Thursday, August 18, 2016

Alcohol News - 33/2016

Newshub (New Zealand) - Government announces fetal alcohol plan
The Government has a plan to reduce the number of babies born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
The Canberra Times (Australia/ Sri Lanka) - Universal lessons: Canberra experts fight alcohol, domestic abuse in Sri Lanka
Dr Kamalini Lokuge​'s heart broke when she heard how a Sri Lankan preschool child told his teacher that "his dad always drinks and his mum runs around the house at night saying she's going to kill herself".
New Zealand Herald (New Zealand) - Alcohol advertising on Auckland bus
Advertisements promoting alcohol products have been spotted on Link Buses around Auckland. The advertisements for Brothers Beer, Corona and Selaks wines on the buses follow a revelation this month that Auckland Council holds investments in alcohol giants SABMiller and Pernod Ricard.
Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand) - Doug Sellman: An irresponsible alcohol industry is doing its best to confuse
University of Otago's Professor Jennie Connor has had two prestigious publications in the past month highlighting the fact that alcohol causes cancer in moderate drinkers in New Zealand.
Medical Daily - Low-Alcohol Beers May Reduce Drunk Driving, Drink-Related Injuries And Deaths Worldwide
Strong beers may be a thing of the past, according to a new body of research published in the Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology. After studying alcohol’s effect on society, a team of Canadian researchers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found that cutting back on ethanol, which is the intoxicating ingredient in alcohol, could potentially lower a person’s total alcohol intake in the long run.
Irish Health (Ireland) - Alcohol warning ahead of Leaving Cert results
Parents of students due to receive their Leaving Cert results this week are being encouraged to talk to their children about the risks associated with alcohol use.
Economic Times - Need to cut down on drinking alcohol? Getting in a relationship might help
Being in a relationship could be wonderful in more ways than one. A new study indicates that people who are married, or cohabiting, generally tend to drink less - that's fewer drinks, and less frequently.
Daily Mail (UK) - Baby boomers are ‘drinking themselves into an early grave' because they're LONELY
The 'baby boomers', those born during the surge of births between 1946–1964, comprise around a quarter of the population in the UK.
Daily Mail - Boozing after exercising is WORSE than skipping a work-out altogether: Alcohol 'stunts muscle growth during exercise recovery period'
It seems logical: if you want a guilt-free hangover, best hit the gym before the bar. But according to new research, that is the worst thing you can do.

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