Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Alcohol News - 45/2017

New York Times (USA) - Cancer Doctors Cite Risks of Drinking Alcohol
The American Society of Clinical Oncology, which represents many of the nation’s top cancer doctors, is calling attention to the ties between alcohol and cancer. In a statement published Tuesday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the group cites evidence that even light drinking can slightly raise a woman’s risk of breast cancer and increase a common type of esophageal cancer.
The Guardian (UK) - Baby boomers warned over drinking as alcohol-linked deaths in over-50s soar
The number of alcohol-specific deaths in people aged 50 and over has risen 45% since 2001, prompting fresh warnings about excessive drinking among baby boomers.
Sky News (UK) - Thousands of teenagers' lives blighted by alcoholic parents
Hundreds of thousands of teenagers are having their lives blighted by drinking problems suffered by their parents, a charity has warned.
Medical Daily - Teens Who Smoke Pot, Drink Alcohol Have Less Potential As Adults: Study
Teenagers who abuse alcohol and marijuana are probably not going to do much with their lives, according to new research.
Belfast Telegraph (Northern Ireland) - Death rate of Northern Ireland women from too much alcohol nearly doubles in three years
The rate of women here drinking themselves to death almost doubled in three years, new figures reveal.
The Conversation AU - It’s not just mums who need to avoid alcohol when trying for a baby
Abstaining from alcohol during preconception and pregnancy is usually considered to be the woman’s responsibility. The main concern surrounding alcohol exposure during pregnancy often relates to well-established evidence of newborns developing a range of behavioural, physical and cognitive disabilities later in life.
New York Times (USA) - A Ban on Bus and Subway Alcohol Ads in New York
The decision by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to eliminate alcohol ads in its transit system will protect youths from an important risk factor in underage drinking.
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Minimum alcohol pricing ‘could prevent 3 deaths a week’
Minimum unit pricing on alcohol could prevent nearly three deaths a week, bring about a reduction in crime, and reduce hospital admissions by over 4,000 per year, a health body has claimed.
Medical Xpress - Higher estrogen levels linked to increased alcohol sensitivity in brain's 'reward center'
The reward center of the brain is much more attuned to the pleasurable effects of alcohol when estrogen levels are elevated, an effect that may underlie the development of addiction in women, according to a study on mice at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The Hindu (India) - Alcohol abuse causes 10% of disease burden in youth
Increasing trend of alcohol use in young people is now contributing to more than 10% of overall burden of disease and injury among those in the age group of 15-29.
Independent Online (South Africa) - Could you be an almost alcoholic?
You don’t have to be an alcoholic to have a drinking problem, writes Marchelle Abrahams.
Daily Mail - Alcohol IS a gateway drug: Booze triples a person’s likelihood of taking cocaine - even if they have never come into contact with it
Alcohol is a gateway drug and can influence someone's likelihood of becoming addicted to cocaine, a study claims. (Ireland) - Alcohol Bill is watered down
Small shops will be able to display a "substantial amount of alcohol" to customers after a Government climbdown. The watering down of the Public Health Alcohol Bill will mean the proposed "booze curtain", hiding alcohol from view, will no longer be mandatory in smaller shops.
ERR News (Estonia) - Estonia's alcohol consumption per adult continues to drop 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 persented at a conference of the National Institute for Health Development (NIHD) on Wednesday.
High North News (Greenland) - Intense Alcohol Debate on Greenland
A proposed new Act on stronger regulation of the alcohol sale on Greenland has caused an entrenched debate. The Parliament will decide on Thursday whether or not to adopt new legislation.

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