Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Alcohol News - 25/2014

Third Sector (UK) - British Medical Association opposes move to relax alcohol licensing for charitable events
The British Medical Association has opposed government plans to relax licensing laws in order to allow charities and voluntary groups to sell small amounts of alcohol at events.
Herald Scotland (Scotland) - Health board bids to cut alcohol sales
SCOTLAND'S largest health board has stepped up its campaign against the alcohol industry by creating a post to object to liquor licences and curtail the sale of drink.
Irish Times (Ireland) - Fresh light cast on our dysfunctional relationship with alcohol
There have been so many reports on alcohol harm in recent years that it is hard to think that any new research would have the capacity to shock. Yet this latest study by the Health Research Board still manages to pack a punch by casting fresh light on our dysfunctional relationship with drink.
The Guardian (UK) - Sharp rise in babies born with foetal alcohol syndrome
The number of diagnosed cases of foetal alcohol syndrome in those born to women who drink during pregnancy has tripled since records of the debilitating condition were first kept 16 years ago.
The Journal (Ireland) - Ireland’s alcohol consumption in one handy infographic
THE HEALTH RESEARCH Board today released figures that outlined Ireland’s depth of binge drinking.
The Canberra Times (Australia) - ACT police to crack down on alcohol-related violence under new agreement
Canberra police are set to get tougher on alcohol-related violence and dangerous drivers under a new agreement with the ACT government. - One-Third of Suicides Involve Heavy Alcohol Consumption
One-third of all completed suicides involve heavy use of alcohol before the attempt, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Eleven Myanmar (Myanmar) - Myanmar mulls lifting import ban on alcohol
The government is reviewing whether to lift the import ban on alcoholic beverages in order to resolve the smuggling issue which defies the ban, said Commerce Minister Win Myint.
Daily Mail (UK) - Sharp rise in cancers caused by lifestyle: Alcohol, obesity and legacy of sunshine holidays are to blame, warn experts
Drinking, smoking, obesity and the legacy of holidays in the sun are fuelling a sharp rise in cancers. Unhealthy lifestyle choices have led to rocketing instances of the disease striking the liver, mouth, womb, kidney and skin since 2003, figures show.
Authint Mail - How alcohol worsens night vision among drunk drivers
Know why drunk drivers see halos as they zoom past city lights, leading to traffic accidents? It's because alcohol disturbs the tear-film that covers the surface of their eyes, leading to deterioration of vision. - Drinking Alcohol Can Make Your Medication Ineffective
She’s a twenty year old college student majoring in social work. She works part time at a bakery to supplement her income and lives at home with mom. Her father has been out of the picture since she was eleven. - Brazil bends its rules on beer sales for World Cup
Brazilians are famous for their passion for soccer, though the fervor sometimes is so intense that people die. The country’s lawmakers banned alcohol at stadiums 11 years ago in effort to curb game-related violence.
Headlines & Global News (New Zealand) - Reduced Legal Age to Buy Alcohol Tied to More Physical Assaults in Young Men: Study
Reducing the legal age for buying alcohol in fact increases the physical assault in young men - a research by the University of Otago, New Zealand, suggests.
Ireland is the most expensive country in the Europe for alcohol and tobacco - at 178% the EU average.
GlobalPost (Germany) - Mein Gott! Germans are drinking more non-alcoholic beer and less of the real stuff
Famous for keeping the taps running 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the past 35 years, this quintessential “kneipe,” or “dive,” is the last place you'd expect to find alcohol-free beer. But even this haven for hard-core drinkers offers two varieties, a Pilsener and a hefeweizen, or wheat beer, in deference to Germany's latest brewing trend.

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