Thursday, December 17, 2020

Alcohol News - 50/2020

Diabetes.co.uk - “Key stages of life” when even small amounts of alcohol can do damage to the brain
There are three key stages of life when even small amounts of alcohol can do significant damage to the brain, researchers have said.
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The Sidney Morning Herald - Kate saved $10,000 cutting booze. Here's how she stuck to it
It’s been a big year for boozing. A survey by sobriety non-profit Hello Sunday Morning released in October found 19 per cent of 1250 respondents were drinking more heavily than usual, with almost a third admitting they were drinking earlier in the day.
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Personnel Today (UK) - Nine in 10 home workers drinking alcohol on the job
Nine out of 10 people have admitted to drinking alcohol while working from home this year – a statistic that a health and safety firm has said could have concerning consequences for worker health and the quality of work produced.
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Men´s Health UK - How to Start a Sober(ish) Lifestyle in 2021
With 2020 almost in the rear-view mirror, our attention turns towards pastures new and the benefits that come with a new year. Whether you're looking to cut back, are 'sober-curious' or ready to commit to tee-totality, welcome to your reader's guide.
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Tubefilter - YouTube Will Enable Viewers To Toggle Out Of Ads For Alcohol And Gambling
YouTube is giving users more control over the ads they’re served — specifically with respect to spots about alcohol and gambling.
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The Irish Times (Ireland) - ‘Dangerous territory’ of expanding alcohol delivery services
Ireland is moving into “dangerous territory” as a swell in delivery services during the pandemic gifts unprecedented access to alcohol for underage drinkers, campaigners have warned.
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Scoop (New Zealand) - Time For Meaningful Restrictions On Alcohol Advertising
Advertising and promotion of alcohol causes harm. The harm disproportionately affects children and young adults, as alcohol marketing contributes to drinking at a younger age and in greater volumes, which contributes to more harmful patterns of drinking over their lifetime.
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Evening Standard (UK) - Rich men and women twice as likely to drink excessively than poorer counterparts
Wealthier adults are much more likely to drink excessive amounts of alcohol than those on lower incomes, according to a new report.
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GENT SIDE - The Unsuspected Dangers of Passive Alcoholism
According to a study published in the scientific Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, one in five adults (about 53 million people) in the United States are affected by passive alcoholism, making it a ‘public health concern’ according to researchers.
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UTHealth (USA) - Stay-at-home orders tied to an increase in harmful alcohol consumption, study finds
Binge drinkers increased their alcohol consumption by nearly 20% during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, according to new research by public health experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
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ABC (Australia) - Study finds alcohol industry distorts evidence in government submissions
New research, published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, claims the alcohol industry is 'distorting scientific evidence' in its attempts to influence government policy.
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The Barbados Advocate - EDITORIAL: REDUCE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION THIS FESTIVE SEASON
AS we move full swing into the festive Christmas season, there will have to be numerous reminders put out to members of the public to be careful with their alcohol intake over the duration of this season.
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Medical Xpress (Sweden) - The longer immigrants live in Sweden, the more they drink
Adolescents with a Swedish background drink more than adolescents with a non-European background, shows a new study from Malmö University.
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