Thursday, June 28, 2018

Alcohol News - 26/2018

New York Post - The unexpected consequences of binge drinking
Young adults who binge drink have heightened cardiovascular-disease risk factors, including higher blood sugar, higher total cholesterol and higher blood pressure, according to a new report in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Skift - The Tricky Business of Selling Alcohol on Planes
Once a month, and often more, we read about U.S. airline passengers who drink too much alcohol and act out. Sometimes, they start fights, or abuse other passengers. Or they try to open an emergency exit, scaring fellow passengers.
Medical News Today - What causes alcohol addiction? Study investigates
Is a faulty signaling mechanism in the brain area that processes emotion the reason that only a minority of those who drink alcohol become addicted to it?
ESPN - UEFA lifts Champions League and Europa League alcohol ban
Fans at Champions League and Europa League matches will be able to buy alcohol next season after UEFA changed regulations banning its sale in stadiums.
Irish Times (Ireland) - Train drivers' alcohol limit four times higher than taxi and bus drivers'
Current legislation which permits train drivers and other railway workers to have four times more alcohol in their blood than other professional drivers “fell between the gaps”, an Oireachtas Committee has heard.
Traveller - Drunk passengers on planes: Ryanair calls for alcohol restrictions in airports
Following a series of incidents involving boozed-up passengers, Ryanair, one of the world's largest international carriers, has recently called for a restriction on the number of alcoholic beverages passengers are allowed to consume pre-flight. (Canada) - 'Sobering report' tracks 53,000 Manitobans' struggles with alcohol, barriers accessing help
A robust 25-year study suggests the key to helping Manitobans in the grips of alcohol disorders could be all about more timely diagnoses and removing barriers to prescriptions and treatment so those with addictions can get quicker access to care.
Wall Street Journal - Dealing With an Aging Parent’s Alcohol Problem
Yvonne Mirilovich came home from work in January 2016 and found her mother drunk while babysitting her two young daughters.
Georgia Today (Georgia) - Alcohol consumption in Georgia more like Italy than Eastern Europe
According to a report by the World Advertising Center on World Drink Trends compiled in 2005, drinking-age people are consuming alcohol in Georgia drastically less than in Poland, Estonia, Hungary, or Russia--to name a few.
The Star, Kenya (Kenya) - 4.9m Kenyans abusing alcohol and drugs, high schools a haven
Nacada has reported that 4.9 million Kenyans aged 15 – 65 years are abusing at least one drug or other substance.
The Roar (Australia) - You booze, you lose: Why the NRL must ban alcohol ads
Earlier last week, a report released by La Trobe University found that on State of Origin nights there was a 40 per cent increase in domestic assault incidents and approximately a 70 per cent rise in non-domestic assaults.
Independent Online (South Africa) - Booze adverts targeted because 'youngsters see alcohol glamorised'
The debate surrounding the banning of alcohol advertising sponsorships in sport is raging on, and advocacy group the Southern Africa Alcohol Policy Alliance (Saapa) held discussions on Wednesday to explore alternative funding options.
Great Lakes Ledger (Canada) - Alcohol and Tobacco Cost Canadians $38 Billion
A study released on 26 June shows that Canadians paid for substance use $38.4 billion in 2014. The report was done by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research.
WORDS YOU DON’T want to hear about a $100 million, 10-year scientific study: “significant concerns.” Also bad: “inadequately powered.”
Medical Xpress - Research finds counting your drinks reduces alcohol consumption
The most effective way for Australians to reduce their alcohol consumption is counting their drinks, new research led by Curtin University has found. (New Zealand) - Doctor: Booze industry needs mandatory warnings for pregnant women
New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) chair Dr Kate Baddock is calling for mandatory labelling on alcoholic drinks packaging to warn of the dangers of drinking during pregnancy, which can lead to foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
Economic Times - Substance abuse disorder directly affects kidney & brain; can further cause anxiety, paranoia, delusions
Amit’s addiction story started with his college friends telling him to try a shot of alcohol at a wedding “just one time”, followed by peer pressure to “smoke only when you are drinking”.
The Local France (France) - French risk 'preventable' cancers by smoking, drinking and eating unhealthily
The French are needlessly putting themselves at risk of developing cancer by smoking, drinking and eating unhealthily, a new study reveals.

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