The Nordic Page (Norway) - Women are Drinking
Norwegian women drink more and more and they are
about to take over the men’s drinking patterns, according to VG. Twenty years
ago, men drank four times as much as women, but now men drink twice as much as
women. General Secretary of Actis (Norwegian Policy Network on Alcohol and
Drugs), Anne Karin Kolstad says there are many factors that can explain the
growing trend among women.
MSN News (Norway) - Experts: Alcohol isn't a
cure-all, so hold off
"People have several motives for drinking
alcohol, but most evidence today indicates that health is not a valid argument,"
author Hans Olav Fekjaer, a psychiatrist in Oslo, Norway, told Reuters Health by
Felixdecat (Sweden) - Consumer Report 2010:
The Swedish Alcohol Is Falling
Swedes drink less alcohol, while at the same
time, the Swedish retail monopoly on alcohol sales are statistics and statistics
show that Sweden, the consumption of alcohol is increasing.
The Copenhagen Post (Denmark/Sweden) -
Cheaper beer – and more Swedes – on the horizon
As part of the negotiations over the
government’s new growth plan, Vækstplan Danmark, opposition parties have
demanded a cut in taxes on beer and soft drinks.
YLE.fi (Finland) - Rise in alcohol tax
sharply divides opinion
The Federation of the Brewing and Soft Drinks
Industry (FBSDI) is wondering why they are being punished with the new tax
hikes, while the Substance Abuse Prevention Association (EHYT ry) says that
fears of “booze tourism” to neighbouring countries are overstated.
Bangkok Post (Thailand) - Alcohol consumption
A new study claims that the average Thai aged 15
and older consumes 7.1 litres of pure alcohol per year. The study by the Centre
for Alcohol Studies says the number of retail shops selling alcohol has
increased by 120,000 in the past 10 years.
Belfast Telegraph (Northern Ireland) - 300
deaths 'down to alcohol misuse'
More than 300 people died last year as a result
of alcohol misuse, Northern Ireland's most senior doctor has revealed.
The Independent (UK) - David Cameron
'ignoring compelling evidence' that dearer alcohol would save lives
David Cameron will be guilty of ignoring
compelling medical evidence if he decides to abandon plans to introduce minimum
pricing for alcohol, the Government's own public health advisers warned
Interfax (Ukraine) - Ukraine from May 1
introduces new excise labels for alcohol, cigarettes, increases their price by
The Ukrainian government has decided from May 1,
2013 to introduce new excise labels on alcohol and tobacco and increase their
price by 2.6 times.
Huffington Post - Brain-Alcohol Study Reveals
How Drinking Disrupts Hand-Eye Coordination
Anyone who's failed a sobriety test will tell
you that making coordinated movements while drunk is hard, and a new study
explains why. Alcohol appears to disrupt connections between the brain's visual
and muscle control regions.
Futurity: Research News - Freshman brains
change with images of alcohol
Connections among brain regions involved in
emotion processing and cognitive control may change with increased exposure to
alcohol and alcohol-related cues during the first year of college.
AnaesthesiaUK (UK) - Increase in
alcohol-related cancers despite well-established link
A new report from the Alcohol Health Alliance UK
(AHA) has found that hospital admissions for alcohol-related cancer in England
have jumped 28% in just 8 years.
Herald Scotland (Scotland) - Alcohol bracelet
set to transform child protection
A SOBRIETY bracelet that has revolutionised
child protection cases looks set to become part of Scotland's arsenal in its war
against alcohol and crime problems.
The Daily Telegraph - Energy drinks make
boozers more aggressive, as drinkers start boozing at home
MIXING energy drinks with alcohol and drugs may
lead to increased levels of violence, a new study suggests. They become more
intoxicated as the night progresses and fuel their partying with energy
NEWS.com.au (Australia) - Reduce pub trading
hours, fix violence
TRADING hours at pubs and clubs should be
reduced to curb alcohol-fuelled violence, a major national study has