Thursday, March 19, 2020

Alcohol News - 11/2020


Metro - Drinking alcohol can weaken your immune system and leave you more vulnerable to viruses
Not only is using alcohol as an anxiety antidote really bad for your mental health, experts also say that too much booze can weaken your immune system.
BreakingNews.ie (Ireland) - Irish people drinking less alcohol, figures show
Irish people are now drinking less alcohol than in previous years, according to new provisional figures from Revenue.
The Conversation AU (Australia) - Alcohol warning labels need to inform women of the true harms of drinking during pregnancy
Federal and state ministers will meet tomorrow to decide whether to compel alcohol manufacturers to include clear labels on all alcohol products that warn against the harms of drinking while pregnant.
Deutsche Welle (Germany) - East Germans drink more alcohol, eat better
Germans in former East Germany engage in risky alcohol consumption more than their western peers do — but they also eat more nutritiously, a scientific study has found. Researchers also did a south-north comparison.
Brisbane Times (Australia) - Alcohol labelling: Poll shows many still in dark over risk during pregnancy
If health experts win ministerial support on Friday, all alcoholic drinks will carry red and black labels, saying "health warning" and showing a pregnant woman in silhouette lifting a wine glass to her mouth.
BBC News (UK) - Alcohol-related brain damage: 'I was paid in lager to babysit'
A woman who was paid in lager to babysit as a teenager went on to develop alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD) following 20 years of drinking.
Technology Networks - Why Does Alcohol Kill So Many Men in Eastern Europe?
In some former Soviet bloc countries, men often die early due to alcohol abuse. Alcoholism-related mortality varies considerably from one region to another, according to a study in the European part of Russia, Belarus, Lithuania and Poland.
Movendi - Myths and Truths About Alcohol and COVID-19
Last week at least 44 people have died in Iran due to alcohol poisoning as they believed myths about alcohol’s properties to kill the coronavirus. In an attempt to protect themselves from COVID-19, they consumed large amounts of home-made liquor.
Scottish Daily Record (Scotland) - Hundreds of children get A&E help after taking drink or drugs
Almost 200 children aged 14 and under have been treated for drug or alcohol issues at Paisley’s Royal Alexandra Hospital.
Eurekalert - Sobering new data on drinking and driving: 15% of US alcohol-related motor vehicle fatalities involve alcohol under the legal limit
Accidents involving drivers testing below legal blood alcohol concentration limits are more likely to cause harm to others than drivers with levels at or above the limit, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
IAS - Does the size of a wine glass affect how much we drink?
The size of wine glasses that are used in bars and restaurants varies considerably – from the modest 'Paris Goblet' holding 190ml, to glasses for red wine capable of holding half a litre, that are often favoured in restaurants.
ERR News - Government bans nighttime sales of alcohol
Alcohol will not be sold in Estonia between 10 p.m. and 10 a.m. until the end of the emergency situation after the government approved measures at an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday. The new restrictions include all food outlets and accommodation facilities.
STAP (Netherlands) - No Holland Heineken House at the Olympics in Tokyo
For the first time since 1992, there will be no Holland Heineken House at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The Dutch Olympic Committee (NOC*NSF) took this decision given the consequences of the spread of the coronavirus.

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