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TECH 16 Dec 2015 | 10:30 PM

Underage kids get alcohol ads directly to smartphones

Kids as young as 13 may be inundated with daily ads from the alcohol industry on social media, and while Twitter has an age-gate which blocks direct-to-phone updates for underage users, Instagram does not, according to a new study.

World 20 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

WHO to tackle alcohol misuse, binge drinking

GENEVA (Reuters) - Health ministers agreed on Thursday to try to curb binge drinking and other growing forms of excessive alcohol use through higher taxes on alcoholic drinks and tighter marketing regulations.

World 07 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Sharp drop in drink deaths follows alcohol price rise

LONDON (Reuters) - Increasing the minimum price of alcohol by 10 percent can lead to immediate and significant drops in drink-related deaths and may also have long-term beneficial health effects, according to a study published on Thursday.

TECH 11 Jan 2016 | 2:30 AM

Underage youth widely exposed to online alcohol marketing

More than half of underage people say they’ve seen alcohol marketing on the Internet, though few admit to engaging with brands or being a fan online, according to a new US study.

World 20 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

WHO to tackle alcohol misuse, binge drinking

GENEVA (Reuters) - Health ministers agreed on Thursday to try to curb binge drinking and other growing forms of excessive alcohol use through higher taxes on alcoholic drinks and tighter marketing regulations.

World 11 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Alcohol kills more than AIDS, TB or violence - WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Alcohol causes nearly 4 percent of deaths worldwide, more than AIDS, tuberculosis or violence, the World Health Organisation warned on Friday.

World 11 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Alcohol kills more than AIDS, TB or violence - WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Alcohol causes nearly 4 percent of deaths worldwide, more than AIDS, tuberculosis or violence, the World Health Organisation warned on Friday.

Community 01 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

Residents want stricter guidelines and not a blanket ban on alcohol

SHAH Alam resident Lim Kok Siang believes that there is no harm in continuing the sale of alcohol in Selangor, provided measures are put in place to limit its sale.

World 03 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

One third of Americans abuse alcohol - survey

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Nearly one in three Americans abuse or become dependent on alcohol over the course of their lives, and most never seek treatment, according to a study published on Monday.

World 30 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Alcohol underestimated as cancer cause - scientists

LONDON (Reuters) - Along with smoking and chronic infections, alcohol consumption is an important cause of several types of cancer, researchers said on Monday.