Thursday, December 3, 2015

Alcohol News - 48/2015

Reuters (Malaysia) - Malaysia says it plans to raise age for drinking alcohol
Malaysia plans to raise the minimum age for alcohol consumption from 18 to 21, it said in a filing to the World Trade Organization on Tuesday.
Fusion (USA) - College students spend $5.5 billion on alcohol every year across the U.S.
Fusion spent a typical weekend at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, which was ranked by Playboy Magazine as America’s number one party school in 2015.
Auburn Citizen (USA) - Cuomo: Higher drinking age has led to fewer alcohol-related traffic deaths over past 30 years
Gov. Andrew Cuomo attributed a significant drop in the number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities to raising the legal drinking age — and the work of his father, the late Gov. Mario Cuomo.
Science World Report - Teenage Alcohol Abuse: Relationships Affect How Teens Consume Alcohol, Study Finds
A five-year, first of its kind longitudinal study from a team of Florida Atlantic University researchers tested the hypothesis that young people become less similar to their friends, and more like their partners in their drinking habits when they enter romantic relationships.
EurekAlert (EU) - Inequalities in alcohol-related mortality in Europe
Alcohol-related conditions are an important contributing factor to the socioeconomic inequality in total mortality in many European countries, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine.
The (Norway) - 'Alcohol-free Christmas' aids integration: expert
An expert on Islam has suggested that Norwegians could improve integration by removing beer, wine and spirits from the Christmas party table.
CBS Local (USA) - Study: Women Nearly Drinking As Much Alcohol As Men
Medical News Today reports the gap between men and women shrank between 2002 to 2012 as women started to drink more and men less.
Medical Xpress (Australia) - Extended trading hours prompt spike in alcohol-fuelled injuries
Further extending the trading hours of Perth's licenced premises will result in more people with alcohol-related injuries presenting at metropolitan emergency departments, according to research from the National Drug Research Institute
Daily Mail (UK) - Do you want a beer with that? Burger King becomes first fast food chain to sell alcohol in the UK
Burger King has become the first fast-food chain to be allowed to sell alcohol in the UK. The company has won a drinks licence for its branch in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, despite strong police opposition.
Irish Times (Ireland) - Taking the initiative in facing up to alcohol addiction
Two people die every week in Ireland from overuse of alcohol. Alcohol addiction is so prevalent in Irish society that many experts say we don’t even notice it any more. In fact, it is often brushed off as a lifestyle choice. (Poland) - Increasing number of Poles shun cigarettes and alcohol
The longtime guilty pleasures of smoking and drinking alcohol have consistently been dropping in popularity in Poland in recent years, a Central Statistical Office (GUS) study shows. (India) - Alcohol ban in Indian state of Bihar to begin next year
Alcohol is to be banned in India’s third-most populous state in a move that will affect nearly 100 million people. (UK) - What social workers need to know about foetal alcohol spectrum disorders
Advice on consuming alcohol during pregnancy in the UK is woefully inadequate. Current official guidance given by midwives is: “It is better not to drink, but if you do, then 1 or 2 units, once or twice a week is alright”.
SBS (Australia) - Alcohol, drugs most important youth issues: survey
Alcohol and drug abuse has overtaken the economy as the most important issue for young people, according to a Mission Australia survey. (Canada) - NSHA study finds links between alcohol and repeat trauma patients
More than 40 per cent of people who have one alcohol-related trauma repeat their behaviour, according to research coming out of the Nova Scotia Trauma Program.

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