Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Alcohol News - 49/2018

The Guardian (UK) - Alcohol-related deaths among UK women at highest rate in 10 years
Alcohol-related deaths among women in the UK have reached the highest rate since 2008, statistics have shown.
GOV.UK (UK) - Funding to help improve the lives of those affected by alcohol
A total of £10.5 million of funding is being allocated by Public Health England (PHE), to help improve the lives of adults and children impacted by alcohol.
New York Post (USA) - People drink twice as much alcohol over the holidays
The average American consumes double the amount of alcoholic drinks over the holidays than any other time of year, according to new research.
WABC-TV (USA) - Alcohol banned on railroads ahead of SantaCon in New York City
SantaCon is coming to town and several railroads are banning booze in hopes of reining in the holiday spirit.
Independent Community Newspaper (New Zealand) - Coroner calls for increase of alcohol purchasing age following death of drink-driving teen
A coroner is urging the Government to raise the drinking age to 20 after the death of a 19-year-old drink driver.
Times of Malta (Malta) - Motorists urged to completely abstain from alcohol
Motorists should abstain from alcohol completely as even a single drink could prove costly for themselves and others, the Health Promotion Unit is insisting.
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Irish alcohol prices could rise 'significantly' in event of no deal Brexit
The price of alcohol could rise "significantly" for Irish and British customers if the EU-UK Brexit backstop deal fails to make it through a Westminster vote and a no deal crisis occurs.
WebMD - Fetal Alcohol Costs: $23,000 A Year Per Case
About 630,000 babies worldwide are born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) each year. They'll need care averaging $23,000 annually, new research suggests.
Canada NewsWire (Canada) - Government announces new alcohol-impaired driving laws will come into force
The Government of Canada has taken important steps to strengthen the criminal justice system to better protect Canadians from impaired driving.
Times of San Diego - Opinion: We Need to Stop Glamorizing The ‘Mommy Drinking’ Culture
Women and alcohol have a complicated relationship. When I wrote my thesis in the 1990s on how women are portrayed in advertising, I found that women were more likely to be portrayed as submissive characters to the dominant male lead.
MedicalXpress (UK) - First UK estimates of children who could have conditions caused by drinking in pregnancy
Up to 17 per cent of children could have symptoms consistent with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) according to new research published today in Preventive Medicine.
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) - Hong Kong could put health warnings on alcoholic drinks, health minister says after new rules on sales to minors
Health warnings could be put on beer cans and other alcoholic drinks in Hong Kong as the government considers its next step in an effort to curb binge drinking.
Radio NZ (New Zealand) - Mental health report's calls on alcohol 'terrific' – Sellman
The inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction is also recommending the government take immediate and strong action on the sale and supply of alcohol. In its report released on Monday, the panel said the government has already been presented with the evidence on how to reduce alcohol-related harm, and the main obstacle to alcohol law reform is a lack of political will.
Task and Purpose (USA) - Binge Drinking And Drunk Driving Are On The Rise Among Veterans
The number of veterans drinking and driving has increased nearly 60% since 2014, according to a study from American Addiction Centers.
Open Access Government (UK) - Car breathalysers supported by public to prevent drink driving
New research has revealed that 90% of drivers would support breathalysers being installed in cars to prevent drink driving.

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