Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Alcohol News - 34/2017 (UK) - Risky drinking among baby boomers sees them make up half of hospital alcohol admissions
“Risky drinking” among baby boomers has left them accounting for almost half of alcohol-related hospital admissions, experts have warned.
Business Day (South Africa) - Easy access to alcohol and drugs is driving crime in Cape Town and Durban
The availability of alcohol and its role in fuelling crime has come under scrutiny, in a new report released on Wednesday.
ABC Online - Does one drink a day damage your health?
The idea low-level drinking is good for your health is actually a myth, says Professor Tanya Chikritzhs, from Curtin University's National Drug Research Institute.
The Guardian - Baby boomers' drink and drug misuse needs urgent action, warn experts
By 2020, the number of over-50s receiving treatment for substance misuse problems is expected to double in Europe and treble in the US, say researchers.
Reuters - Alcohol may impair tired drivers even if they aren’t drunk
People with blood alcohol levels below the legal cutoff for being considered drunk may still be unsafe drivers if they’re also sleep deprived, a small experiment suggests.
Daily Mail - Is this the most obvious study conclusion ever? Teenagers who end up in manual labour jobs drink MORE alcohol as they end up in the pub rather than at home revising
Teenagers who want to settle as bricklayers drink more alcohol than those seeking a promising career as a banker, a study suggests.
Terre Haute Tribune Star (USA) - Alcohol panel members often accept liquor lobby dollars
Every member of the Indiana General Assembly will likely deal with alcohol legislation at some point. Many also accept campaign contributions from the alcohol lobby.
Times of Malta (Turkmenistan) - Alcohol pulled off the shelves in Turkmenistan's capital
Alcohol stores have been closed down and alcoholic products taken off the shelves of shops in the capital of Turkmenistan ahead of a major international athletic completion next month. (Australia) - Attacks against paramedics often fuelled by alcohol and drugs: NSW Ambulance
FOR paramedics on the front line, aggression and abuse from patients is not an uncommon experience.
Harvard Health - Gender equality? Not when it comes to alcohol and the brain
Gender differences in the brain's reward system could mean that women who need help kicking alcohol may need different types of treatment.
Independent Online (South Africa) - MEC halts plan to sell alcohol at schools
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has requested that the brakes be put on buying and selling booze at Western Cape schools until she meets Education MEC Debbie Schäfer.
EurekAlert - CAMH study shows global estimates of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder among children
Globally, nearly eight out of every 1,000 children in the general population is estimated to have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). (Canada) - Cross-border booze appeal a chance to hit reset on interprovincial trade, MP says
A Conservative MP in British Columbia is urging Canadians to contact their members of Parliament about the New Brunswick case involving cross-border alcohol limits that heads to the Supreme Court of Canada in December.
Cyprus Mail (Cyprus) - State getting tough on alcohol sale to under-18s
One of the anti-drugs council’s (ASK) top priorities is tackling underage drinkers’ easy access to alcohol by increased checks and stricter application of the law, a senior official from the council said on Wednesday.
Medical Xpress - Regular pub binge drinkers are more likely to be violent
People who admit to regularly binge drinking at the pub are more prone to have acted violently in the past 12 months, according to my new research. The findings raise questions about what strategies can be used to reduce alcohol-related violence and suggest promise for measures to modify alcohol pricing and taxation as well as restrictions on pub licences.
The Conversation - The seven tactics unhealthy industries use to undermine public health policies
Across Africa there are examples of governments trying to introduce policies that improve health, and protect the environment only to find their efforts undermined by unhealthy corporations, and their industry associations.

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