Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Alcohol News - 35/2015

Medical News Today - Children should be informed about alcohol dangers from age 9, say experts
Given the high prevalence of binge drinking among adolescents, parents and pediatricians should talk to children about the dangers of alcohol use from the age of 9 years. This is according to a clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The Guardian (UK) - Alcohol addiction is ruining older lives, too
A radio documentary about my beloved Uncle Pad shows how easily ‘normal’ drinking can escalate in response to the stresses that come with ageing.
The Guardian - Alcohol sales get higher after weed legalization contrary to industry fears
Alcohol businesses are seeing ‘phenomenal growth’ alongside marijuana industry in Colorado, dispelling concerns that consumers prefer pot over booze.
Yahoo Health - How Sugar and Alcohol Mess With Your Hormones
There’s no getting around it — sugar in the form of refined carbs or alcohol leads to vitamin deficiency, suppresses your adrenals, disrupts your blood sugar levels, and exacerbates estrogen-dominant hormonal issues like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and endometriosis.
U.S. News & World Report (USA) - Many Teens With Chronic Illnesses Use Alcohol, Pot
Teens with chronic diseases such as asthma and juvenile arthritis have to manage their health carefully, yet many of them have had alcohol or smoked marijuana in the last year, a new study shows. (New Zealand) - Alcohol's the forgotten factor in weight gain
Whether it's a large latte, a fruit smoothie or a couple of margaritas, it's easy to forget that liquids have kilojoules and that a couple of 150 millilitre glasses of wine with dinner is the kilojoule equivalent of eating a doughnut on the side. But the introduction of kilojoule counts on some brands of beers may help to change that.
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Majority of people admit alcohol makes them lose control
Most people admit to “losing control” while under the influence of alcohol, yet say they still drink up to five times a week, according to research from Junior Chamber International (JCI) Cork. (EU) - EC consults on alcohol duties and counterfeiting
The European Commission is considering changes to excise duty on alcoholic beverages in order to fight tax fraud and reduce the sale of counterfeit alcohol.
Irish Examiner - EU court to issue opinion on minimum alcohol price
Europe’s top court will provide the first indication this week as to whether it will allow minimum alcohol pricing — a measure being considered by a number of countries including Ireland.
The Daily Telegraph (Australia) - Drinking games in pubs and bars encouraging reckless alcohol consumption across NSW
BUCKETS, milk bottles and plastic bags are just some of the novel ways bars are trying to entice patrons to consume more alcohol.
The Pharmaceutical Journal (EU) - Why the EU has failed in tackling the alcohol problem
The EU has shown a lack of leadership in tackling alcohol-related harm and its citizens are paying the price.

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