Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Alcohol News - 35/2018

New York Times - How Much Alcohol Is Safe to Drink? None, Say These Researchers
Just one alcoholic drink a day slightly increases an individual’s risk for health problems, according to a large new study. No level of alcohol consumption conferred any health benefits, the authors also concluded — a finding that runs contrary to much previous research and public health guidelines in many countries.
Heart - Drinking alcohol in front of your kids can lead to 'problems' in their future
A new study has revealed that children who are exposed to alcohol at a younger age will tend to start drinking earlier in their own lives.
Business Insider - Hangovers can affect your brain's performance for longer than you think, according to a new study
You might be regretting your Saturday night of binge drinking when you show up for work on Monday morning.
E/The Environmental Magazine - The Environmental Impact of Alcohol
Wine, beer, and spirits are staples of American social life. In fact, alcohol is one of the largest industries in the United States. As a culture, we’re well aware of the impact that alcohol can have on the human body, especially when abused.
The Guardian (UK) - Alcohol firms would lose £13bn if drinkers in England stuck to limits
Revenue from alcohol sales in England would plummet by £13bn if customers complied with the recommended drinking guidelines, according to a study that condemns the industry’s role in regulation.
Specialty Pharmacy Times - High Alcohol Intake in Adolescence May Affect Aggressiveness of Prostate Cancer Later in Life
Heavy alcohol consumption at an early age may be linked to a 3-fold increased risk of being diagnosed with high-grade prostate cancer, according to a new study published in Cancer Prevention Research.
ABC News (USA) - Deaths from drugs, alcohol and suicide now outpace diabetes, study shows
Deaths from self injury, a category that includes drug and alcohol use and committing suicide, has surpassed diabetes as the seventh-leading cause in the U.S., a study has shown.
Irish Times (Ireland) - Irish women ranked in top 10 for alcohol consumption, study finds
The “myth of the drunk Irish man” is probably inaccurate, according to the author of a major international study on alcohol consumption which finds Irish men’s habits comparable to other Europeans.
The Hindu (India) - ‘Younger people getting addicted to alcohol’
Recognising that addiction to alcohol and drugs seems to be affecting a younger age group — as young as 25 years — the government has recommended that educational institutions work with the police to tackle the problem.
Pretoria East Rekord (South Africa) - Alcohol the biggest date rape drug
Rape and sexual assaults are far more likely to take place when alcohol abuse is involved. This is the word from police spokesperson Captain Colette Weilbach.

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