Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Alcohol News - 50/2016

BU Today - SPH Study: Alcohol Policies Contribute to Suicide Prevention
Excessive drinking has long been known to play a role in suicides. A recent review led by a School of Public Health researcher shows that certain government policies, such as those limiting liquor store density and imposing taxes on alcohol, have a protective effect in reducing suicides.
EurekAlert - Weight and body image misperception associated with alcohol use among teen girls
Among high school girls ages 14-18, those who report and act on body image misperceptions are more likely to have had at least one drink in their life, and more likely to have engaged in episodes of heavy drinking than girls of the same age without body image misperceptions, a new study has found. (UK) - 'Clean cut' generation is least likely to have ever had an alcoholic drink
Findings from the annual Health Survey of England suggest that today’s youngsters are the most “clean cut” generation on record, and the least likely to have touched alcohol or tried a cigarette before they turned sixteen.
New York Post (USA) - Metro-North suspends sale of alcohol at platforms
The commuter line has suspended the sale of beer and alcohol on Grand Central Terminal platforms after irregularities were found during an audit of bar carts and counters.
Hindustan Times (India) - Prepare plan in 6 months to curb drug, alcohol abuse in children: SC to Centre
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to put in place within six months a national action plan to curb the rising drug and alcohol abuse cases among school children, observing they are encouraged to become “drug peddlers once they get addicted”.
The Local Germany (Germany) - Munich bans alcohol at night at main train station due to crime
The Bavarian capital's city hall on Tuesday approved a plan to forbid drinking at its main train station due to rising crime rates.
Science Daily (USA) - Baby boomers on a bender: Emerging trends in alcohol binge and use disorders among older adults
Trends of self-reported past-month binge alcohol use and alcohol use disorder were examined among adults age 50 and older. The researchers found significant increases in past-year alcohol use, past-month alcohol use, past-month binge drinking, and alcohol use disorders.
CNN - White wine raises melanoma risk, study says
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.
Daily Mail (USA) - Animation lays bare how American deaths from drugs, alcohol and mental disorders have TRIPLED since 1980
Deaths from alcohol, drugs and mental disorders have almost tripled in the United States since 1980, a new federal study reveals.
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Expatica Spain (Spain) - 25,000 drivers a day to be tested for alcohol or drugs in Spain as Christmas approache
SOME 25,000 drivers in Spain are to be tested for drugs and alcohol every day this week. The checks are part of a campaign by the Direccion General de Trafico (DGT) which aims to raise awareness of drug-driving.
Irish Times (Ireland) - Alcohol and other drugs kill two people a day in Ireland
Two people a day died from causes related to alcohol and other drug use in 2014, according to latest figures from the Health Research Board.
Prague Daily Monitor (Czhech Republic) - Právo: Young Czechs frequently injured under influence of alcohol
The number of young Czechs between 15 and 19 who were injured under the influence of alcohol almost tripled, from 1,489 to 4,297, and of those under the influence of drugs rose almost 12 times from 88 to 1,013 between 2009 and 2016, daily Pravo writes Friday.
The Age (Australia) - Life really blows for growing number of drivers on alcohol interlock program
Imagine having to take a breath test every time you start your car, and then having a machine randomly and unpredictably prompt you while driving to pull over and take another breath test?
The Northern Echo (UK) - Alcohol misuse placing impossible burden on region's hospitals
ALCOHOL misuse is placing an impossible burden on the region’s hospitals, according to a new report released today.
THUMP - New Study Finds 13% of Festival Deaths Worldwide Caused by Alcohol and Drugs
A new Canadian study released this week found that alcohol and drugs were a factor in 13% of all reported music festival deaths between 1999 and 2014, and the majority of all non-traumatic deaths.
ITV News (UK) - Alcohol: the financial and human cost to the region
Alcohol misuse is placing an 'unsustainable burden' on the region’s emergency departments and urgent care services, according to a new report by Balance, the North East Alcohol Office.
IceNews (Iceland) - Alcohol prices in Iceland still climbing
In Iceland there is a state monopoly of all alcoholic beverages and in the New Year a further price raise has been announced. With that raise the prices of alcohol will have risen over 100% since Iceland’s 2008 financial crash according to a report by Vidskiptabladid.
betterRetailing (UK) - Public Health England calls for plain packaging on alcohol
Public Health England has called on the Government to impose tobacco-style regulations on alcohol and hike the costs with minimum unit pricing (MUP). - Cathay, Qantas and Singapore Airlines could STOP serving free alcohol on flights
HIGHER fuel prices predicted by experts could mean some of Asia’s airlines will no longer be able to afford serving alcohol for free on flights.
MediaPost Communications - 40% Of Alcohol Beverage Buyers Make Their Decisions In-Store
Fully 40% of U.S. consumers who buy alcoholic beverages haven’t decided what they’re going to purchase when they walk into the store, according to a new study from IRI.
Latinos Health - Heavy alcohol consumption can cause psoriasis – study
Psoriasis and some other skin problems are linked to alcohol intake mainly because of the damage alcohol cause to several body organs. There is solid evidence that alcohol can increase the risk of developing psoriasis or make the condition significantly worse.

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