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2008-12-18 16:00:00

California Attorney General Brown, San Francisco City Attorney Herrera, and 12 other State Attorneys General reach agreement with MillerCoors Brewing Company to reformulate Sparks and discontinue misleading marketing claims SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major victory for public health and safety, 13 State Attorneys General, the City Attorney of San Francisco, and MillerCoors Brewing Company announced today that the company will be reformulating its Sparks...

2008-12-12 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even as the Obama Administration sets its sights on stabilizing and strengthening the U.S. economy, a coalition of public interest groups today called on the transition team and incoming Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to move quickly on another matter where action by the Treasury Department is needed and long overdue: requiring mandatory, basic serving facts disclosing alcohol content per serving and the definition of moderate, or...

2008-10-01 09:00:28

By ALAN RODEN City ALCOHOL experts in the Capital want the Government to impose inflation-busting price rises and ban large glasses of wine to help tackle binge drinking. Ministers recently proposed a wide-ranging overhaul of alcohol laws, which includes a minimum price for drink in supermarkets and off-licences and raising the minimum age at which alcohol can be bought in shops to 21. Action on Alcohol and Drugs in Edinburgh (AADE), a partnership of key bodies including the council,...

2008-09-25 15:00:39

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Fred Jones, Esq., of California Coalition on Alcopops and Youth, +1-530-887-9944 (office), +1-916-768-6060 (cell) Bill Increases Marketing 1200% to Youth, Girls SACRAMENTO,Calif.,Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Coalition on Alcopops and Youthappealed to Governor Schwarzenegger today to veto AB 1245, which would increase the industry's marketing and promotional item limits for "freebies" by 1200 percent. This diverse, broad-based coalition...

2008-09-06 18:00:22

A PROJECT to reduce harmful drinking in Tyneside has helped more than 950 people since it was launched 15 months ago. GPs, practice nurses and other health professionals have been trained to take part in a screening process to identify patients attending the surgery who are putting their health at risk by drinking too much. These could be people whose drinking is affecting other conditions and who otherwise could go undetected and not be aware that their drinking could be harming them....

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2008-09-01 09:30:00

By Barry Nelson A doctor has urged North-Easterners not to hit the bottle to cope with the stress of returning to work after the holidays. Using alcohol to cope with going back to work, or getting the kids back to school, can actually increase stress, according to Tyneside GP Dr David Tomson. Instead, adults in the region should consider other ways of relaxing, he said. Dr Tomson's comments were made as a survey showed more than two fifths of drinkers in the North-East and North Yorkshire...

2008-07-15 12:00:43

By GERRY BRAIDEN RETAIL giant Tesco has reignited the row on discounted alcohol after revealing plans that could see it selling "Value" brand wine. The chain has admitted it is developing a wine to add to its discounted own-brand range of goods, with suggestions bottles could sell at around GBP3, cheaper than the price of a glass in many bars. The head of Tesco's beer, wine and spirits division has claimed the chain's plans are a reaction to the credit crunch rather than any attempt...

2008-06-17 12:00:56

IS THE Scottish Government looking through the wrong end of the telescope in its attempt to curb the national alcohol problem? Its aim is to attack the blight of excessive drinking at grassroots level, principally by raising the legal age for the purchase of alcohol from supermarkets and off-licences from 18 to 21. Further legislation is likely to set minimum prices for alcohol and end the practice of cut-price booze promotions. All of this is aimed primarily at young drinkers because...

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2008-05-19 20:35:23

A survey of 1,420 drinkers conducted by Britain's Department of Health has found that more than one in three participants were not aware of the recommended daily limits for alcohol consumption.  And three-quarters of those surveyed did not know that the average glass of wine contains three units of alcohol.  The survey, coincident with a government campaign to encourage responsible drinking, found half of those questioned drank alcohol at least two or three times a week. And while...

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2008-03-07 10:25:00

Previous studies have pointed out the benefits of moderate alcohol consumption as a factor in lowering cardiovascular risk. In a study conducted by the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and published in the March 2008 issue of The American Journal of Medicine, researchers found that middle-aged non-drinkers who began consuming moderate amounts of alcohol saw an immediate benefit of lower cardiac disease morbidity with no change in mortality after four...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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