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2010-09-08 11:34:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive year, the Beer Institute (BI) and its members are proud to support the federal government's "We Don't Serve Teens" program. Launched in 2007, the campaign provides parents and other adults with educational tools to help reduce illegal teen drinking. "As an industry, brewers and importers develop and participate in a host of programs to help parents address underage drinking and effectively talk about it with their...

2010-09-04 12:17:22

Britons, infamous for their binge-drinking, broke tradition last year with less alcohol consumption in the country, showing the biggest fall since 1948, according to industry figures Friday.Health concerns and the recession brought on a six percent decline in 2009, becoming the fourth annual drop in five years, figures released by the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) showed.Consumption of alcohol remained below the European Union average in Britain, BBPA said, which relied mainly on...

2010-08-31 16:04:08

Despite medical research that indicates Vancouver's supervised injection facility, Insite, reduces needle-sharing and overdose deaths, the facility's fate is uncertain, states an analysis article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100032.pdf. Insite was North America's first sanctioned supervised safe injection site, opened in 2003 under the then Liberal government. In 2006, a Conservative government removed harm reduction...

2010-07-22 13:05:35

Access to opioid substitution therapy such as methadone can facilitate access to and retention in ART Against the backdrop of some of the globe's fastest growing HIV epidemics in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, a report launched today at the XVIII International AIDS conference (AIDS 2010) in Vienna makes the case for a new model for scaling up treatment and prevention of HIV amongst Injecting Drug Users (IDUs). The report, "Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS amongst Drug Using Populations:...

2010-07-14 13:06:03

Policy resistance to harm reduction for drug users and potential effect of change Strict laws on the criminalisation of drug use and drug users are fuelling the spread of HIV and other serious harms associated with the criminal market and should be reviewed, say experts in a series of articles published on bmj.com today to coincide with the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna, 18-23 July 2010. Countries most affected include Russia and Ukraine, which operate strict drug laws and...

2010-07-01 09:00:00

MOUNDS VIEW, Minn., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent results from alcohol compliance checks conducted in 19 communities throughout Minnesota show that 90 percent of alcohol retailers refused a sale to someone under the age of 21. Out of 549 checks completed, 495 retailers passed. Checks were conducted with both on-sale (bars, restaurants) and off-sale (liquor stores, grocery stores) establishments from January through May 2010. On-sale establishments performed slightly better...

2010-06-02 20:24:39

Further research is needed Cancer-related fatigue is often a major problem for cancer patients, beginning at diagnosis, during treatment and after completing therapy. Researchers at Mayo Clinic (http://www.mayoclinic.org/oncology-rst/) and the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (http://ncctg.mayo.edu/) (NCCTG) recently completed a study testing methylphenidate in the treatment of cancer-related fatigue and found that, while it did not improve fatigue for a broad group of patients, the data...

2010-03-23 08:42:05

Both legitimate brewers and distillers - and authorities on the track of illicit alcohol from home stills - will soon have a helping hand. Measurement experts have unveiled a portable device to determine the strength of alcoholic drinks quickly and easily, almost anywhere. Published in the open access Chemistry Central Journal, the researchers show that their technique is just as accurate, and more sophisticated, than widely used lab-based methods. Along with his colleagues, Dirk Lachenmeier...

2010-03-18 13:30:00

NORWALK, Conn., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Beverage Information Group's recently released Handbook Advance 2010, the bleak economy influenced the success of each segment of the beverage alcohol business in 2009. Distilled spirits and wine experienced positive results, albeit at a much slower rate than in the past, while beer saw unprecedented declines. Last year, the economy reversed the previous "trading up" trend in the spirits category and consumers changed their...

2010-03-02 08:27:00

HOUSTON and PENSACOLA, Fla., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Innovative Beverage Group Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets: IBGH) announced today, that CEO Peter Bianchi and his proprietary beverage, drank, have been featured as the cover story in the March issue of Beverage Spectrum, a highly respected beverage industry trade magazine. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090219/DRANKLOGO) The article, which touts drank(TM) as the category leader and face of the relaxation beverage...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'