Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Alcohol News - 48/2018

BBC News (Scotland) - TV alcohol adverts could face '9pm watershed'
Drink adverts could be banned on TV before the "9pm watershed" under Scottish government plans to curb alcohol abuse.
USA TODAY (USA) - Fixes for the US drinking problem are hard to sell
When health officials wanted to reduce deaths from tobacco, they spread messages about the proven cancer risks, pushed to ban smoking in public places and worked to raise taxes on cigarettes. (Scotland) - More than 35,000 alcohol-related hospital admissions in a year in Scotland
More than 23,000 Scots were taken to hospital because of their drinking last year, with people from the most deprived areas seven times more likely to need help than those in the most affluent.
Fortune (USA) - Alcohol-Related Deaths Are On the Rise with Death Rate of Women Increasing Dramatically
Alcohol related deaths are on a sharp rise in the United States, according to new research published by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, first reported by USA Today.
Science Daily - Alcohol dependence, psychiatric disorders share genetic links
An international team of researchers has identified a gene that regulates how quickly the body metabolizes alcohol as a key risk factor for alcohol dependence. The researchers also linked genetic factors associated with alcohol dependence to other psychiatric disorders.
The Independent (UK) - Alcohol is killing women at an alarming rate – so why aren’t we talking about it?
Women are the target of a force-fed story that wine is their best friend, “mommy-juice” makes children more tolerable, low-calorie booze is good for them, a glass of red wine a night is healthy – and that all of this is perfectly okay, just don’t get addicted.
The National - Health expert calls for minimum alcohol pricing across Europe
THE rest of the UK and Europe should follow Scotland’s example by introducing minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol, a health expert has said.
10News - Lowering alcohol use increases mental health, study shows
The San Diego-based Institute of Public Strategies reminded residents Tuesday that reduced alcohol usage plays a large part in suicide prevention and increased mental health, especially among teenagers and young adults.
The Irish Sun (Ireland) - Ireland set to become the first European country to adopt World Health Organisation recommendations to reduce alcohol harm
Today, Ireland will become the first European country to adopt World Health Organisation recommendations to reduce alcohol harm.
BBC News (Scotland) - Public health approach at heart of new drug and alcohol strategy
Scotland's first drugs strategy for a decade focuses on treating the issue as a public health concern rather than a criminal justice issue.
Scottish Government (Scotland) - Alcohol Framework 2018
Updated framework setting out our national prevention aims on alcohol.
Oxford University Press Blog - Anywhere, anytime: children’s exposure to alcohol marketing
Alcohol is linked to over 200 medical conditions, causes a number of cancers and a raft of social issues that collectively place a major burden on society. Children are particularly susceptible to the harms from alcohol consumption due to their developing brains and inexperience regarding consumption risks.
IAS - Nanny states and grown-up debates on alcohol policy
Debates on alcohol policy are necessarily complex and controversial, and a complete consensus on how we should regulate this area will not be achieved. Like other lawful but regulated products, alcohol presents benefits and harms that may be understood from ranging perspectives.
NDARC (Australia) - Women’s alcohol consumption catching up to men: why this matters
Women are catching up to men in rates of alcohol consumption and this has important implications for how we think about our community response to harmful alcohol use.
University of Sidney (Australia) - Alcohol marketing code failing to protect young people: new report
The alcohol industry’s code of conduct does not adequately protect young people from exposure to alcohol marketing, University of Sydney research reveals.
The Lancet (UK) - Alcohol drinking patterns and liver cirrhosis risk: analysis of the prospective UK Million Women Study
In middle-aged women, cirrhosis incidence increases with total alcohol intake, even at moderate levels of consumption. For a given weekly intake of alcohol, this excess incidence of cirrhosis is higher if consumption is usually without meals, or with daily drinking.
News Medical - Recently diagnosed cancer patients more likely to drink alcohol and use tobacco, finds study
Recently diagnosed cancer survivors are more likely to drink alcohol, use tobacco, and frequent tanning beds than people in later stages of recovery, according to a research team from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The Guardian - Letting children try alcohol at home won’t deter binge drinking, say UK experts
Parents are being urged to delay the moment their child first drinks alcohol because it can damage the growing brain.
WCRF - Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective. Alcoholic Drinks and the risk of cancer

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