Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Alcohol News - 27/2018

NEWS.com.au (Australia) - Federal government needs to take action against alcohol industry’s poor pregnancy warnings, doctors say
AUSSIE doctors have demanded the federal government take action against poor alcohol labelling that could put pregnant mothers at risk.
The Week UK (UK) - Fuel and alcohol prices tipped to rise
The Government is reportedly poised to end the eight-year freeze on fuel duty in order to boost spending on the NHS.
Express.co.uk - Liver damage: Drinking this much alcohol a day can lead to organ failure
LIVER damage, or liver disease as it’s also referred, is commonly caused by obesity, an undiagnosed hepatitis infection and alcohol misuse. Drinking too much alcohol can lead to a condition called alcohol-relate cirrhosis and serious complications can occur. But what counts as excessive drinking and what’s the recommended number of units of alcohol that should be consumed in a day?
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Newsweek - DRINKING ALCOHOL AS A TEENAGER COULD HAVE LASTING EFFECTS ON METABOLISM, STUDY SUGGESTS
Researchers found even drinking in moderation can have a negative affect on how the body generates energy. The work built on a previous study by the same team at the University of Eastern Finland, which suggested drinking can reduce gray matter volume in the brains of teens, leading the team to believe the two may be associated.
The Local Sweden (Sweden) - Sweden wants to bring home alcohol delivery to the whole country
Sweden's government wants to extend the home delivery options from the state-run alcohol monopoly Systembolaget, so that everyone in the country can use the service.
ABC News (Australia) - Dry July: What you might learn from a month without booze
It's July 1, which means we're a third of the way through winter, halfway through the year and one day into Dry July.
Ahval (Turkey) - Turkey adds 15.5 percent tax to alcoholic beverages
Turkey has added an additional 15.5 percent special consumption tax to alcoholic beverages, left-wing newspaper Evrensel reported.
Radio Prague (Czech Republic) - MAJORITY OF CZECH SHOPS GUILTY OF SELLING ALCOHOL TO MINORS
An inspection conducted by the Czech Trade Inspection Office at the end of the school year has found that the majority of stores violated the law by selling alcohol to minors.
2BR (UK) - "Horrifying" numbers treated for alcohol related liver disease in Blackburn
Accident and Emergencies teams at Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group treated 59 patients for alcohol-related liver disease last year, according to NHS figures.
IEG Policy (Poland) - Poland plans to legalise alcohol production by farmers
Poland’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, has announced plans to amend the law to facilitate the production of traditional alcohols by local farmers.

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