Science Nordic (Nordic) - High levels of
drugs, medicines and alcohol in dead drivers
A new study shows that alcohol, illegal drugs,
medicines are contributing factors in roughly half of all fatal road
accidents in Sweden, Finland and Norway.
THL (Finland) - Alcohol-related harm at a
The prevalence of alcohol-related harm remained
high in 2011, according to the latest Yearbook of Alcohol and Drug
Zee News (Russia) - Russia mulls ban on
duty-free alcohol on planes
Russian lawmakers are looking to ban passengers
from carrying duty-free alcohol on board airplanes, amid a rise in disruption
caused by Russian drunk travellers, Russian media said.
Radio Iowa - Study finds first drink of alcohol from a
friend has lots of consequences
A national study led by University of Iowa
researchers finds kids who get their first drink from a friend are more likely
to drink sooner in life. The U-I’s Samuel Kuperman, a child and adolescent
psychiatrist, part of the reason is it’s easier to get a first drink from a
GlobalPost - Alcohol in excess has lasting
effects on brain, study says
Excessive alcohol use has lasting effects on the
brain according to a new study. Researchers found that excessive alcohol
consumption while young had effects on memory, brain size and learning later in
The Guardian (UK) - Alcohol labels to include
Drinkers will have even less excuse for getting
a beer belly or putting on weight under government plans that would display the
calorie content of beer, wine and spirits on bottles and cans.
Times of India (India) - Need control on
alcohol, diet to curb cancer: Doctors
Two-thirds of the cancer cases in India can be
prevented either by making effective policies or better implementation of the
existing ones, say experts. What's more, a grip on alcohol consumption and
obesity can help prevent a large percentage of cancer.
GlobalPost (Chile) - Chilean researchers to
conduct human trials of alcohol vaccine in India
Chilean researchers plan to start human trials
an alcohol vaccine in India later this year. The aim of the hangover-inducing
drug is to help cure alcoholism, according to Dr Juan Asenjo of the Institute
for Cell Dynamics and Biotechnology at Universidad de Chile.
Khaleej Times (UK) - 1,000 British doctors
charged with alcohol abuse
Doctor heal thyself. Over 1,000 doctors in
Britain have faced disciplinary hearings for alcohol and drug misuse over the
past five years, a media report said.
Dublin People (Ireland) - Junior Minister to
bring alcohol proposals to the Cabinet
Minister of State for Primary Care, Deputy Alex
White (Lab), is to bring concrete proposals to the Cabinet next week on long
awaited legislation to curb alcohol abuse.
Voice of America (Malawi) - Malawi to
Restrict Alcohol Consumption
A 2009 survey by the World Health Organization on Non Communicable
Diseases, or NCDs, and its risk factors shows that 20 percent of all Malawians
New Scientist (UK) - Minimum booze price will
rein in alcohol abuse
Binge drinking and preloading – drinking cheap
shop-bought alcohol before going to a bar – are two behaviours the UK government
hopes to curb by imposing a minimum price for alcohol.
VOXXI - Exposure to alcohol ads makes
children more prone to underage drinking
Children exposed to alcohol ads on television
may be more inclined to start drinking as early as seventh grade, and the more
exposure to such advertising and the higher the level of enjoyment gained from
watching it, the more likely children are to drink by the time they reach tenth
Belfast Telegraph (UK) - Zero alcohol limit
urged for young
Half of UK motorists would welcome a zero
drink-driving alcohol limit for young drivers, according to a survey.