Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Alcohol News - 42/2015

EurActiv - Alcohol and flying – not a good cocktail
There are many notorious examples of people - from celebrities to ordinairy holiday-makers - who have become intoxicated on flights to the point of posing a threat to passengers and the flight itself, writes Peter Allebeck.
Horizon2020 - Analysis… Europe’s liver problem
The European Commission must work harder to effectively tackle the EU’s growing liver disease epidemic; Fiona Godfrey, of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), explains why.
CNN - No alcohol during pregnancy -- ever -- plead U.S. Pediatricians
In an effort to once and for all put a rest to any debate about drinking during pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics has put out a clear message: Don't do it. Ever. At all. Not even a tiny bit.
ITV News - Middle-aged 'should curb drinking alcohol to avoid dementia'
Middle-aged people should be warned there is "no safe level of alcohol consumption" and advised to curb drinking to reduce their risk of developing dementia, according to new official guidance.
Ledger Independent - Alcohol and drug abuse affects everyone in the family
Our Nation’s No. 1 health problem is alcoholism and drug dependence. For decades, NCADD and our National Network of Affiliates have seen how the disease of addiction not only affects the individual, but millions of family members.
Medical Daily - The Alcohol Brands Found In Magazine And TV Ads Influence Underage Drinkers' Beverage Of Choice
A person's first drink of alcohol has been a part of Hollywood coming-of-age films for the longest time. Perhaps you remember the first time you had an adult beverage. If you don't remember what that beverage was, a new report might help you remember, as it found that brand-specific alcohol advertising is influential in the type of alcohol underage drinkers consume.
Herald Scotland (Scotland) - Alcohol-related deaths in the Western Isles 'more than twice the Scottish average'
Concerns have been raised about health attitudes in isolated communities after new figures show the rate of alcohol related deaths in the Western Isles is more than twice the Scottish average.
Daily Free Press - Alcohol laws directly correspond to drinking deaths, BU study finds
The strength of a state’s alcohol policies directly correlates to fewer deaths from alcoholic cirrhosis, according to a Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston University School of Public Health study published Thursday.
Tech Times - Swedish Researchers Say New Drug For Alcohol Addiction One Step Closer To Reality
Swedish researchers are one step closer to developing a drug that can help curb alcoholism. They announced on Wednesday that they found a more efficient way to reduce alcohol cravings by normalizing dopamine levels in the brain.
Baltic Times (Estonia) - Estonian Health Minister proposes curb on alcohol advertising and Happy Hour ban
Estonia's Minister of Health and Labour, Jevgeni Ossinovski, has decided to substantially curb alcohol advertising and is seeking opinions on a bill that would ban audio and video alcohol commercials, allowing only a static image to be shown.
Medical Daily - Losing Your Virginity By Way Of Alcohol Places You At Risk For Assault: Women's Health Update
If your first sexual experience involves alcohol, you are likely placing yourself at risk for unintended pregnancy and assault, researchers say. While this may seem obvious, the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions study also offers another more surprising kernel of wisdom: Your future is likely to contain more of the same behavior.
The Northern Echo (UK) - Cheap alcohol behind rising numbers of pensioner deaths, say experts
CHEAP alcohol is contributing to the soaring number of North-East pensioners dying and being admitted to hospital, experts claim.
EurekAlert (UK) - The alcohol industry is not meeting its 'Responsibility Deal' labeling pledges
A new study from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, published online in the journal Addiction, has found that the signatories to the Public Health Responsibility Deal alcohol labelling pledge are not fully meeting their pledge.

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