Friday, November 27, 2015

Alcohol News - 47/2015

The Irish Times (Ireland) - Children are regularly exposed to alcohol ads, study finds
The majority of Irish children are regularly exposed to alcohol advertising and marketing by drinks companies, a new study has found.
Headlines & Global News (USA) - Alcohol Consumption: Women Catching Up to Men’s Drinking Habits, Study Finds
Men commonly drink more alcohol than women, but a study from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), which is part of the National Institutes of Health, found that the gap between male and female drinking patterns in the U.S. is narrowing and women are catching up to men in terms of alcohol consumption.
The Moscow Times (Russia) - Russia's Consumer Rights Watchdog Files Lawsuit Against 14 Alcohol-Selling Websites
Russia's consumer rights watchdog has filed a lawsuit demanding that 14 alcohol-selling websites be banned, the Interfax news agency reported Thursday.
Medical Xpress - 'Fear of missing out' linked to alcohol harm in students
University students who have a greater "fear of missing out" (FoMO) are much more likely to experience negative consequences from drinking alcohol, new University of Otago psychology research suggests.
The Guardian - Alcohol: it makes time in the air fly by
A number of airlines have apparently written to the government to raise concerns about the growing problem of drunken incidents on board. In response the aviation minister, Robert Goodwill, said airlines should limit the number of alcoholic drinks sold to passengers on flights.
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Calls to scrap outdoor ads for alcohol as a third of secondary school children went binge drinking in the past month
A third of secondary school children have engaged in binge drinking in the past month, including almost a quarter of teens aged 13 to 15. A new study on youth drinking and the impact of marketing on their alcohol habits also found almost three-quarters of the 686 teenagers surveyed said they intended to drink when they reach 18.
Medscape - Alcohol and Cancer: Drink at Your Own Risk
Fine wines, craft beers, cocktails, and champagne made by French monks are considered by many as complements to good company and fine cuisine. The last thing anyone wants to hear is that alcohol causes cancer.
BBC News (UK) - Three-year-olds 'recognise smell of alcoholic drinks'
Children as young as three can recognise the smell associated with alcohol, NHS Highland's director of public health has said in a new report. - Healthcare professionals urged to tackle alcohol misuse, reduce risk of colorectal cancer
Healthcare professionals across Europe are being urged to help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) by taking positive action against alcohol misuse and dependence. High levels of alcohol dependence and low levels of treatment have recently been identified in a European primary care study, fuelling the argument that family doctors must play a key role in preventing alcohol-related harm and reducing the incidence of CRC.
Daily Mail - Drunk passengers could be banned by airlines for life and booze sales limited on problem flights to tackle rife alcohol-fuelled air rage
Airlines could impose blanket life bans on drunk passengers and limit the amount of alcohol sold on flights blighted by air rage, it was revealed today.
The Argus - 'Alcohol ruined my life' - recovering alcoholics speak of their struggle after figures reveal there are two drink-related deaths in Brighton and Hove each week
In Brighton and Hove there is an average of two alcohol-related deaths each week. To mark alcohol awareness week senior reporter Flora Thompson speaks to a mother and a teacher whose lives were ripped apart by their dependency on drink but are now recovering thanks to support services.
The Conversation AU (Australia) - Older Australians' drinking on the rise and they don’t know the risks
When we think about who experiences harm caused by alcohol, most people think about young people. However, Australian data show the rate of risky drinking among young people has been decreasing, while risky drinking among older adults has been increasing.

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