Monday, April 19, 2010

Alcohol News - 16/2010

CANOE - Breast disease risk found in drinking for adolescent women
Adolescent women who drink six or seven days per week are at higher risk of developing some breast diseases, a new study finds.

Ivanhoe - Smoking Cancels Out Benefit of Alcohol
Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may help prevent stroke, but a few puffs of a cigarette could counteract that benefit. (Poland) - Poland bans alcohol ahead of state funerals
Poland’s Prime Minister’s Office [PMO] announced Saturday a ban on the sale and serving of alcohol ahead of Sunday funeral services for the late Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Maria -- both of whom died in a horrific plane crash along with 94 other senior officials last week.

Medical News Today (Australia) - Volumetric Alcohol Tax In Australia Is Cost-effective And Improves Health Gains
A volumetric alcohol tax in Australia, which applies the same rate of tax per litre of alcohol across all beverages, would provide greater health benefits and cost savings to the health sector than the existing taxation system, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

The Christian Institute (UK) - Brown’s own advisers slam alcohol strategy
Gordon Brown’s Government has been rebuked by its own advisers who say ministers should do more to tackle binge drinking, particularly amongst the young.’s-own-advisers-slam-alcohol-strategy/

The Publican (Scotland) - 'Scots still to decide on alcohol unit price'
Scottish health secretary Nicola Sturgeon has reaffirmed the SNP's commitment to their flagship policy on minimum alcohol pricing.

ABC Message Stick (Australia) - Push on for takeaway alcohol ban
Aboriginal women from central Australia want to ban the sale of takeaway alcohol to residents of the NPY Lands in the remote mining town of Laverton.

3News (New Zealand) - Alcohol-related admissions uncover cost of drinking
A Campbell Live investigation set out to uncover the real cost of drinking in New Zealand.

WalesOnline (Wales) - Hangover could be long term for heavy drinkers
As summer approaches, bringing Bank holidays and a World Cup with it, Wales’ chief medical officer Dr Tony Jewell urges people to drink alcohol sensibly.

The JHU Gazette - Social vs. dependent drinking: Is the difference in the brain?
Why some people can enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or a few beers at a ballgame with no ill effects and others escalate their drinking and become dependent remains one of medicine’s baffling mysteries and a major public health concern.

Jamaica Gleaner (UK) - Alcohol isnot for kids!
Alcohol-related crime and disorder by young people is estimated to cost officials in Britain more than £1 billion each year.

Vancouver Sun (Canada) - Identifying young fetal-alcohol criminals worth cost, judge tells conference
More than 300 young criminals are waiting to get diagnosed and treated for alcohol-related birth defects through a crime-fighting program in Manitoba courts.

Reuters - Fetal alcohol disorders common in Eastern Europe adoptees
Many children adopted from Eastern European countries may have been exposed to damaging levels of alcohol in the womb, a new study suggests.

Irish Central (Ireland) - Irish teenagers have one of highest rates of drinking alcohol
According to a European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs, almost half of all Irish 15 to 16-year-old teenagers have been drunk in the past 12 months.

YLE News (Finland/Estonia) - Federation: Finland Can't Compete with Estonian Prices
Finns travelling to Estonia for cheaper goods is a worrisome trend, according to the Federation of Finnish Commerce. The Federation says Finland cannot match low prices offered by its neighbour.

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