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10c increase on drink could raise €140m to save lives

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, urged the Government in the run-up to next week's Budget, to consider a modest 10c increase on alcohol – an increase that could raise €140million for health including providing the cervical cancer vaccine for all 12-year-old girls in the country and a 24-7 social work service. Director of Alcohol Action Ireland, Fiona Ryan said: “To translate that 10c into real lives:   €9.7milllion would fund the vaccination of 12-year-old girls against the... Full Story


10c increase on drink could raise €140m to save lives

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, urged the Government in the run-up to next week ’s Budget, to consider a modest 10c increase on alcohol  – an increase that could raise  €140million for health including providing the cervical cancer vaccine for all 12-year-old girls in the country and a 24-7 social work service. Director of Alcohol Action Ireland, Fiona Ryan said:  “To translate that 10c into real lives:    €9.7milllion would fund the vaccination of 12-year-old girls against the... Full Story


International Alcohol Related News/ 23 March 2009

Telegraph.co.uk (UK) - Teenage girls and alcohol poisoning The number of young women treated for alcohol poisoning has increased by 90 per cent in the past five years, according to the Department of Health statistics. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5032403/Teenage-girls-and-alcohol-poisoning.html    Science Daily - Alcohol-induced Flushing Risk Factor For Esophageal Cancer There is growing evidence that people who experience facial flushing after drinking alcohol are at much higher risk of esophageal cancer from alcohol consumption than those who do not. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090323092711.htm    The Hour... Full Story


International Alcohol Related News/ 23 March 2009

Telegraph.co.uk (UK) - Teenage girls and alcohol poisoning The number of young women treated for alcohol poisoning has increased by 90 per cent in the past five years, according to the Department of Health statistics. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5032403/Teenage-girls-and-alcohol-poisoning.html    Science Daily - Alcohol-induced Flushing Risk Factor For Esophageal Cancer There is growing evidence that people who experience facial flushing after drinking alcohol are at much higher risk of esophageal cancer from alcohol consumption than those who do not. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090323092711.htm    The Hour... Full Story


International Alcohol Related News/ 9 March 2009

Time - Older Drinkers Less Able to Judge When They're Drunk For all their admonitions about responsible drinking, it turns out that older adults aren't as good as young ones about knowing when to stop. After drinking the same amount of alcohol as their younger counterparts, older adults are not only more impaired than younger ones, but less likely to believe they are. http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1883408,00.html      BBC News (Australia) - Australian alcohol rules 'safer' Australians will be better protected from disease... Full Story


International Alcohol Related News/ 9 March 2009

Time - Older Drinkers Less Able to Judge When They ’re Drunk For all their admonitions about responsible drinking, it turns out that older adults aren ’t as good as young ones about knowing when to stop. After drinking the same amount of alcohol as their younger counterparts, older adults are not only more impaired than younger ones, but less likely to believe they are. http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1883408,00.html      BBC News (Australia) - Australian alcohol rules  ’safer ’ Australians will be better protected from disease... Full Story


International Alcohol Related News/ 2 March 2009

BBC - Young Finnish people debate attitudes to drinking, where the sale of alcohol is strictly regulated http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7912639.stm    Bloomberg (Scotland) - Scotland Plans to Raise Alcohol Prices, Tackle Abuse Scotland plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol and ban the promotions and discounts the government blames for violence and disease. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601102&sid=a1c1akmop0p0&refer=uk    HealthNewsDigest.com - Alcohol Consumption And Increased Cancer Risk Many of you are familiar with the so-called “French Paradox,” whereby the French, who have a diet higher... Full Story


International Alcohol Related News/ 2 March 2009

BBC - Young Finnish people debate attitudes to drinking, where the sale of alcohol is strictly regulated http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7912639.stm    Bloomberg (Scotland) - Scotland Plans to Raise Alcohol Prices, Tackle Abuse Scotland plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol and ban the promotions and discounts the government blames for violence and disease. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601102&sid=a1c1akmop0p0&refer=uk    HealthNewsDigest.com - Alcohol Consumption And Increased Cancer Risk Many of you are familiar with the so-called  “French Paradox, ” whereby the French, who have a diet higher... Full Story


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