Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Alcohol News - 13/2014

Deutche Welle (germany) - 'Every eleventh car accident death' due to alcohol
"Don't even think about that glass of beer." German parliamentarian Stephan Kühn tells DW why Germany's alcohol threshold for driving should drop to zero - and that he's got science and the German public behind him.
Herald Scotland (Scotland) - Experts tell whisky industry: your minimum alcohol price fight is killing people
The introduction of a 50p minimum price per unit of alcohol had been due to be introduced a year ago today. However, the measure has yet to come into force as a result of a legal challenge led by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).
Irish Independent (Ireland) - No alcohol the 'only safe option for mothers-to-be'
WOMEN should avoid alcohol entirely during pregnancy as there is no "safe level", according to the latest advice backed by the three main maternity hospitals.
Reuters - Mobile app may help people recovering from alcohol abuse: study
A mobile app aimed at keeping people recovering from alcohol abuse sober appears to cut down on the number of days they drink, according to a new study. (Ireland) - Rise in alcohol-related liver disease
The number of liver disease deaths caused by alcohol has doubled in the past 20 years, according to doctors. - Hidden levels of sugar in alcohol revealed
Study by The Telegraph finds a single pint of cider contains almost as much sugar as the World Health Organisation recommends should be an average person’s daily limit
CTV News (Canada) - Nova Scotia government to amend alcohol ignition interlock program
Nova Scotians in the alcohol ignition interlock program will be able to apply for a temporary leave from it because of financial pressures or medical issues under regulation amendments.
The Guardian (Australia) - Hospital admissions 'doubled' after NT scrapped drinkers ban, doctor says
Dr John Boffa claims figures show the repeal of the banned drinkers’ register caused alcohol-related hospital admissions to spike, and says the measure should be reinstated.
The guardian (UK) - Chief medical officer criticises alcohol offers in supermarkets, shops and bars
England's chief medical officer has criticised "irresponsible" supermarkets, shops and bars for enticing customers to buy "ever greater quantities of alcohol", and signalled a continuing fight with ministers over the need for minimum unit pricing.

Irish Independent (Ireland) - Number of liver disease deaths caused by alcohol up 100% in 20 years
Well-intentioned adults are increasingly introducing their children to beer and wine before they hit 18, thinking it will foster a Continental-style respect for alcohol.
Consumer Affairs (USA) - Researchers say alcohol is an under-reported cause of death
The U.S. has made dramatic strides in recent years in reducing highway deaths caused by drunk drivers. Tougher enforcement and numerous awareness campaigns, including strong emphasis on designated drivers, are getting a lot of the credit.
AllAfrica - Zambia: 'Step Up Fight Against Alcohol Abuse Among Juveniles'
THE Ndola City Council (NCC) has called for community partnership in the fight against alcohol abuse among the under-age. Last week an 18-year-old girl identified as Sylvia Chanda of Ndola's Chifubu Township died at Ndola Central Hospital from suspected excessive intake of alcohol.

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