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USA: Study Highlights Risks of Combining Alcohol and Energy Drinks

Dienstag 7. Dezember 2010 von htm

As more states move to ban caffeinated alcoholic beverages (CABs), a new research review highlights the mounting evidence on the health risks associated with combining alcohol and energy drinks, ScienceDaily reported Nov. 30.
In an effort to determine the extent of CAB use and its health consequences — and outline future research needs — a team of researchers led by Jonathan Howland, PhD, chair of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at the Boston University School of Public Health, examined statistical evidence from 44 sources.
In one study, compared with patrons who drank regular alcoholic drinks, people who drank CABs were three times more likely to leave a nightclub „highly intoxicated“ and four times more likely to leave with the intention of driving. (Source: Join Together, 12/03/10)

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Alcopops, Allgemein, Binge Drinking, Driving under the Influence, Global, Research, Statistics, Violence and crimes, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

An Australian Council Calls For Reducing Alcohol Limit for Driving

Montag 6. Dezember 2010 von htm

A debate has been started in Australia for reducing the alcohol limit for driving in order to alter the driving etiquettes.
A discussion paper was introduced by the Australian Transport Council this week to urge for the reduction of the national alcohol limit to 20mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. The council cited the example of Sweden, where reducing alcohol limit from 50mg to 20mg, there was experienced 10% decrease in the accidents related to drinking plus driving.
The alcohol limit in New Zealand is 80mg, while than in Victoria is 50mg. There is 13% of concentration of drivers aged 18 to 25 years olds in Vitoria and there 36% of all drink drivers face fatality related to road accidents. (Source: Google Alcohol News, 12/05/10) topnews.net.nz, 12/05/10

Kategorie: Allgemein, Driving under the Influence, Global, Statistics, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Media Ignores Health Consequences

Freitag 24. April 2009 von htm

Media Ignores Health Consequences Of Drinking And Driving Among Young Celebrities. The recent drinking and driving (DUI) arrests of celebrities Paris Hilton, Nicole Ritchie, Michelle Rodriguez and Lindsay Lohan yielded widespread news coverage, however, very little of it offered any public health context, according to a new report by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Injury Research and Policy. „Media are an important source of information about the consequences of alcohol consumption, and influence how individuals define acceptable behavior,“ said Katherine Smith, PhD, lead author of the study and assistant professor with the Bloomberg School’s Center for Injury Research and Policy. (Source: Medical News Today, 4/23/09)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Celebrities, Driving under the Influence, Global, Prevention, Research, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

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