Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Alcohol News - 29/2010

RTT News - New Study Links Alcohol Consumption And Stroke
A new study published in the current edition of the journal Stroke suggests that the risk of having an ischemic stroke increases dramatically in the hour immediately following the consumption of alcohol.

Irish Times (Ireland) - Alcohol-induced abuse of children is rife, says bishop
FIGURES FOR alcohol abuse “would imply that many children are being physically, emotionally and sexually abused across this country on a daily basis – and especially at weekends,” the Auxiliary Bishop of Down and Connor, Donal McKeown, has said.

The Associated Press (USA) - Probe sought into alcohol-energy drinks marketing
New York Sen. Charles Schumer is urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the marketing of flavored alcoholic beverages with caffeine that appear to be explicitly designed to attract underage drinkers.

Arab News (Saudi Arabia) - Campaign against drugs, liquor billed a big success
Saudi authorities confiscated over 40,000 bottles of alcohol as part of a major crackdown on illegal substances during the first six months of 2010.

BBC News (USA) - Moonshine 'tempts new generation'
A growing number of Americans are thought to be getting involved in moonshining - distilling illegal liquor. Traditionally hidden in the backwoods, stills are now going into production in cities across the nation, as Claire Prentice reports from New York.

The Guardian - Buzz from kombucha health drink is probably the alcohol, say US inspectors
A trendy super-tea popular with celebrities is brewing up a storm in the US after investigators found that it delivered more of a kick than consumers had bargained for.

International Business Times AU (Australia) - NSW police seeks more alcohol-free zones in Sydney residential areas
The NSW police have asked the Sydney council to establish 19 more alcohol-free zones to address the increasing number of non-residents getting involved in alcohol-related assaults.

Celebrities With Diseases - Binge drinking in teenage years causes osteoporosis and fractures in old age
Drinking like a fish is not good for the health of teenagers and leads to osteoporosis and bone fractures in the later years of life, reports This conclusion has been derived from a research conducted by researchers at Loyola University Health System, Chicago on rats.

European Public Health Alliance (EU) - 4th European Alcohol Policy Conference : "From capacity to action"
The Fourth European Alcohol Policy Conference was held on 21 and 22 June 2010 by Eurocare, the European Alcohol Policy Alliance. The aim of the Conference was to gather people from a broad range of sectors to exchange and communicate on alcohol-related issues and policies aiming at effectively preventing and reducing alcohol-related harm.

Australias National Forum (Australia) - How Australia decided there is no good to drinking
In 2009, Australia issued new guidelines - replacing those from 2001 - for the consumption of alcohol through the government’s National Health and Medical Research Council. The 2009 Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol (keep this title in mind) halved the acceptable levels of consumption for men from four to two glasses of alcohol daily (the level for women remained at two glasses).

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