Monday, May 17, 2010

Alcohol News - 20/2010

Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Alcohol restrictions will spread: union
Community pressure will force the rollout of restricted liquor trading across NSW despite government opposition, says the police union.

Reuters (UK) - Study finds alcohol abuse a problem in UK forces
British troops in Afghanistan or Iraq are far more likely to become alcohol abusers back home than fellow troops, but levels of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are stable, psychiatrists said on Thursday.

New York Daily New (France) - Man dies during alcohol-drenched Paris bash organized through Facebook
The latest French fad - massive outdoor cocktail parties - claimed a life Thursday when a 21-year-old man drunkenly slid down a bridge railing and smacked his head. HIV/AIDS Treatment News - Frequent Alcohol Use Might Hasten HIV Disease Progression
HIV-positive people who consume two or more alcoholic drinks every day might experience faster disease progression than lighter drinkers, according to a study published online in the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.

BBC News (Isle of Man) - New rules for the sale of alcohol in the Isle of Man
Strict rules regulating how alcohol is displayed and sold in shops in the Isle of Man have come into force.

Psychology Today - Being “Sober” Versus Being in “Recovery”
There is an important distinction between being "sober" and being in "recovery". The differences are clear to those who have experienced both phases in their healing process from alcoholism.

TopNews - Epidemic of esophageal and upper stomach cancer may be due to alcohol, smoking, obesity
Researchers in Britain have said that the epidemic of esophageal and upper stomach cancer may be due to alcohol, smoking and obesity.

Today's TMJ4 (USA) - Study: Legislators Took Corporate Alcohol Money
A new study from the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign concluded that Wisconsin lawmakers took $409,000 in campaign contributions from alcohol related businesses in 2008 and 2009.

BBC News (Scotland) - 'Ban alcohol loyalty points to save health'
In this week's Scrubbing Up, Dr Catriona Morton says drastic measures are needed to save Scottish drinkers from themselves.

Press Distribution - Alcohol Can Ruin Muscle Gain
You heard it right. Alcohol is one of the major reasons for wasting your most beloved physique and muscles that you have taken care of for years.

YLE News (Finland) - Finns Consume Less Alcohol in 2009, But Are Still Heavy Drinkers
Finns drank slightly less alcohol last year than in 2008. On average, Finns drank 10.2 litres of 100 percent alcohol. That’s around 54 bottles of Koskenkorva vodka.

Alcolim (Sweden) - Alcohol dependence tackled in Sweden?
Teenage alcohol abuse problems in Sweden are being tackled by a new campaign.

Sixty-third World Health Assembly (WHO)

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