Thursday, November 5, 2020

Alcohol News - 44/2020

CNN (USA) - Americans sought out junk food and booze as election results trickled in
As Americans waited and watched election results slowly roll in Tuesday night, many sought ways to soothe their anxieties about the 2020 presidential election.
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New York Times (USA) - In Trump and Biden, a Choice of Teetotalers for President
Spirits may be low around the country, but don’t expect them to be raised in the White House after the election; neither President Trump nor Joseph R. Biden Jr. partakes in alcohol.
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Daily Mail (UK) - Women increased their alcohol intake more than men during the first lockdown and this time is likely to lead to MORE drinking due to darker, colder days, charity warns
During the first coronavirus lockdown women increased their alcohol intake more than men, and a charity warns the second lockdown will see more drinking.
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News Medical - Finding ways to reduce rising alcohol consumption during COVID-19 pandemic
Alcohol consumption is a common coping response to stress, and historically, it has increased in the United States following catastrophic events, such as terrorist attacks and large-scale natural disasters.
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Newstalk (Ireland) – Around 200 000 Irish children living with parents experiencing problems with alcohol
Around 200,000 children in Ireland have parents experiencing problems with alcohol, according to a new study. The study from Alcohol Action Ireland (AAI) and University College Cork’s School of Applied Psychology also found that 400,000 Irish people are adults who were brought up in such homes.
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Daily Pioneer (India) - Impact of alcohol abuse on families, society and nation
Alcoholic beverages have been used in human settlements for ages- their consumption was first documented in the Indus Valley civilisation between 3000-2000 BC.The two great Hindu epics Ramayan and Mahabharat also mention the use of alcohol.
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CGTN (China) - Shenzhen to ban alcohol to minors starting 2021
Health legislation for Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (SEZ) was issued on October 29, making it China's first local health regulation. The new rules, set to be implemented on January 1, 2021, try to limit underage drinking.
Read more (Ireland) - Call for national strategy to help children of alcoholics
Alcohol Action Ireland has called for a national strategy to help children who are growing up in households where parents are abusing alcohol.
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Insider - Why you shouldn't drink alcohol while taking antibiotics
You should never drink alcohol while taking antibiotics, as it could weaken your immune system and make recovering from your infection more difficult.
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The Sector (Australia) - Mothers of preschoolers are increasingly turning to alcohol to cope, La Trobe finds
Mothers of preschool aged children who experience challenges managing work-family conflict are increasingly turning to alcohol as a way of coping with various stressors, something which is not the case for fathers of children of the same age.
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Metro (UK) - How lockdown changed the rules of alcohol recovery
‘Once I started, I couldn’t stop. I was drinking in the morning, throughout the day, and it very quickly moved from what I liked to drink, to what I could get to drink.
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Independent Online (South Africa) - Alcohol can raise breast cancer risk, specialist warns
Renowned specialist surgeon and breast disease specialist Professor Carol-Ann Benn has warned that alcohol can, in some instances, increase the risk of breast cancer.
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The Hill (USA) - Science supports new dietary guidelines limiting alcohol consumption
Recently, an advisory committee of 20 nationally recognized scientific experts recommended changing federal dietary guidelines on alcohol consumption, with limits for men who drink lowered from two drinks per day to one drink per day.
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Belfast Newsletter (Northern Ireland) - Promise of strict scrutiny as relaxation of NI’s alcohol laws progresses
New proposals to relax Northern Ireland’s strict licensing have broad support in principle, but will be strictly scrutinised to minimise the harm caused by alcohol abuse, MLAs have heard.
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Croakey (Australia) - Combatting alcohol industry lobbying: a way forward
Unsafe alcohol consumption is a longstanding public health issue in Australia and the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for comprehensive policy measures to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol use on our community.
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Movendi International - Mandatory Alcohol Product Pregnancy Warning Labels First Step to Generic Health Warnings
Is it possible that one of the less effective public health innovations to reduce alcohol harm might also be the most important? Might it be better that public health advocates first concentrate their efforts on health warning labels rather than the traditional policy interventions on price, availability and marketing?
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ERR News (Estonia) - Coalition considers earlier closing time instead of alcohol consumption ban
The government has backed down on a plan to install alcohol consumption restrictions in bars and other entertainment establishments, and will instead look at revising closing times, ETV news show "Aktuaalne kaamera" (AK) reported Monday night.
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