Thursday, July 22, 2021

Alcohol News - 29/2021

CBS Miami (USA) - Growing Number Of Americans Cutting Back on Alcohol Consumption
While many Americans consumed more alcohol during the pandemic, a growing number are now cutting back or abstaining altogether.
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WSU Insider - Real-time stress detection devices could help fight alcohol relapses
Wearable devices can detect people’s stress, according to new Washington State University research, opening potential new interventions for people with addictions.
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Psychology Today - Alcohol: Tale of a Toxin. Is It Good for Us?
Alcohol consumption is part of many cultures and wildly so in American culture. Mortality from alcohol-related disease was up 40% from 1999-2017, and in 2020 alcohol intake increased by over 30% by some reports, creating a pandemic of its own.
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The Guardian (England) - Surge in alcohol-related deaths during England lockdown, report finds
Increased drinking during the Covid pandemic may have fuelled a sharp rise in deaths from diseases caused by alcohol, data for England suggests.
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NBC News (USA) - During pandemic, hospitals see rise in alcohol-related liver disease
Just months into the pandemic, Kelly White, a 52-year-old mother of three, found herself extremely nauseous and unable to handle alcohol.
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The Washington Post - My social life had always included alcohol. In the pandemic, I became a teetotaler
Alcohol has always been a regular part of my social life. As a freelancer and mother of three who works from my home in the Netherlands, where neither my husband nor I have family, I have valued getting together to have a drink, celebrate, commiserate and unwind with other people.
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The BMJ - Protecting women and girls from tobacco and alcohol promotion
Gender transformative measures could curb the industries’ expansion into low and middle income countries, contain the burden of chronic disease, and promote gender equity, argue Emma Feeny and colleagues.
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Majorca Daily Bulletin (Spain) - Hoteliers to stop guests hoarding alcohol in their rooms
Palma City Council thought banning mini-markets from selling alcohol after 22:00 would stop people drinking in the streets late at night, but of course that didn’t work because they just buy their supplies during the day instead. Now the Council is asking hoteliers in Platja de Palma to monitor and control how much alcohol guests have in their rooms.
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Endocrinology Adviser - Alcohol Increases Ischemic Stroke Risk in Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation
Among patients newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF), current alcohol consumption was associated with higher risk for ischemic stroke compared with patients who never drank alcohol or stopped drinking after their diagnosis, according to a population-based cohort study published in the European Heart Journal.
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Medical Xpress (Australia) - Alcohol remains in top position for Australian drugs of concern
Alcohol continues to be the most common principal drug of concern for clients seeking treatment from publicly funded specialized alcohol and other drug treatment services, a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has found.
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The Independent (UK) - Alcohol-related deaths are soaring – British drinking is out of Control
Alcohol is the second leading cause of premature death, but our government still considers off-licences as important as pharmacies.
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The Local Switzerland (Switzerland) - Is Swiss supermarket Migros about to start selling alcohol and cigarettes?
Migros has never sold alcohol or tobacco since being founded almost 100 years ago. This however looks set to change in 2021.
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Newsweek - 'I Was Addicted to Alcohol and Meth. My Body Is a Warning'
I quit alcohol on January 13, 2021. My husband's birthday is on New Year's Day and when I woke up on January 2 this year, after drinking the night before, I drank straight shots of vodka and it came right back up out of my nose. My body just started rejecting alcohol.
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Wales Online (Wales) - Alcohol sales warning issued after reports of ‘groups of young people drinking in the street’
A council has issued a warning over under-age alcohol sales after increased reports of "young people drinking in the streets".
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UNIAD (Brazil) - Analysis of gaps in alcohol policies in Brazil using the Pan American Health Organization’s Alcohol Policy Scoring
Alcohol consumption is the seventh leading cause of preventable death worldwide, representing at least 3 million deaths per year and the major cause of death among people aged 15 to 49 years ( Global Burden of Disease [GBD], 2017 ; World Health Organization [WHO], 2018 ).
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