Thursday, October 28, 2021

Alcohol News - 43/2021

ELO (Finland) - Alcohol costs workplaces at least EUR 500 million a year
Excessive alcohol consumption reduces the quality of sleep and recovery from work. The individual's concentration during working hours suffers, and intoxicants pose a risk to the safety of the employee's colleagues and customers.
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Netherlands News Live (Netherlands/Iceland) - “Parties in Iceland are supervised by parents. In many cases, the parties in the Netherlands are facilitated or turned a blind eye by parents”
As a Health Promotion Advisor, Suzanna Bijlsma is committed to the mental well-being of young people and she informs schools how they can prevent children and young people from using substances (increasingly younger). After a study trip to Iceland, she was inspired by how that country has minimized alcohol and drug use among young people in twenty years. And that they move more and are creative, which makes them feel better about themselves.
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USA Today (USA) - Excessive drinking during pandemic leads to dramatic spike in liver transplants, study says
The national list for people seeking liver transplants skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic, shooting up 50% higher than predicted before COVID-19 affected the country.
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The Drum (UK) - ASA study shows ‘very concerning’ potential for children to receive alcohol ads
Alcohol brands could do more to ensure their ads are not seen by children on social media, according to new research from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
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KERA News - Studies examine the link between drinking alcohol and increased breast cancer risk in women
If you drink with any degree of regularity — or even at all — you might want to reconsider. Numerous studies point to alcohol increasing the risk of breast cancer.
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Sky News (UK) - Football clubs ready for alcohol trial during matches while police brand it 'really foolish'
There is a growing campaign to allow football fans to drink alcohol while watching the game, bringing the same freedoms that the supporters of rugby, cricket and other sports enjoy.
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Irish Mirror (Ireland) - Top GAA stars in danger of consuming 'harmful levels of alcohol', study finds
Top GAA stars are in danger of consuming harmful levels of alcohol as a new medical study shows inter-county players are more prone to binge drinking than their peers.
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The Conversation - Grey-area drinking: pandemic’s heavy drinkers are ignoring the health risks
Increased drinking during the pandemic has created a group of people who don’t see themselves as alcoholics but have difficulty abstaining from alcohol for any length of time.
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Daily Record (Scotland) - Ex-SNP justice secretary says minimum alcohol price should be increased in Scotland
The minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland is out of date and should be raised immediately, a former SNP minister has said.
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Canadian Public Health Association (Canada) - Alcohol Policy in Canada Series #1: Alcohol and Cancer
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about significant changes in alcohol policy, consumption trends, and harms. It is time for a renewed discussion on what this means for Canadians.
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American Addiction Centers - What Are the Effects of an Alcoholic Father on Children?
The experience of having a parent who suffers with a substance use disorder (SUD) can be confusing and painful. This article will help you discover the signs to look for in a parent who is suffering from a substance use disorder and shed light on the potential effects of addiction on a child with an alcoholic parent.
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Herald Star - Alcohol abuse in women a growing concern
Do you remember the television commercial: “I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in the pan. And never let him forget he’s a man?” If there is one thing that women don’t need to compete with men about in the pursuit of equality, it would be alcohol use and misuse.
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ETSC (Europe) - Young drivers: call for EU to mandate zero-tolerance alcohol and drug limits and graduated driving licences
The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) is calling on the European Union to improve the safety of young drivers through changes to driver licensing, among other measures, as new data show young road users, aged 15 to 30, have come to represent a quarter of all road deaths.
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