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Balance Update:Lawmakers urge Commission to table new alcohol strategy

Posted 10/04/15

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Lawmakers urge Commission to table new alcohol strategy
Members of the European Parliament, backed by health NGOs and the alcohol industry, are asking the European Commission to propose a new alcohol strategy, saying it should depart from the current one.   Click here to read more...

My mother, the alcoholic: living with foetal alcohol syndrome

Should heavy drinking in pregnancy be a crime? A recent test case in the UK was thrown out, but in the US hundreds of women have been imprisoned. We meet women and children affected by foetal alcohol syndrome.  Click here to read more...

Kids’ Little Sips of Alcohol can lead to Bigger Problems later in life
According to a study, parents who had let their kids sip alcohol may lead to greater drinking problems later in life.  Click here to read more...

Binge drinking teenagers ‘damaging brain development
Teenagers who binge drink could be damaging the development of their brains, making them more prone to psychiatric disorders including alcoholism in later life, new US research suggests. Click here to read more...

Alcohol watchdog hits out at ‘dangerous’ vapour shots
A club craze for vaporised alcohol could lead to dangerous levels of consumption, an alcohol watchdog has warned.   Click here to read more...

Study defines brain and behavioral effects of teen binge drinking
Adolescent binge drinking can disrupt gene regulation and brain development in ways that promote anxiety and excessive drinking behaviors that can persist into adulthood, according to a new study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health.   Click here to read more...

Nearly 1 in 4 young people believe they have a 'drink problem'
The survey of 4,000 UK adults, carried out by Opinium Research, found that, among professionals between the ages of 18 and 24, 24% thought they had a 'drink problem'. The study found there was a gender divide, with 28% of men believing they have issues with alcohol, compred to 21% of women saying the same.   Click here to read more...

French blame Brits for binge drinking teens
Officials accused British binge drinkers of encouraging a heavy drinking lifestyle among French young people, so much so that the term ‘binge-drinking’ has now become part of the French language.  Click here to read more...
 

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