Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Alcohol News - 3/2015

MediaPost Communications - Alcohol Ads Linked To Underage Drinking
There is more evidence that alcohol advertising on television does indeed contribute to underage drinking and binge drinking, with the publication of a new study, titled “Cued Recall of Alcohol Advertising on Television and Underage Drinking Behavior,” in JAMA Pediatrics.
BBC News - Poor sleep 'early warning sign' for drink and drug issues
Poor sleep in teenage years could be an early warning sign for alcohol problems, illicit drug use and "regretful" sexual behaviour, research suggests.
TIME - Here’s What Alcohol Advertising Does To Kids
Alcohol advertising that reaches children and young adults helps lead them to drink for the first time—or, if they’re experienced underage drinkers, to drink more, according to a study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
The Inquisitr (Singapore) - Singapore Moves To Ban Public Alcohol Consumption From Late Evening To Early Morning
The drinking of alcohol between 10.30 p.m. to 7 a.m. in public places, including parks and HDB void decks could soon become illegal if the new Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Bill tabled in Parliament on Monday is eventually passed.
Forbes - New Study Suggests People Start Drinking For Health Benefits: Should We Believe It?
There’s been a lot of alcohol in the news recently. Several new studies have reported some additional risks of alcohol itself and in the behaviors (like working long hours) that make us more likely to consume the stuff. (USA) - Alcohol & Many Medications Make A Risky Mix
A new study finds that almost 42 percent of U.S. drinkers have also used one or more prescription medications that interact with alcohol — everything from blood pressure medications to diabetes drugs to antidepressants. - Working more than 48 hours a week increases risk of alcohol abuse
Professionals who work more than 48 hours-a-week are more likely to drink dangerous amounts of alcohol, a study suggests. Researchers found that female employees on long hours were at greater risk of drinking at least two glasses of wine a night. For men it was around three pints.
ABC Online (Australia) - High-range and repeat drink drivers to pay for alcohol interlock devices on their cars: NSW Roads Minister
The New South Wales Government says it will force high-range or repeat drink drivers to pay to have alcohol interlocks installed on their cars, from the start of next month.
The Australian (Australia) - ‘World’s worst’: fetal alcohol hits one in eight
A LANDMARK health study has found that one in eight children, or 120 children per 1000, in ­remote Aboriginal communities of the Fitzroy Valley in Western Australia suffer from fetal alcohol syndrome.
Irish Times (Ireland) - Better-off women more likely to drink alcohol in pregnancy
Women with higher levels of income and education are more likely to drink alcohol weekly during their pregnancy, new figures have shown.

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