Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Alcohol News - 18/2016

Think Spain (Spain/EU) - 'Poor detection' of alcohol dependency in European hospitals, say Barcelona researchers
HOSPITAL patients are seven times more likely to be alcoholics than the general population, according to research by medics in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona province). The report claims European hospitals suffer 'serious deficiencies' in detecting high-risk or dependent drinkers.
Daily Mail (UK) - More pensioners admitted to hospital with alcohol issues
The number of pensioners being admitted to hospital because of alcohol is on the rise, new figures show. The rates of people over the age of 65 who are admitted to hospitals in England have been slowly creeping up since around 2008, according to new statistics from Public Health England (PHE).
Wall Street Journal - New Look at Alcohol and Weight Loss
Alcohol’s impact on decision-making derails more diets than its impact on actual caloric intake, says Eric Rimm, a professor of epidemiology and nutrition and director of the cardiovascular epidemiology program at Harvard’s T. H. Chan School of Public Health.
CCTV-America (USA) - US debates ban on advertising alcohol products
Now health advocates want to see a ban on advertising alcohol products. They say they’re being marketed more than ever.
The Drum (USA) - American Academy of Pediatrics calls for crackdown on alcohol product placement
Research from the American Academy of Pediatrics have called for greater regulation over alcohol brands marketing techniques after finding a correlation between problem drinking at a young age and use of product and brand placement in popular TV shows.
Medical Daily - Stronger State Alcohol Laws May Reduce Drunk Driving Deaths Among Teens
Nearly 1,700 young drivers aged 15 to 20 years old died in 2013. Although this is a 10 percent decrease from the previous year, motor vehicle injuries are still a leading cause of death among youth in the United States, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.
Parent Herald - Difficulty In Quitting Smoking Is Amplified By Heavy Alcohol Drinking
People who smoke cigarettes are more likely to have a harder time quitting their vice if they are also heavy alcohol drinkers. This is because alcohol dependence makes people process the nicotine in their bodies faster.
Scotsman (Scotland) - Babies tested for alcohol after concerns over regular drinking
Newborn babies in Scotland are being tested for alcohol after researchers raised concerns that some pregnant mothers are drinking regularly.
Radio New Zealand (Solomon Islands) - Solomons to introduce alcohol breath-testing
Random breath testing for alcohol is set to be introduced in Solomon Islands after the parliament passed new legislation.
Eater (USA) - Powdered Alcohol Preemptively Banned in 31 States
Powdered alcohol, arguably a very bad idea, has been banned in a majority of U.S. states before ever even hitting the market. A press release from industry watchdog group Alcohol Justice says "31 states have now legislated or regulated complete bans on powdered alcohol."
Bristol Post (UK) - Will alcohol soon be banned on airplanes?
THE majority of airplane passengers say they support alcohol restrictions on flights, with one in ten calling for a drink ban.
The Science Explorer - Stress, Depression, and Alcohol Use May Hinder a Woman’s Ability to Naturally Fight off HPV
In a first, researchers who followed a group of women for over a decade have suggested that stress and depression play a significant role in whether a woman can fight off a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection naturally or not, as well as alcohol, cigarette, and drug use.
Science Daily - Hormone, neurotransmitter systems disturbed in alcoholics' brains
The brain tissue of people with alcohol dependence shows a variety of changes compared to non-alcoholic control persons. All alcoholics' brains share some characteristics, but some are exclusive to the brain tissue of anxiety-prone type 1 alcoholics or impulsive type 2 alcoholics, according to a recent study.
Daily News & Analysis (India) - Drunk passengers are a nuisance, ban alcohol in airports, say airlines
Airports might become the new dry spots in the country with airlines complaining to the aviation regulator about the nuisance caused by drunk passengers.

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