Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Alcohol News - 36/2016

WebMD - Alcohol Plus Heart Rhythm Disorder Ups Stroke Risk
Excessive alcohol consumption and age may increase risk of stroke in people with a common heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation, a new study finds.
First Post - YouTube videos glamorise alcohol, encourage binge drink in teens: study
YouTube music videos that involve alcohol often glamorise drinking, objectify women and use sexual imagery or lyrics - encouraging teens to binge drink and abuse alcohol, a new UK study has found.
Medical Daily - Underage Drinking Influenced By Exposure To Brand-Specific Alcohol Ads, Study Finds
A study found that children who are more exposed to brand-specific alcohol commercials on television tend to consume more of those brands. The research also adds evidence to the link between alcohol commercials and underage drinking.
Huffington Post Canada - Scientists Make Key Discovery In Fetal Alcohol Disorders
Canadian researchers are one step closer to uncovering a biomarker associated with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder after identifying distinct patterns associated with the DNA of children who were exposed to alcohol in the womb.
WBAA - Researchers Suggests Mere Taste Of Alcohol Can Fuel Addiction
A recent study finds the taste of alcohol is closely linked to addiction markers in the brain. - Drinking a large glass of wine each night damages fertility, study shows
Women who drink a large glass of wine each night are harming their chances of having a baby, a new study suggests.
Science Daily - Women at higher risk for alcoholic liver disease than men
Heavy drinking frequently causes liver inflammation and injury, and fatty acids (FAs) involved in pro- and anti-inflammatory responses could play a critical role in these processes. This study evaluated heavy drinking and changes in levels of omega-6 and omega-3 FAs in alcohol dependent (AD) patients who showed no clinical signs of liver injury.
Baltic Times (Lithuania) - Lithuanian stores begin demanding ID from all alcohol buyers
To buy alcoholic beverages at Lithuania's largest retail chain stores, all buyers will have to provide identification documents specifying their age as of Friday.
Today, European policymakers will discuss the importance, relevance and implementation of policy and action to reduce alcohol related harm across Europe.
WHO Europe - WHO Europe launches new action plan for noncommunicable diseases, appeals for urgent joint policy action to achieve global goals and targets
The WHO European Region has made progress in key areas of noncommunicable disease (NCD) control: death rates from cardiovascular disease (CVD) continue to decline, the clear downward trend in smoking continues, and alcohol intake is steadily decreasing.
New Zealand Herald (New Zealand) - Why so many women drink to oblivion
At first glance, she is the sort of daughter every parent would dream of. An accomplished musician, with a degree in contemporary arts, Emily Carter-Lucas is naturally bright.
Science Daily - Drinking to belong: Students and low self-esteem
It’s that time of year again, when students old and new are heading to university. Certain behaviors might be expected in the coming months, drinking in particular. Drinking is widespread among student populations, whether for social enrichment or the need to conform.

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