Thursday, September 24, 2015

Alcohol News - 38/2015

The BMJ (EU) - Europeans are “world champions” at drinking and smoking
Levels of alcohol consumption, tobacco use, overweight, and obesity are still “alarmingly high” in Europe, a World Health Organization report has found.
Belfast Telegraph (Norhern Ireland) - Alcohol warning as fifth of Northern Ireland adults say they need to cut back on drinking
A survey on drug prevalence revealed 21% of people said they should reduce how much they drink. Worryingly, 7% said they believed alcohol was harming their home life and marriage.
ABC Online (Australia) - Alcohol and what it does to your body
Many of us love a drink, but too much alcohol, or drinking in a risky context, significantly increases your risk of illness and death.
The Guardian - It's time to retire the idea that alcohol-facilitated rape is simply drunken sex
The further back we go in American history, the more horrifyingly narrow our definition of rape gets. It used to be that women had to prove they “put up a fight” if they wanted to be believed, or show that they were chaste. This thinking is not even that far behind us.
Irish Independent (Ireland) - Psychiatrists urge ban on alcohol sponsors for sport
The body representing the country's psychiatrists is to call for a ban on alcohol sponsorship of sporting events, claiming research supports that the measure would reduce alcohol abuse.
Medical Daily - How To Stop Drinking Alcohol Every Once In A While: Advice From Former Problem Drinkers
One of the biggest obstacles for people recovering from a problem with drugs or alcohol is assimilating back into their everyday life. Depending on their line of work and location, a lot people who have struggled with alcohol dependence often face temptation once they’re sober.
Ottawa Citizen (Canada) - Public largely ignorant of damage alcohol can cause unborn babies, says report
The public needs educating about the effects of alcohol on unborn children in an effort to stem the growing number of babies born with brain damage, says a new, groundbreaking provincial report.
Reuters - Watchful parents help early-maturing girls avoid alcohol abuse
Girls who hit puberty early are at sharply higher risk of abusing alcohol as teens if their parents don't keep tabs on them, new research shows.
HealthDay - Distractions Make Alcohol Even More Dangerous for Drivers
Just a bit of alcohol coupled with a distraction, such as a text message or changing a radio station, can double the odds of trouble on the road, new research suggests.
BBC News (Wales) - Chief medical officer advises pregnant women cut out alcohol
Pregnant women and those trying to conceive should not drink alcohol, Wales' chief medical officer has said.
The Guardian - Children see 'tsunami of alcohol ads', says eminent professor of public health
Children are being “ruthlessly subjected to a tsunami of alcohol promotion,” an eminent professor of public health, Mike Daube, said in response to Australia’s first comprehensive study examining children’s exposure to alcohol advertising during sport on television.
ATTN - How Alcohol Ads Influence What Women Are Expected to Drink
When it comes to alcohol commercials and marketing, gender stereotypes are the norm. There is no exact data that suggests any particular gender prefers one liquor over another, yet advertisers still often emphasize the male consumer in commercials and sponsored ads.
Humanosphere (Africa) - Surprising health threat in sub-Saharan Africa: alcohol
If you asked the average global health professional to name the countries where alcohol caused the most health problems, what would they say? Most likely, “Eastern Europe.”
Yahoo7 News - Anger in the air: Authorities weigh alcohol bans, blacklists for trouble travelers
A rise in drunken, unruly and even violent plane passengers has led authorities in the UK to consider cutting back on alcohol and blacklisting problem fliers.
News.Az (Azerbaijan) - Average alcohol consumption in Azerbaijan made public
Average per capita alcohol consumption in Azerbaijan and Turkey is 1.4 liters a year.

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