Thursday, October 8, 2020

Alcohol News - 40/2020

USA Today (USA) - Drowning our sorrows? American adults are drinking more alcohol amid COVID-19, study finds
A new study shows that American adults, particularly women, are drinking more amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Guardian (Scotland) - Scotland's pubs banned from serving alcohol inside for 16 days
Nicola Sturgeon has announced a nationwide ban on drinking indoors in pubs, bars and restaurants across Scotland for more than two weeks, and a full shutdown of all licensed premises across the central belt where infection rates are accelerating most rapidly.
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Fox2 Detroit - Minimizing obesity and alcohol intake can change risk for breast cancer
In October, we are reminded that this year alone about 40,000 American women will die from breast cancer. We know the mammogram is the gold standard when it comes to finding breast cancer early. But what can we do in our daily lives to lower our risk?
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Jamaica Gleaner (Jamaica) - Alcohol Abuse Cries Surge
A quadrupling of reports of alcohol excesses in the last four months has raised concerns among substance-abuse experts that stress and anxiety caused by COVID-19 may be driving more people to the bottle.
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Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Limits may be put on amount of alcohol people can buy, minister says
A Government minister has warned that limiting off-licence opening hours and the volumes of alcohol people can buy could be looked at as part of efforts to halt the spread of Covid-19.
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Daily Mail - Drinking alcohol and smoking are found to significantly increase your chances of getting skin cancer
Australians who are found to be excessively drinking and smoking are increasing their chances of getting skin cancer.
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Daily Mail (China) - China bans government workers from drinking alcohol AFTER office hours to 'help them concentrate on work'
Chinese authorities have released regulations to ban civil servants from drinking alcohol outside their working hours to boost their work performance and improve the government's image.
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3BA (Australia) - Risky alcohol use link to boyhood drinking
Boys who drink alcohol when youths are more likely to be risky consumers in early adulthood, potentially resulting in injury, a new study has found.
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Study Finds - Drinking even a small amount of alcohol while pregnant can put baby’s brain in danger
Is there any “safe” amount of alcohol a pregnant woman can drink without possibly doing harm to her unborn child? It doesn’t look like it, according to a new study from the University of Sydney. Researchers say even low levels of alcohol use while pregnant can potentially have a “significant impact” on the child’s brain and behavior after birth.
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Ladders (USA) - This group of women is more likely to abuse alcohol
Drinking could have devastating consquences on your health, but that isn’t stopping older women, according to a new report. Women in their 50s and 60s are more likely to drink at levels that exceed drinking guidelines compared to younger women, according to a new study.
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ABC Message Stick (Australia) - Indigenous community leader pleas for Darwin emergency alcohol law to become permanent
An Aboriginal community leader is calling for emergency takeaway alcohol restrictions — enacted last month to crack down on grog-running — to be made permanent in greater Darwin.
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Medical Daily - COVID-Drinking Trends Are No Laughing Matter
As COVID-19 forces American families into their homes, a light-hearted phenomenon has popped up online: Wine Fairies. Hundreds of Wine Fairy groups across the country now exist on Facebook, and the idea is simple: Collect addresses from local women looking for -- or willing to deliver -- free booze (sometimes in fancy gift baskets) anonymously, like a grown-up version of knock-and-run.
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Brussels Times (Belgium) - Brussels bans public drinking in city centre
Drinking alcohol on the streets is now banned in a large section of the Brussels city centre, according to new rules which came into effect on Monday.
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