Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Alcohol News - 3/2018

The Independent (UK) – More than half of adults drink alcohol to cope with stress
Almost 60 per cent of adults are drinking alcohol in order to cope with the stresses of everyday life, a study has discovered.
National Post (Sri Lanka) - Sri Lanka reinstated ban on selling alcohol to women
Sri Lanka’s government has reinstated a ban on women buying alcohol and being employed in places where the drinks are produced and sold, saying it’s in line with the country’s cultural values, a senior official said Wednesday.
The Moscow Times (Russia) - Russian Alcohol Consumption Falls 80% in 5 Years, Says Minister
Russia’s health minister has said that Russians consume 80 percent less alcohol than they did five years ago, amid a decrease in smoking levels and an increase in the number of people who do sports.
Otago Daily Times (New Zealand) - Alcohol tax unaffected by agreement: Govt
The Government believes any future rise in excise tax on alcohol can be made without concerns about legal action from overseas liquor companies. (UK) - Dry January benefits: What happens when you stop drinking alcohol for a month?
DRY JANUARY is a health campaign which urges people to abstain from alcohol for the first month of the year. Its popularity has grown in the years but what benefits does it give your body, if any?
Toronto Star (Canada) - Saskatchewan town seeks to ban alcohol sales on certain days
La Ronge’s town council is hoping to address alcohol problems in the community by imposing measures such as banning alcohol sales on Sundays, statutory holidays and month-end paydays.
Medical Xpress - New approach is helping youngsters steer clear of alcohol
In 15 public middle schools in rural Oregon, UO education researcher Mark Van Ryzin is testing an old approach proven to enhance learning to see if it can be adapted to head off behavioral problems. It appears to be working.
NPR (USA) - Alcohol-Related ER Visits Soar, Especially Among Women
Most Americans drink safely and in moderation. But a steady annual increase in trips made to emergency rooms as a result of drinking alcohol added up to 61 percent more visits in 2014 compared with 2006, according to a study published this month in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
ABC Online (Australia) - The 'sober generation': Australian teens snubbing alcohol and cigarettes thanks to parents, researchers say
Teenagers are turning away from alcohol and other substances so much so that researchers studying the change in attitude have labelled this the "sober generation".
Queen's Journal (Canada) - The liquor industry needs to work with alcohol consumption experiments, not against them
With the limited resources that come with a population of just under 36,000 people, it’s not surprising that even a hint of a lawsuit from the Canadian liquor industry players was enough to snuff out an experiment like the one recently held in the Yukon. - Dementia warning: Just ONE glass of wine or pint of beer each day could put you at risk
JUST a glass of wine or a pint of beer each day could poison the brain and lead to dementia, a study has found.
News Medical - How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?
Alcohol when over-consumed for the first time causes severe effects. Heavy drinking greatly affects not only the liver, but also many other parts of the body system.
Radio New Zealand (New Zealand) - Young drinkers consuming more alcohol than ever
Fewer young people in New Zealand are drinking but the heavy drinking culture has not changed, a health watchdog says.
The Local Norway (Norway) - 'We won’t pay for alcohol any more': Labour leader after harassment scandal
Jonas Gahr Støre, leader of the Norwegian Labour party, says that alcohol will no longer be supplied at events for members of the political group.
Dunfermline Press - Women are targeted by alcohol industry
Fife Alcohol Support Service (FASS) say that drinks companies have recognised the potentially huge market in alcohol products for females with figures showing that Britain is the worst country in the western world for heavy drinking among professional women. (UK) - Alcohol sales at airports could be restricted
Restrictions should be applied to the consumption and sale of alcohol at airports, according to a parliamentary report.

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