Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Alcohol News - 40/2017

The Guardian (Australia) - Australia failing to stop alcohol ads reaching children, experts say
A leading US expert on alcohol policy, Dr David Jernigan, says the Australian government is failing to use the significant power it has to regulate the alcohol industry to stop its advertisements reaching children.
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NHS England (UK) - Health Matters: preventing ill health from alcohol and tobacco use
This professional resource focuses on preventing ill health caused by alcohol and tobacco use and makes the case for why NHS providers should implement the ‘preventing ill health by risky behaviours – alcohol and tobacco CQUIN’. (USA) - NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator points the way to quality treatment
A new online resource is now available to help people recognize and find high quality care for alcohol use disorder, which affects more than 15 million adults in the United States. (Ireland) - Ireland aims to put a cork in binge drinking
Ireland is pushing for some of the most draconian alcohol retail laws in the EU to crack down on heavy drinking.
Irish Times (Ireland) - Former FG advisers are lobbying on alcohol Bill
Former Fine Gael Oireachtas members and special advisers from the last government are lobbying former colleagues over the controversial legislation to reduce alcohol intake in the State.
Courier Mail (Australia) - Teenage drinkers are fewer but they’re downing more in a session
AUSTRALIAN teenagers are knocking back an average of 13 alcoholic drinks per session with one in five experiencing blackouts, a report says.
Clinical Advisor - Psoriasis patients have an increased risk of alcohol-related mortality
Patients with psoriasis have approximately a 60% greater risk of mortality due to alcohol-related causes compared with those without psoriasis, according to a study published in JAMA Dermatology. (Canada) - Attitudes to alcohol changing in Prince Albert after strategy to address 'crisis': police
Eighteen months after a strategy was created to address what was being called an "alcohol crisis" in Prince Albert, Sask., there are reports that the city's drinking culture is changing.
The Guardian (USA) - Liquid genocide: alcohol destroyed Pine Ridge reservation - then they fought back
For years, 11,000 cans of beer a day were poured into the Pine Ridge Indian reservation, causing untold damages. This summer, it stopped. - Restrictive Alcohol Policies May Reduce Alcohol-Related Homicides
Legislation that restricts access to alcohol may lower rates of alcohol-related violence, according to research published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Reuters - YouTube videos deliver alcohol brand messaging to underage viewers
YouTube videos that depict alcohol brands favored by youth draw millions of views, making them a form of promotion that could encourage underage drinkers, according to a U.S. Study.
Grimsby Telegraph - 'Alcohol left me housebound' - An addict on the road to recovery
A Grimsby man who has struggled through a lifetime of binge drinking that left him housebound and seriously ill - is now feeling "happier and healthier" than ever after starting on the road to recovery.
The Sentinel (India) - Children demand ban on alcohol
Children were seen coming out to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on Monday with a letter to demand making Assam an alcohol-free State.
Evening Telegraph (UK) - Local folk must ‘wake up’ to alcohol dangers after sharp rise in deaths
A health chief has called for Taysiders to “wake up” and realise the damage drink can do — after figures revealed a rise in deaths from alcohol-related liver disease. (Poland) - Poland’s health ministry to tighten laws on alcohol
The Polish health ministry looks to amend the law on education in sobriety and counteracting alcoholism in an effort to drive down alcohol-related deaths.
EurekAlert - Interventions for alcohol and hypertension could save hundreds of lives across EU
Routine screening and interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol use for people with hypertension in primary care could save hundreds of lives across the European Union, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. (New Zealand) - One in two Kiwi pregnancies risk fetal alcohol disorders
Up to one in two pregnant women may be exposing their unborn child to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), a University of Otago researcher says.
The Mainichi (Japan) - Alcohol consumption excessive among half of elderly male drinkers
Around half of elderly male drinkers aged 65 or older consume alcohol in excess of the Japanese government's health guideline of a 500-milliliter can of beer per day, a health ministry survey showed Sunday.
Prague Daily Monitor (Czech Republic) - Alcohol behind most domestic violence cases
Alcohol plays a role in up to two-thirds of cases of domestic violence in the Czech Republic, national anti-drug coordinator Jindrich Voboril told journalists on Sunday.
HeraldScotland (Scotland) - Middle-class Scottish women drinking more regularly than those who are poorer
MIDDLE class women drink far more regularly than females in more deprived areas, a survey has revealed.

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