Thursday, December 19, 2019

Alcohol News - 50/2019

The Conversation AU (Australia) - Cap your alcohol at 10 drinks a week: new draft guidelines
New draft alcohol guidelines, released today, recommend healthy Australian women and men drink no more than ten standard drinks a week and no more than four on any one day to reduce their risk of health problems.
CBS News (USA) - "Sober curious" Americans are reshaping nightlife: "I actually have more fun without alcohol"
A growing group of Americans are reducing their consumption of alcohol or cutting it out entirely. Interest in the "sober curious" community can be seen at new alcohol-free bars and events and online, with more than 1.2 million #soberlife Instagram posts and more than 500,000 #soberissexy posts. (Latvia) - Health Ministry plans to reduce drink drive limit, tighten alcohol advertising
The permitted blood alcohol limit should be reduced to 0.2 % for all drivers and a raft of restrictions introduced on alcohol advertising and promotion according to a Health Ministry plan for 2020-2022 submitted to government December 19. - Harmful alcohol consumption pattern may damage heart tissue
A pattern of harmful alcohol consumption, or heavy drinking, increases level of blood biomarkers indicating heart tissue damage, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open access journal of the American Heart Association.
Al Jazeera America (USA) - Wall Street firms swap alcohol for mocktails this holiday season
Wellness themes cater to health-conscious employees while helping firms avoid alcohol-fueled liabilities in #MeToo era. (Ireland) - ‘We cannot wait forever’ – Varadkar says minimum alcohol pricing will have to go ahead without NI
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that ‘we cannot wait forever’ to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol despite continuing uncertainty over Stormont.
Aberdeen Evening Express (UK) - Children’s exposure to TV ads for alcohol and gambling stabilises
Children’s exposure to television ads for alcohol and gambling has broadly stabilised while the number of junk food ads they see has significantly declined since 2016, according to new figures.
Inverse - 726 teen brains show alcohol had one surprising, long-term effect
While the novelty of binge-drinking in a basement can wane as teens transition into young adulthood, those early drunken moments stick around as physical traces in the brain.
News Now Finland (Finland) - Drug and alcohol deaths up again in 2018
A record number of people died from drugs-related causes in Finland during 2018 – up more than 20% from the year before at 261 death.
SowetanLIVE (South Africa) - EFF wants alcohol adverts to be banned
The EFF wants a total ban of alcohol advertisements in SA. This was one of the resolutions taken by the party delegates at its three-day assembly that, among other things, elected a new leadership in Nasrec, Johannesburg.
Atlanta Journal Constitution - Study: Light alcohol consumption linked to cancer
A recent Japanese study found that light to moderate drinking increases the risk of cancer.
Qrius (USA) - The Evolving Drinking culture in US
Alcohol is an integral part of many cultures around the world, including the United States. Alcohol is used for celebration, for mourning, and everything in between.

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