Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Alcohol News - 31/2017

ABC Online (Australia) - Ice addiction 'pales into insignificance' compared to harms linked to alcohol abuse, AMA says
Australia's peak medical body has slammed the Federal Government's drug policy, arguing its focus on methamphetamine is misplaced and alcohol abuse is a far more pressing issue.
ABC Online (Australia) - Indigenous community takes alcohol policy into its own hands, using elders as bouncers at club
The club doesn't run like an ordinary pub: punters are breath-tested before they enter, and if they blow over the 0.05 blood alcohol limit, they're not allowed in.
NHS Choices - Reports that frequent drinking prevents diabetes are inaccurate
"Drinking a moderate amount of certain drinks such as wine three to four times a week reduced diabetes risk by about 30%," The Guardian reports. That was the main reported finding of a Danish study looking at the impact of alcohol on diabetes risk.
NDTV - Do You Drink Alcohol Regularly? It May Raise the Risk of Skin Cancer
A heavy alcohol consumer may be at an increased risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer. There are two most common types of non-melanoma skin cancer; basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) (Canada) - Montreal anglophones drink more alcohol than francophones: survey
A 2017 CROP survey commissioned by Éduc’alcool shows that Montreal’s English-speaking community drinks more frequently and excessively compared to its francophone and allophone counterparts.
Zee News - Alcohol is no stress-buster, consumption can have lethal impact
Many of us are under the impression that alcohol can help us sail through the stress period we experience in life but a recent study has challenged the thought. (USA) - Undocumented immigrants do not increase prevalence of drug, alcohol crimes and deaths in the U.S.
Despite being saddled with many factors associated with drug and alcohol problems, undocumented immigrants are not increasing the prevalence of drug and alcohol crimes and deaths in the United States, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health.
RAPSI (Russia) - Putin toughens penalties for illegal alcohol circulation
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill toughening penalties for illegal production and sale of alcohol and alcohol-containing products into law.
Herald Scotland (Scotland) - SNP Cabinet Secretary accepted hospitality from drinks giant opposed to alcohol minimum pricing
AN SNP Cabinet Secretary benefited from £1,000 of hospitality from one of the strongest opponents of Government policy on the minimum pricing of alcohol.
Irish Medical Times (Ireland) - Drugs, alcohol strategy funding to be addressed year by year
Funding for the new national drugs and alcohol strategy, ‘Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery: A health-led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025’, will be addressed by each relevant Government department in the context of the Annual Estimates process over the lifespan of the policy, the Department of Health has said.
Addiction Now (USA) - Over 2 million were addicted to alcohol and drugs in 2014, gov report
New government data reveals that 2.3 million American adults suffered from both a past-year illicit drug addiction and an alcohol addiction in 2014.
Science Daily - Universal screening for alcohol misuse at hospital admission identifies patients at risk of developing alcoholic liver disease
In a landmark study of over 50,000 hospital admissions, investigators demonstrated the feasibility of introducing universal screening for alcohol misuse to identify patients at risk.

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