Thursday, September 3, 2020

Alcohol News - 35/2020

Yahoo Sports - Half a glass of wine a day linked to obesity

You may not think a small glass of wine could help cause you to pile on the pounds, but new research has linked less than one alcoholic drink a day to obesity.
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BusinessTech (South Africa) - Cape Town moves towards stricter alcohol laws – here are the planned changes
The Western Cape’s minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, says that his provincial department plans to make amendments to the Western Cape Liquor Act.
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Science Blog - Shaken And Stirred: The Relation Between Stress And Alcohol
There are many unknowns with the COVID-19 pandemic, but people’s relationship with alcohol and rationale for drinking seem to be consistent.
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The Local (Switzerland) - Switzerland rejects plan to ban alcohol in stadiums
Switzerland's Federal Council has rejected a planned nationwide ban on selling alcohol in stadiums, despite Swiss health officials pushing for the move.
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CTV News (Canada) - Parents more likely than non-parents to turn to alcohol during pandemic, survey finds
Parents with at least one child under the age of 18 at home are more likely to report using alcohol to cope with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Canadian study.
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Healthline (USA) - Women Increasingly at Risk for Alcohol-Related Liver Disease
Deaths of non-Hispanic white Americans from alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) — especially in women — have surged since the early 2000s, a new study finds.
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BNN News (Estonia) - Estonia considers extending ban on late-night alcohol sale to whole country
To limit the spread of COVID-19, in some parts of Estonia a ban on late-night alcohol sale in bars and cafes is in place. The Estonian government has discussed expanding it to the whole country, but has decided not to do it for now, ERR reports.
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Medical Xpress - Trial addresses health disparities in alcohol treatment
Yale researchers are completing a first-of-its-kind clinical trial to test the efficacy of an automated bilingual alcohol screening and intervention tool for use in emergency departments (EDs).
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BandT – Calls to regulate how alcohol is advertised on Social Media
The University of Queensland has released research on how alcohol advertisers are using social media to encourage parents to drink during COVID-19.
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The Journal (Ireland) - More than a quarter of over-65s at risk of harm from mixing alcohol and medication
MORE THAN A quarter of older adults are vulnerable to harm caused by mixing alcohol and medication, a new study has found.
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Business Daily - Sorry, no safe alcohol level in pregnancy
During pregnancy, women usually endeavour to do everything possible to protect the unborn child from harm. Those who take alcohol are often concerned about the impact that drinking can have on the unborn child.
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ABC News (Australia) - Drug and alcohol overdose deaths triple in the far west of New South Wales, report finds
The number of people dying from unintentional drug and alcohol overdoses in the far west of New South Wales has increased, according to a report from not-for-profit drug and alcohol research centre, the Penington Institute.
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Medical Xpress - Research shows that the addictive effect of alcohol is altered in the presence of pain
A research team from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Valencia has shown that the presence of physical pain alters the effect of alcohol as a reinforcement to avoid suffering.
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Newshub (New Zealand) - Cutting back alcohol sales hours cut hospitalisations for youth – study
Public health experts are calling for earlier closing times for bars and shops selling alcohol after tracking a substantial fall in the number of young people hospitalised due to assaults after 24-hour sales ended.
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Global GAPA (Latin America) - New report on alcohol industry activities in Latin America and the Caribbean
The rapidly growing disabilities and death arising from the harmful use of alcohol in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LAC) is a direct result of  a series of deliberate tactics by the alcohol industry to influence and undermine government policy aimed at  regulating the marketing, advertising and sale of alcohol at safe levels a new report has revealed.
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Drug and Alcohol Review (Australia) - Alcohol industry arguments for putting profit before health in the midst of a pandemic: The Western Australian experience
In an effort to limit the impact of alcohol on the Western Australian (WA) health system during the coronavirus disease (COVID‐19) pandemic, the WA Government introduced temporary restrictions on takeaway alcohol purchases for several weeks in March and April 2020.
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NordAN - NordAN talks: Alcohol and cancer warnings in Ireland
Eunan McKinney, Head of Communications and Advocacy at the Alcohol Action Ireland and Lauri Beekmann, NordAN´s executive director are discussing the alcohol and cancer warnings case in Ireland.
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