Medical Xpress - Over 400 conditions co-occur with Fetal Alcohol
Spectrum Disorders (FASD), study finds
Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have
identified 428 distinct disease conditions that co-occur in people
with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), in the most
comprehensive review of its kind.
ABC Online (Australia) - Alcohol industry reliant on problem
drinkers, say critics
The message to drink responsibly tags nearly every alcohol
commercial. But research published today suggests that's a fairly
pointless message. It shows that the majority of drinkers, as the
liquor industry likes to point out, already do drink responsibly.
DutchNews.nl (Netherlands) - Over 900 Dutch teens hospitalised
with alcohol poisoning last year
Last year over 930 Dutch teenagers ended up in hospital because they
had drunk too much alcohol, a rise of nearly 20% on 2014. And the
number with acute alcohol poisoning was up 27% on the previous year,
figures collated by paediatrician Nico van der Lely show.
Examiner.com - Six signs the next 10 yrs. for alcohol biz will be
like the last 20 for tobacco
Don't be alarmed: A second-coming of Prohibition isn't on the
horizon, and alcohol manufacturers will remain profitable just as Big
Tobacco remains solvent. America is driven by freedom to make
choices, even when they're unanimously unhealthy, and alcohol won't
stop being the drug of choice for the stressed or the celebrating.
Medical News Today - Alcohol triggers breast cancer-causing gene
Each year, tens of thousands of cases of breast cancer in the US and
Europe are linked to alcohol consumption, and it is also linked to an
increased risk of cancer recurrence in women with early-stage breast
cancer. Now, a new study provides a direct link between alcohol,
estrogen and a cancer-causing gene.
Medscape - Alcohol and Processed Meat Link to Stomach Cancer
An analysis from the World Cancer Research Fund has found "strong
evidence" that alcohol and processed meats can cause stomach
cancer. Stomach cancer is the 16th most common cancer in the UK with
around 7,100 cases in 2013. It is more common in men than women.
Science World Report - Paternal Alcohol Use, Lifestyle Cause Birth
Birth defects were found to have a direct link to a father's age,
environmental factors and alcohol use. According to researchers at
the Georgetown University Medical Center, the defects were caused by
the epigenetic changes that can likely affect later generations.
Times of India (India) - Alcohol kills an Indian every 96 minutes
As the debate over an alcohol bans grows across India, 15 people die
every day - or one every 96 minutes - from the effects of drinking
alcohol, reveals an IndiaSpend analysis of 2013 National Crime
Records Bureau (NCRB) data, the latest available.
Medical News Today - Breast cancer risk rises even with light
A new analysis concludes that all levels of alcohol use - even light
drinking - are associated with raised risk for breast cancer, with
higher consumption linked to higher risk. The researchers also
summarize the biological mechanism behind the link and the impact on
global breast cancer incidence and deaths due to drinking.
Review Show (Hungary) - Alcohol consumption in Hungary twice the
Globally, individuals above 15 years of age drink on average 6.2
litres of pure alcohol per year, which translates into 13.5 grams of
pure alcohol per day. Hungarians aged 15 years or older consume just
over twice the global average. The trend is similar among Eastern
European countries, including Ukraine, Belarus and Russian
Tech Insider - Here are 9 serious health risks of even moderate
Many people seem to assume that alcohol is a fairly healthy, safe
habit as long as it's done in moderation. People even point to
studies that suggest small benefits to drinking red wine. Here's what
we actually know about the health risks of alcohol to a typical,
Vox - The hidden calories in your booze, explained in 3 charts
Three pints of India pale ale can deliver you half a day’s worth of
calories. And a typical glass of California cabernet sauvignon today
may have more alcohol and more calories than it would have a decade
Medscape - Updated Guidelines for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Updated clinical guidelines for diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum
disorders, field-tested in evaluations of 10,000 children in the
United States, South Africa, and Europe, provide more detail on
learning and behavioral deficits and include a new flowchart and a
photographic guide for lip and philtrum morphology.
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
Medical Daily - Underage Drinking Influenced By Exposure To
Brand-Specific Alcohol Ads, Study Finds
A study found that children who are more exposed to brand-specific
alcohol commercials on television tend to consume more of those
brands. The research also adds evidence to the link between alcohol
commercials and underage drinking.
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
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
CNN - Women now drink nearly as much alcohol as men, study finds
The report, published in the medical journal BMJ Open, analyzed 4
million people born between 1891 and 2001 and found that,
historically, men were more likely to drink alcohol, and in amounts
that would damage their health.
Alcohol consumption caused more than 700,000 new cancer cases and
around 366,000 cancer deaths in 2012, mainly in rich countries,
according to data reported Wednesday to the World Cancer Congress in
Time - Alcohol Will Be Banned in Public Spaces During the 2022
Qatar World Cup
Qatari officials have banned alcohol in streets and other public
places during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the country’s capital,
Doha, organizers said Tuesday. Officials in the Gulf state are also
seeking alcohol bans in World Cup stadiums during the tournament.
Medical Daily - Alcohol And Heart Health: Moderate, Habitual
Drinking Can Cause Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds
Many past studies have confirmed binge drinking can result in an
irregular heartbeat or a heart "flutter," but a new study
published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has
linked moderate, habitual drinking with the same result.
Alcohol has been linked to several different cancers, some more
strongly than others. Now a study adds a new type of cancer to the
list, and it's an unexpected one: Brown University researchers say
that drinking, even in moderate amounts, is associated with higher
rates of melanoma -- the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Scoop (New Zealand) - Alcohol is no ordinary commodity – It’s
The Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, Dr Alistair Humphrey, has
triumphed in a landmark case in the Court of Appeal, which means
supermarkets can only display alcohol in separate designated areas,
away from checkouts and entrances.