Thursday, November 25, 2021

Alcohol News - 47/2021

The Connexion (France) - Almost quarter of people in France drink more alcohol than recommended
Santé publique France advises that people do not drink more than 10 units of alcohol per week, but found that a significant percentage regularly exceeds that amount.
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Pledge Times - Understand how alcohol consumption can develop esophageal cancer
Esophageal cancer is the sixth most common in Brazilian men, with 11,30 new cases per year, according to the newspaper O Globo. The scientific survey of the project Mutographs it also alerts other factors to the development of esophageal cancer: tobacco and even drinks at high temperatures, such as coffee and mate.
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Science Daily - Only alcohol -- not caffeine, diet or lack of sleep -- might trigger heart rhythm condition
New research that tested possible triggers of a common heart condition, including caffeine, sleep deprivation and sleeping on the left side, found that only alcohol use was consistently associated with more episodes of the heart arrhythmia.
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Government of Ireland (Ireland) - Ministers Donnelly and Feighan welcome further commencement of provisions of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act
Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, and Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Wellbeing and National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan TD, today welcomed the commencement of further sections of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018.
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Independent (Ireland) - Births, smoking and alcohol consumption all declining in Ireland, latest health report shows
People in Ireland are having fewer children, smoking less and drinking less alcohol in the past 10 years, a new report from the Department of Health shows.
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The Scotsman (Scotland) - Why the pandemic means it is right to further increase minimum pricing of alcohol - Dr Lewis Morrison
We are three and a half years into Scotland’s minimum unit pricing policy, which set out to make long-term changes to the country’s relationship with alcohol and improve lives for generations to come.
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New York Post - The rare symptom of cancer in young people that appears when you drink alcohol
Most people have suffered the nasty side effects of alcohol at least once in their lifetime. But for some people, they never thought it could lead to a cancer diagnosis.
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PAHO - PAHO launches “Pahola,” a digital health worker who can help risky drinkers decrease their alcohol consumption
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today launched Pahola, the world’s first digital health worker to specialize in alcohol and health, in an effort to help countries in the region reduce increasing rates of harmful drinking.
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The Print - More people drank excessively during the pandemic. We must address our alcohol problem
Alcohol addiction has existed for thousands of years. But an OECD report said that drinking habits have significantly changed since the pandemic.
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Sidney Morning Herald (Australia) - ‘Alarming’ alcohol lobby push to weaken public health regulation
The alcohol lobby is trying to water down the food regulator’s efforts to change Australians’ drinking habits, urging the federal government to shift it out of the Health Department and restrict it to product recalls and salmonella warnings.
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NordAN - NordAN resolution 2021 – Effective alcohol policies are hampered by industry interference
NordAN General Assembly raised the problem of alcohol industry interference in alcohol policy and adopted the following resolution on November 19, 2021 in Vilnius, Lithuania.
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