Thursday, July 15, 2021

Alcohol News - 28/2021

The Lancet Oncology - Global burden of cancer in 2020 attributable to alcohol consumption
Our findings highlight the need for effective policy and interventions to increase awareness of cancer risks associated with alcohol use and decrease overall alcohol consumption to prevent the burden of alcohol-attributable cancers.
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WHO Europe - New data reveal alcohol drinking patterns that most likely led to cancer in 2020
In 2020, more than 740 000 of new cases of cancer were associated with alcohol consumption. This is one of the highlights of the new global study carried out by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and published by The Lancet Oncology.
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Cleveland Clinic Health Essentials - The Risks of Mixing Alcohol And Summer Heat
It’s a warm summer day and you’re hanging out with friends and family for the first time in over a year, celebrating being vaccinated and just being together. And to help beat the heat, you reach in the cooler for an ice-cold beer.
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ERR News (Estonia) - Food couriers do not check ID when delivering alcohol
Wolt and Bolt Food couriers do not ask people for a document when delivering alcoholic drinks, giving underage people an opportunity to get their hands on drinks they should not be consuming.
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The New York Times (USA) - Alcohol Abuse Is on the Rise, but Doctors Too Often Fail to Treat It
People with alcohol use disorder are often seen in clinics and hospitals, but medical professionals too often ignore the condition.
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The Independent (UK) - Alcoholic liver deaths up by 21% since start of pandemic
Deaths caused by alcoholic liver disease have risen by 21 per cent during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Public Health England (PHE).
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Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Covid link to drop in people seeking alcohol treatment
Health experts believe Covid-19 restrictions played a part in a sharp drop in numbers accessing alcohol treatment in 2020.
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CTV News (Canada) - Overdoses, alcohol-related deaths increased in Canadians under 65 during pandemic: StatCan
Overdose deaths and alcohol-related fatalities increased among Canadians under 65 during the COVID-19 pandemic due to extended lockdowns and isolation, according to new data from Statistics Canada.
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Times of San Diego (USA) - Opinion: Ready-to-Go Drinks Are Alcohol Industry’s Latest Attempt to Entice Teens
The alcohol industry is growing market share with ready-to-go alcohol drinks, but it comes at the cost of making products more appealing to youth.
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American Journal of Managed Care (USA) - Review Discusses Growing Problem of Alcoholic Liver Disease
A review published in JAMA Tuesday gave an update on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of alcoholic liver disease (ALD), which is among the most common liver diseases in the United States.
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The Washington Post - The problem with BYOB on flights
When airlines cut back on alcohol service on flights during the pandemic, some passengers figured they would still find a way to partake, do-it-yourself style.
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NZ Herald (New Zealand) - Alcohol harm: Māori 'up against it' fighting liquor store licensing in local communities
Murupara community leader Mem Jenner was leading a war she says was stacked against her. In the Bay of Plenty town nestled amongst the pine trees of Kaingaroa, where 90 per cent of the 2000 residents are Māori, Jenner was spearheading a campaign against a proposed third liquor store.
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Gov.UK (UK) - Monitoring alcohol consumption and harm during the COVID-19 pandemic: summary
This report collates data on alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm in England throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and compares it to data from previous years.
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University of Victoria (Canada) - New report on alcohol consumption on municipal properties
As we enter our second summer under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic and communities look for ways to allow safe social interactions, many Canadian municipalities are considering—or, like Penticton and Edmonton have already allowed—alcohol consumption in public spaces like parks, beaches and city plazas.
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Yahoo News - Domestic violence set to surge after Euros 2020 final due to alcohol consumption, whether England win or lose
England soccer fans are hoping for the national team's first major soccer triumph in more than 50 years at the England and Italy Euro 2020 final in London this evening. Meanwhile, victims of domestic violence fear the worst.
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IAS (UK) - Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland and Wales: what is the impact so far?
Around 80 people each day in the UK are dying from an alcohol-related cause. It’s a huge public health challenge.
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Philly Voice - Even moderate alcohol use can significantly increase cancer risk, latest study suggests
Are you a social drinker? Do you like to unwind at the end of the day with a glass or two of wine? While the evidence that heavy alcohol consumption increases the risk for certain cancers is well documented, research about light and moderate drinking can be conflicting.
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Smarttravel - Flight Attendants Facing High Temperatures and Tensions During Summer Travel
Of the flight attendants I spoke with, 90 percent of them say they wish alcohol would be removed indefinitely because of past and current events. A Denver based flight attendant said “I can’t even begin to express how bad it has gotten. I even developed a fear of going to work worried about if something small will lead to a fight.”
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