Thursday, November 10, 2022

Alcohol News - 45/2022

NPR (Poland) - A Polish leader's comments about women and alcohol use draw an instant backlash
A women's rights group in Poland on Monday urged people to demonstrate after the country's ruling party leader claimed that Poland's low birthrate is partly caused by young women drinking too much alcohol.
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WHO - A public health perspective on alcohol establishments: licensing, density and locations
In off-premise establishments that sell other goods along with alcohol, customers are more likely to “bundle” the purchase of alcohol with their other shopping. The consumption-related harm associated with off-premise establishments tend to cover a large area, while acute harm occurs close to places where people drink alcohol.
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1News (New Zealand) - Alcohol harm reduction laws 'long overdue' – advocate
Laws to limit the harms of alcohol in communities are a step in the "right direction" but there's still more work to be done, advocates say.
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India Today (India) - Over 77% women say better shops, offers, discounts led to higher sales of alcohol in Delhi
The alcohol consumption in women living in the national capital increased by 37 per cent since Covid-19 pandemic. More than 77 per cent agreed that better retail shops, buy-one-get-one offers and discounts made alcohol buying more attractive.
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Harvard Gazette - Alcohol, sleep, and politics
A new study validates the impact major political events can have on sleep and how it affects the public’s collective mood, well-being, and alcohol consumption.
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Medical News Today - Possible links between alcohol and hemorrhoids
Alcohol is a diuretic, which increases a person’s urine production. This can lead to dehydration and increase the likelihood of constipation. People with constipation are more likely to strain during bowel movements. Straining is one of the major causes of hemorrhoids.
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NL Times (Netherlands) - Dutch MP's want to ban buy-now-pay-later on online alcohol sales
A majority in parliament wants to ban buy-now-pay-later options when buying alcohol online. Various parties plan to discuss the topic with State Secretary Maarten van Ooijen (Prevention) on Tuesday, RTL Nieuws reports.
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The Herald (Scotland) - Affluent Scots most likely to exceed 'safe' alcohol limit
Almost a quarter of those from the poorest areas (24%) said they didn’t drink alcohol, compared to 12% in the most affluent areas.
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Medical News Today - Moderate to heavy drinking linked to increased stroke risk in young adults
In a new study, researchers analyzed the relationship between alcohol consumption and stroke risk among young adults in Korea.
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News Medical - Parental discord linked to children's genetic risk for alcohol problems
Parents can transmit a genetic risk for alcohol problems to their children not only directly, but also indirectly via genetically influenced aspects of the home environment, such as marital discord or divorce, according to a Rutgers researcher.
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ADF - Understanding alcohol and our immune system
Our immune system helps keep us healthy. But drinking can weaken this system, leaving us vulnerable to infections and diseases.
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University College London - Problem drinking linked to increased risk of suicide and self-harm
The study, published in BJPsych Open, did not identify a clear association with levels of alcohol consumption and risk of suicide or self-harm, other than among those with ‘probable dependence’ (the highest consumption level); rather, they identified signs of alcohol negatively impacting people’s lives as risk factors.
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Express - Even a light daily tipple is linked to an increased risk of bowel cancer, study suggests
While most often associated with liver disease, alcohol can also increase your risk of one of the most common cancers in the UK.
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A Torrens University Australia study has found that many women are unaware of the link between alcohol and cancer.
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