Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Alcohol News - 37/2015

The independence - What alcohol really does to your eyesight
Most of us are well aware of the detrimental impact alcohol abuse can have on our bodies. At the less extreme end of the spectrum we understand that being even slightly intoxicated causes blurry, distorted vision, but what are the real physiological consequences to our eyes?
The Telegraph (UK) - Stressed mums turning to wine after the school run
Stressed mothers are increasingly turning to wine after the school run, according to a report which suggests parents with children at home are the most likely to have a drink problem.
Irish Examiner (Russia) - Russian official urges action on workplace alcohol abuse
A top Russian official has called upon state-owned arms producers to introduce an ethics code in order to battle alcohol abuse in the workplace.
Daily Maverick (Sweden) - Alcohol addiction: Swedish discovery could change lives
Last week, Swedish researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy released a study suggesting that a medication currently used for diabetes and obesity could be a valuable tool in the treatment of alcohol dependence.
The West Australian (Australia) - Sobering statistics on alcohol cost
West Australians are being urged to stay sober next month as trauma specialists reveal alcohol is linked to about 20 per cent of Royal Perth Hospital’s trauma admissions.
Sidney Morning Herald (Australia) - Aussies spend more on alcohol than education, personal care
Australians, including those forgoing meals to pay their bills, spend more on alcohol each week than they do on education and personal care, a groundbreaking study has revealed.
IOL (South Africa) - Pregnant women warned off alcohol
Western Cape health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo had stern words for expecting mothers, admonishing them for using alcohol while pregnant, teenage pregnancy and frequent births.
University Herald - Working Long Hours May Lead To Alcohol Abuse
New research suggests that people who work long hours can increase risk of adverse health problems.
Medical Xpress - Stigma against fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Stigma against fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), a leading cause of developmental delay in North America, can lead to prejudice and discrimination or impact self-esteem for individuals with FASD and their families.
The Copenhagen Post (Denmark) - Pregnant addicts may be forced into inpatient treatment centres
Government aiming to decrease the number of children born with substance abuse-related health problems.

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