Friday 26 May 2017

WHO wants action as alcohol kills 3.3m in 2012

More than 3 million people died from using alcohol in 2012, for reasons ranging from cancer to violence, the World Health Organisation said on Monday, as it called on governments to do more to limit the damage. "More needs to


Bahrain police to monitor Ramadan clamp

Bahrain police will be out in force to ensure people do not breach a ban on eating and drinking in public during the fasting hours of Ramadan. Patrols will be stepped up across the country to catch offenders, who could face fines of up to


Clamp on alcohol in Bahrain

Bahrain will have just four shops selling alcohol by the end of the month, our sister newspaper Gulf Daily News (GDN) has learnt. Three of them will be located in Mina Salman, while the fourth will be near the Gulf Hotel, according to sour


Heavy drinking 'raises risk of stroke'

A large study in China suggests heavy alcohol consumption may increase the risk of stroke in men. The researchers recommend heavy drinkers be targeted for prevention strategies. Published in the latest issue of the Annals of Neurol

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