Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Alcohol News - 32/2015

Renal and Urology News - 1 in 3 People Think Alcohol Is Heart-Healthy
Approximately one-third of the public believes alcohol is heart-healthy, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology.
ABC Online (Australia) - Drinking alcohol during pregnancy: Report finds inconsistency in information for expectant mothers
Pregnant women have been told a zero-tolerance approach to drinking alcohol is the safest option, as a new report highlights the inconsistencies in the information provided to expectant mothers.
ABC Online (Australia) - Children being dangerously exposed to thousands of alcohol ads watching sport on TV
New research from Monash University shows children are being dangerously exposed to thousands of alcohol ads when watching sport on television.
EndocrineWeb - The Risks of Drinking Alcohol When Trying to Get Pregnant
Most women know to stop drinking during pregnancy because of the risks to their developing fetus. But a new study shed light on the risk of women drinking alcohol while trying to conceive. The study on laboratory rats found an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in the offspring of rats that were given alcohol around the time of conception.
MainStreet (USA) - The Epidemic of Senior Citizen Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Your golden years aren't supposed to be full of misbehavior and depravity. The widespread belief is that seniors live wholesome lives filled with tumblers of warm milk and bowls filled with tapioca soft foods while taking required minimum distributions from their diligently cultivated 401(k)s. Yet the prevailing evidence is a stark contrast showing that many are plunging into addiction.
euronews (Latvia) - Air Baltic crew detained in Norway on allegations of ‘alcohol abuse’
Two pilots along with two Air Baltic crew members have been arrested on suspicion of ‘alcohol abuse’. The Latvian crew were taken off their flight at Oslo airport bound for Greece after an anonymous tip off. - Motivational Interventions in ERs for Alcohol, Partner Violence Come Up Short
A large clinical trial of emergency department motivational interventions for women experiencing alcohol abuse or relationship violence failed to discover a significant improvement over traditional care.
Women who have gastric bypass surgery should keep a close eye on their alcohol consumption. (Switzerland) - Alcohol consumption continues to fall
The average Swiss drank 8.1 litres of pure alcohol last year, down from 8.3 litres in 2013. One reason was a drop in popularity of Swiss wine, the Swiss Alcohol Board said on Monday.
U.TV - Grieving dad calls for airlines to ban duty-free alcohol
The father of Alan Drennan who was found dead in his hotel room in Ibiza less than 24hrs after he arrived there, is calling on airlines to ban duty-free alcohol on flights from the UK to the Spanish island.
Australian Journal of Pharmacy (Australia) - DOCTORS DEMAND ACTION ON ALCOHOL HARMS
Ahead of Federal Parliament resuming next week, the AMA is calling on the Government to renew its focus on addressing the many ways that the misuse of alcohol is causing harm across the Australian community.

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