Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Alcohol News - 30/2016

New Scientist - Alcohol linked to at least seven cancers – not just liver cancer
Writing in the journal Addiction, Jennie Connor at the University of Otago in New Zealand says alcohol is estimated to have caused about half a million deaths from cancer in 2012 alone – 5.8 per cent of cancer deaths worldwide. She found evidence of a link between drinking and cancer of the mouth and throat, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon, bowel and breast. (USA) - Researchers study link between health insurance, tobacco and alcohol use among reproductive age women
Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health studied the relationship between health insurance coverage and tobacco and alcohol use among reproductive age women in the United States, and whether there were differences according to pregnancy status.
Montreal Gazette (Canada) - Alcohol consumption increases drowning risk: Lifesaving Society of Quebec
The construction holiday just started in Quebec, and the Lifesaving Society of Quebec wants to dissuade boating enthusiasts from consuming alcohol onboard, stating that it’s a often a key risk factor in drowning.
NHS Choices - Smokers who try to quit 'drink less alcohol', too
"How quitting smoking can be good for your liver: Those who have given up cigarettes 'drink less alcohol too'," the Mail Online reports.
TUKO.CO.KE (Kenya) - It’s OK to drink alcohol any time you want Director of Public Prosecution says
The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has released a statement that clears up the law governing drinking hours in the country.
Vox - The hidden calories in your booze, explained in 3 charts
Three pints of India pale ale can deliver you half a day’s worth of calories. And a typical glass of California cabernet sauvignon today may have more alcohol and more calories than it would have a decade ago.
The Times (Scotland) - Women dying younger of alcohol-related liver disease
Women in Scotland are dying at an ever younger age from liver disease because of heavy drinking, a new report has revealed. (Ireland) - Publicans call for 15% reduction of tax on alcohol
Doctors say the government must oppose a call from publicans to reduce the tax on alcohol. Pub operators say a 15% reduction in excise duty is needed, due to Brexit.
The Phuket News (Thailand) - Constitutional referendum brings nationwide alcohol ban
Polling in the upcoming referendum on whether or not to allow the draft constitution to be brought into effect will incur a nationwide ban on alcohol sales at shops, bars, restaurants and hotels on Sunday, August 7.
Daily Mail (Australia) - Over 65s are now bigger drinkers than young people - and are far more likely to end up in hospital with alcohol problems
Australians over 65 are the most likely age group to drink alcohol every day, a study by the New South Wales Health Department has found.
Afro American (USA) - Alcohol Abuse Linked to Racial Discrimination
Previous studies have linked health disparities in cardiovascular disease and other ailments to discrimination, including one previously reported on by the AFRO which tracked the physiological impact of discrimination on youth and adults and found that “everyday discrimination affects biology in ways that have small but cumulative negative effects over time.”
Firstpost (India) - Watch: Alcohol kills an Indian every 90 minutes
As debate over alcohol bans grows across India, 15 people die every day–or one every 96 minutes–from the effects of drinking alcohol, reveals an IndiaSpend analysis of 2013 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, the latest available. - Should alcohol be banned on planes?
Hundreds of intoxicated travellers have tried to escape from planes, and have smashed windows. They’ve banged on cockpit doors. One inebriated man on a flight to Australia tried to steal alcohol from a trolley and became so loud and abusive that crew had to restrain him with plastic cuffs, redoing them four times.

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