Thursday, September 29, 2016

Alcohol News - 39/2016

EurActiv (Ireland/EU) - Ireland’s alcohol bill pleases EU health chief, irritates industry
The Irish government won praise from the EU’s Health Commissioner over a new bill, which imposes a stricter framework on alcohol consumption in Ireland, including a minimum unit price, labelling and marketing restrictions.
Bdlive (South Africa) - Western Cape tackles alcohol menace
THE Western Cape government has approved an alcohol-related harms reduction policy green paper that goes beyond the largely sectoral approach that has been followed to date in terms of which policies of one department potentially contend with those from others.
Science Daily - Moderate alcohol use linked to heart chamber damage, atrial fibrillation in new study
Researchers have found that even moderate alcohol consumption may change the structure of the heart in ways that increase the risk of atrial fibrillation.
The Canberra Times (Australia) - ACT politicians urged to ban alcohol advertising at Canberra sports grounds to protect children
Health advocates have called on ACT politicians to ban alcohol advertising at Canberra's sporting grounds and expand the Territory's Liquor Board to include parents.
News-Medical.net - ED consumption with or without alcohol contributes to risk for drunk driving
Highly caffeinated energy drinks (EDs) have been of concern to the public-health community for almost a decade. Many young people consume EDs with alcohol to decrease alcohol's sedative effects and stay awake longer, enabling them to drink more alcohol.
Holyrood.com (Scotland) - Alcohol harm - From the front line of health challenges 1
Much progress has been made in tackling Scotland’s biggest killers: heart and lung disease and cancer. Meanwhile, other leading causes of mortality have been more stubborn to shift.
Medical Daily - Will Foods With Hidden Alcohol Make You Drunk? Booze-Infused Ice Cream Regulated In Massachusetts
Despite the old myth that the alcohol added to food is burned off in the cooking process, research from the United States Department of Agriculture has found that many prepared foods do still contain some booze.
News-Medical.net (USA) - Study finds alcohol-involvement in significant proportion of homicide victims in the U.S.
While the association between alcohol and homicide may seem obvious, there has been no recent study of alcohol involvement in homicide victimization in U.S. states. This study drills down into the subject, looking at how often alcohol was involved in homicide victimization, and what socio-demographic and other factors may be predictors.
The West Australian (Australia) - Pregnancy no-alcohol advice gets lost on medics
A review of a project aimed at educating health professionals about the risks of alcohol in pregnancy found that some suggested to women that “an occasional glass of wine is fine” on special occasions or celebrations.
BBC News (Wales) - Alcohol drinkers in Wales 'cause harm to 60% of people'
More than half of adults in Wales have been harmed by other people's drinking, a survey has suggested.
Medical News Today - Long-term alcohol dependence affects cognitive abilities
Alcohol abuse is no small matter. In America in 2014, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, there were estimated to be 16.3 million adults with an alcohol use disorder.
VnExpress International (Vietnam) - Vietnam's health ministry wants to ban late-night sales of alcohol
Health officials fret as the country is one of the biggest consumers of beer and liquor. The Ministry of Health is considering a ban on sales of liquor and beer after either 10:00 p.m. or midnight as officials aim to reduce negative impacts of drinking.
ABC Online - Plane rage: Airlines report 17 per cent rise in unruly passengers with alcohol and drugs a prime cause
Reports of unruly passengers disrupting airline flights soared almost 17 per cent around the world last year, with incidents like verbally abusing or refusing to obey cabin crew occurring on one out of every 1,205 flights.

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