Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Alcohol News - 28/2014

EurekAlert - Moderate alcohol use associated with increased risk for atrial fibrillation
Even in moderation, consumption of wine and hard liquor may be a risk factor for atrial fibrillation, an abnormally fast heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart failure and dementia, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The research did not identify a similar risk for moderate consumption of beer.
WebMD - A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart
A new study challenges the widely held belief that light drinking of alcohol may be good for your heart. Researchers analyzed more than 50 studies that examined drinking habits and heart health in more than 260,000 people.
Telegraph.co.uk - Any alcohol increases dementia risk, middle aged are warned
Middle-aged people should be told to cut out alcohol to reduce their risk of dementia as part of new health checks from the age of 40, under new NHS proposals.
New York Daily News (USA) - Alcohol ads linked to underage drinkers' favorite brands
People under 21 see a number of alcohol ads, despite standards that try to limit such ads to mature-audience magazines. ‘The more exposed they are the more likely that they are to start drinking or if already drinking, to drink more,’ senior author David Jernigan said.
AllAfrica.com (Namibia) - MP Calls for Ban On Alcohol Adverts
An opposition MP has called for a ban on all alcohol-related advertisements to curb the escalating use of alcohol in the country. Republican Party MP Clara Gowases last Thursday in the National Assembly called for a ban on advertising alcoholic beverages when MPs discussed the Report on Alcohol Abuse in Namibia.
swissinfo.ch (Switzerland) - One in four attempts to buy alcohol underage succeeds
Although it’s become more difficult for minors to buy alcoholic beverages in Switzerland, one in four underage clients still succeeds in buying wine, beer or hard alcohol, according to an official survey.
The Guardian (India) - India's new alcohol labelling laws leave importers needing a drink
The bootlegger, known to a select circle as the "wine wallah", unzips a dusty duffel bag and removes bottles wrapped in newspaper pages. "This is totally illegal," he admits, unveiling a low-end Chilean red wine, an Australian white and a French chardonnay.
HealthCanal.com - Pinpointing the damage alcohol does to the brain
New research has identified, for the first time, the structural damage at a molecular level that excessive alcohol abuse causes to the brain.
Metro - Two questions is all it takes to determine if you have an alcohol problem, says study
Two questions are all it takes to establish whether a person has an alcohol problem or is at risk of developing one, according to a study for Gps.
Express.co.uk (UK) - Two under-11s hospitalised every WEEK because of alcohol problems
Figures discovered by the Labour party show that Britain's accident and emergency departments dealt with 102 alcohol-related admissions in children aged 11 and younger last year.
Telegraph.co.uk (UK) - Thousands of women drinking too much during pregnancy, figures suggest
A significant number of women have admitted drinking more than the government recommended limit of four units a week – equivalent to two large glasses of wine.
EurActiv - DG Trade's ties to the alcohol industry are cause for concern
Instead of addressing the harm alcohol inflicts to public health, social fabric, economic productivity and even democracy abroad, EU Commissioner Karel De Gucht chooses to praise its trade benefits, writes Sven-Olov Carlsson.
Courier Mail (Australia) - ‘Preloading’ reaches epidemic levels among young adult alcohol drinkers
PRELOADING has hit epidemic levels as more than half of the nation’s drinkers “fire up” with booze before heading out on the town.
Hotelier Middle East (Bahrain) - Bahrain bans alcohol in three-star hotels
The Culture Ministry in Bahrain is introducing a ban on alcohol in the country’s three-star hotels in an attempt to improve tourism in the country, it has been reported.
Telegraph - Arrest on a plane: how drunken passengers can really delay a flight
Late-night flights to destinations such as Ibiza and Majorca are notoriously rowdy. Belinda Maude witnesses an arrest and finds out what is being done to deal with anti-social behaviour.
Irish Independent - Unhealthy living is creating ticking cancer timebomb
Shocking new cancer figures reveal how we are paying a massive price for our unhealthy lifestyle.


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