Monday, July 26, 2010

Alcohol News - 30/2010

3News NZ (New Zealand) - Govt 'gutless' for not changing drink drive limit
Alcohol lobbyists say the Government is "gutless" for not lowering the legal drink-drive limit. Today it announced major changes to drink drive laws, but stopped short of changing the blood alcohol limit.

CNN (USA) - More Americans drinking (alcohol)
More adults in the U.S. appear to be drinking alcohol, according to a new study of the nation's drinking habits. And the trend seems to be consistent across ethnic groups and genders. Between 1992 and 2002, the percentage of men and women who drank alcohol increased, as did the percentage of whites, blacks, and Hispanics, the study found.

Medscape - Drinking Alcohol Temporarily Heightens Stroke Risk
Drinking even small amounts of alcohol increases the risk for ischemic stroke, a controversial new study suggests. Results from the Stroke Onset Study show double the risk for stroke an hour after consuming as little as a single serving of wine, beer, or hard liquor.

International Center for Research on Women of Washington (USA) says that alcohol is a risk factor for AIDS because they have proven their relationship to a higher prevalence of risky sexual practices that may favor HIV infections.

Chicago Tribune (USA) - Alcohol drinkers shift sipping sites to home, say researchers
The lousy economy hasn’t stopped Americans from sipping booze, but we’re drinking at home more than we are in restaurants, bars and lounges these days. And we’re looking for bargains. At least that’s how it appears based on recently released numbers crunched by two different market researchers based in Chicago. - Malicious adults use drugs, alcohol to abuse kids
Parents and caregivers who slip young, healthy children doses of common drugs — including painkillers, sedatives and laxatives — are fueling a dangerous but hidden form of child abuse, new research finds.

MSN Health & Fitness (USA) - Colleges Not Doing Enough to Combat Student Drinking: Report
U.S. colleges aren't doing enough to limit student access to alcohol, a new study contends. - Risk of death from drug and alcohol-related diseases varies between occupational groups
The risk of death from diseases and injuries caused by alcohol, drugs and sexual habits varies significantly between different jobs and professions. The study published in the scientific journal, Occupational Medicine, undertook an analysis of 1.6 million deaths over a 10-year period and found the rates of death from diseases and injuries related to alcohol, sexual habits and drugs were much higher in certain occupations.

The Guardian (UK) - NHS reports fall in drug, tobacco and alcohol use among schoolchildren
Fewer schoolchildren are smoking, drinking or taking drugs, according to an NHS report which contradicts the widespread belief that such behaviour is increasingly popular with young people.

Scottish Daily Record (Scotland) - Army top brass urge troops to stay off the alcohol in bid to fight flab
The Ministry of Defence have unveiled a series of hard-hitting adverts warning that heavy boozers risk getting "moobs" and unsightly beer bellies.

Scottish Daily Record (Scotland) - Shock figures show 550 pupils kicked out of Scots schools for drink and drug use every year
PARENTS have been blamed for new figures that show an average of 550 Scots pupils are thrown out of school for using drugs or alcohol each year.

WalesOnline (Wales) - Experts back bid to end 24-hour drinking
CALLING time on 24-hour drinking could cure epidemic levels of drunkenness in Cardiff city centre, according to a leading expert on alcohol-related violence.

Ghana News Agency (Ghana) - CCG not happy with advertisement of alcohol/drugs in the media
The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has expressed concern about the numerous advertisements in the media which sought to promote the sale of drugs and alcohol.

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