Thursday, July 26, 2018

Alcohol News - 30/2018

The Conversation UK - Alcohol: why we should call time on airport drinking
As the alcohol industry continues to make healthy profits, Britain is left counting the increasing cost of its unhealthy relationship with booze. From overstretched accident and emergency departments to a steady incidence of alcohol-related disease, the cost is massive. The most recent figures reveal that alcohol-related harms cost the NHS around £3.5 billion annually.
BBC News (UK) - Alcohol 'sensor' plan for drink-drive offenders
Devices which breath-test drivers before their cars start are being offered in County Durham in a bid to crack down on drink-driving.
Neurology Advisor - Association Between Alcohol Consumption, Cognitive Function Revealed
Light alcohol use is associated with increased cognitive function in older adults; an effect that is stronger in women and diminishes with greater alcohol consumption.
Irish Mirror (Ireland) - Alcohol and drug use blamed for rising violent attacks on Irish Rail services
Alcohol and drugs are to blame for the surge in violent incidents happening on Irish Rail services in the past two years.
Travel Market Report - Too Much Alcohol Can Nullify Travel Insurance
Travelers love to kick back and enjoy alcohol on vacation, but what many individuals may not be aware of is that their drinking could nullify their insurance if they aren’t careful.
PBS - Why do pregnant women get confusing guidance about alcohol?
While official guidelines say no amount of alcohol is safe to drink during pregnancy, women often receive mixed signals, even from their own physicians. - Alcohol damage: Six illnesses that can develop if you regularly exceed the limit
ALCOHOL damage is not always visible but often comes in stages. There is no safe drinking level according to government recommendations, but 10 to 20 years of regularly drinking more than 14 units a week can result in a number of illnesses and more serious health problems.
USA TODAY (USA) - Death by drinking: Alcohol fuels surge of cirrhosis deaths among young adults, study finds
Young adults suffered the greatest increase in deaths over recent years due to cirrhosis, according to a new study that blames alcohol consumption for the surge in fatalities.
Boulder Daily Camera (USA) - Alcohol remains most damaging drug, experts call for funding to focus on addiction
Colorado Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, worked in child protection and substance abuse counseling before heading to the state legislature. (Spain) - Ibiza to BAN alcohol in all-inclusive holidays in bid to crack down on deadly craze
IBIZA and Magaluf could ban unlimited alcohol in all-inclusive holiday deals in a bid to crack down on the deadly 'balconing' craze - with the ban possibly introduced as early as September.
Medical Xpress - Study finds alcohol and drug treatment may be best served at home
Offering withdrawal services to certain people struggling with alcohol and other drug addictions in their own home may serve as an acceptable and less expensive treatment option, research led by Curtin University has found.
Otago Daily Times (New Zealand) - NZ's drinking culture linked to accidents
Research proves the New Zealand drinking culture leads directly to the emergency department.
Drink Tank (Australia) - Alcohol industry not a legitimate informant on health policy
The National Alcohol Strategy (NAS) is a document that would guide governments in their efforts to tackle alcohol harm. Australia has been without such a strategy since 2011. But now consultations are being undertaken to remedy that omission and finalise the adoption of the National Alcohol Strategy 2018-2026 before the year is out.
Daily Mail (UK) - Young adults are drinking themselves to death: Report reveals 240% spike in 20-somethings dying of alcohol-related liver disease since 1999
Young adults are drinking themselves to death by causing irreversible damage to their livers, a new study has found.
Medical Xpress - Alcohol, tobacco consumption tied to cancer mortality
Alcohol consumption per capita is positively associated with overall cancer mortality among older men and women over a 20-year period, according to a study published online July 13 in JAMA Network Open.

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