Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Alcohol News - 34/2016

Wall Street Journal - With Moderate Drinking Under Fire, Alcohol Companies Go on Offensive
Public-health officials who long said light drinking was good for the heart are now warning of cancer risks, causing ripples through the alcohol industry.
SFGate (USA) - Stanford limits undergrads’ consumption of hard alcohol on campus
In a move to put an end to a burgeoning culture of boozing, Stanford University announced Monday that it is banning consumption of hard alcohol by undergraduates at campus parties.
iTechPost - 5 Benefits of Alcohol Refuted by World Health Agencies
Health officials around the world are standing by each other in questioning the validity of the so-called benefits when you drink aclohol. In the last decade, the aclohol industry claims they have invested time and effort to research the benefits of drinking alcohol only to be refuted by Health and Human Services from the U.S. and the U.K. Today.
Voice of America (USA) - US College Students Missing Meals to Drink More Alcohol
Popular culture often shows alcohol as a big part of the college experience in the United States. Television programs and movies about American college life have images of wild parties with young people either drinking alcohol or holding a drink.
Medical Daily - How Does Alcohol Affect Your Sleep?
A couple of drinks after a long hard day of work is just what the doctor ordered, right? Wrong. Alcohol may help you nod off quicker but can cause a lot of problems.
New Zealand Herald (New Zealand) - Ana Apatu: Alcohol-cancer link worrying
While our water crisis swirls around our community I attend a presentation on alcohol and its harmful effects by Professor Doug Sellman and Professor Jennie Connor.
STV News (Scotland) - Alcohol linked to half of all 999 call-outs, figures reveal
Alcohol has been linked to half of all 999 call-outs, with one in three emergency workers telling a staff survey they have been attacked while trying to do their job.
The Guardian (UK) - Half of UK parents allow children to drink alcohol at home, says survey
Half of parents with children under the age of 14 allow them to drink alcohol at home, research by Churchill home insurance has found.
CCTV-America (Indonesia) - Indonesia considers ban on alcoholic beverages in the country
Last year, Indonesia successfully banned the sales of alcoholic beverages in mini marts. But a new bill being considered in the parliament could ban alcohol in the entire country, affecting Indonesia’s billion dollar tourism and hospitality industries.
AllAfrica.com - Tanzania: Rescuing the Country's Youth From the Grip of Alcohol
Risky behaviors can occur when youth drink alcohol. The behavior can have both short-term and long-term impacts, which is why it is important to change the community's attitude towards alcohol, and stop youth and underage drinking from becoming the norm.
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Drink driving ‘creeping up’ as alcohol involved in third of fatal collisions
The Road Safety Authority chief executive, Moyagh Murdock, has said there is evidence that drink driving is “creeping up” again as latest figures show alcohol was involved in a third of fatal collisions.
Bangkok Post (Japan) - Alcohol to be exempt from liquor tax for tourists in Japan
The Japan Tourism Agency plans to exempt domestically produced alcoholic drinks such as sake from the liquor tax for foreign tourists as part of efforts to boost regional economies, agency officials said on Saturday.
Financial Times (Spain) - Spain calls time on alcohol-fuelled stag parties
That, in essence, is the message being sent by the coastal town in southern Spain as it battles to rein in the alcohol-fuelled excesses of pre-wedding stag trips, bachelor parties and hen weekends.
Spectator.co.uk - Alcohol after exercise ‘disrupts your body’s efforts to recover’
Drinking a few beers after exercise may be highly satisfying but, according to a new study, it also appears to disrupt the body’s recovery process.
Daily Mail (UK) - Drinking-limit health warnings are watered down
New health guidelines will clarify that adults are safe to drink alcohol - as long as it's in moderation.

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