Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Alcohol News - 5/2016

Irish Examiner - Alcohol industry ‘misleads’ the public, says study
The alcohol industry engages in “false” arguments to block efforts by countries to regulate alcohol marketing, according to a systematic review of research.
USA Today (USA) - CDC: Young women should avoid alcohol unless using birth control
Women of childbearing age should avoid alcohol unless they're using contraception, federal health officials said Tuesday, in a move to reduce the number of babies born with fetal alcohol syndrome.
The Guardian (UK) - Drinkers urged to think about risks as alcohol-related deaths rocket
Think about your increased risk of cancer before reaching for a glass of wine, England’s chief medical officer has warned after a near-60% rise in the rate of drinking deaths over two decades.
Scottish Daily Record (Scotland) - Scots have highest rate of alcohol-related deaths, a new report reveals
SCOTLAND has the highest rate of alcohol-related deaths in the UK, according to a report. Figures released yesterday by the Office of National Statistics show 1152 deaths – about 20 a week – were linked to booze north of the Border in 2014.
YLE News (Finland) - Young people drinking less but also see fewer risks in alcohol
Around one in four Finnish 15–16 year-olds abstain from alcohol and drugs, and binge drinking is on the decrease, according to a new Europe-wide survey. However, at the same time, the risks associated with alcohol and drug use are also being perceived as lower than in the past. And, while smoking is down, more and more young people are trying out snuff.
Reykjavík Grapevine (Iceland) - Most Icelanders Still Opposed To Alcohol In Shops
The vast majority of Icelanders remain opposed to alcohol being sold in non-government shops, a new poll reveals.
The Guardian (Australia) - One in seven hospital visits on Australia Day were alcohol-related – survey
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine research found that as at 11pm on Tuesday, 15% of patients in 100 emergency departments were there because of alcohol.
Western Daily Press (UK) - Confused one in six Brits believes alcohol counts towards their daily fluid intake
A confused one in six Brits believes alcohol counts towards their daily fluid intake, a study has found. Researchers found 16 per cent reckon they can count an alcoholic drink as one of their recommended eight glasses of water.
Belfast Live (Northern Ireland) - Increase in number of Northern Irish women dying from alcohol-related conditions, figures reveal
The number of women in Northern Ireland dying from alcohol-related conditions has increased by 13% in a year. Figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed the numbers and rates of deaths where the underlying causes were directly due to alcohol.
RAPSI (Russia) - Twenty five alcohol-selling websites closed in Russia
Russian courts closed 25 websites and 7 webpages that were selling alcohol through the Internet, RIA Novosti reported on Friday. (UK) - Hidden risk of drinking in retirement
A survey of 17,000 over 50s found that older people are being driven to drink by personal setbacks encountered during retirement. 20 per cent drank more than the old government guidelines, which recommended a maximum 21 units of alcohol a week for men, and 14 for women.
ABC Online (Australia) - One in three Australians not aware of cancer prevention measures: study
A study in Western Australian has revealed that one in three people still don't know how to protect themselves from the most common and preventable forms of cancer.
Atlantic Collaborative on Injury Prevention - The Role of Alcohol Policy in Sexual Violence Prevention
The purpose of this report is to examine the evidence regarding the impact of alcohol policies on sexual violence and explore more deeply how alcohol policy at an institutional level can assist sexual violence prevention.

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