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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Alcohol News - 38/2012

Medical Daily (Finland) - Terrifying PSA Asks: Are You a Monster When You're Drunk? [VIDEO]
A Finnish non-profit organization has created an advertisement that aims to stop parents from being drunk around their children.
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The Baltic Course (Lithuania) - Degutiene: higher excise duty on alcohol could fight alcoholism in Lithuania
The issue of raising excise duty on alcohol requires more deliberation, yet, it could be one of the measures to fight growing alcoholism in Lithuania, says Seimas Speaker Irena Degutiene.
Baku Today (Latvia) - 95% of Latvian high school seniors drank alcohol
5% of students 8-10 classes in Latvia at least once drank alcohol, and 25000 of them consume alcoholic beverages at least once a week, the 14 September, reporter BakuToday with reference to data Research Centre for disease prevention and control.
ERR News (Estonia) - Homicides Down, but Alcohol Seen as Fueling Assault and Battery
Murders and other homicides were down by 16 percent in the first six months of the year while cases of assault and/or battery increased 11 percent, prompting concern from officials.
Helsinkin Sanomat (Finland/Russia) - Alcohol remains a major health concern in Russian Karelia
"Long live Karelia" Denis Vlasov shouts, raising his hands up in the air. It is Wednesday evening in Petrozavodsk, the capital of Russian Karelia. It is nearly ten in the evening, and under new rules, sales of vodka must end at 11:00 PM. Vlasov is also getting some while he can. "I drink on fishing trips and whenever I want to hug women", he says with a hearty laugh.
ABC News (Sweden) - Swedish Police to Parents: Pick up Your Drunk Kids
Teenagers drinking, brawling, vomiting and passing out. It's a weekend ritual in many parts of the world that often begs the question: Where are the parents?
The Local (Sweden) - Systembolaget to launch home delivery
Swedish state-owned alcohol monopoly retailer Systembolaget has been given the green light to begin offering a home delivery service.
Wall Street Journal (Chech Republic) - After Poisonings, Czech Republic Bans Hard Liquor
The Czech Republic continued Sunday to enforce a ban on sales of hard liquor, as deaths and injuries from methanol-laced bootleg alcohol rose and as Poland prohibited sales of spirits imported from its southern neighbor.
The Atlantic - Study: Red Wine Is Healthier When It's Non-Alcoholic (Sorry)
Drinking red wine in moderation has been shown to ward off heart disease, and many have latched onto the research as an excuse to indulge a little bit, or a lot. But where does alcohol factor into the benefits?
CBS News - Consuming three or more alcoholic drinks daily may raise risk for hemorrhagic stroke
Having three or more alcoholic beverages each day may put you at higher risk of having a a type of hemorrhagic stroke known as an intracerebral hemorrhage at an earlier age, according to a new study.
The Press Association (UK) - Alcohol price plan faces objection
A controversial plan to set a minimum price for alcohol is being delayed by an objection from Bulgaria, an industry body has revealed.
Science Codex - Abstinence from alcohol plus physical exercise can help reclaim bone loss due to alcoholism
Osteoporosis, or reduced bone mineral density (BMD), is defined by an absolute decrease in total bone mass, caused mostly by an imbalance between osteoclastic bone resorption and osteoblastic bone formation.
Science Codex - Symptoms of alcohol abuse, not dependence, may better reflect family risk for alcohol use disorders
Individuals with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) vary widely in their age of onset of use, patterns of drinking, and symptom profiles. AUDs are often 'divided' into two categories: alcohol abuse (AA) and alcohol dependence (AD), with AA perceived as a milder syndrome that might develop into AD over time.
ABC Online (Australia) - Alcohol abuse causing forgotten children
The repurcussions of harmful drinking are never localised. The Salvation Army has released new research about alcohol abuse in families.
TVNZ (New Zealand) - Alcohol reform an opportunity missed – expert
A leading Auckland researcher in suicide prevention says the government missed a trick when the alcohol laws passed through parliament unchanged last month.
Scottish Daily Record (Scotland) - Revealed: The cost of alcohol abuse by council area in Scotland
ALCOHOL-RELATED harm could cost more than £1000 per person in Scotland's largest council, new figures have revealed. - Research: Substances present in alcohol found to influence superconductivity
In previous research, the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) discovered that iron telluride compounds [Fe(Te,S) system], which are iron-based superconducting related substances, become superconductors when simmered in alcoholic beverages.
BBC News (UK) - Help kids in drink abuse homes, says commission
The government should pay as much attention to the parents who drink too much as it does to those who misuse illegal drugs, says a report.
Taranaki Daily News (New Zealand) - Linking alcohol abuse to high youth suicide
Dr Cranshaw pointed out New Zealand has the second highest rate of youth suicide in the OECD and that alcohol is the major factor in youth suicide.
eGov monitor (UK) - Alcohol pricing in England could save elderly lives
Introducing a minimum price of 50p per unit of alcohol could help save 5,000 lives each year, according to new research.
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Alcohol is the most used date rape drug
Alcohol is the most common date rape drug in the country, according to rape crisis groups. The Rape Crisis Network Ireland said that while there was little evidence to show that better-known rape drugs, such as Rohypnol, were being used, alcohol was regularly involved in sex attacks.