Thursday, November 21, 2019

Alcohol News - 47/2019


The Independent (UK) - TWICE AS MANY BABY-BOOMER MEN ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL FOR ALCOHOL-RELATED ISSUES THAN MILLENNIALS
Twice as many baby-boomer men are being admitted to hospitals for alcohol-related conditions as millennials.
CGTN America (USA) - ‘Sober curious’ millennials cutting back on alcohol consumption
It’s been called a ‘sober revolution.’ Younger people are paying more attention to their health, and consuming much less alcohol. Millennials, those born between 1981 and 1996, are driving this trend and disrupting a powerful industry, the alcoholic beverage market.
News-Medical.net - Parental permissibility for alcohol associated with risky drinking in adolescence
Many parents permit their adolescent children to drink alcohol, believing this helps teach them responsible use and avoids the appeal of 'forbidden fruit'. In research studies, greater parental permissibility for alcohol has been linked to earlier and heavier drinking in adolescence.
NDTV Food - Alcohol Ads On Television May Influence Underage Drinking, Experts Reveal
The researchers of the study found out that teenagers are heavy consumers of media and therefore exposed to more advertising.
Medical News Today - Alcohol intake and reduced brain volume: What explains the link?
Does drinking more alcohol shrink the brain, or does a smaller brain volume actually predispose individuals to drink more alcohol?
ERR News (Estonia) - Rural affairs minister not in favor of local alcohol sales restrictions
Members of the Reform Party are interested in making changes to the Alcohol Act that would grant cities, towns and municipalities the right to ban the sale of alcohol at entertainment establishments until 10 a.m. Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Järvik (EKRE) does not support the bill, saying that different restrictions throughout the country would only cause confusion and lead to unfair competition. According to a proposal of the Ministry of Rural Affairs, the same time-related restrictions should apply nationwide.
The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Children buying alcohol and cigarettes online without ID checks
Children as young as 12 are exploiting online delivery systems to have alcohol and cigarettes sent straight to their homes or local post offices, with one in three getting booze delivered without an ID check.
Newshub (New Zealand) - New Zealand's alcohol problem getting worse – survey
Raising the price and not the glass is being seen as the only way to curb our alcohol problems. Data from the Ministry of Health's annual survey has found the number of 18- to 24-year-olds who consume six or more drinks on occasion is at 21.1 percent, up from 16.5.
BreakingNews.ie (Ireland) - Over 54,000 treated for alcohol abuse since 2012, figures reveal
More than 54,000 people were treated for alcohol abuse between 2012 and 2018. The Health Research Board says there were 7,464 treated cases last year, with men making up almost two-thirds of the figures.
PsychCentral.com - What Triggers Harsh Parenting Among Alcoholic Moms?
Alcohol dependence among mothers is a significant predictor of harsh parenting over time, according to a new study published in the journal Development and Psychopathology.
Telegraph.co.uk - Pernod Ricard accused of putting 'constant pressure' on staff to drink on the job
French drinks giant Pernod Ricard is facing court action for piling “constant pressure” on staff to consume alcohol on the job.
YLE News - Romantic relationships reduce alcohol abuse, study finds
The study, which drew on the longitudinal Finnish Twin Study (FinnTwin12), found that being in a romantic relationship reduced the association between genetic predisposition and drinking.
World Health Organization (Czechia) - Alcohol reduction, human resources for health and drug policy on the agenda as Dr Östlin meets Czech Prime Minister and V4 health ministers
Dr Piroska Östlin, WHO/Europe’s Regional Director ad interim, met with the Prime Minister of Czechia, Andrej Babiš, and Minister of Health, Adam Vojtěch in Prague to discuss cooperation on policies to reduce harmful use of alcohol.
RNZ (New Zealand) - Cannabis reform debate overshadows alcohol-related harm - addiction specialist
A leading addictions specialist says the political focus on cannabis reform is drowning out debate on the bigger problem of alcohol-related harm.
News Medical - Report investigates impact of smoking, alcohol on cerebellum and related cognitive function
There is consistent evidence that having an alcohol use disorder is associated with abnormalities in the cerebellum, a structure attached to the bottom of the brain that is involved in coordinating posture and balance but also in supporting some cognitive functions.
Reuters - Even moderate drinking by parents may impact kids
Roughly half of UK adolescents have seen a parent who’s not an alcoholic get drunk or tipsy, and
more than one in three can name at least one downside to parents’ drinking, a study suggests.
The Journal (Ireland) - Nearly 55,000 cases of problem alcohol use treated in Ireland over seven years
THERE WERE 54,263 cases of problem alcohol use treated in Ireland between 2012 and 2018, according to new figures from the Health Research Board (HRB).
Euronews (France) - 'Non' to Dry January in France, says President Emmanuel Macron
When the clocks strike midnight on December 31 to usher in the new year, professionals from France's wine sector will no doubt raise a glass to President Emmanuel Macron.
Voice of America (Russia) - Bucking Stereotypes, A More Sober Russia Emerges
Alcohol consumption by Russians has dropped by half over the past decade and now sits at levels that are lower than those of Western countries such as France and Germany, a recent study shows.

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