Reuters (Sweden) - In globalizing Sweden, state still big brother over
Few CEOS would welcome news of
a fall in sales. But Magdalena Gerger, head of Sweden's retail alcohol monopoly
that is one of the world's biggest single buyers of wine, is one of
Iceland Review (Iceland) - Alcohol Sales up
for First Time Since Crash
Alcohol sales in 2012 at Iceland’s state-owned
liquor store Vínbúðin are up for the first time since the economic crisis in
2008. Sales, which totaled 18.5 million liters, increased by 0.54 percent
compared to 2011 but were still 9 percent lower than in 2008.
YLE Uutiset (Finland) -
EU approves Finnish drug aimed at curtailing alcohol
The European Commission has
given the green light for the sale of a medication intended to quench the urge
for alcoholics to drink. The drug, Selincro, is produced by the Turku-based
Biotie Therapies and marketed by the Danish pharmaceutical company
VTI (Sweden) - Joint action against alcohol and drugs in traffic (SMADIT) – An
interview study with suspected drunk drivers
SMADIT, Joint action against
alcohol and drugs in traffic, is a method that is intended to reduce the number
of repeated drunk driving offences.
Addiction - Alcohol—a universal preventive agent? A critical
In observational studies,
moderate drinking is associated with a reduced risk of more than twenty
different diseases and health problems. However, it would be premature to
conclude that there is a causal relationship.
The Conversation (Australia) -
My drinking, your problem: alcohol hurts non-drinkers
Drinking a lot of alcohol is
bad for the drinker’s health, both in the short and in the long run. But
drinking often affects others adversely, too. This is well recognised for drink
driving, and once the size of the problem was established, policies were put in
place that successfully drove down rates of drink-driving deaths and
Science Omega (UK) -
Children in UK are more exposed to alcohol promotion
Experts are calling for a
complete ban on
alcohol-related advertising and sponsorship in the United Kingdom after a study
revealed that British children are more exposed to promotional campaigns than
Daily Mail - The truth behind 'beer goggles' - scientists claim our sexual
desire is simply the last part of the brain to be hit by
It has always been said a few
stiff drinks make the plainest face more inviting - but ‘beer goggles’ do not
make us think people are more attractive than they are, experts have
Go Jamaica (Bermuda) -
Bermuda children experimenting with alcohol and drugs
A new survey has found that
children as young as seven have experimented with drugs and alcohol in Bermuda.
The Herald (Canada) -
Unhealthy drinking widespread around the world, CAMH
A new study by the Centre for
Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows that alcohol is now the third leading
cause of the global burden of disease and injury, despite the fact most adults
worldwide abstain from drinking.
CBS News (UK) - Study shows Brits underreport alcohol consumption by up to 60
A British survey showed that
the average man and woman underreported their weekly drinking consumption by as
much as 60 percent.
Times of India (India) -
'Depressed youths often surrender to drugs,
In the next two years,
Bangalore will become the suicide capital of India, said Dr Ashok Pai,
psychiatrist and director of Manasa Foundation (Shimoga).
Reuters - Alcohol counseling may aid domestic abuse therapy
For heavy drinkers in treatment
for domestic violence problems, an extra therapy session targeting alcohol abuse
may help to speed overall improvement in violent behavior, according to a new
Sydney Morning Herald
(Australia) - Hospital slams AHA for 'denial' of
A BIG Sydney hospital has
accused the Australian Hotels Association of misleading the public and mocking
emergency staff by persistently denying the severity of alcohol-fuelled
WFAA - 'It's a poison': Trend of inhaling alcohol vapors alarms
Instead of doing shots for a
quick buzz, people are inhaling their liquor to get high while also curbing
their calorie intake.
The Age (Australia/UK) -
Australian experts back British call for ad ban to
curb alcohol harm
A complete ban on all alcohol
advertising and sponsorship, a minimum price of 75¢ per unit of alcohol,
requiring one-third of each alcohol label to be given to health warnings, and
increasing taxes are some of the recommendations from the report, ''Health
First: an evidence-based alcohol strategy for the UK''.
Times-Standard - Mothers' alcohol use linked to infant deaths
About one in six sudden infant
deaths may be linked to their mothers' heavy alcohol use during or soon after
pregnancy, according to a new study from Australia.
Herald Scotland (Scotland) -
Demand for more radical action on cheap
THE Scottish Government has
been urged to go further in its crackdown on cheap alcohol, by a group of health
organisations demanding a radical strategy from Westminster and all the devolved
Irish Times (Ireland) -
Minister warns over alcohol abuse
Minister of State for Health
Alex White has said changes are required at community level if Ireland is to
tackle alcohol abuse.
BBC News (UK) - Alcohol abuse's hidden world
The answer, on one level, is
simple - you get drunk. But the science reveals a complicated series of
reactions that lie behind drinking - between chemicals and neurons, genes and
environment, people and society.
TheParliament.com (EU) -
New report calls for 'positive' message on alcohol
A new report has called for a
radical shake up in alcohol advertising to combat a 'rising' number of underage
drinkers. The report, published on Monday, questions the effectiveness of
"focusing" on "negative" messages in prevention programmes.
Vancouver Sun (Canada) -
Worldwide cost of drinking alcohol during pregnancy
could be far higher than expected
The true number of children
exposed to alcohol before birth is so poorly understood that the World Health
Organization has launched an international study to count them.