Thursday, December 1, 2022

Alcohol News - 48/2022

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) - Few Americans are Aware of Links Between Alcohol and Cancer Risk
Despite conclusive research that shows that all alcoholic beverages, including wine, increase the risk of many types of cancer, Americans demonstrated low awareness of this risk, and some perceived alcohol as having health benefits, according to results published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
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The University of Queensland (Australia) - Research finds Queenslanders are bad at estimating their level of intoxication
Queenslanders are incapable of assessing their own intoxication levels, especially when their blood alcohol level is high, according to research co-led by The University of Queensland.
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Politico (USA) - Patrick Kennedy sounds off on alcohol’s dangers
As state governments locked down in 2020, they loosened alcohol regulations so restaurants could sell beer, wine and cocktails to go and delivery services could bring booze to your door. Many of those changes remained after lockdowns ended.
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CNN (USA) - Drug and alcohol deaths increasing among US adults 65 and older, CDC data shows
Deaths related to drug misuse and alcohol abuse appear to be on the rise among older adults in the United States, similar to the recent increases seen among younger adults, according to two new reports from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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ScienceDaily - Legalization of recreational cannabis linked with increased alcohol drinking, study finds
States that legalized recreational cannabis saw a slight population-level uptick in alcohol consumption that was largely driven by young adults and men, according to new research.
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Aviva plc (Ireland) - More than one in four people have witnessed people drink alcohol before driving in the last 12 months according to new research
One in four people have witnessed someone taking a drink before driving their car in the last 12 months, while almost one in ten men (9%) know of someone who got behind the wheel of a car in the last year after consuming “a lot” of alcohol.
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The Times (Qatar) - Alcohol ban helps female fans enjoy hassle-free football in Qatar
Ellie Molloson, who campaigns to improve matchday experiences for women football supporters, was so concerned about visiting Qatar her father is acting as her chaperone.
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MercoPress (Argentina) - Argentina's Lower House passes zero-alcohol for drivers bill
Argentina's Lower House has this week passed a zero-alcohol-while-driving bill which still needs to go through the Senate to become a fully enforceable norm.
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The Daily Texan (USA) - UT researchers gain new insights into indicators of alcohol use disorder
Developments in the field of identifying RNA characteristics could be used to diagnose alcohol use disorder, according to UT researchers.
Read more (Ireland) - One-in-10 babies are born with some kind of foetal alcohol disorder in Ireland every year, says HSE
Around one in 10 babies are born each year with some form of disorder as a result of their mother drinking alcohol during pregnancy, with an estimated 600 having the most severe effects on their brains.
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Public Health Scotland (Scotland) - MUP final report
The final report will bring together all published studies of a suitable quality, including the MESAS and separated funded studies described on these webpages. It also includes other studies we have found through established databases.
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NordAN (Denmark) - Danes do not know that alcohol increases the risk of cancer
Every year, at least 1,100 Danes get cancer from alcohol. Yet a new report from the Danish Cancer Society shows that only 21% of Danes are aware that alcohol increases the risk of cancer.
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