Thursday, August 12, 2021

Alcohol News - 32/2021

The Guardian (Australia) - Parents warned against allowing teens to drink as study reveals underage alcohol use in Australia
More than a quarter of Australians aged 16 and 17 are allowed to drink at home, a study shows, with researchers warning parents against supervised consumption.
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The Age (Australia) - Government failing to tackle ‘risky’ alcohol deliveries, say health groups
Health and family violence groups have accused the Andrews government of failing to crack down on alcohol delivery services supplying drink to children and intoxicated people.
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News Medical - High alcohol consumption increases risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection, finds US student study
A new study published on the preprint server medRxiv* finds that heavy alcohol drinking is associated with an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases among students on an American college campus as defined by seroprevalence and self-reported infections.
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Pharmaceutical Technology - Drinking alcohol raises risk of oesophageal and other cancers
Oesophageal cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Despite advances in the treatment of oesophageal cancer, only 10–15% of patients survive at least five years after diagnosis.
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South China Morning Post (China) - Alibaba rape allegation exposes China’s alcohol problem: high rates of assault, workers pressured to binge drink, accidents and cancer
This week a female employee of Chinese tech giant Alibaba accused a manager of raping her while she was inebriated after a night of forced drinking while entertaining clients earlier this year in July.
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EWN (South Africa) - SAAPA SA WANTS MORATORIUM ON LICENCES ALLOWING ALCOHOL SALES AT PETROL STATIONS
The Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance (Saapa SA) is calling on provincial liquor authorities to implement an immediate moratorium on awarding licences to allow alcohol to be sold at petrol stations.
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The Local (Spain) - Spain has second highest rate of daily alcohol drinkers in EU
More than one in ten Spaniards drink alcohol every day, making them the Europeans who drink most regularly after the Portuguese, new Eurostat data reveals.
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Food and Wine Magazine - FAA Wants Airport Bars to Stop Selling Alcohol to Go
Last week, the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration wrote a letter to the leaders of airports throughout the United States, asking them to stop allowing airport bars to serve alcoholic beverages to go, in an attempt to prevent passengers from becoming unruly, noncompliant, or straight-up violent after they board a plane.
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Gazette Live (UK) - 870,000 female drivers admit to driving under the influence of alcohol in the last year
Nearly five per cent of women drivers have reported being at the wheel while over the legal alcohol limit at least once in the past year, a study by the Office for National Statistics has found.
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Simple Flying - A Glass And A Half Of Problems: Alcohol On Airlines
As any regular flyer will tell you, alcohol and planes don’t mix that well. A burst of publicity about alcohol-fuelled problems during flights has recently brought that to the fore. But for most full-service airlines, alcohol remains central to the inflight offering and always has been.
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University of Sydney (Australia) - Anxiety and alcohol program reaches youth via social media
New program reduces anxiety and problem drinking by reaching youth via digital media - where they spend much of their time.
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CODA - The healthcare ethics of alcohol related harm and driving change
Diana Egerton-Warburton talks about how to be a hero by championing healthcare ethics of alcohol related harm and driving change through stories and data.
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Irish Times (France) - Sobering report finds a third of French adults have a drink problem
A study published this summer on the damage wreaked by alcohol consumption in France makes for sobering reading. If one discounts the Covid-19 pandemic, alcohol is the leading cause of hospitalisation in the country and accounts for 41,000 deaths annually. Only tobacco kills more people.
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