Monday, July 20, 2009

Alcohol News - week 29/2009

Science Daily - Children With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Have More Severe Behavioral Problems Than Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Study Finds

Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) have a high risk of psychiatric problems, particularly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder, or both.

Forbes - Fetal Alcohol Disorders Often Misdiagnosed as ADHD

Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are often initially diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, since the two problems can manifest in similar ways, a new study shows. (Italy) - Milan bans alcohol for minors

Milan became the first Italian city to ban minors under 16 from buying or consuming alcohol when a new ordinance came into force on Monday.

Science Daily - Genes And The Environment Interact To Influence Adolescent Alcohol Use

Adolescent alcohol use and behavior problems are influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Australian Food (Australia) -Preventative Health Taskforce recommends sport ad alcohol ban: report

A proposal to ban alcohol advertising in sport has been put forward by the Federal Government’s Preventative Health Taskforce, according to newspaper reports.
ABC Online - Country sport fears alcohol ad ban

Medscape - Moderate Alcohol Intake and Cancer Incidence in Women

With the exception of breast cancer, little is known about the effect of moderate intakes of alcohol, or of particular types of alcohol, on cancer risk in women.

Scotsman (Scotland) - Minimum price plan falls foul of EU law

PLANS to stop the sale of cheap drink could be halted because they fall foul of EC free trade rules, opponents have claimed.

Forbes - Heavy Drinking Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Heavy drinking, especially when it's beer, increases the risk for highly aggressive prostate cancer, a new study finds. (Ireland) - Rise in youth addiction problems reported

One of Ireland's leading drug, alcohol and gambling addiction treatment centres has recorded a big increase in its workload.

Wall Street Journal (China) - Drink of Death: China’s Cadre Culture Gone Wild

The dangers of China’s boozy cadre culture are back in the spotlight after one official died and another fell into a coma in separate incidents last week. (USA) - Lawmakers Urged to Raise Excise Tax on Alcohol to Fund ‘Wellness’ Programs

A coalition of businesses, non-profits, and government agencies is urging the House of Representatives to include an alcohol tax hike in its health care bill.

Reuters India (Russia) - Russia's Medvedev praises Gorbachev's anti-alcohol campaign

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday praised the unpopular 1980s anti-alcohol campaign of the last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and suggested his own crusade could also introduce new restrictions.

Reuters (Asia) - Asia's beverage sector fizzes despite downturn

The crowds drinking beer in the bustling bars of Mumbai and Shanghai underscore the motive behind a flurry of recent merger and acquisition activity in Asia, with forecasts of strong growth for beer and spirits in years to come.

KAIT8 - Truth on Alcohol and Alzheimer's

A recent report from Medpage TODAY and ABC News claims a study presented at the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease, shows a couple of drinks a day could lower the risk of dementia. But Dr. Thomas Mulligan with the Center on Aging Northeast says this report is a bit misleading and offers a surprising warning.

Los Angeles Times (EU) - EU says Denmark, Ireland and Finland have highest prices for food, clothing and electronics

Denmark, Ireland and Finland had the highest overall prices of all European Union nations for consumer goods such as food, clothing and electronics last year, the EU statistics agency said Thursday.,0,5379006.story

The Swedish Wire (Sweden) - Foreigners pick up cheap booze in Sweden

For many years Sweden has been famous for its expensive alcohol due to high taxes and a state-run alcohol-retailing system. But the times appears to be a-changin.

The Baltic Course (Latvia) - Alcohol curfew regulations likely to be changed in Latvia

It is highly probable that the law on sale of alcoholic beverages in Latvia will be amended, Assistant Chairman of Saeima's Economic Committee Vents Armands Krauklis (People's Party) announced today.

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