Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Alcohol News - 44/2017

The Baltic Course (Estonia) - Estonia's alcohol consumption drops below 10 liters per adult in 2016
Annual consumption of alcohol in Estonia declined to 9.9 liters of absolute alcohol per adult resident in 2016, it appears from an annual review presented at a conference of the National Institute for Health Development on November 1st.
Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand) - Court challenge seeks greater restrictions on supermarket alcohol areas
Dannevirke New World's liquor licence was granted with a defined floor plan for alcohol display, but an Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority declined to make rules about where shelves had to be placed, and which way they should face.
WIRED - A MASSIVE HEALTH STUDY ON BOOZE, BROUGHT TO YOU BY BIG ALCOHOL
A LITTLE BIT of booze, the conventional wisdom goes, can be good for you. But the evidence for that claim—beyond anecdotal accounts that a nip of whiskey can nip a cold in the bud—is surprisingly thin.
Pulse (UK) - Revealed: one in seven GPs turns to alcohol and drugs to cope
Almost half of GPs say their ability to care for patients has been affected by the stress of general practice, a Pulse survey of more than 800 GPs has revealed.
ERR News (Estonia/EU) - Estonian minister wants common EU alcohol policy
The EU should have a common alcohol policy that could help prevent damage caused by excessive consumption and member states' differing alcohol policies, said Minister of Health and Labour Jevgeni Ossinovski (SDE).
The Slovak Spectator (Slovakia) - Slovaks still drink a lot of alcohol
The World Health Organisation (WHO) ranks Slovakia among countries with a high alcohol consumption, along with Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Slovenia.
New York Times (USA) - M.T.A. Will Ban Alcohol Advertising on Buses and Subways
The board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wednesday banned advertising of alcoholic beverages on New York City buses, subway cars and stations, contending that the social benefits of deterring underage drinking outweighed the loss of revenue.
Express.co.uk (UK) - It is time to BAN alcohol on aeroplanes, says MARTIN TOWNSEND
IT TOOK the King’s Cross fire 30 years ago – and the death of 31 people – to finally force a ban on smoking on the London Underground.
Futurity: Research News - Today’s teens aren’t as into drugs, alcohol, or theft
Today’s teens are far less likely to abuse alcohol, nicotine, and illicit drugs, and are also less likely to engage in delinquent behaviors, such as fighting and stealing, according to a study of more than 200,000 teens.
New York Daily News (USA) - Only 30% of Americans know drinking alcohol can cause cancer, new survey shows
Almost 80% of American adults polled for a cancer risk factor survey correctly identified tobacco use as a potential cause of the illness, but only 30% know that drinking alcohol can lead to cancer, too.
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Alcohol has claimed the lives of 2,000 since debate over Alcohol Bill began, charity claim
Alcohol has claimed the lives of 2,000 people since the government first began deliberating over the controversial Alcohol Bill two years ago, a leading charity has warned.
Medical Xpress - Reducing the availability of alcohol would help combat excessive drinking
Reducing the availability of alcohol by increasing unit pricing is one of the measures that is being recommended in a new British Psychological Society report 'Changing behaviour: Responsible alcohol consumption'.
News-Medical.net - Early onset of drinking increases risk for alcohol-related neurocognitive vulnerabilities
Although drinking by U.S. adolescents has decreased during the last decade, more than 20 percent of U.S. high-school students continue to drink alcohol before the age of 14 years.
Washington Post - There are medications that can treat alcoholism, but doctors rarely use them
Excessive alcohol use is one of the most pressing public health issues in the United States. Some 88,000 Americans died of alcohol-related causes every year between 2006 and 2010, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CNN - Being a heavy-drinking 'bad mom' is more worrisome than funny
"A Bad Moms Christmas," the new comedy starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn, is the story of three mothers' rebellion against the often-invisible labor imposed on women during the holiday season.

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