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Weekly News Update: Alcohol industry accused of misleading MUP consult

Posted 26/04/13

National news

Plans for minimum alcohol prices and plain cigarette packs may be dropped over 'nanny state' fears
Anna Soubry said she was in favour of harsh new rules introducing plain cigarette packaging and a minimum price for alcohol.  Click here for more...

Lack of alternatives drives teenagers to drink, study warns
A focus on alcohol-related entertainment in the North East normalises binge drinking among young people, a new study has found. Click here for more...

Doctors warn alcohol sponsorship of sports 'grooming' child drinkers
one of the country’s leading doctors claimed sporting bodies were “in the pocket” of the industry.  Click here for more...

Light drinking 'not harmful to baby' say scientists
Light drinking during pregnancy does not harm child behavioural or mental development, reports the journal BJOG.  Click here for more...

Alcohol industry accused of misleading consultation on minimum pricing
A study published in the PLOS (Public Library of Science) Medicine online journal claims that evidence on effective alcohol control measures was "distorted" by supermarkets, drinks companies and trade associations.  Click here for more...

Healthy living: How to live longer
Some aspects of our health and vitality are governed by our genes and how our mother behave during pregnancy, but many lifestyle factors, including fitness, diet and weight all impact on our ability to live a long and healthy life.  Click here for more...

Alcohol diseases on the rise in young
Chronic alcohol-related conditions, such as liver disease, are on the increase in Ireland, particularly among younger people, doctors have warned.  Click here for more...

Drinking Patterns of Older Adults with Chronic Medical Conditions
Understanding alcohol consumption patterns of older adults with chronic illness is important.  Click here for more...

Binge Drinking Found to Impair Vascular Function in Healthy Young Adults
History of repeated binge drinking in healthy young adults caused alterations in macro- and microvascular function similar to those seen in individuals with recognized cardiovascular risk factors.  Click here for more...

Drinks industry 'behaving like tobacco sector' says alcohol study author
The author of a report that accused the alcohol industry of distorting evidence over minimum pricing said it was now harder for governments to make evidence-based policy where industry is involved.  Click here for more...

Briefing warns of sharp rise in admissions of older people with alcohol-related mental health problems
An Alcohol Concern briefing has warned of a 150% rise in hospital admissions for over 60’s with alcohol related mental health problems in the last decade.  Click here for more...


International news:

Minimum Alcohol Prices and Outlet Densities in British Columbia, Canada:
Estimated Impacts on Alcohol-Attributable Hospital Admissions.  Click here for more...

Hospital trips fixed to booze prices (Canada)
A study proposes minimum prices for liquor stores based on alcohol content per beverage after finding spikes in booze-driven hospital admissions when prices fall.  Click here for more...

Number of bingers and teetotallers on the rise (Aus)
Australians are increasingly split in their attitudes to drinking between binge drinkers and people who have quit alcohol entirely, a national survey has found.  Click here for more...

Life in Recovery Survey (USA)
The results from the first nationwide survey of persons in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs released today by Faces & Voices of Recovery.  Click here for more...