Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Alcohol News - 42/2016

The Guardian - Most countries get more calories from alcohol than soft drinks – study
People in the UK and many other countries get more of their calories from alcohol than from sugary drinks like cola and lemonade, according to new data which suggests that tackling Britain’s drink problem may be more important for health than cracking down on sugar consumption.
CBN News - Dangerous Consequences for Women Who Buy the Myth 'Alcohol Is Safe'
Alcoholism remains a leading cause of death in the United States. But even with all the research poured into the problem, it's a condition that's often misunderstood.
The Hindu - Smoking, alcohol affect DNA in cells
Measuring changes at cellular level in smokers and alcohol consumers, researchers have shown both smoking and consumption of alcohol cause formation of micronuclei, binucleate, karyolysis and karyohexis — cellular phenomenon associated with undesirable changes to DNA within the nucleus of a cell besides being biomarkers for exposure to toxic chemicals.
Munchies_ Food by VICE (UK) - British Politicians Drank Nearly $60,000 Worth of Alcohol Last Year
For British MPs, the exact number of post-work pints at Westminster’s watering holes, all those cheeky glasses of red with dinner at the bankside cafeteria, and flutes of networking event fizz are laid out every year in the Government Wine Cellar’s report.
Medical Xpress - Diagnosing fetal alcohol disorder more easily
Early-childhood clinicians such as pediatricians and child psychologists are often the first to raise the alarm for families with children who exhibit developmental disorders, such as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). But pediatricians usually aren't specialists, and the hallmarks of FASD can be subtle.
Daily Illini - Drinking habits shift toward ‘Drunkorexia,’ study finds
University students starve themselves all day long in order to get drunk quicker and without consuming extra calories.
Boston University - More Alcohol Ads, More Drinking
The more brand-specific alcohol advertising that young drinkers are exposed to, the higher their consumption of those brands, according to a new study led by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health (SPH).
RARHA (EU) - European Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm - Share the Results
The Joint Action Reducing Alcohol Related Harm final conference takes place on October 13-14 in Lisbon, Portugal. The insights from the Workgroups, presented at the conference, have a strong accent on mutual member states cooperation and knowledge sharing, spanning wide range of topics on reducing alcohol related harm considering future challenges and impact on public health policy in Europe.
Irish Examiner - Cynical drinks industry advertising is shameful
PSYCHOLOGICAL thriller The Girl on the Train doesn’t need any more plaudits, but the accolade it deserves most will probably never feature on an Oscar nominee list. Emily Blunt, who plays sad, unreliable lead character Rachel, should get the gong for “best female screen drunk ever”.

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