Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Alcohol News - 48/2016

Medical News Today - Alcohol: Link between liver and brain may control consumption
A hormone link between the brain and the liver may control people's alcohol consumption - depending on which version they carry of a particular gene. This could be a target for treatments that reduce the desire for alcohol in problem drinkers.
BMC Blogs Network - Worrying gaps in people’s awareness of alcohol and cancer
Published today in BMC Public Health a new study highlights worrying gaps in the UK public's awareness of cancer risks associated with alcohol. Cancer Research UK have previously presented the data from the study as a report.
Medical Xpress (Australia) - Students risking health with alcohol and energy drink mix
Young people are fuelling big nights out by drinking alcohol mixed with energy drinks to help them party through the night, according to a new Victorian government report.
The Korea Herald (South Korea) - Convenience stores become biggest seller of alcohol drinks
Convenience stores have become the largest market for selling alcohol drinks, a market report showed Wednesday, apparently due to more people choosing to drink alone or with their families.
Eleven Myanmar (Myanmar) - MPs want alcohol distilleries monitored
A proposal to oversee the sewage treatment system of alcohol distilleries was recorded by the Lower House on Tuesday. MP Aung Kyaw Kyaw Oo of Hlaing Constituency submitted the proposal which was debated by 11 Mps.
TRBusiness (Russia) - Russia’s Federal Agency calls for inflight alcohol restrictions
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA) held a top level round table on the growing problem of dealing with unruly passengers last week, with FATA head Alexander Neradko calling for new rules, the creation of ‘black lists’ of problem passengers and stiffer other penalties for offenders.
Healio - Telephone intervention effective for alcohol use disorder in military members
Motivational interviewing with feedback delivered over the telephone reduced drinking and alcohol dependence and increased substance use treatment rates among active-duty military with untreated alcohol use disorders.
AllAfrica.com (Uganda) - Govt Bans Sale of Alcohol in Sachets
Government has given alcohol manufacturers up to September 2017 to stop production of alcohol in sachets or face the consequences of the law, Daily Monitor has learnt.
Otago Daily Times (New Zealand) - DCC makes case for alcohol restrictions
The Dunedin City Council argued its case for alcohol restrictions after a supermarket planner claimed its policy was a ''knee-jerk'' response not based on evidence.
Knowridge Science Report - A small amount of alcohol could mean trouble for women
Drinking too much can make you feel bad the next morning, but for some women, drinking more than a moderate amount could also be very dangerous.
Irish Independent (Ireland) - Heaviest drinkers to be hit hardest by alcohol price plan
Almost 15pc of adults who drink to excess and favour the cheapest booze could be affected by the Government's plan to introduce minimum pricing, according to a new study.
Medical Xpress - Initial hospital contact for alcohol issues predicts cirrhosis
An initial hospital contact for alcohol problems is a significant predictor of alcoholic liver cirrhosis, particularly for patients 40 to 59 years and those diagnosed with harmful use or dependence, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in Hepatology.
Flanders News (Belgium) - "10 alcoholic drinks per week is enough!"
A new guideline for alcohol consumption has been released by the Association for Alcohol and Drugs Problems (VAD).

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