Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Alcohol News - 33/2015

Paris Guardian - Women at greater risk of alcohol related cancer
Light to minimal drinking can increase risk of alcohol related cancer, mainly breast cancer, among women, but for men this risk is not increased with moderate drinking, a Harvard study has found.
Medical News Today - Even light, moderate alcohol intake may increase risk for certain cancers
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism define light to moderate alcohol consumption as up to one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men. But according to new research published in The BMJ, even this level of alcohol consumption can increase cancer risk.
WTSP 10 News - What alcohol really does to your body on an airplane
While on a flight, if you’ve only had a couple drinks and already you’re trying to convince your neighbor there’s a monster on the wing, you might not be entirely crazy — it might just be that the booze has gone to your head a little more than usual.
Vocativ - Alcohol Doesn't Stop Women From Remembering Rapes Accurately
Questions are often raised about the accuracy of sexual assault survivors’ memories when alcohol is involved—but a new study suggests that mistrust might be unfounded.
Herald Sun (Australia) - Alcohol abuse sending Victorian kids to hospital at ‘alarming rate’
MORE than 120 children aged 14 and under have been rushed to Victorian hospitals suffering from alcohol-related injuries in the past three years.
CBS Local - First Female Sex Pill Comes With Important Alcohol Warning
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success of impotence drugs for men.
BBC News (UK) - Alcohol abuse rise sparks minimum pricing call
More than half of people referred for help with substance misuse in Wales have alcohol problems, prompting calls for a minimum pricing.
Telegraph.co.uk (France) - Less than half of French order alcohol once a week, shock poll
reveals
The majority of French – historically seen as a nation of heavy wine guzzlers – order an alcoholic drink less than once a week, a shock poll revealed on Thursday.
The Sofia Globe (Bulgaria) - Mayor of Varna bans alcohol in public places in move against ‘alcohol tourism’
The mayor of Bulgaria’s largest Black Sea city Varna, Ivan Portnih, has issued a ban on alcohol in public places in the city and its holiday resorts.
The Nordic Page (Norway) - More Young Drinkers on West Oslo, More Alcohol Problem on East
Youths on the west side of Oslo drink more alcohol than youth in the east. But the risk for alcohol problems is greater in the east, a new study shows.
Diabetes In Control - Alcohol Consumption at Conception May Increase Risk of Diabetes in Later Life
A recent study published by the University of Queensland sought to further investigate how alcohol consumption can affect metabolic regulations, including glucose intolerance, in fetal development.
3AW (Australia) - Alcohol causes 'greatest harm' over any drug, new Victorian data shows
Victorian paramedics are increasingly being called to assist people affected by alcohol than any illegal drug, new data shows.
Times LIVE (South Africa) - What needs to be done to end South Africa’s status as a nation of heavy drinkers
Globally, there has been an increase in the amount of alcohol being consumed. Research suggests that this trend is driven by an increase in drinking in India and China. In Africa, the alcohol consumption trend has not increased since 2006.

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