Thursday, February 10, 2022

Alcohol News - 6/2022

News Medical - Individuals with alcohol problems may have lower functional connectivity in brain regions that process emotions
People predisposed to heavy drinking and alcohol problems may have lower functional connectivity -; the patterns of signaling between brain areas -; in regions that process emotions and social situations.
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Food Navigator (Italy) - Nutri-Score creator backs alcohol warnings on label as Italian wine sector brands any move ‘an affront’ to science
Italian wine makers have lashed out at ‘insulting’ Nutri-Score proposals to add a black ‘F’ to alcoholic drinks as a warning to consumers about the damaging effects of alcohol even in moderate amounts.
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Business Tech (South Africa) - Call for new drinking age and other alcohol laws in South Africa
The Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance (SAAPA) has called on president Cyril Ramaphosa to commit to a number of alcohol-related regulatory changes in his state of the nation address on Thursday evening (10 February).
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Insider - The dangerous way mixing Adderall and alcohol messes with your brain
Simply put: Adderall and alcohol don't mix. If you drink and take Adderall at the same time, you could strain your heart, get alcohol poisoning, and even end up in the hospital.
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Asia News (Qatar) - 2022 FIFA World Cup: Qatar under pressure to ease alcohol ban
AB InBev, whose brands include Budweiser, is one of the event’s main sponsors and wants Qatar’s alcohol ban eased. In 2016, the government said it would impose a total ban, but now it seems moving towards making some concessions.
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CNN (USA) - Over 40% of people using alcohol or cannabis recently drove under the influence, study finds
More than 40% of drivers reporting alcohol and cannabis use in a national survey also reported driving under the influence of one or both of the substances, a new study found.
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The Japan Times - Alcohol consumption can weaken booster efficacy, study finds
Drinking alcohol can curb the rise in coronavirus-neutralizing antibodies after a third shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a study by a team at Japan’s International University of Health and Welfare.
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Kathmandu Post (Nepal) - Alcohol use a driving cause behind domestic violence in Makawanpur
Devaki Theeng of Bhimphedi Rural Municipality-1 lodged a complaint in October last year with the Police Women’s Cell against her husband Aaite Theeng for physically and verbally abusing her under the influence of alcohol.
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ABC (Australia) - Australians left with bigger thirst for alcohol as pandemic drinking habits stick
Australians who drank more during the height of the pandemic risk entrenching a bad habit, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) has said, as some struggle to reduce their intake.
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News Medical - Study shows chronic alcohol consumption as a potential risk factor for SARS-CoV-2-infection
In a study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, a team of researchers from Germany studied the expression data of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection-relevant genes such as angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), transmembrane serine protease 2 (TMPRSS2), and the G-protein coupled receptor Mas in an alcohol-exposed rodent model infected with SARS-CoV-2.
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Texas Public Radio (USA) - Flight attendant union criticizes Southwest Airlines’ plan to resume alcohol sales next week
The union representing Southwest Airlines flight attendants is blasting the company’s plans to resume in-flight alcohol sales next week for the first time in nearly two years.
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Irish Medical Times (Ireland) - Minimum unit pricing is the minimum that must be done to combat problem drinking
The marketing of alcohol in Ireland is relentless Dr Catherine Conlon writes that the new minimum pricing law will be a small step in reducing the level of consumption and therefore the damage caused by alcohol in Ireland
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IAS blog - Under the influence: is the alcohol industry using the World Trade Organization to lobby against alcohol policies?
Alcohol consumption is a substantial and growing contributor to ill health and premature mortality worldwide, with 2018 WHO estimates suggesting that alcohol was responsible for 14% of global deaths in people aged 20 to 39 years old in that year.
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FARE (Australia) - Alcohol and cancer go together – reduce your risk
Today on World Cancer Day, the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and Cancer Council ACT are reminding people that by reducing your drinking, you can reduce your risk of cancer.
Read more - European Parliament votes on BECA report
Days after World Cancer Day, the European Parliament will vote over the Special Committee on Beating Cancer report on strengthening the EU's role in the fight against cancer.
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