Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Alcohol News - 32/2017

NHS Choices - Alcohol linked to an increased risk of skin cancer
Researchers pooled the results of previous studies and found a small, but significant, association between alcohol consumption and non-melanoma skin cancers. The most common of these types of cancer are squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma.
TVNZ (New Zealand) - 'Alcohol shouldn't be a normal part of your life' – calls to ban alcohol sales in supermarkets
The New Zealand Medical Associations says it's pushing for a ban on alcohol sales in supermarkets because it's "dangerous" and causing "harm to ordinary people".
Toronto Star (Canada) - Ottawa mulls tougher drunk driving laws by lowering legal alcohol limit
Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould sent a letter to a colleague in May in which she suggests lowering the limit to 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood from the current 80 milligrams. - Liver disease and alcohol: Do YOU know what counts as drinking too much?
ALCOHOL-related liver disease (ARLD) refers to liver damage caused by excess alcohol intake. There are several stages of severity and a range of associated symptoms.
AdNews - New rules on placement of alcohol ads loom large
"Significant" changes to the self-regulation of alcohol ads are coming into play in November. The new developments now relate to the actual placement of ads and not just the content - which is a new move.
Bath Chronicle - Drinking ANY alcohol during pregnancy causes subtle changes to a baby's facial features
Researchers have found that drinking alcohol during pregnancy can make subtle changes to the way a baby’s face is formed.
Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news (Ukraine) - Government raises minimum prices for alcohol
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a resolution on increasing the minimum wholesale and retail prices for certain types of alcoholic beverages, according to the government portal.
Scottish Daily Record (Scotland) - Byelaws prohibiting outdoor alcohol consumption introduced at lochside locations
Byelaws prohibiting outdoor drinking on the shores of Loch Voil, Loch Earn, Loch Doine and the North West area of Loch Lubnaig came into force on Monday (August 7).
Irish Times (Ireland) - Most Irish adults unaware of alcohol guidelines, survey finds
The majority of Irish adults are not fully aware of the low-risk guidelines for alcohol, according to a new survey.
Washington Times - Researchers warn even moderate alcohol consumption can cause brain damage
While a raft of studies link moderate drinking with various health benefits, a noted British researcher warns that such findings must be viewed in context of the studies’ limitations.
AOL (UK) - Undocumented immigrants less likely to be arrested for drugs, alcohol
As the percentage of immigrants without papers rose in the U.S. population between 1990 and 2014, arrests for drugs and drunken-driving dropped, according to a study in the American Journal of Public Health.

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