Thursday, July 8, 2021

Alcohol News - 27/2021

BMJ Opinion - Alcohol health labelling is needed urgently—the Government must act
If you take a look inside your kitchen cupboard, you will find that your tins of beans and bags of rice all display food labels telling you everything you need to know about what lurks beneath the wrapper: from ingredients to sugar content.
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New York Post (USA) - US alcohol consumption rose dramatically during COVID-19 lockdowns: report
Millions of Americans took to the bottle during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study. Neilsen reported a 54 percent increase in alcohol sales for the week ending March 21, 2020, over the previous year.
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BBC - LGB people 'more likely to have mental health issues'
Lesbian, gay and bisexual people are more than twice as likely as heterosexuals to have a long-term mental health condition, an analysis of NHS data suggests.
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SAPeople (South Africa) - Alcohol Bans Reduced Deaths, Study Finds
Government’s controversial alcohol bans are strongly associated with a large drop in unnatural deaths. This is a finding by University of Cape Town (UCT) and Medical Research Council (MRC) researchers, in a study published on Friday in the South African Medical Journal.
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Strong new liquor laws were introduced this month to help protect against alcohol-related harm surrounding online alcohol sales to minors and people who are intoxicated.
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Alcohol Action Ireland, the national independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, today (Thursday, 1 July) notes the publication of the 2019-20 Irish National Drug and Alcohol Survey by the Health Research Board.
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Market Business News - Here is Why Consuming Less Alcohol Can Boost Your Mental Health
Have you been drinking and partying a lot lately? Or, do you occasionally drink on the weekends to unwind the stress and have a good time? Whatever it is, you must know about the long-term effects of drinking alcohol and how alcohol addiction can harm your mental health.
Read more (Australia) - Research finds that drinking even small amounts of alcohol while pregnant can cause harm
New research has found that even very small amounts of exposure can lead to a baby growing up to experiment with alcohol at a very young age.
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The Des (USA) - Record high jail deaths with a spike in drug deaths and deaths among women
Drug- and alcohol-related deaths in jails rose a staggering 381% since 2000, according to a new analysis from The Prison Policy Institute.
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NordAN - REMARK: Does the Drinking Location Matter?
A little bit more than a year ago, we worked on a project on political youth organisations and alcohol policy. One of the most unexpected things among the Finnish youth organisations was the near-consensus on “Shifting the focus of alcohol taxation from home use to restaurants.”
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