Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Alcohol News - 3/2017

Independent (Iceland) - Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening
In Iceland, teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. Emma Young finds out how they did it, and why other countries won’t follow suit.
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Some 119,000 children born with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
An estimated 119,000 children are born with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) each year, according to a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Canada.
Fox News - Alcohol ads should be banned from sporting events, says study
Beer and football go together like, well, beer and football. But, according to a new British study, alcohol and sports is a dangerous combination.
Psychology Today - Age-Related Mortality Associated with Alcohol Use Disorder
It is well established that people with alcohol use disorder (AUD) have a higher risk of dying early than those without this disorder.
Deutsche Welle - Why drinking alcohol makes us hungry
Ever come home from a night of drinking and desperately craved French fries or pizza? Researchers say they have found the underlying mechanism: Alcohol makes your brain think you are starving.
Hindustan Times (India) - To discourage alcohol consumption, MP govt asks shops to keep list of regular buyers
The Madhya Pradesh government has said liquor shops in the state will have to keep a list of regular customers and police stations will have names of criminals, who regularly commit excise-related crimes, in a bid to discourage alcohol consumption. - Cannabis Use Linked To Early Drinking and Alcohol Problems
We know that development of alcohol use disorder progresses through several stages of alcohol use, from beginning to drink, to engaging in problem drinking, and then to developing alcohol use disorder, but we don’t know whether the same factors are associated with each step in this progression.
Healio - Hospital patients with alcohol problems 10 times as likely to have alcoholic liver cirrhosis
Hospitalized patients who have alcohol problems had a significantly greater risk for developing alcoholic liver cirrhosis compared with the general population, according to the results of a Danish nationwide, registry-based, prospective cohort study.
Scottish Daily Record (Scotland) - Alcohol campaigners call for total ban on cut-price booze in Scotland
Alcohol campaigners have called on the Scottish Government to ban all special offers on booze in shops and supermarkets. (Scotland) - SNP to consider banning alcohol sponsorship to improve the nation's health
SPORTING events sponsored by drinks firm may soon be a thing of the past if a SNP-supporting pressure group gets its way.
Ecomony (Sweden) - Swedish Government to Outlaw Online Alcohol
The Swedish government has proposed a new law that could pass as soon as the first of January 2018. The law would effectively make it illegal for e-commerce shops to sell wine or other alcoholic beverages to Swedish consumers. (New Zealand) - Alcohol and drug driving most affect our sense of safety
Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs have the greatest impact on our perception of public safety, according to results from a national safety perception survey conducted by insurance group IAG New Zealand. (Ireland) - Ireland has the worst rates in the world for drinking during pregnancy
A GLOBAL STUDY published recently suggests that over 60% of Irish mothers drink alcohol during pregnancy.

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