Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Alcohol News - 32/2018

Metro - Scientists explain why alcohol gives you the ‘drunchies’ and makes you eat rubbish food
Craving a kebab, pizza or greasy burger on the way home from the pub is all down to sugar levels in the blood, according to new research.
Psychology Today - Can Aggression Lead You to Drink More Alcohol?
It’s a well-established fact that drinking alcohol makes people more aggressive. For instance, 19 out of 20 acts of violence on a college campus involve alcohol consumption.
Forbes - Does Drinking Alcohol Really Protect Against Dementia? Not So Fast.
The alcohol research has been a bit maddening in recent years—one study seems to tell us that moderate drinking is beneficial for health, and the next that it will kill us. A new study making the rounds appears to suggest that both heavy drinking and abstinence are linked to dementia over the years, while moderate drinking is linked to reduced risk.
Specialty Pharmacy Times - Hepatitis C Worsens Outcomes in Patients Who Abuse Alcohol
The interaction between alcohol abuse and hepatitis C virus (HCV) can compromise overall survival outcomes, according to a study published in Clinical Epidemiology.
EURACTIV (EU) - MEPs ask Commission to reject industry’s alcohol labelling proposal
A group of MEPs has called on the European Commission to turn down an industry proposal on alcohol labelling, claiming that alcoholic beverages should no longer enjoy a preferential regime compared to other foodstuffs.
The Conversation AU - Drink, drank, drunk: what happens when we drink alcohol in four short videos
Alcohol is a depressant, a diuretic, and a disinfectant. These generally aren’t pleasant attributes, but people have been drinking alcohol for thousands of years – some of the earliest written texts mention or contain recipes for beer, and pottery shards from China show people may have been making alcohol as far back as 7,000BCE.
Science Daily - Alcohol increases tuberculosis-related deaths in young mice
Alcohol increases the mortality of young but not old mice infected with the tuberculosis-causing bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and this effect is mediated by the production of a protein called interferon-alpha.
Belfast Telegraph (Northern Ireland) - Minimum pricing on alcohol could be a healthy move for Northern Ireland
In May Scotland introduced a legal minimum price for alcohol of 50p per unit. That implied a major escalation in the prices of what had previously been some of the cheapest drinks: a £1.99 bottle of cider rose to £5.
ERR News (Estonia) - Survey: Over half of Estonians favour lowering alcohol excise duty
According to the results of a recent survey commissioned by daily Postimees and conducted by Kantar Emor, more than half of Estonians are in favour of lowering the alcohol excise duty in Estonia.
Scottish Daily Record (Scotland) - Alcohol charities call for more action to tackle alcoholism across Monklands
Alcohol charities supporting people across Airdrie and Coatbridge have called for further action to tackle alcoholism in Monklands.
The Canberra Times (Australia) - Middle-aged drinking among Canberrans at sobering levels
When they aren’t opining about roundabouts, politicians and quiet streets, outsiders often form the view that Canberra is, for better or for worse, an overwhelmingly healthy place. There’s clean air, top-notch drinking water and a big lake around which the city’s many exercise junkies may jog or cycle on those crystal clear mornings.
Stanthorpe Border Post (Australia) - Alarming truths found in drug and alcohol report
CHILDREN as young as 12 years old are accessing everything from ice and prescription pills to alcohol on the Granite Belt, a new report has found.
Russia Beyond (Russia) - No more vodka for young Russians
Russians are gradually losing one of their most famous characteristics: They’ve stopped drinking! Vodka and the average Russian used to be the closest of friends, but in recent years they’ve gone different ways.

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