Well, someone didn't get the memo:
Parents could help keep their teenagers away from drink-fuelled violence and sex by giving them a weekly alcohol allowance, a study has suggested.Whoops! Bet there are some red faces at the boffin's watercooler now...
On other things, though, this bunch are singing from the same hymn sheet:
Study leader Professor Mark Bellis, from Liverpool John Moores University, said the negative impacts of alcohol on children's health were "substantial".In fact, forget 'global warming'. It's alcohol that is the danger du jour:
In their paper the scientists said alcohol had emerged in recent decades as "one of the major international threats to public health".International..?
There's a lot of alcohol abuse going on up the Orinoco and in Antarctica, is there?
And just wait until the NuPuritans get a load of this. There'll be heads a-poppin' all over the shop...