Thursday, October 21, 2021

Alcohol News - 42/2021

WHO Europe - Alcohol is one of the biggest risk factors for breast cancer
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer type in the WHO European Region, with 1579 women diagnosed every day. Alcohol consumption is one of the major modifiable risk factors for the disease, causing 7 of every 100 new breast cancer cases in the Region.
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Insider - I quit alcohol after 16 years of drinking. It's hard, but I'm a much better mom now.
I had always been the life of the party, the one who was always down for a good time. Most of those times included alcohol. It was a huge part of who I was.
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RTE (Ireland) - Increased demand for drug and alcohol support services in the Midlands
There was increased demand for services from Merchants Quay Ireland in the Midlands last year.
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York Dispatch (USA) - Colleges find that in-stadium alcohol sales at football games come with heavy price
One of the appeals of big-time college football has long been the atmosphere — enthusiastic and loud, but also fun and friendly.
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The Local (Sweden) - Alcohol monopoly Systembolaget to offer home delivery across Sweden
The Swedish alcohol chain Systembolaget has trialled home delivery in select areas since 2019, but soon the service will be available for all Swedish regions.
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Open Access Government (UK) - Change the UK’s unhealthy relationship with alcohol
Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance, examines what must be done to change the UK’s unhealthy relationship with alcohol
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The Bangkok Post (Thailand) - Strict alcohol controls sought
An anti-alcohol advocacy group yesterday submitted proposed amendments to the 2008 Alcoholic Beverages Control Act, which it said would improve controls on the indirect advertising of alcohol.
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The Costa Rica News (Costa Rica) - Against the Sponsorship of Alcoholic Beverages in Costa Rican Sports
20 deputies voted in favor of changing the regulations that control the advertising of alcohol-containing beverages in Costa Rica. Unfortunately, some health defenders from Costa Rica were absent and the vote was 20 to 19.
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Fox News - Alcohol consumption can be reduced through brief medical interventions: study
Short one-on-one discussions about alcohol consumption in a doctor’s office may reduce patients' drinking levels, according to a study.
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EurekAlert - Corporate influence linked to slow implementation of public health policies globally
Implementation of WHO’s recommended public health policies on alcohol, unhealthy foods and tobacco has been slow globally, according to a study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, published in the journal The Lancet Global Health.
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IAS Blog (UK) - Is it time to help alcohol retailers make more money by selling less alcohol?
As we emerge from COVID-19, effective action for preventing alcohol harms can be part of a new policy mix that helps businesses recover while not further compromising our health.
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IARC - How alcohol can cause cancer with Harriet Rumgay
Harriet Rumgay, a researcher in the Cancer Surveillance Branch at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), presents the latest findings on the burden of cancer attributable to alcohol, as well as an overview of how alcohol consumption can increase the risk of developing breast cancer.
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