Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Alcohol News - 27/2016

iDiva.com - Body On Booze: How Alcohol Affects Us
Most of us know that too much alcohol consumption is physically damaging, but we don't really understand how extreme the effects are. While drinking might make you feel amazing (until your hangover sets in), have you ever wondered how booze impacts your system?
New York Daily News - ‘High’ anxiety: Using alcohol for liquid courage is a big mistake
Have you ever taken a shot or a drink as some liquid courage or to take the edge off of an uncomfortable situation? Self-medicating with alcohol isn't just common — it's often encouraged.
PA home page (USA) - Alcohol Use a Leading Factor in Boating Fatalities
According to the US coast guard, there were 122 boating deaths in the country where alcohol was a contributing factor in 2015.
Belfast Telegraph (Northern Ireland) - Pubs urged to avoid selling toxic fake alcohol
In recent years, Northern Ireland has developed a reputation as the counterfeit capital of the UK and worryingly, fake alcohol forms part of this scene. After the recent prosecution of a local business found selling illegal alcohol, this is becoming a growing concern for the Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland.
The Guardian (UK) - Better parenting has led to decline in underage drinking, report finds
The Institute of Alcohol Studies says today’s parents are less likely to drink in front of their children, more likely to disapprove of them drinking and more likely to know where they are and what they are doing.
The Moscow Times (Russia) - Kremlin Eyes State Alcohol Monopoly with $88M Deal
Russia's state-owned alcohol producer Rosspirtprom has acquired eight new distilleries in a deal worth 5.7 billion rubles ($88 million), the Vedomosti newspaper reported Wednesday.
Science Daily - Trauma induces more alcohol craving than stress among veterans with PTSD and co-occurring alcohol dependence
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol dependence (AD) are two of the most common and debilitating disorders diagnosed among American military veterans.
Huffington Post Australia (Australia) - What It's Like To Be The Child Of An Alcoholic
I can only speak from my personal experience having grown up with one parent that has a severe alcohol addiction. I'm now almost 33 years old, and alcohol has been the primary interference in my now non-existent relationship with my father.
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Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic - 6 Surprising Ways Alcohol Affects Your Health — Not Just Your Liver
Some of the ways alcohol affects our health are well known, but others may surprise you. Here are six less-known effects that alcohol has on your body, according to gastroenterologist K. V. Narayanan Menon, MD.
SHPonline (UK) - Excessive alcohol consumption and the workplace
From the UK Chief Medical Officer’s decision to cut recommended drinking limits to proposed restrictions on alcohol advertising, debate has raged over the need to curb alcohol consumption due to associated health risks.
The Guardian (England) - Alcohol-related deaths in England up 4% in one year
Alcohol-related deaths in England have risen by 4% in a year and by 13% in a decade, according to figures published on Thursday.
Daily News & Analysis - Drinking alcohol may up cancer risk
According to researchers at the University of Otago, drinking was responsible for 236 cancer deaths under 80 years of age in New Zealand in 2012. The research builds on previous work that identified 30% of all alcohol-attributable deaths in New Zealand to be due to cancer, more than all other chronic diseases combined.
NY1 (USA) - Coalition Demands Transit System Ban Ads That Promote Alcohol
Controversy over advertisements in the subway isn't new to the MTA, but now, there's a push to do away with ads that promote alcohol. NY1's Jose Martinez filed the following report.
Optics.org (Germany) - Touch-based alcohol sensor will put an end to drunken driving
DADSS focuses on the development of technology that will prevent alcohol–impaired drivers from moving their cars. When ready, the alcohol detection system will be made available as a safety option in new vehicles – like automatic braking, lane departure warning, and other advanced driver assist vehicle technologies.
ThaiVisa News (Thailand) - Alcohol Control Strategy Applied on 15 July in Thailand
National No Alcohol Day to begin this year after order from Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in a bid to give “family, youth and the new generation national prosperity without alcohol.”

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