Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Alcohol News - 14/2018

Dutch News (Netherlands) - Fruit, veg and no alcohol is linked to fewer wrinkles in women: Dutch research
Women who eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables are likely to have fewer facial wrinkles than those who don’t, according to researchers at the Erasmus teaching hospital in Rotterdam.
BBC News (UK) - The unspoken alcohol problem among UK Punjabis
For many British Punjabis, alcohol abuse is an open secret. Alcohol consumption is glamorised across different aspects of Punjabi culture and shame stops many seeking the help that they need.
STAT (USA) - New alcohol-advertising research stopped with NIH branch director’s arrival
The branch of the National Institutes of Health that studies alcohol abuse has not funded any new research by outside scientists specifically on the effects of alcohol advertising since its current director took over in 2014, according to a STAT analysis of grants.
The Scientist (USA) - NIH Turned Down Investigators Who Provoked Ire From Alcohol Industry
An email exchange and an unusual meeting suggest a connection between an institute’s pursuit of industry support and the rejection of a grant application.
North Island Gazette (Canada) - Alcohol consumption on the rise on Vancouver Island
Recent data from the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) shows that alcohol consumption is continuing to rise on Vancouver Island.
The Canberra Times (Australia) - Australia's drug and alcohol problem revealed in new AIHW report but ACT healthiest
Alcohol and illicit drugs are to blame for one in every 20 deaths in Australia, according to new analysis by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
AIHW (Australia) - Impact of alcohol and illicit drug use on the burden of disease and injury in Australia: Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011
This report quantifies the health impact that alcohol and illicit drug use place on Australia, including as risk factors for other diseases and injuries. It estimates that alcohol and illicit drugs were collectively responsible for 6.7% of Australia’s disease burden in 2011.
The Scotsman (Scotland) - Paramedics deal with 50 alcohol cases a day
Ambulance crews were forced to attend more than 15,000 emergencies last year where alcohol was to blame.
YLE News (Finland) - THL: Alcohol retail sales down, bar sales up
Alcohol sales at Finnish restaurants and bars last year were just over one percentage point higher than in 2016, while retail sales slightly decreased during that period, according to preliminary figures from THL, Finland's National Institute for Health and Welfare released on Tuesday.
Premium Times (Zambia) - Zambia to make law regulating alcohol consumption
The Zambian government said on Wednesday that it will soon introduce a bill in parliament aimed at controlling alcohol consumption in the country.
New Zealand Herald (New Zealand) - Concern appeals can derail council efforts to reduce alcohol harm
Concerns have been raised that councils who put a lot of work into developing plans to address harmful drinking in their local patches could see their decisions overturned.
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (Ghana) - Alcoholic drinks ‘should carry cigarette-style health warnings’
Alcoholic drinks should carry cigarette-style health warnings to tackle a lack of awareness about the link between booze and cancer, it’s been claimed. - Alcohol-related liver cancer may have poor prognosis than other types
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.
Oncology Nurse Advisor - Influence of Alcohol Consumption on Survival Outcomes of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Survival outcomes are worsened among patients with alcohol-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) compared with patients with non-alcohol-related HCC, primarily due to worse liver function and tumor characteristics at diagnosis, according to a study published in Cancer.
American Association for Cancer Research - Awareness of the Link between Alcohol Consumption and Cancer across the World: A Review
Our results show that awareness appears to be low and varies internationally; it is relatively higher in the United Kingdom, Morocco, and Australia. Methodologic differences in assessment obfuscate cross-country and cross-sample comparisons.

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