Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Alcohol News - 2/2016

Scotsman (Scotland) - Holyrood committee rejects alcohol misuse legislation
MSPs have rejected a ­radical plan to tighten Scotland’s alcohol laws including tougher regulation of tonic wines with a high caffeine content such as Buckfast.
The Guardian (UK) - We need the truth about alcohol – it should be labelled, just like food
It is now classified as a group one carcinogen, alongside tobacco and asbestos, yet by a bizarre twist, alcohol is exempt from EU labelling laws
EurekAlert - 'No-buy' lists could cut kids' exposure to alcohol ads
Young people's exposure to alcohol advertisements on television could be greatly reduced if alcohol companies improved their use of so-called no-buy lists, according to a study in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Nottingham Post (UK) - Sean Meehan: New alcohol guidelines back up scientific evidence
Confused by the recent changes to alcohol guidelines? Sean Meehan, Public Health England East Midlands alcohol lead, looks at why these changes are needed for a positive impact on public health.
Newsmax - Alcohol in E-Cigarettes Hinders Motor Skills: Yale
Some electronic cigarette liquids contain enough alcohol to have an impact on motor skills, a new Yale University School of Medicine study shows.
Huffington Post Australia (Australia) - Increasing Tax On Our Cheapest Alcohol Could Reduce Consumption, New Monash University Study Shows
Increasing the cost of the cheapest alcohol could mean 12 fewer standard drinks per week for low-income earners.
The Conversation UK (UK) - How fetal alcohol spectrum disorders could be a hidden epidemic
The new Department of Health guideline on alcohol says that there is no safe alcohol limit for pregnant women. Alcohol should simply be avoided.
Radio New Zealand (New Zealand) - Vietnam vets alcohol risk double – study
A new study has found almost twice the number of people who served in Vietnam have been admitted to hospital with alcohol related mental disorders, compared to people who didn't go to the war.
Bangalore Mirror (India) - According to the World Health Organisation, alcohol is considered a group one carcinogen (as harmful as tobacco and asbestos). "As of now, there is no national policy in India for alcohol control," Dr Vishal Rao, anti-tobacco activist, told Bangalore Mirror.
Medical News Today - Novel saliva test could detect alcohol poisonings, 'date rape' drug
There has been a dramatic rise in the number of alcohol-related emergency department visits in the US in recent years. But often, doctors find it challenging to quickly determine whether a patient's symptoms are solely caused by too much alcohol or whether other drugs are involved. Now, researchers may have found a solution to this problem in the form of a saliva test. - Children 'lured into alcohol abuse by seeing parents drinking at school events'
Children are being lured into alcohol abuse by the sight of parents drinking at school events, a charity claims.
Reuters - Underage youth widely exposed to online alcohol marketing
More than half of underage people say they’ve seen alcohol marketing on the Internet, though few admit to engaging with brands or being a fan online, according to a new U.S. Study.
EN DELFI (Lithuania) - No exceptions for 'light drinks or special events' in new alcohol laws, says minister
Equally stringent restrictions on the sale of alcohol should apply to all kinds of alcoholic beverages and all sellers, said Lithuania's Economy Minister Evaldas Gustas.
Evening Standard (UK) - Binge-drinking injuries on the rise among students
Hundreds of binge-drinking students are suffering alcohol-related injuries each year, new figures show.
Radio Canada International (Canada) - Drinking alcohol and pregnancy- more concerns
It’s a shocking number of diseases, 428. That’s the number of diseases determined to co-occur in people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

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