Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Alcohol News - 8/2018 - Alcohol fuels majority of early onset dementia cases, study finds
The study of more than 1 million dementia sufferers, published in the Lancet Public Health Journal, found almost six in ten diagnoses before the age of 65 were linked to heavy drinking.
Metro (UK) - Aldi alcohol advert banned for appealing to children
Aldi’s animated Christmas star ‘Kevin the Carrot’ has landed the discount supermarket in hot water after viewers said its alcohol ad appealed strongly to children.
Daily Mail - We are evolving an 'ultimate hangover' gene that may stop us from becoming addicted to alcohol
Scientists claim this gene variant is being favoured by evolution - and, in time, could stop us from drinking alcohol in the future.
The Conversation US - Alcohol probably makes it harder to stop sexual violence – so why aren’t colleges talking about it?
All colleges and universities that receive Title IX funding are federally mandated to offer intervention programs, where bystanders are trained to intervene in risky sexual situations.
Gisborne Herald (New Zealand) - New policy to restrict alcohol sale hours
A LOCAL liquor accord (forum) for licensees will be held in Gisborne on February 27, six days before Gisborne District Council’s local alcohol policy comes into effect on March 5.
Medical Xpress - Study shows letting kids taste alcohol is a risky behavior
Parents who allow their young children to occasionally sip and taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for alcohol use and related problems when those kids reach late adolescence, according to a new study by a University at Buffalo psychologist.
the Irish News (Ireland) - Belfast councillors' alcohol bill after meetings runs into hundreds of pounds a year
BELFAST City Council is spending hundreds of pounds a year on alcohol for councillors after monthly meetings. (Russia) - Russia Limits Alcohol Sales during the World Cup
Virtually all cities - future hosts of matches from this year's football World Cup in Russia, will limit alcohol sales during the games, and in places and the day before, informs Izvestia, referring to local authorities.
Modern Ghana (Ghana) - Minister Warns Against Alcohol Abuse
Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang-Manu has sternly cautioned the public against excessive intake of alcoholic beverages. (Greece) - 10% of Greeks are Addicted to Alcohol
Consumption of spirits has become a problem for Greece, as 10 per cent of the country's population is completely dependent on alcohol, BNT reported.
PerthNow (Australia) - Health experts lament alcohol floor price miss in WA liquor reforms
Health experts say the State Government has squibbed an ideal chance to enact its highly touted floor price on alcohol after revelations that this week’s liquor overhaul will not consider the controversial measure.
VICE - Quitting Alcohol Doesn't Have to Be the End of Your Social Life
Christmas was a sober one for me. Thanks to a course of antibiotics you genuinely can't drink on, I was teetotal for five whole weeks. That meant a lot of lime and sodas, a healthier bank balance than ever before, and—to my surprise—absolutely no change to my social life.
GhanaWeb (Ghana) - Alcohol ads ban: Errant media houses to be prosecuted
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says media houses who blatantly disregard its directive against the advertisement of alcoholic beverages before 8pm will be dragged to court.
Men's Health - Just 2 Drinks Can Turn You Into a Total Jerk, Science Says
According to researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia, it might take just two alcoholic drinks to inhibit functioning in your prefrontal cortex, the region of your brain that regulates things like decision-making and social behavior and generally keeps you from lashing out at your perfectly innocent friends.
Deccan Chronicle - Spouses have strong influence on potential alcohol abuse risk in partners: Study
Spouses with uncontrolled drinking problems have a “large and rapid” influence on the likelihood their partner will also be diagnosed with an alcohol use disorder, according to a long-term study of married couples in Sweden.
Yukon News (Canada) - Yukon’s alcohol label study back on but without a cancer warning
The Yukon government has re-started a study on alcohol warning labels but without a label that linked the risk of cancer to alcohol consumption.
Medscape - Advising Under the Influence: Alcohol Guidance Demands Full Disclosure
One of my patients who has prediabetes approached me last week: "I read this news story about two new studies that found that drinking wine can reduce my risk of developing diabetes. Is that true? Should I start drinking?"
Irish Times (Ireland) - Alcohol abuse costs Irish economy €2.3bn a year, Dáil hears
A Fianna Fáil TD has asked the Government to consider introducing general health warning labels on alcohol products rather than specifically highlighting cancer because it is linked to so many other diseases.
The Parliament Magazine (EU) - What will new voluntary EU alcohol labelling rules look like?
The alcohol industry has a huge impact on the EU’s economy. Beer, wine and spirits are some of the food and drink sector’s most important products. This makes it increasingly important for people to know exactly what they are consuming. Therefore I don’t understand why alcoholic beverages are exempt from the labelling requirements in the food information regulation.
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The Portugal News (Portugal) - Portugal’s women increasingly turning to alcohol and cannabis
A new study has found that Portugal’s women are adopting increasingly risky behaviours in terms of drug and alcohol consumption, and particularly more mature women. (UK) - Help children escape the influence of alcoholic parents
Receiving little or no help at state or local level, these forgotten youngsters are the secret victims of a conspiracy of silence around Britain’s booze culture.
AutoExpress (EU) - Safety body calls for mandatory alcohol interlocks
Alcohol interlocks – devices that prevent a vehicle from being started if a clean breath sample is not provided – should be fitted to vehicles belonging to repeat drink drivers professional drivers, a leading safety body has said.

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