Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Alcohol News - 26/2015

The Independent (Bolivia) - The Bolivian town that banned alcohol for a month to stop assaults and sexual abuse
After three minors were raped in less than one week, the residents of a small town of cocoa farmers in Bolivia decided to take the law into their own hands.
BBC News (UK) - Peer urges import ban on powdered alcohol
Ministers have been urged to ban imports of powdered alcohol as part of a crackdown on so-called legal highs. - Research: Drinking Alcohol Sparks Eating, Leads to Weight Gain
That pre-dinner martini could be the reason that you're gaining weight, according to a study released this week by a group of obesity doctors, and it has nothing to do with empty calories in vodka.
The Guardian (Canada) - Minimum alcohol pricing cuts serious crime, study reveals
Imposing a minimum unit price for alcohol leads to a dramatic fall in drink-related crime, including murders, sexual assaults and drink-driving, a new study shows.
ABC Online (Australia) - Kevin Andrews denies decision to increase alcohol prices at military bases will encourage ADF members to drink off site
Military chiefs have approved hefty price hikes to help reduce alcohol-related harm and partially offset the labour costs at Defence bars.
ChronicleLive (UK) - Government urged by North East campaigners to re-think its alcohol policy
The Government has been urged to re-think its alcohol policy by North East health and crime campaigners after the spectacular success of an initiative in Canada.
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - More support needed for pregnant women who use alcohol, drugs: ACU report
Women who use alcohol and drugs while pregnant have been let down by a lack of treatment options and long-term support services, a report has found.
The Guardian (UK) - Alcohol-related hospital admissions rise again
Number of patients with drink-related illnesses is up 5% in England, despite drop in number of Britons who binge-drink, or partake at all.
NDTV (India) - Minimum Age for Alcohol Consumption Be Raised From 18 to 21 years in Uttarakhand
Ruling Congress in Uttarakhand has demanded that the minimum age for alcohol consumption in the state be raised from 18 to 21 years.
Daily Mail (UK) - NHS to slash safe drinking limits after new evidence reveals how alcohol is linked to certain cancers including breast and bowel
The NHS is set to slash its safe drinking limits following new evidence that alcohol causes cancer. Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies is to overhaul the guidelines on the maximum daily and weekly amounts of alcohol that should be consumed by men and women later this year.
Dentistry IQ - Study reveals alcohol consumption can negatively affect periodontal health
In a recent study published ahead of print in the Journal of Periodontology, Brazilian researchers have found that consumption of alcoholic beverages can have adverse effects on the health of a person’s gums, aggravating existing cases of severe periodontal disease or increasing periodontal disease risk factors.
The Portugal News (Portugal) - Alcohol banned to under-18s from today
The new alcohol law puts and end to a previous differentiation between spirits and wine and beer, which until today could have been consumed by over-16s.
Tech Times - Pregnant Women Should Never Drink Alcohol: Here's Why
The British Medical Association (BMA) is stressing that pregnant women should never drink alcohol, at its annual conference this week.
NBC Right Now - The Dangers Of Drinking Alcohol In Extreme Heat
With temperatures in the triple digits, drinking lots of fluids is important, but when people turn to alcohol as their drink of choice, there are some hazards.

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