OECD releases report on harmful alcohol use

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OECD releases report on harmful alcohol use   Source: WHO 01-06-2015   The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a report entitled “Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use: Economics and Public Health Policy”. Among the topics covered in this report are: trends in alcohol consumption, patterns of drinking, health consequences, alcohol policy responses and social disparities in drinking.   …

America’s alcohol crisis: Researchers warn 8% of population now has a drinking problem – and only the British drink more

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America’s alcohol crisis: Researchers warn 8% of population now has a drinking problem – and only the British drink more   More Australians have taken cannabis, ecstasy and amphetamine-type drugs in the last 12 months than elsewhere in the world More than 12% of British people have an alcohol disorder, compared with nearly 8% of people in the US and …

What’s really unhealthier – binge drinking or a small daily tipple? The results of this unique experiment – by identical twin doctors – will surprise you

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What’s really unhealthier – binge drinking or a small daily tipple? The results of this unique experiment – by identical twin doctors – will surprise you   Chris and Alexander van Tullekens star in a Horizon show Documentary about alcohol will study effects of 21 units of alcohol a week Chris drinks them spread out over the week for one …

Rogue Sydney licensees handed life bans over repeated breaches

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Rogue Sydney licensees handed life bans over repeated breaches Nine News May 18, 2015 AUSTRALIA – Two bar operators at Sydney’s infamous Kings Cross have earned the dubious honor of being the first people to ever be banned for life from holding a NSW liquor license.   John Barakat and Dominic Kaikaty, who ran Deja Vu from January 2013 to …

Rogue Sydney licensees handed life bans over repeated breaches

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Rogue Sydney licensees handed life bans over repeated breaches Nine News May 18, 2015 AUSTRALIA – Two bar operators at Sydney’s infamous Kings Cross have earned the dubious honor of being the first people to ever be banned for life from holding a NSW liquor license.   John Barakat and Dominic Kaikaty, who ran Deja Vu from January 2013 to …

Idaho History: Frontier violence was often induced by alcohol

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Idaho History: Frontier violence was often induced by alcohol Idaho Statesman By Arthur Hart, Special to the Statesman, May 17, 2015 “VIOLENCE IN BOISE,” read an Idaho Tri-weekly Statesman story on Dec. 23, 1869. “The pistol and the knife are not yet among the things that were in Boise City. Several instances have occurred in the last day or two …

The Bar Coasters Drawing the Connection Between Drinking and Domestic Violence – Place a cold drink on one and it reveals the face of a battered woman.

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The Bar Coasters Drawing the Connection Between Drinking and Domestic Violence – Place a cold drink on one and it reveals the face of a battered woman.   Take Part By Liz Dwyer , May 17, 2015 JAPAN – It’s a scene that can be found the world over: A group of friends or colleagues heads out for a night on …

India: Indians drinking alcohol up 55% in 20 years

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India: Indians drinking alcohol up 55% in 20 years   Source: Times of India Sumitra Deb Roy May 17, 2015   A global study has found out that alcohol consumption in India has risen by 55% over a period of 20 years. More worryingly, the young are getting initiated to alcohol much earlier, while more women are indulging in hazardous …