Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Alcohol News - 17/2017

The West Australian - Graphic WA alcohol risk ad hits hard as more choose to drink less
A graphic WA advertisement depicting alcohol spreading in the bloodstream causing cancer has been named the most powerful for making people cut back on their drinking.
WHO Europe (Italy) - Italy’s Alcohol Prevention Day putting the prevention of alcohol-related harm in focus
Since the 1990s, the Mediterranean countries have been successfully reducing alcohol consumption and related harm. This success has been particularly prominent in Italy, where total adult per capita consumption decreased from 12.4 litres in 1990 to 7.6 litres in 2014.
Russia beyond the headlines (Russia) - Do Russians really drink as much as people think they do?
In 2011, a post featuring funny facts (in Russian) about Russia written by a Canadian English teacher who was living in Moscow began to circulate on the internet. Some of these "facts" were questioned by Russians, such as the statement that they do not say "please" or "thank you," but entry number 17 was not contested by anyone: "Russians drink a lot of vodka. It's not a myth."
BreakingNews (Ireland) - 600 babies born with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome every year
Around 600 babies are born with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome in Ireland each year. The disorder can be caused by drinking during pregnancy and can lead to severe brain dysfunction and development.
Medical Xpress - More prime-time ads could kick drunken driving to the curb
Public service announcements about the dangers of drunken driving could change that – but only if more people see those ads, according to a new Cornell study.
Daily Mail (Australia) - 56 per cent of all alcohol consumed is by people drinking at RISKY levels, according to research
Whether it's a glass of wine to help you unwind at the end of the working day, or meeting for a drink (or three) with friends or colleagues at work, alcohol is a regular fixture for many people around the world.
Kellogg Insight (Russia) - How Drinking Beer Is Saving Russian Lives
The World Health Organization has found that every fifth death among Russian men is due to alcohol abuse. This can come in many forms, such as alcohol poisoning, drunk-driving accidents, or a booze-fueled homicide.
Newsweek (USA) - New York lawmakers debate allowing alcohol in movie theaters
In New York, legislators are again set to debate whether alcoholic beverages should be served in movie theaters, after previous attempts at formal legislation fell apart during state budget negotiations.
Hindustan Times - Cold weather, less sun leads to excessive drinking resulting in alcoholic cirrhosis
New European research has found that those who live in colder and less sunny parts of the world are also more likely to have alcoholic cirrhosis, a disease caused by excessive drinking which results in irreversible scarring of the liver.
Baltic Course (Estonia) - Share of alcohol bought by Estonian residents in Latvia hits 10%
Alcoholic beverages bought in Latvia now account for 10 percent of the total amount of alcohol bought by Estonian residents, up from 6 percent in August 2016, it appears from a poll taken by Kantar Emor in March writes LETA/BNS.
Cyprus Mail (Cyprus) - Draft law suggests raising age to buy alcohol
A draft law on raising the minimum age for buying alcoholic drinks from 17 to 18 years was discussed on Monday by the House interior committee after an EU report found Cyprus students ranked 3rd in Europe in alcohol consumption.
NPR - Binge Drinkers Beware: Study Finds Link Between Alcohol And Heart Arrhythmias
Researchers in Germany have found that getting drunk is associated with abnormal heart rhythms. Their study was conducted in a place teeming with potential research subjects. - White wine WARNING: Drinking the alcohol can cause THIS nasty skin condition
WHITE wine severely increases your risk of developing the nasty skin condition which causes stinging and redness on the face, rosacea.
The West Australian (Australia) - Alcohol violence at peak
Latest crime figures show the disturbing trend of the Kimberley being the most violent police district in WA per head of population is continuing. (New Zealand) - New study confirms NZ's 'ladette' problem drinkers
Alco-pop guzzling young women are the new face of New Zealand's drinking problem, a first-of-its-kind study shows.

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