Monday, July 13, 2009

Alcohol News - week 28/2009

Marketing Week (UK) - Cinema alcohol ad rules fail children, says charity

Current restrictions on alcohol advertising at the cinema are being ignored putting children’s health at risk, according to a leading alcohol charity. (Finland/Estonia) - Massive Alcohol Smuggling Case

Customs officials are preparing a case involving a massive smuggling of illegal alcohol into Finland. Three men from south-east Finland are suspected of leading an organisation that smuggled at least 85,000 litres of alcohol from Estonia to Finland over a three-year period.

CNN International (India) - Tainted alcohol leaves children without fathers

It is a scenario that has played out dozens of times, killing hundreds of people across India over the years. In Ahmedabad this month, police said more than 100 people died and more than 200 were sickened after drinking tainted alcohol.

MedPage Today - Heavy Drinking Boosts Prostate Cancer Risk

Regular, heavy consumption of alcohol increased the risk of high-grade prostate cancer and blunted the chemopreventive effect of finasteride, data from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) showed.

Ethiopian Review - Alcohol goes to the head in six minutes, scientists say

For the first time, researchers have proved the rapid changes that drinking alcohol causes in human brain cells.

Los Angeles Times (USA) - Alcohol sales to minors an issue with self-service checkout

The state Senate begins debating a bill today that would force supermarkets to route alcohol sales through cashiers. The all-self-checkout Fresh & Easy stores would especially be affected.,0,723067.story

7thSpace Interactive (Sweden) - Alcohol use among university students in Sweden measured by an electronic screening instrument

Electronic-based alcohol screening and brief interventions for university students with problemdrinking behaviours forms an important means by which to identify risky drinkers. (Australia) - Booze behind most Australians' murderous intent

ALCOHOL was involved in almost half of all homicides in Australia between 2000 and 2006, new figures show.,27574,25772059-29277,00.html

WalesOnline (Wales) - Alcohol deaths treble in Wales

DEATHS from alcohol abuse in Wales have almost trebled in a generation, according to shocking new official figures.

Science Daily - College Students Might Drink Less If They Knew Peers' True Habits

Blame it on peer pressure. When college students think that other undergrads drink a lot of alcohol, they drink more themselves.

Jerusalem Post (Israel) - Bill would forbid minors from drinking alcohol outside their homes

Following two deadly weekend car accidents likely caused by drinking, MK Yariv Levin (Likud) was planning to submit a bill Sunday forbidding anyone under the age of 18 from consuming alcohol outside their homes.

MedIndia - Infection, Alcohol and Diabetes Double Death Risk in Stroke Patients

A new study has warned that heavy drinking, type 1 diabetes or having a preceding infection is likely to double the risk of death in stroke patients.

Arizona Republic - Survey: Dads lag in talking to kids about drugs, alcohol

A recent survey indicates that fathers are likely to leave it to mothers to talk with their children about substance abuse.

Science Daily - Student Drinking: Changing Perceptions Reduces Alcohol Misuse

Giving students personalised feedback on their drinking behaviour and how it compares to social norms might help to reduce alcohol misuse, according to a Cochrane Systematic Review.

KION46 (USA) - Is there Alcohol in Your Kids Energy Drink? Maybe

The Hollister Police Department has received information from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control that minors are buying alcoholic beverages that are commonly mistaken for energy drinks. Those drinks are known as "alcopops", and they resemble energy drinks.

ABC Online (Australia) - Economic downturn increases rural substance abuse

A health advocacy group fears more people in rural Australia are using alcohol to cope with stress caused by the economic downturn. (UK) - Alcohol deaths rise by 40 per cent

The number of women dying from alcohol-related causes increased by 32 per cent and male deaths rose by 43 per cent.

PrisonPlanet - Drunken and Disturbed Children; The Failure Of Government, Police, Media and Parents

The research found British children regard themselves as less happy, drink more alcohol, take more drugs, and had more underage sex than children elsewhere.

The Baltic Course (Latvia) - Latvian breweries want ban on retail of beer during nighttime hours lifted

Latvian beer producers and retailers have turned to the Finance Ministry and the Economy Ministry with a proposal to lift the ban on selling beer at nighttime, as Inara Sure, the Aldaris brewery board chairman, told LETA.

The Local (Germany) - Alcohol abuse spikes for Germans over 50

Incidents of alcohol poisoning and abuse among people between 50 and 60 years of age have risen in states across Germany, health insurer DAK confirmed on Wednesday.

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