Thursday, January 9, 2020

Alcohol News - 1/2020

NPR (USA) - U.S. Alcohol-Related Deaths Have Doubled, Study Says
More Americans are ordering more rounds and that's leading to more funerals, according to a new study on alcohol-related deaths.
A fifth of drinkers exceed the government’s weekly recommended alcohol limit every week, according to a new poll. (Ireland) - Most children who drink alcohol source it from their parents or home
THE MAJORITY OF children who drink alcohol source it from their parents or home, according to a new study on schoolchildren’s behaviour.
Washington Post - Cutting out alcohol may reduce atrial fibrillation episodes
For people with atrial fibrillation, abstinence from alcohol may make the heart beat better. Eliminating most alcohol consumption dramatically cuts the number of episodes of the potentially deadly heart rhythm disturbance among moderate and heavy drinkers, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Financial Times (UK) - Law firm alcohol culture is damaging mental health
Law firm drinking culture is having a negative impact on lawyers’ mental health and contributes towards bullying and harassment, according to the professional body for UK lawyers.
GMA - 4 unexpected benefits of giving up alcohol for Dry January
When the ball dropped at midnight and we began 2020, some people took their last sip of alcohol for the next 31 days in a New Year's challenge known as "Dry January." (Canada) - Researcher says only 25% of Canadian drinkers know alcohol causes cancer. A B.C. campaign wants to change that
Many people don't know that alcohol can cause cancer. Now you do. This sobering message from Fraser Health Authority appeared Monday on ads in Lower Mainland transit stations and vehicles, restaurants and bars and on the agency's social media platforms.
Evening Standard - The dark side of alcohol: the effect booze is really having on your mind, body and bank balance
Have you ever stopped to consider the impact alcohol is having on your health and wellbeing? Nutritionist and weight loss specialist Kim Pearson discusses the different ways that drinking alcohol could be affecting your health
Personnel Today (UK) - Commission calls for evidence on how alcohol harms working lives
Health professionals are being asked to supply evidence on the effects alcohol has on health and any changes needed to reduce the harm caused by excessive drinking. - Abstaining from alcohol may reduce atrial fibrillation episodes
Alcohol's relationship with the heart is complicated. While consuming red wine in moderation is believed to be good for the heart, a new study suggests that people with atrial fibrillation should abstain from all alcohol.
The Courier (Scotland) - Scottish criminals could be given tags to monitor alcohol consumption
Criminals in Scotland could have their alcohol consumption monitored remotely under new proposals.
CTV News (Canada) - Increasing number of Canadians admit to drinking and driving, survey
An increasing number of Canadians have admitted to drinking and driving when they thought they were over the legal limit, according to a recent road safety survey.
Atlanta Journal Constitution - Binge drinking linked to heart damage, study finds
A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association indicates there may be a link between binge drinking and heavy alcohol consumption and heart damage.
The Australian (Australia) - Tide turns on wave of alcohol-based abuse when access is restricted
As a paediatrician who has studied and worked in the Kimberley, Pilbara and Northern Territory for the past 20 years, now specialising in foetal alcohol spectrum disorder within the justice system, I have observed the impact of the “rivers of grog” on multiple generations of remote Australian families.
The Lancet - The burden of alcohol use: better data and strong policies towards a sustainable development
Alcohol is a psychoactive substance with toxic and dependence-producing properties, which is consumed worldwide. More than 2 billion people, or about three of ten individuals, are current drinkers globally.
Time24News (Sao Tome and Principe) - Children drink more alcohol than milk in Sao Tome and Principe, says researcher
Researcher Isabel de Santiago, from the Institute of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Lisbon (FMUL), conducted a large study on alcohol and drug use by young people in the country. The findings will be published in June 2020 in the journal Acta M├ędica Portuguesa.
EurekAlert - Researchers surprised by high levels of alcohol consumption among cancer survivors
First-ever large study on drinking habits of cancer survivors -- published in JNCCN -- finds more than a third exceed moderate drinking levels, one in five engage in binge drinking
Psychology Today - Even Light Drinking Raises Cancer Risk
Most people think the problem with drinking is when you drink too much. But a little bit is fine, right? Maybe not. A giant new study from Japan suggests that any drinking of alcohol upped the risk of cancer of the colon, stomach, breast, prostate, and esophagus.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health - Improving Knowledge that Alcohol Can Cause Cancer is Associated with Consumer Support for Alcohol Policies: Findings from a Real-World Alcohol Labelling Study
Improving knowledge that alcohol can cause cancer using labels may increase support for alcohol policies.

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