Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Alcohol News - 34/2018

Science Daily (UK) - Areas with more alcohol vendors have higher hospital admission rates, study in England finds
Places in England with the most pubs, bars and nightclubs had a 13 per cent higher hospital admission rate for acute conditions caused by alcohol, a new study finds.
News-Medical.net - Study: ‘Compulsivity circuit’ in brain may drive alcohol-seeking behavior in heavy drinkers
Heavy alcohol drinkers attempt to acquire alcohol despite the threat of a negative consequence more so than light drinkers, a study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging has found, and this behavior is associated with unique activation of brain circuitry in heavy drinkers.
Express.co.uk - Ryanair requests airports should stop selling alcohol before 10am
RYANAIR has renewed their call for airports to ban alcoholic drinks being served before 10am, as flight disruptions from inebriated passengers continue to cause delays to airlines.
The Guardian (UK) - What British sport can learn from America about taming its drinking culture
Danny Cipriani and Ben Stokes are the latest athletes shamed by alcohol – in the US they would have to confront their behaviour.
Daily Mail (Spain) - Unlimited alcohol WILL be banned in all-inclusive resorts in Majorca and Ibiza in war against 'uncivic tourism'
Free-flowing alcohol in all-inclusive hotels in Majorca and Ibiza appears to be finally doomed after a long-awaited raft of proposals by the Balearic Government prepares to see the light of day.
YLE News (Finland) - Looser alcohol laws increase police workload, personnel costs
Police have seen a rise in disturbances reported between 5.00 and 6.00am since new alcohol laws took effect at the beginning of March.
Inverse - Mixing Red Bull and Vodka Makes the Bad Effects of Alcohol Worse
Dangerous as they can be, it’s no surprise vodka-Red Bulls have stuck around since the ‘80s. After all, an increased risk of injury and heart palpitations are hardly top of mind when you’re having the best night ever on a relentless stream of party fuel.
The British Psychological Society - New findings explain why, if you’re sensitive to alcohol, you’re probably sensitive to sleep deprivation too
The last time you and your class-mates or co-workers pulled an all-nighter before a deadline, you may have noticed: there are always those lucky individuals who seem to do just fine after a lack of sleep, while others feel drowsy and confused – almost like they had too much to drink.
World Health Organization - Research demonstrates higher alcohol taxes help reduce alcohol consumption
“Tax increases may not sound the most attractive of policy options, but are the single most cost-effective way of diminishing demand and reining back consumption,” says Dr Daniel Chisholm, Programme Manager in the Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Promoting Health through the Life-course at WHO/Europe and co-author of a new study on alcohol control policies.
Newshub (New Zealand) - New Zealand needs to double tax on alcohol – economist
A visiting economist and policy expert says New Zealand needs to double the excise tax on alcohol to help curb problem drinking.
EurekAlert - Drug and alcohol use by pregnant women: the evolution of state policies
Policymakers and public health experts have long recognized the harm that can come to fetuses if women use drugs during pregnancy. As U.S. states legalize marijuana and as governmental attention focuses on the "opioid crisis," state policies pertaining to drug use during pregnancy are increasingly important.
CNN - What too much alcohol can do to your health
Worldwide, each person 15 years and older consumes 13.5 grams of pure alcohol per day, according to the World Health Organization. Considering that nearly half of the world doesn't drink at all, that leaves the other half drinking up their share.
IAS - Drunk, disruptive air passenger numbers on the rise
Three out of five British adults who travel by air (60%) have encountered drunk passengers whilst on a flight, according to a report published today.
Forces.net (USA) - Alcohol Misuse 'A Costly Problem' For US Military
Alcohol misuse has been described as "a costly problem" from the US Department of Defense, with a new report showing around 30% of American service personnel are binge drinkers.
Transport Security World - Raise prosecutions to lower alcohol-related violence on planes, pleads Civil Aviation Authority
The head of the UK civil aviation regulator has called for urgent action to be taken by authorities to stop alcohol-fuelled violence and intimidating behaviour on planes, a worsening trend that ‘jeopardises the safety of flights and passengers’.
Knowridge Science Report - Why alcohol can increase your cancer risk
In a new study, researchers find that alcohol can damage DNA in stem cells. This could help explain why drinking increases risk of cancer.
Drink Tank (Australia) - Spoiler alert – alcohol causes cancer
Alcohol industry executives don’t want you to know that alcohol causes cancer. That’s because if people buy less alcohol, they make less profit.

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