Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Alcohol News - 20/2019

The New York Times (USA) - Women, Alcohol and Perceived ‘Sexual Availability’
When Brock Turner, the former Stanford swimmer who was found guilty in 2016 of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus, appealed his conviction, he and his lawyers devoted 60 pages to how intoxicated the victim seemed. He lost the appeal.
Medical News Today - Why might smoking and drinking alcohol raise the risk of osteoporosis?
Recent research has uncovered a cell mechanism that could help explain why smoking, alcohol, and other modifiable factors could raise the risk of developing the bone disease osteoporosis.
Medical News Today - Global alcohol intake has increased by 70%, study warns
A large new study published in The Lancet found that, across the globe, rates of individual alcohol consumption have soared. This, the authors warn, is a dangerous pattern that policymakers must address.
The Guardian (UK) - One in five harmed by others drinking alcohol over past year, survey finds
One in five people in England have been harmed by others drinking alcohol over the past year, a survey has found.
ANSA (Italy) - Alcohol risk for 8.6 mn Italians, youth
Some 8.6 million Italians are at-risk consumers of alcohol, a new reports said Tuesday. - Pin Project Helps Servers Tell People They're Abstaining From Alcohol
The pin initiative allows servers to nonverbally communicate to coworkers and patrons that they won’t be drinking during a shift.
NDTV - Is Drinking Alcohol In Moderation Good For The Heart? Study Says No
Alcohol drinkers often quote some scientific evidence and research studies that have suggested in the past that moderate alcohol consumption may actually offer protective benefits for the heart.
Irish Post (Ireland) - Irish drinkers 'consume twice as much alcohol as the global average'
IRELAND’S ANNUAL alcohol consumption continues to rise, despite notable decreases across the rest of Europe.
New Vision (Uganda) - Poverty, alcohol abuse tearing families apart, says minister
The challenges, she noted, have resulted in high crime rates, immoral behaviour, lawlessness, conflict, diseases, poverty, violence against children and high level of illiteracy.
The Local Germany (Germany) - German teenagers drinking less alcohol: Study
A study into the drinking habits of young people has revealed a continued decrease in regular alcohol consumption among German teenagers.
The Swaddle - Kids Exposed In Utero to Alcohol Show Altered Brain Structure Years Later
A new study has found that teenagers who were exposed to alcohol while in the womb showed altered brain connections that impair their cognitive performance.
The BMJ - Alcohol use: global target to reduce harm is likely to be missed as intake rises
The World Health Organization’s target to cut the harmful use of alcohol by 10% by 2025 is unlikely to be met, researchers have warned, after finding that the total volume consumed worldwide each year increased by 70% from 1990 to 2017. (Netherlands) - Could an alcohol ban be coming to the canals of Amsterdam?
It may well be. A small majority of the municipal council has voted in favour of investigating whether or not it is possible to ban alcohol use on boats on the canals of Amsterdam.
British GQ - What happens if we all stop drinking?
For all the talk about millennials shunning drinking, it’s the generation below – the oldest of which are 24 – that abstain like never before. We ask the experts: what would happen if we all just... stopped?
Esperance Express (Australia) - 2019 Annual Alcohol Poll | Risky drinking a bigger problem in regional Australia
A higher percentage of Australians living in regional, rural and remote communities were engaging in risky drinking compared to their city counterparts and, in turn, were more concerned about the resulting harm.
Mirage News (Australia) - New report finds alcohol advertising is impossible to escape for Aussie kids
The regulation of alcohol marketing is so weak in Australia that alcohol advertisements are being seen on school buses, across from primary schools, and before children’s videos on YouTube, an analysis of complaints made to the Alcohol Advertising Review Board (AARB) has found.
BMJ Open (England) - Alcohol-related harm to others in England: a cross-sectional analysis of national survey data
This exploratory study, using data collected through the Alcohol Toolkit Survey, shows that AHTO affects 20.1% of the population of England. Even apparently minor harms, like being kept awake, can have a negative impact on health, while aggressive harms are clearly of concern. - Recently updated: Alcohol, Cancer and Your Health booklet
Did you know you can reduce your chance of getting cancer if you avoid alcohol or drink only a little?

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