Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Alcohol News - 13/2018

EurekAlert - Liver cancer caused by alcohol consumption may have worse prognosis than other forms
A new study indicates that patients with alcohol-related liver cancer often do not live as long as patients with liver cancer that is not associated with alcohol consumption, mainly due to diagnoses at later stages.
Vox (USA) - The alcohol industry gave the government money to prove moderate drinking is safe
Over the weekend, the New York Times published a bombshell report on alarming ties between the alcohol industry and the National Institutes of Health. Specifically, five alcohol companies helped fund — and potentially shaped the design of — a 7,800-person randomized controlled trial overseen by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a center at the NIH.
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Call to better screen problem drinking
A new survey of patients linked to 40 different GP clinics found that just 1.5% were identified as having problem alcohol use in the previous two years, prompting calls for better screening levels.
AKIpress (Kyrgyzstan) - President of Kyrgyzstan signs into law amendments banning alcohol ads on Internet
President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov passed the amendments to the law of Kyrgyzstan on advertisements.
Daily Mail (Australia) - Anti-booze group claims half of Australia 'drinks to get drunk' - and calls for laws to cut the number of BOTTLE SHOPS
An alcohol think tank is calling for a cull on the number of bottle shops and bans on advertising and sponsorship at sport events throughout Australia.
Afloat (Ireland) - Prohibitions on the Consumption of Alcohol and/or Drugs When Operating Recreational Craft
The Irish Maritime Administration at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has issued a Marine Notice to remind the public of the law in relation to being under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs when operating or while on board a recreational craft or any vessel in Irish waters, or on board vessels or objects being towed by recreational craft.
Psych Congress Network - Age-Alcoholism Interactions May Harm the Brain’s Frontal Cortex
Older alcohol-dependent individuals may be at increased risk for gray matter loss and functional compromise, even if excessive drinking starts late in life, researchers say.
New Zealand Herald (New Zealand) - Fran Lowe: Reducing alcohol harm should be a priority
The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act (2012) gave councils the right to set alcohol policies for density of outlets and hours of opening for the sale of alcohol via Local Alcohol Policies. Alcohol Action, the DHB, the Police, and others made submissions on the Hastings/Napier Local Alcohol Policy in early 2014.
Politico (EU) - Charts: Thinking about alcohol labels
Almost 60 percent of people across Europe surveyed by the European Alcohol Policy Alliance say health-related information provided in alcohol labels is not sufficient. A similar percentage want guidelines for alcohol consumption to be more accessible.
The Lancet - Action on minimum unit pricing of alcohol: a broader need
Alcohol industry interests have learned to think globally, even as they act locally. In terms of measures like MUP, which have the potential to reduce the health and social harm from drinking, public health interests need to do likewise.
Palmetto Family (USA) - South Carolina’s alcohol problems aren’t going away
As alcohol access has skyrocketed in South Carolina over the past two decades, problems associated with alcohol use haven’t gone away according to a new report published by Palmetto Family Council.
EUCAM - HEINEKEN’S PROMOTIONAL GIRLS SELL BEER WITH THEIR BODIES
To stimulate beer sales, Heineken uses promotional girls in 10 African countries. This is evident from a new book by Olivier van Beemen. He spent more than five years researching the activities of Heineken in Africa. His book ‘Beer for Africa; the Best Kept Secret of Heineken’ released today under the publishing house Prometheus.
The ASCO Post - Raising Awareness of the Link Between Alcohol and Cancer
Prevention in Oncology is guest edited by Jennifer Ligibel, MD, Chair of ASCO’s Energy Balance Working Group and a member of ASCO’s Cancer Survivorship and Cancer Prevention Committees. Dr. Ligibel is Director of the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Healio - Early intervention reduces likelihood of alcohol misuse, abuse in Latino teens
A family-focused, substance abuse prevention intervention conducted in middle school reduced the likelihood of alcohol use disorders among Mexican American teenagers 5 years later, research published in JAMA Psychiatry showed.
frontiers - Light Alcohol Consumption Does Not Protect Cognitive Function
Studies show that light to moderate alcohol consumption is related to better health and higher cognitive performance. However, it has been suggested that this association is caused by a systematic bias in the control group as many people abstain from drinking or quit because of health issues.
Newsday - Binge drinkers put all of us at risk
If you’re like most people, your mind leaps to images of high school and college students hitting wild parties and keggers until all hours.

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