Thursday, August 15, 2019

Alcohol News - 33/2019

New York Post (USA) - United Airlines tightens alcohol rules after flight crew’s arrests
United Airlines has strengthened its alcohol policy for pilots — a week after two of them were arrested for allegedly being under the influence before a flight from Scotland to Newark.
Metro (UK) - Uni bar closed because students are turning their back on alcohol
A university is shutting its union bar because students are ‘turning their back on alcohol for daytime cafes’ instead.
Medical Xpress - Scientists untangle links between our genes and intake of alcohol and of salt
Scientists have shed light on the complicated relationship between the makeup of our DNA and how much alcohol we drink.
Medical Xpress - Marijuana may boost risky effects of drinking alcohol
As the legalization of medical marijuana and marijuana use are both on the rise in the United States, people are not necessarily using alcohol less and may be unaware of the risks of combining alcohol and marijuana, according to researchers.
Gallup (USA) - Religion and Drinking Alcohol in the U.S.
Americans who attend religious services weekly are less likely than others to drink alcohol, reflecting the centuries-old connection in American history between religion and the perceived immorality of drinking.
ERR News (Latvia) - Prices of alcoholic beverages in Latvian stores not dropping yet
Although the Latvian excise duty on strong alcoholic beverages has been cut by 15 percent, retailers haven't yet lowered prices, as they are still selling the products purchased at the previous tax rate, Henriks Danusevics, president of the Latvian Traders Association, told BNS.
RNZ (New Zealand) - Drinking damage: Call for national plan to stop alcohol harm
Public health experts say it's high time that politicians realised the dangers posed by alcohol and did much more to curb its use. (New Zealand) - Major report into reducing alcohol harm ignored for almost a decade
Successive governments have been accused of turning a blind eye to a drug that sees thousands of Kiwis end up in jail cells, hospitals and early graves.
The Local Sweden (Sweden) - Sweden's first automatic alcohol checks introduced in Gothenburg
Sweden's first permanent system for automatic alcohol checks has been introduced in Gothenburg port.
Medical Xpress - Older people with alcohol dependence problems desperately need better support
Tom held a responsible position at a charity. Friends described him as a kind and caring man. But following the death of his father, he turned to alcohol and lost his job and a close relationship. (Ireland) - Cork GP urges young people to cut back on 'frightening' level of alcohol consumption
A Cork GP said he is seeing more young people presenting in his surgery due to the impact of binge drinking.
The Thaiger (Thailand) - Thai anti-alcohol campaigners demand stricter controls on underage drinking
Anti-alcohol campaigners and youth networks, are calling on Metropolitan Police to check on shops in Bang Sue district’s Soi Wongsawang 11 that are allegedly selling alcohol to youth under the age of 20 in a location adjacent to an educational institution.
The Copenhagen Post (Denmark) - Alcohol consumption on the rise among young Danish teenagers
A TV2 poll suggests that one out of five people in Denmark think it is okay for young people to indulge in alcohol before they are 16 years old. Meanwhile, a survey carried out by the Danish Institute of Public Health reveals that a trend that had seen alcohol consumption among young people decline has started to reverse.
Brisbane Times (Australia) - Doctors call for Queensland government to back minimum alcohol price
A leading medical body is pushing back against the Queensland government's refusal to raise the cost of alcoholic drinks to a minimum standard price in the state.
Eleven Myanmar (Myanmar) - Rising number of mental health patients linked to alcohol consumption
The number of mental health patients receiving treatment at hospitals has increased, and most of cases are related to alcohol consumption, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports’ latest development during three years.
Medical Xpress - Parents' drug, alcohol and tobacco use negatively impacts all areas of child well-being
We all know that the use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs harms our own health. But many people are not aware that their use of these substances can sometimes also affect the health and well-being of others—including their own children. - People recovering from alcohol use disorder struggle to recognize angry facial expressions
People in early-stage recovery from alcohol use disorder can struggle to recognize facial expressions of emotion ─particularly anger ─according to a study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.
The Conversation (Australia) - Lessons from Queensland on alcohol, violence and the night-time economy
Under the “Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence” policy, which among other things introduced statewide restrictions on trading hours, Queensland has recorded reductions in assaults, ambulance attendances and hospital admissions.

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