Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Alcohol News - 31/2014 - Alcohol in womb slows teenage brain
Women who drink alcohol during pregnancy slow the development of their children’s brains well into their teenage years, affecting their ability to concentrate, research suggests.
Herald Sun (Australia) - Doctors call for ban on shopper docket alcohol advertisements
And it is time for archaic communications between hospitals and GPs to be overhauled, the Australian Medical Association says.
Yahoo News - Violent videogames linked to risk of crime, alcohol abuse
Violent videogames glorifying antisocial characters could increase teenage gamers' risk of criminal and other risky behavior like smoking and alcohol use, a US study said Monday.
The Guardian (UK) - 'Sobriety tags' for people who commit alcohol-linked crimes get London trial
Binge drinkers who commit minor crimes will be prevented from drinking for set periods using ankle tags that measure whether they are consuming alcohol, under a scheme to be trialled in London.
Monthly Prescribing Reference - History of Alcohol Abuse Linked to Memory Impairment
For middle-aged U.S. adults, a history of alcohol use disorder is associated with increased odds of severe memory impairment, according to a study published online June 9 in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
Pulse (UK) - 90% of population 'would be unaffected' by minimum alcohol price
The impact of introducing a national Minimum Unit Price for alcohol would be 200 times greater for heavy drinkers with alcohol-related cirrhosis than for a moderate drinker, a study has found. - Alcohol Commercials Strongly Affect Underage Drinkers
New research shows a strong link between alcohol advertising and underage drinking. In fact, young drinkers are three times more likely to choose alcohol brands whose commercials appear on their favorite television shows compared to other alcohol brands, according to a new study from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Boston University School of Public Health.
Clinical Advisor - Alcohol abuse may increase dementia risk
A history of alcohol-use disorder is associated with increased odds of severe memory impairment in middle-aged patients, according to research published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. - Just one or two alcoholic drinks a day may trigger memory problems in old age: researcher
Drinking just one or two glasses of wine a day may double the risk of severe memory loss in old age, according to researchers. (USA) - Reports of Alcohol-Related Family Trouble Remain Up in U.S.
More than one in three Americans (36%) say drinking alcohol has been a cause of problems in their family at some point, one of the highest figures Gallup has measured since the 1940s. Reports of alcohol-related family troubles have been much more common in recent decades than they were prior to 1990. (EU) - Inquiry launched into new EU Alcohol Strategy
The House of Lords is urging the pub sector to give its views on a new EU Alcohol Strategy.
Yahoo News (Iran) - Iran opens first state-run alcohol rehab center
Iran has opened the country's first, state-run rehab and treatment center for alcoholism, an Iranian semi-official news agency reported on Friday.
The Age (Australia) - Alcohol kills 15 Australians a day, national report shows
Fifteen Australians die each day and 430 are hospitalised because of alcohol, according to a report on the national burden of booze. (New Zealand) - Alcohol limits to be lowered
Legislation to lower adult drink-driving limits from December 1 has passed its final reading in Parliament. The Land Transport Amendment Bill 2013 will lower the adult breath alcohol limit from 400mcg of alcohol per litre of breath, to 250mcg.

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