Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Alcohol News - 14/2016

Marine Corps Times (USA) - U.S. troops in Japan face tough new alcohol limits
New rules on military bases in Japan make it more likely that U.S. troops will be arrested if they drink and drive. On Monday, the military lowered the allowable blood alcohol content level to 0.03 percent for all troops operating vehicles on U.S. bases in Japan, said Air Force Lt. Col. Ken Hoffman, a spokesman for U.S. Forces Japan.
The Guardian (India) - Indian state Bihar imposes total ban on alcohol sales
The Indian state of Bihar has completely banned the sale of alcohol, including at bars and hotels. (Canada) - Increased alcohol availability in places like Starbucks should concern Canadians: experts
Starbucks is now selling beer and wine in some of its Toronto locations, but health experts are warning of the potential harmful effects the increased availability of alcohol can have on society and urging Canadians to be mindful of the risks.
The Guardian (Australia) - Hospital study on alcohol-related harm will inform lockout law debate
Emergency departments across three major Australian cities will take part in a five-year research project to determine whether patients were drinking when they acquired their condition or injury, and if so, where their last drink was obtained.
KCBD-TV (USA) - Talk early, talk often to warn your teens about alcohol abuse
We know from the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency that every year, 5,000 people under the age of 21 die from a crash, poisoning, accident or suicide, all of which are found to be alcohol related.
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Tech Times (UK) - 90 Percent Of People In England Do Not Link Alcohol Drinking To Cancer
Nine out of ten people in England do not link alcohol drinking to any cancer, despite the fact that increased risk of seven major cancers are linked to drinking alcohol, report says.
Huffington Post UK - This Is How Alcohol Really Affects Sleep
It’s a common misconception that a nightcap before bed will improve your sleep. In reality, while alcohol may help you to nod off initially, drinking before you head to bed can have a detrimental effect on your overall quality of sleep. - Study links effects of prenatal alcohol and drug exposure with placental development
In the United States, prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is the most common preventable cause of developmental delay. Animal studies have shown some of the adverse effects of PAE on placental development, but few studies have examined these effects in humans.
4BC (Australia) - Doctors push for tougher alcohol restrictions
A group of Australian doctors wants to see the legal drinking age increased to combat drunken violence and has submitted an 80 page report to the senate.
News24 (South Africa) - High level of foetal alcohol syndrome found in Saldanha Bay
A study commissioned by the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) found that over 6% of children in the West Coast are born with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), reports GroundUp.
Winnipeg Free Press - Alcohol kills more ex-athletes than it gets credit for
Alcohol has been killing ex-athletes since Babe Ruth died at 53 — officially from cancer, but who’s kidding who. Mickey Mantle, soccer’s George Best, hockey’s Bob Probert, Derek Boogaard, Pelle Lindbergh, Cleveland Indians reliever Tim Crews — the list of athletes who died directly or indirectly from alcohol goes on and on and on.
The National (Abu Dhabi) - Youth alcohol parties are rife in UAE, say residents
They gather in empty villas, on beaches and under bridges. The death four years ago of a British boy has had little effect on underage drinking. - Link between Gastric Bypass and Alcohol Abuse
Gastric bypass surgery is a common form of bariatric surgery used to help extremely obese people lost weight and improve their health. Emerging findings, however, show a significant association between gastric bypass surgery and the subsequent development of alcohol abuse problems.
The Baltic Course (Lithuania) - Lithuanian public activists collect 50,000 signatures for alcohol restriction initiative
A group of public figures aiming to submit a set of alcohol-restricting amendments to the Lithuanian parliament maintain they have collected in a few weeks 50,000 signatures, the number needed for lawmakers to address the bills.
Business Insider - Surprising ways alcohol affects your body and brain
Alcohol, which two teams of addiction experts recently ranked as one of the five most addictive substances, can be especially dangerous when consumed in excess.
The Canberra Times (Australia) - Canberrans drink more than average Australian and more than before, calls for alcohol crackdown
Canberrans drink more and at riskier levels than the nation's average, with more than one in five drinking themselves into danger of chronic long-term harm.
TVNZ (New Zealand) - 'The most drastic step is to ban alcohol' - post-work drinks may be a thing of the past with new health and safety laws
"If someone's had a lot to drink at work and then they've gone out particularly with other work colleagues it may well be their safety is still something that's the employer's responsibility," employment lawyer Megan Richards said.

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