Monday, October 8, 2012

Alcohol News - 41/2012

Copenhagen Post (Denmark) - Annual fall anti-drinking campaign underway
The first of October marks the beginning of the annual temperance campaign conducted by the national health board Sundhedsstyrelsen. The media blitz featuring print, broadcast and billboard ads focuses each year on the societal and individual health risks associated with drinking too much alcohol.
ERR News (Estonia) - Medical Unions Propose Tax Hike on Light Alcoholic Beverages
Health care professionals are proposing that the money needed to meet their demands could be raised by bringing the excise tax on light alcoholic beverages level with the excise tax on strong alcoholic beverages.
Sverige Radio (Sweden) - Alcohol home deliveries on the way in Stockholm
The government has decided that four areas in Stockholm county can have home delivery of alcohol from the state monopoly Systembolaget on a trial basis.
Addictionts (Sweden) – New leads on the causes of alcoholism
In order to develop new medications for alcoholism, researchers need to understand how alcohol acts on the brain’s reward system. A previously unknown mechanism has been shown to block the rewarding effects of alcohol on the brain, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
BBC News (UK) - Warning over middle class parents' alcohol habits
Too many middle class parents are drinking excessively as a way of coping with the demands of family life, a report suggests.
The Telegraph (UK) - Beware British binge drinking, Cambridge video tells foreign students
A video urging new international students to steer clear of Britain's binge-drinking culture will be shown at Cambridge University this week.
Irish Times (Ireland) - Time to break link between alcohol and sport
Should something as generally positive and healthy as sport be seen in bed with alcohol and all its attendant health risks?
Scoience Codex - Moderate alcohol consumption may increase risk of atrial fibrillation in people with heart disease
Moderate alcohol consumption increases the risk of atrial fibrillation in older people with heart disease or advanced diabetes, found a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). - East Africa: WHO Warns of Alcohol Deaths
More people in the East African Community (EAC) partner states are expected to die due to alcohol-related causes, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. - Smoking, alcohol tied to pancreatic cancer
The average age at which pancreatic cancer is found is 72, but U.S. researchers say those who smoke and drink heavily may develop it sooner.
Daily Finance - NTRR Formulates Plan to Dramatically Reduce Global Alcohol Addiction
As the United States and other nations, struggle with high rates of alcohol abuse and addiction, Neutra Corp. (OTCBB: NTRR) is developing a business plan to help eliminate the social health costs that alcoholism wreaks around the globe.
Ninemsn (Australia) - Alcohol warning can curb drinking: study
Negative warning labels on pre-mixed alcoholic drinks may help curb binge drinking among high-risk youths, research shows.
Interfax (Ukraine) - Ukraine needs alcohol policy concept, experts say
Ukrainian medical professionals say Ukraine has to adopt a concept for an alcohol policy at the legislative level. (Scotland) - Health Secretary 'firmly' believes minimum pricing meets European law
The Health Secretary still "firmly" believes that minimum pricing meets European law. Alex Neil also insisted that the measure is the "most effective and efficient way to tackle alcohol misuse in Scotland".

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