Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Alcohol News - 21/2018

CBC.ca (Canada) - Researcher angry alcohol industry lobbied Yukon to 'squash' cancer warning study
The alcohol industry in Yukon didn't like a government-funded study that put cancer warnings on alcohol bottles. And so, according to emails obtained by the Globe and Mail via an Access to Information request, they lobbied the Yukon government to shut it down.
RTE.ie (Ireland) - Cabinet to consider new proposals to lower legal alcohol limits for train and tram drivers
The Cabinet is to consider new proposals to lower the legal alcohol limits for train and tram drivers.
Minister for Transport Shane Ross will bring to Government a general outline of the Railway Safety Amendment Bill.
Medical Xpress (New Zealand) - Warning labels on alcohol containers highly deficient, new research shows
Current health warning labels on alcohol beverage containers in New Zealand are highly deficient, new research from the University of Otago, Wellington shows.
NEWS.com.au (Australia) - ‘I lied to my GP about my boozing’
THE other day I was filling out a form at the GP when I was asked “how many drinking days a week do you have?” I wrote 3.
Newshub (New Zealand) - Challenging New Zealand's harmful drinking culture
Alcohol abuse is more harmful than meth, and the Government could do more to change the message around New Zealand's harmful drinking culture, according to a senior medical professor.
The Local France (France) - Young French people's 'risky' thirst for alcohol revealed in new study
A new study by the French government has revealed that many French people particularly among the younger generation have a dangerous drinking habit.
Washington Post (USA) - NIH halts $100 million study of moderate drinking that is funded by alcohol industry
The National Institutes of Health has ordered a halt to a $100 million, 10-year study of moderate drinking that’s being funded in large part by the alcoholic-beverage industry.
Medical Xpress - Improving communication of guidance on drinking alcohol in pregnancy
Advice about alcohol consumption during pregnancy could be conveyed more effectively to parents and health professionals, research at Cardiff University has found.
The Times (Scotland) - Millennial Scots biggest supporters of alcohol minimum pricing
Youth was once synonymous with rebellion, excess and unbridled hedonism, but research has shown that millennials are the strongest supporters of curtailing Scotland’s drinking culture.
FORA (Ireland) - 'New alcohol laws will protect people from harm - and drinks firms are trying to undermine them'
IN RECENT WEEKS, there has been a sustained undermining of the government’s proposed Public Health (Alcohol) Bill and, specifically, the measures to regulate the labelling of alcohol products to include nutritional and health warning information.
Medium (USA) - Surge in Deaths from Suicide, Alcohol And Drugs in US, Says Report
The gaps in mental health care services are prevalent in the United States, showing through the rise in the number of deaths from suicide, alcohol and drug abuse, also referred to as “deaths of despair.”
Mother Jones (USA) - The Trump Administration Doesn’t Want Irish People to Know That Alcohol Causes Cancer
President Donald Trump is a teetotaler. He has never had a drink, he says, because he saw what booze did to his beloved older brother Freddy, an alcoholic who died at the age of 43.
NHS - Short-term abstinence from alcohol leads to “rapid decrease” of cancer-related growth factors
Participants who took part in a study at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, where they cut out alcohol for a month, were found to have a “rapid decrease” in the amount of cancer-related growth factors in their blood.
Daily Mail (UK) - Special report: Binge drinking
Binge-drinking is getting out of control in Britain. One in four adults in Britain are binge drinkers and the UK recently topped a poll as Europe's heaviest alcohol consumers.

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