NordAN (Finland) - Finnish organizations urge: Now is not the time to increase alcohol availability
The central element of a welfare state is welfare itself. Therefore, political decision-making should be guided by actions that strengthen and support citizens' safety, health, and well-being. That is why organizations appeal that now is not the right time to increase alcohol availability in Finland.
Medscape - Ask Patients About Their Alcohol Consumption,
A cohort study from the United States has investigated the possibility of recognizing increased alcohol consumption on the first primary care visit and subsequently treating it without needing to refer the patient to a specialist facility.
Technology Networks - Newborn Health Impacted by Alcohol
Consumption While Breastfeeding
Studies have shown that consuming alcohol during pregnancy can alter the brain and behavioral development of gestating offspring.
The Conversation (Australia) - Treatment for drug and
alcohol misuse should involve families and communities
Alcohol and other drug treatment in Australia is generally only provided for individuals, often away from their families.
SheKicks (Scotland) - SWF and SHAAP issue new alcohol and
Scotland’s elite youth players in women’s football are being reminded about the adverse impact of alcohol on their health and ability to compete at the highest level.
Slate - Pour One Out
The boozy story of how we decided alcohol was a health boon in the ’90s—and how it all fell apart.
Newstalk ZB (New Zealand) - New study confirms early teen
alcohol use leads to harmful drinking practices
Fewer teenagers are drinking alcohol than in previous generations, however alcohol is still one of the biggest contributors to death and illness in young people, including via injuries, accidents and suicide.
Armenia News (Armenia) - Armenia government plans to
cancel licensing for sale, import of certain types of alcohol
The government intends to considerably facilitate the business environment in some domains of activity in Armenia. Deputy Minister of Economy Ani Ispiryan said this during the debates on the second and final reading of the package of bills on the notification of the implementation of activities and changes in related laws at the meeting of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs of the National Assembly of Armenia.
Royal College of Psychiatrists (Scotland) - College
writes to new minister for drugs and alcohol policy in Scotland
The Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland has written to the new minister for drugs and alcohol policy Elena Whitham MSP to request an urgent meeting.
BBC (UK) - Third of islanders in Jersey binge drinking
Binge drinking remains an issue in Jersey, but overall consumption is down, says a report.
University Hospitals - The Link Between Drinking Alcohol
and Cancer Risk
Most people know that using tobacco products can cause cancer of the lungs, mouth, throat and other parts of the body. What is less known is that drinking alcoholic beverages is also linked to an increased risk for developing several types of cancer.
Boston University School of Public Health - Alcohol Use
by Age 14 Increases Risk of Drinking into Adulthood
New study findings signal a need for continued alcohol misuse prevention and related programming from adolescence into early adulthood, even among people who do not drink frequently.
AlcoholCampaigns - EXCLUSIVE WEB INTERVIEW: DISSECTING
In today’s digitally connected world, social media has become a powerful tool for communication and influence. With the pervasive reach of these platforms, it begs the question: Can social media campaigns effectively address public health issues, such as alcohol consumption and its related harms?
IAS Blog - At what cost? The economic impact of
alcohol-related cancer deaths
Drinking alcohol increases the risk of at least seven different cancer types. These include cancers of the mouth and throat, the oesophagus, the breast, the liver, and bowel.