- Overweight and obesity may exacerbate harmful effects of alcohol on cancer
New research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Maastricht, Netherlands (4-7 May), suggests that being overweight or having obesity amplifies the harmful effects of alcohol on the risk of developing alcohol-related cancer, particularly in people with a high body fat percentage.
UN News - WHO
calls for greater regulation of cross-border alcohol marketing
Alcohol is increasingly being marketed across borders, with young people and heavy drinkers particularly targeted, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a new report on Tuesday that calls for more effective regulation.
(France) - French still love to apero but with no- or low-alcohol wine and
Drinks producers in France are adapting their products as figures show that people are drinking less and less alcohol, with consumption 2.5 times lower in 2017 than it was in 1960.
News Medical - New
online resource helps healthcare professionals to address alcohol-related
A new online resource will help healthcare professionals and practices improve care for people whose alcohol consumption may be impacting their health. Recognizing alcohol's contribution to over 200 diseases and conditions will improve clinicians' ability to serve their patients.
Far Our Magazine
(Spain) - Ibiza introduces strict new alcohol restrictions
Ibiza and Mallorca have introduced strict new laws into the procedure, brought in by the government of the Balearic Islands. As part of the new regulations, alcohol consumption will be reduced in the popular resorts of San Antoni de Portmany, Magaluf, El Arenal and Playa de Palma.
The Hindu (India)
- Alcohol consumption among men in India has decreased by 7% since 2015,
finds NFHS-5 report
In Karnataka, 0.3% of women consume alcohol, below the national average (1%). But 23.1% of men do so, which is higher than the national average (22%)
RNZ (New Zealand)
- ‘Three causes of community issues: alcohol, alcohol and alcohol’
In a majority vote on Wednesday, the council decided to back Auckland MP Chloe Swarbrick's bid to change the law on the sale and supply of alcohol.
Irish Legal News
(Northern Ireland) - Northern Ireland extends consultation on minimum
A consultation on the introduction of minimum unit pricing for alcoholic drinks in Northern Ireland has been extended until Friday 27 May.
ABC News (USA) - Alcohol
deaths increase dramatically during pandemic, especially for younger adults:
New research shows that deaths caused by alcohol shot up, too. And younger Americans -- people in their late 20s, 30s and early 40s -- were the hardest hit.
Stuff (New Zealand)
- How pregnancy warnings got on alcohol products
Scientists knew for decades that alcohol can cause lifelong harm to unborn children, but it took more than 25 years of effort to get effective warning labels on alcohol products in New Zealand and Australia.
US Catholic - How
film and TV depict alcohol abuse matters
By now it’s become a cliché that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed social and economic ills that America long swept under the rug. Low wages, weak workplace protections, deindustrialization, grossly unequal access to health care, and paid leave—all these and more had been making life stressful and precarious for millions of Americans for decades.
The Conversation (UK)
- Debate over closing UK parliament bars: MPs in survey drink more than the
The UK business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, said that closing the bars in parliament would be “excessively puritanical” as a response to concerns about a culture of inappropriate and sexist behaviour in the UK’s House of Commons.
(Scotland) - Ministers to consider alcohol price hike after review
MINISTERS will consider a major increase in the minimum unit price of alcohol following a review of the landmark policy.
EurekAlert - Taking
ownership of your health
Idioms and proverbs about the importance of maintaining good health span the ages. Many emphasize how closely health is tied to happiness and the opportunity to live a fulfilling and enjoyable life.