economic Research shows, cites LETA.
Detroit Free Press (USA) - Study: 4 things could cut U.S. cancer deaths in half
Roughly half of cancer deaths in the U.S. could be prevented or forestalled if all Americans quit smoking, cut back on drinking, maintained a healthful weight and got at least 150 minutes of exercise each week.
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Daily Mail (Australia) - No smoking, limited alcohol, a healthy weight and regular exercise: Golden rules to a cancer-free life revealed – as it emerges up to a third of cases are preventable
A third of all cancers can be prevented by simple lifestyle choices, experts have warned. Giving up smoking, cutting down on alcohol and exercising are among factors which contribute to the disease according to doctors eager to debunk the myth that 'everything causes cancer'.
The Moscow Times (Russia) - Russians Significantly Cut Back on Booze — Drug Treatment Center
Over the past five years, Russians' alcohol consumption has dropped by almost a third, the Health Ministry's top drug specialist Yevgeny Bryun told the M24.ru news website.
PanAmPost (Brazil) - Brazil Partners with WHO to Track Tobacco, Alcohol Industries
“It will also serve as a model to monitor the actions of other industries, such as processed food, alcoholic and soft drinks, considering that there are undeniable similarities between the strategies used by all these companies in order to undermine public policies,” the Observatory’s website said.

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