Thursday, September 10, 2020

Alcohol News - 36/2020

FASD.me - Walk along with me

The ninth day of the ninth month was chosen as a reminder of the risks associated with drinking alcohol during the nine months of pregnancy and to celebrate the achievements of those who live with the condition.
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Conversation AU - Forget the stereotypes. Our survey shows many young people are drinking less alcohol in lockdown
Lockdown and other public health measures to halt the spread of COVID-19 haven’t driven us all to drink (and other drugs), as many news stories would have us believe.
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News Medical - Alcohol intake linked to increased risk of hypertension in adults with Type 2 diabetes
Drinking eight or more alcoholic beverages a week may increase the risk of high blood pressure (also called hypertension) among adults with Type 2 diabetes, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access journal of the American Heart Association.
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The Reykjavik Grapevine (Iceland) - Alcohol Prices Higher In Iceland
According to statistics published by Eurostat, in 2019 the price of alcoholic beverages was 165% higher in Iceland than the average in the European Union. Apart from members of the European Union and Iceland, the prices were also measured for Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
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Aberdeen Evening Express (UK) - Alcohol harms exacerbated by coronavirus crisis, study suggests
The Men and Alcohol study by Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS), launched on Wednesday, found the coronavirus crisis has made issues such as social isolation, mental health challenges and deprivation worse.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer - How added sugars and alcohol can spread cancerous tumors
Medical researchers have given us numerous reasons to cut back on our intake of added sugars and alcoholic drinks. Now, here’s another: Zachary T. Schug, a researcher at the Wistar Institute, has been delving into how added sugars and alcohol can fuel the growth and spread of cancerous tumors.
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KOLD (USA) - Recent study shows 1 in 5 Arizonans treated pain with alcohol or drugs during the pandemic
A recent study conducted by an agency that is part of the American Addiction Centers of the United States, has found that one in five Arizonans treated pain with either drugs or alcohol during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Medical Xpress - Vitamin B1 deficiency a key factor in the development of alcohol-related dementsia
A common consequence of chronically high alcohol consumption is a decline in cognitive function, which can even progress to full-blown dementia.
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New Straits Times Online (Thailand) - Thailand bans online sales of alcohol
THAILAND has announced that alcohol sales via electronic channels will be prohibited. In an announcement on the Thai government website, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha said that due to the popularity of e-commerce, some entrepreneurs opted to sell alcoholic beverages via electronic channels.
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The Guardian (UK) - ‘I was hammered for the first month of lockdown’ – meet the people who quit alcohol in the pandemic
Despite the stories of people drinking more when confined to home, for many this has been a time to tackle their dependency.
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Wales Online (Wales) - Any alcohol while pregnant increases chance of miscarriage up to 40%
Drinking alcohol while pregnant increases the chances of a miscarriage by up to 40 per cent, according to a new study.
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Croakey (Australia) - Exposing alcohol industry tactics during the pandemic
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic began, polls found that almost three in four Australians who drink do so most frequently at home — either their home or someone else’s.
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STV Edinburgh (Scotland) - Alcohol-related harm ‘remains significant issue for men’
Alcohol-related harm, both physical and mental, remains a significant issue for men in Scotland. That’s according to a study, which highlights how drinking is closely connected to their identity.
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Vindobona (Austria) - A Ban on Alcohol for Advent Markets May Be Discussed
For the director of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Commerce, Harald Mahrer, is it imaginable to have Advent markets this year. However, he is preferring a mandatory mask wearing at Advent markets and recommends a discussion about a possible ban on alcohol.
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NordAN (Ireland) - 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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