Thursday, October 3, 2019

Alcohol News - 40/2019


Medical Xpress - Fathers-to-be should avoid alcohol six months before conception
Aspiring parents should both avoid drinking alcohol prior to conception to protect against congenital heart defects, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
BBC News (Russia) - Russian alcohol consumption down 43%, WHO report says
Russian alcohol consumption decreased by 43% from 2003 to 2016, a World Health Organization (WHO) report says.
ERR News (Estonia) - Paper: 15 stores to close if Tallinn's alcohol restrictions change
Plans put forward by Tallinn mayor Mihhail Kõlvart to further restrict selling alcohol around schools could see the closure of 15 stores, Postimees reported on Wednesday morning.
BBC News (England) - One in 10 children 11-15 had drunk alcohol in previous week - NHS survey
Barrow-in-Furness is struggling to cope with underage drinking. More children are admitted to hospital for alcohol consumption here than anywhere else in England.
The Scotsman (Scotland) - Alcohol minimum pricing rules have not hurt Scots retailers, says report
A report on the economic impact of minimum unit pricing (MUP), commissioned by NHS Health Scotland, found that the policy led to a drop in sales of alcoholic drinks in the nine months following its introduction last May.
HuffPost UK - Mixing Cocaine And Alcohol Is More Dangerous Than You Think – Here's Why
Doctors have issued a warning about the “deadly combination” of cocaine and alcohol, after the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme revealed there were at least 13 “self-inflicted” deaths linked to the drug combination in England in 2018.
EURACTIV (EU) - Alcohol could cause new EU health chief headache
The European spirits industry has called on Stella Kyriakides, EU Commissioner-designate for health, to revive the European Alcohol and Health Forum, which has been inactive since 2015 after twenty public health NGOs decided to pull out.
EurekAlert - Sexual minority women more likely to smoke while drinking alcohol than heterosexual women
The study, published recently in Substance Use & Misuse, sought to identify patterns of same-day alcohol and tobacco use, and the settings in which concurrent use is more likely to occur for lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual women.
Buzz.ie (Ireland) - Alcohol may be banned on Irish flights to curb disruptive behaviour
The Irish Aviation Authority has said that it is considering banned the sale of alcohol on flights could be considered as a way to reduce the level of incidents of disruptive passenger behaviour on flights.
TheMayorEU (Austria) - Mattersburg bans alcohol consumption in public
The city council of the Austrian town of Mattersburg recently unanimously approved a decision to ban alcohol consumption in public spaces, and more specifically at the Europa Park, at the city’s main square, at playgrounds and in the areas surround the Jewish cemetery.
CTV News (Canada) - Worrying rise in alcohol-related harm among women, CAMH says
Health experts are calling for tighter alcohol regulations amid a worrying rise in alcohol-related short and long-term harm, especially among women.
RTE.ie (Ireland) - Majority of Oberstown children had drug and alcohol issues
Almost three quarters of children detained at Oberstown had substance misuse problems with drugs and or alcohol prior to their detention.
Peeblesshire News (UK) - NHS Borders officials say alcohol and pregnancy "don't mix"
TO mark Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders Awareness last month, Borders Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (ADP) are hoping to inform more people about the condition.
India Today (India) - 75% youths consume alcohol before turning 21, claims survey
As many as 1,000 youths in the age group of 16 to 21 years, from cities including Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Rajasthan, were surveyed.
ScienceBlog.com - Alcohol and “Deaths of Despair”
In 2015, Princeton University economists Anne Case, Ph.D., and Angus Deaton, Ph.D., reported something unexpected. After decreasing since the end of World War II, rates of death began to increase in the United States for people in some groups.
Crime Report - Drivers’ Alcohol Abuse Can Predict Future Gun Violence: Study
A California study links convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol to a higher risk of a violent crime committed with firearms.
VOA Khmer (Cambodia) - Lack of Alcohol Law and Drinking Age Leaves Cambodian Youths Vulnerable
On one of Phnom Penh’s many rooftop bars that overlook the Mekong and Tonle rivers, Tann Somethea and her friends were enjoying themselves on a recent evening with a few rounds of drinks, as they do several times per week.

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