Thursday, July 30, 2020

Alcohol News - 30/2020

Car Advice (Russia) - Authorities in Russia are considering mandating breath-testing interlocks on all new cars
Russian authorities are considering making it compulsory for all new cars sold there to be equipped with alcohol breath test “interlock” devices – whether or not the buyer has a history of drink driving.
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News Medical (UK) - England's working economy is being killed by alcohol
Almost a fifth of working years of life lost in England in 2018 were due to alcohol consumption, overtaking working years lost to Cancer, the latest data from Public Health England (PHE) shows.
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Washington Post - These countries are banning alcohol or closing bars in response to coronavirus surges
In the United States and around the world, bars and other establishments that serve or sell alcohol have become a focus of efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Public health experts say drinking, especially in crowds, is not conducive to social distancing.
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Croakey (Australia) - Mandatory pregnancy warning labels on alcohol: the first step to generic health warnings
When Michael Thorn began a new job as Chief Executive of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) in 2011, one of the first reports to come across his desk recommended that alcohol products should carry a mandatory warning label about the risks of drinking in pregnancy.
Read more (Ireland) - Rise in number of people seeking treatment for serious alcohol abuse
Alcohol remains the most common drug requiring addiction treatment in Ireland, according to a report from the Health Research Board (HRB).
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The UK government has announced it will consider whether or not to enforce calorie labelling on alcohol products in an effort to tackle the country’s obesity problem.
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Belfast Telegraph (Northern Ireland) - Minimum alcohol pricing for Northern Ireland consultation to begin this year
Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Robin Swann has committed to a public consultation on the introduction of minimum pricing for alcohol.
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ERR News (Estonia) - Tallinn's late night alcohol restrictions likely to be delayed until 2021
The City of Tallinn's plan to restrict nighttime alcohol sales in entertainment establishments is likely to be postponed until next year. Discussions have been delayed in the council due to the coronavirus, ETV's "Aktuaalne kaamera" reported.
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Health Day - Alcohol and Arrhythmia a Deadly Mix
Alcohol abuse is associated with an increased the risk of death in people with abnormal heart rhythms, a new study warns.
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Dutch News (Netherlands) - Amsterdam bans sales of alcohol at weekends in busy tourist areas
Alcohol sales are being restricted at weekends in one of Amsterdam’s busiest tourist areas as part of a package of stricter coronavirus measures in the capital.
Read more - Alcohol abuse increases death risk after hospitalization for arrhythmia
Younger adults who abuse alcohol are nearly 75% more likely to die after being hospitalized for an irregular heartbeat than those drinking moderately or not at all, according to study data announced Monday.
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Mirage News (Australia) - Older Australians drinking more heavily
Many older Australians are drinking at risky levels, and the wealthy are drinking more than most, according to new research from La Trobe University.
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Alcohol Change UK (UK) - Want a healthier UK? Alcohol policy must be part of the recipe
The Government has announced a new plan to tackle obesity, and has included alcohol in their strategy - but if they're serious about our health, there's much more to do.
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Alcohol Awareness - Shaun Micallef on alcohol and cancer
Cancer Council´s CEO, Professor Sanchia Aranda AM, sat down with Shaun Micallef, award-winning comedian and creator of the ABC TV & iview documentary series On The Sauce to discuss alcohol and cancer.
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