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Monday, February 6, 2012

Alcohol News - 6/2012

PubMed (Finland) - Mortality in people with depressive, anxiety and alcohol use disorders in Finland
Individuals with depressive and alcohol use disorders have an increased mortality risk comparable with many chronic somatic conditions, that is only partly attributable to differences in sociodemographic, somatic health status and hazardous health behaviour.
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The Foreigner (Norway) - Norway dairy goes alcoholic
Farmers’ dairy cooperative TINE may be complementing its butter-based products (eventually) and dispensing French red wine into cartons.
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Alcohol Help (Denmark) - First fine ever for targeting alcohol marketing at minors
Lately a ruling in Denmark – the first of its kind – provides that alcohol has no place in advertising targeted minors. The ruling is a victory for the Consumer Ombudsman, as well as for Alcohol and Society (former Danish Alcohol Policy Network) being the fruit of several complaints throughout the years.
Read more (Denmark) - The effect of occasional binge drinking on heart disease and mortality among moderate drinkers
Most studies have found that binge drinking is associated with a loss of alcohol's protective effect against ischemic heart disease (IHD) and most studies have found an increase of coronary risk among binge drinkers.
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alcoholsubstanceabuse (Denmark) - Danes Developing Pill to Cure Alcoholism
Researchers in Denmark are testing a pill among alcoholics that reduces their alcohol consumption by more than 50% if they take it over a 12-month period.
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The Guardian - Two glasses of wine a day 'triples mouth cancer risk'
Regularly drinking two large glasses of wine or two strong pints of beer a day triples the risk of developing mouth cancer, a government campaign will warn.
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The Press Association (Scotland) - App to show alcohol's ageing effect
A phone app which illustrates the impact alcohol has on personal appearance aims to "shock people into drinking just a little bit less", its creator has said.
Read more (UK) - Alcohol death toll equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every 17 days, British Liver Trust reveals
The number of Brits being killed by drinking is equivalent to a major plane crash every 17 days, a charity revealed yesterday. It says there were 8,664 alcohol-related deaths in 2009, more than double the 4,023 during 1992.
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Doctors Lounge - High Alcohol Intake, Family History Impact Colon CA Risk
Individuals who consume 30 g alcohol or more per day have a significantly elevated risk of colon cancer, especially those with a family history of colorectal cancer, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
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Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Public health not a luxury, says alcohol group
Government ministers raising objections to plans to scrap alcohol sponsorship for sports and arts events have been told by Alcohol Action Ireland: "Public health is not a luxury."
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Irish Times (Ireland) - Average alcohol consumption falling, says report
THE AVERAGE alcohol consumption per person fell in the last decade to 12 litres per year – 17 per cent below the 2001 peak, according to an industry report.
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OnMedica (Scotland) - Study backs discount ban on alcohol
A minimum pricing policy combined with an off-licence discount ban would significantly reduce alcohol-related harm. These are the conclusions from the University of Sheffield, which worked on an updated report commissioned by the Scottish Government to examine whether a restricted pricing policy would make a real difference.
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Toronto Sun - Health benefits of alcohol still uncertain
While a moderate amount of alcohol may be beneficial for the heart, those benefits may be cancelled out by an elevated risk for other diseases.
Read more (UK) - Alcohol charity urges Government to act on workplace drinking
Alcohol Concern has written to Vince Cable, secretary of state for Business, Innovation and Skills, to call for greater focus on alcohol issues in the workplace, which have a major negative impact on productivity.
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Yorkshire Post (UK) - Street alcohol ban a success in area blighted by drunken yobs
A BAN on street drinking in an area once plagued by alcohol-fuelled yobs has been hailed as a success, after bringing about a “significant” reduction in crime.
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Renal and Urology News - Prostate Cancer Linked to Heavy Alcohol Intake
Heavy ethanol intake is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer (PCa) among low-risk men with at least one prior negative prostate biopsy, investigators reported here at the annual Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. It also is associated with an elevated risk for high-grade PCa.
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Elliot Lake Standard (Canada) - Solutions exist for fetal alcohol related crimes: lawyer
More grandmothers are needed in the lives of those with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, says lawyer and advocate David Boulding.
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WA today (Australia) - Pregnant women 'ignoring alcohol warnings'
Women are continuing to place their unborn children at risk by drinking while pregnant, health experts have told a federal parliamentary inquiry.
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