Monday, March 23, 2009

Alcohol News - week 12/2009

Reuters (Ireland) - Irish alcohol industry sees bleak 2009

Ireland's alcohol industry recorded its worst performance in 25 years in 2008 as recession continued to bite and prospects could be even worse this year, an industry group said on Monday. (UK) - Teenage girls and alcohol poisoning

The number of young women treated for alcohol poisoning has increased by 90 per cent in the past five years, according to the Department of Health statistics.

Science Daily - Alcohol-induced Flushing Is Risk Factor For Esophageal Cancer From Alcohol Consumption

There is growing evidence that people who experience facial flushing after drinking alcohol are at much higher risk of esophageal cancer from alcohol consumption than those who do not.

The Hour - Studies link alcohol to breast cancer risk in women

Two major studies in the past month have linked alcohol, including red wine, to increased breast cancer risk in women. What's a red wine lover to do?

U.S. News & World Report - 'Good Feelings' From Alcohol Only Come With Fewer Drinks

New research suggests that when it comes to getting pleasure from alcohol, less may be more.

Los Angeles Times (USA) – How the economy affects the addictions?

In boom times, drunk-driving rates, alcohol-related illnesses and spending on alcohol all increase. (Source: A 2000 article in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and a 2008 by the Swedish Business School at Örebro University),0, (Bulgaria) - 1 million Bulgarians addicted to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes or gambling

Around 750 000 euro spend the addicted to heroin Bulgarians every day, informed yesterday dr. Alexander Kanchelov, specialist on the treatment of dependencies.

MOSNEWS (Russia) - Crisis forces Russians to spend more on alcohol – poll

Financial crisis is driving Russians to spend a larger share of their earnings on alcohol. According to a recent poll, up to 15 percent of a Russian’s wage will go for drinks.

USA Today - Chemical in alcohol may cause cancer for heavy drinkers

The chemical that causes nasty hangovers may have another unpleasant side effect -- cancer.

Hindu - Daily drinking is biggest risk factor in serious liver disease

Long-term daily drinking, rather than weekly binge drinking, is by far the biggest risk factor in serious liver disease, according to a new report from the University of Southampton.

BBC News (Scotland) - Drink warning for Scots ex-pats

Ex-pat Scots who live in England and Wales are twice as likely to die from alcohol-related conditions than the locals, a study has suggested.

Science Daily - Increased Risk Of Injury Even After First Alcoholic Drink

Most alcohol-related damage occurs after moderate consumption, according to a new doctoral thesis from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet on the association between alcohol and injury.

The Associated Press (EU) - A glance at legal drinking ages around Europe

A glance at the minimum legal drinking age in various countries around Europe.

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