Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Alcohol News - 1/2016

The Guardian (UK) - No safe alcohol limit, new guidelines to say
Drinkers will be advised to cut back on alcohol for at least two days a week under new public health guidelines, according to reports.
Medical Xpress - Study shows how alcohol effects food consumption
A researcher from the University's Institute of Psychology, Health and Society has published a paper in Health Psychology about the adverse effect alcohol has on a person's inhibitory control when it comes to food.
Medical Xpress - Over 400 conditions co-occur with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), study finds
Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have identified 428 distinct disease conditions that co-occur in people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), in the most comprehensive review of its kind.
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Crazy passengers on Aussie flights driven by alcohol
Alcohol is the biggest factor fuelling shameful behaviour on Australian flights, including sexual activity and attacking others with foul language in front of small children.
Hindustan Times (India) - One in four men consumes alcohol in rural MP: Study
Close to one fourth of the male population of rural Madhya Pradesh has consumed alcohol over a one-year period, a study published last month in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has claimed, with the last consumption far higher amongst Hindus (14.7%) than Muslims (1.2%). Researchers conclude that there is a need for identifying and treating people with alcohol use disorders.
AzerNews (Uzbekistan) - Uzbekistan toughens penalties for use of tobacco products, alcohol in public
Uzbekistan will toughen the penalties for the use of tobacco products and alcohol in public places starting from January 2016.
The Local Government Association has renewed a push for breweries and other alcoholic drink manufacturers to label beverages with caloric information. The U.K.-based group says the labels are necessary because the public is largely unaware of the amount of empty calories in alcohol, which may be related to high obesity levels in the country.
Expatica Belguim (Belgium) - 1 in 10 Belgians battling alcohol problems
Belgian society should change its perception while counsellors and social workers should receive a better training to help alcohol drinkers.
Medical Daily - Alcohol Impairs Self-Control, Makes It Harder To Resist Snacks And Greasy Foods
If your New Year's resolution is to lose weight, you might want to put down the cocktail. New research published in the journal Health Psychology suggests alcohol lowers inhibition and reduces a person's willpower when it comes to raiding their fridge for those leftover chicken wings.
The Age (Australia) - Inebriated over-50s men now biggest users of ambulances
Ambulance calls to inebriated men in their 50s have become the most common call-outs for alcohol related problems, making up more than 50 per cent of visits.
Hurriyet Daily News (Turkey) - Turkey wakes up to tax hikes on alcohol, tobacco and electricity in New Year
The cost of cigarettes, alcoholic drinks and electricity are all set to lighten Turks’ wallets after the government imposed price hikes on the goods and services with the advent of the new year.
Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper (Bhutan) - Cabinet endorses strong alcohol policy
Volumetric taxation or levying tax based on the alcohol content of products is one of the interventions that would be taken to control access and consumption of alcohol in the country.
New Zealand Police (New Zealand) - Campground alcohol related incidents concern Manawatu Police
Manawatu Police are concerned that alcohol fuelled antics of some campers are spoiling what should be enjoyable family holidays for people staying in some local campgrounds.
The Guardian (UK) - Older people drinking too much could create NHS ‘timebomb’, says doctor
Figures show high levels of alcohol consumption leading to increased numbers of over-65s being hospitalised for illnesses such as dementia. (Canada) - Keeping reserves dry isn't easy: P.A. tribal council vice-chief
Prohibiting alcohol is something the Standing Buffalo First Nation is considering in the wake of a homicide on New Year's Day — but other reserves in Saskatchewan have already taken that step and say it's not easy to do. (South Africa) - South Africa: Alcohol abuse among youths shocks health minister
South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has expressed shock to personally witness the country’s youth take social drinking so seriously to the detriment of the nation’s development, APA learn here Wednesday.
Scotsman (Scotland) - Leaders: Binge drinking culture must be addressed
THOUSANDS of Scots being injured while drunk underlines extent of problem for wider society, as well as ambulance staff.

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