Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Alcohol News - 10/2019

Bustle - Drinking Alcohol Is More Harmful To Young People Than Previously Thought, According To Study
While many studies claim that moderate alcohol consumption has potential health benefits, new research suggests that drinking alcohol is more harmful to younger people than it is helpful.
USA TODAY (USA) - U.S. deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide hit highest level since record-keeping began
The number of deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide in 2017 hit the highest level since federal data collection started in 1999, according to an analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data by two public health nonprofits.
The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - 'No safe level': what we're getting wrong with alcohol guidelines
“The French paradox was a total myth. The French had Europe’s highest rates of liver disease. But by cutting back on consumption of wine, they’ve dramatically reduced that. Research studies published on cardiovascular benefits – dating back 20 years – have been found to be flawed.”
Healio - Alcohol-mortality associations underestimated in cohort studies
Researchers report that the connections between alcohol and mortality established in cohort studies may underestimate negative health consequences of moderate drinking.
Science Daily - Smoking and alcohol: Double trouble for the brain?
Along with many other harmful health consequences, smoking tobacco causes chemical changes, oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain. Excessive alcohol use can have similar effects.
YLE News (Finland) - Finland's six-year alcohol sales slump ends
A law change permitting stronger drinks to be sold in grocery stores and other shops helped to triple the sales of long drink alcopops last year.
Independent Online - Tool to identify kids with alcohol-related developmental disorder
Researchers have developed a new tool that uses Machine Learning (ML) technology to screen children suffering from a type of developmental and neurobehavioral disorder, caused due to alcohol exposure while in the womb, quickly and at an affordable rate.
ABC News (Australia) - Australian working mums are asking for help to cut back on booze, doctors say
Leonie Moekotte never thought of herself as a heavy drinker. "What I was drinking was no different to what my friends were drinking," she said.
NDARC - Alcopops tax cuts drinking and harm
A new NDARC study found that the introduction of an alcopop tax has significantly reduced alcohol-related harm among young Australians, writes Carleen Frost.
IAS (UK) - Doing harm by doing good
Last week, the Guardian published a story on Heineken’s claims that its business brings social and economic benefits to the African region. According to the author, Oliver van Beemen, who spent years researching the Dutch company’s history in Africa and has written a book on this subject, such claims are misleading, citing low-wages for entry-level employees and Heineken’s use of “beer promotion girls” who were exposed to sexual exploitation and other serious risks.

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