Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Alcohol News - 7/2017

The Independent (EU) - EU urged to roll out car breathalyser ‘alcolocks’ stopping drink drivers to cut alcohol-related deaths
The EU could be poised to back the introduction of a radical new measure to prevent drivers starting their car engine while drunk, in a bid to reduce alcohol-related deaths on Europe’s roads.
MedPage Today (USA) - Half of Youth Car Crash Deaths Involve Alcohol
More comprehensive alcohol policies may lead to fewer alcohol-related motor vehicle crash (MVC) fatalities, a leading cause of unintentional deaths among children and adolescents, according to a nationwide study.
World Cancer Research Fund - Don't drink alcohol
For cancer prevention, it's best not to drink alcohol. If you do, limit alcoholic drinks and follow national guidelines.
Scottsbluff Star Herald (USA) - Whiteclay street ministry team proposes new effort to end fix alcohol-related problems: buy out the liquor stores
A new effort was announced Saturday to try to end the alcohol-related woes associated with Whiteclay, Nebraska: buy out the liquor stores.
WebMD - Opioids and Alcohol a Dangerous Cocktail
Drinking alcohol while taking powerful opioid painkillers can trigger a potentially deadly respiratory problem, particularly in seniors, a new study warns. (Ireland) - Drugs, alcohol and social status used to coerce young children into life of crime
CRIMINALS USE DRUGS, alcohol and the notion of status to entrap children as young as 11 into a life of crime, according to new research from the University of Limerick.
Science Daily - Rewards treat alcohol abuse in those with mental illness
Researchers at Washington State University have shown that offering prizes -- from simple shampoo to DVD players -- can be an effective, low-cost treatment for alcohol abuse, the nation's third leading preventable cause of death.
Manx Radio (Isle of Man) - Frequent reviews on alcohol consumption needed
Reviews into government guidelines on alchol consumption need to become more regular, according to a public health strategist.
Financial Times (UK) - Top earners spend £21,000 on alcohol and tobacco by age 50
By the age of 50, Britain’s top quarter of earners will have spent £21,000 on alcohol and tobacco and just over £70,000 on clothing and shoes.
Iceland Magazine (Iceland) - Drug abuse drops to a record low among Icelandic teenagers
According to a new study the number of teenagers who either drink or have used drugs has dropped to an all-time low. The study, conducted by researchers with Rannsókn og Greining, shows that alcohol consumption among teenagers aged 15-16 years is now the exception, instead of being the norm. Nearly half of teenagers aged 16-20 have never tasted alcohol.
Latest World News (Russia) - The alcohol will start to sell near schools and hospitals in Russia
The Ministry has prepared a draft government decree, according to which in Russia can once again begin to sell alcohol near educational and medical institutions. According to officials, this measure will be one of the steps to combat illegal alcohol.
Cancer Research UK - World Cancer Day 2017: liver cancer, a global challenge thanks to viruses and alcohol
Liver cancer isn’t that common in the UK. It accounts for around 2 in every 100 newly diagnosed cancers each year and is the 17th most common type of cancer. But since the late 1970s, liver cancer rates have more than tripled in the UK – a sharp rise compared to other types of cancer.
Campaign - Nine in 10 not aware drinking red wine can increase cancer risk
Almost nine in 10 people are not aware that drinking red wine can increase a person's chances of getting cancer, a new poll suggests.
Iceland Magazine (Iceland) - Microbreweries protest proposed abolishment of the state monopoly liquor stores
Domestic microbreweries have also come out in opposition to the bill, as they argue that abolishing the state monopoly stores Vínbúðin, would only benefit larger breweries, while hurting small producers.
Stuff (New Zealand) - Why doesn't alcohol feature nutritional information on labels?
Ever wondered why you can't find ingredients lists or nutritional information on alcohol labelling? So have we.

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