Thursday, November 8, 2018

Alcohol News - 45/2018 (Canada) - Alcohol is killing Canadians, so why are we still drinking?
Most of us are aware of the commonly held belief that drinking wine is good for your heart, but few of us understand the serious dangers of drinking alcohol — even when it’s just one glass.
The Sydney Morning Herald (Thailand) - Alcohol recognised as leading cause of harm at global safety conference
Global safety experts meeting in Bangkok on Wednesday agreed to recognise that harmful alcohol use contributes to morbidity, injury and violence in all types of injuries. - Blackouts and Memory Gaps: How Alcohol and Trauma Affect the Brain
Dissociation is most common in trauma that involves a betrayal of trust. This is a survival mechanism that protects our need for social support.
Medical Xpress - Alcohol industry health campaigns miss the mark by a longshot
Alcohol industry social responsibility schemes strengthen their own commercial interests while failing to reduce harmful alcohol use, according to a new worldwide study led by the University of Connecticut.
Brunel University News (UK) - Alcohol most misjudged drug when it comes to harm
People young and old underestimate the dangers of alcohol more than any other drug, shows a new study from Brunel University London.
The Guardian (Australia/New Zealand) - Alcohol misuse by over-50s on rise in Australia and New Zealand, study finds
Adults over 50 in Australia and New Zealand are increasingly drinking at hazardous levels requiring hospitalisation, research presented at an international alcohol conference on Tuesday has found.
Irish Times (Ireland) - Alcohol advertising to be banned near schools from November 2019
Alcohol advertising will be banned within 200 metres of a school, crèche or a local authority playground from November 2019.
Donnybrookmail (Australia) - State government continue to mull over minimum alcohol price
Pressure is mounting again on the WA state government to introduce a minimum floor price for alcohol.
NHK WORLD (Japan) - Japan to set common alcohol standards for pilots
Japan's transport ministry is planning to create common standards for testing aircraft flight crew for alcohol levels. In recent cases, pilots with Japanese airlines were detained or missed flights because of excessive drinking.
IcelandReview (Iceland) - Increasing Support for Selling Alcohol in Stores
More Icelanders support the idea of selling beer and wine in grocery stores than last year, Vísir reports. The ratio of those supporting the sale of alcohol has increased by 5% in one year, from 31.1% to 36.1%. (Canada) - We're ignoring Canada's alcohol problem, chief public health officer warns
Canada's chief public health officer says she's worried about the rise in heavy drinking among Canadian women.
Wanted in Rome (Italy) - Rome extends alcohol ban
Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has banned the outdoor consumption of alcohol after 21.00 in the following areas: S. Lorenzo, Esquilino, the vicinity of Termini Station, Piazza Bologna, Viale Ippocrate and Piazzale delle Provincie.
The Advocate (Tasmania) - Alcohol a risk to unborn babies demanding education, awareness
Alcohol is a toxin that crosses the placenta and can disrupt development of the baby’s brain and other organs.
The Lancet - The global burden of disease attributable to alcohol and drug use in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016
Alcohol and drug use can have negative consequences on the health, economy, productivity, and social aspects of communities.
Māori Television (New Zealand) - Māori children more exposed to alcohol marketing
Innovative camera research by the Universities of Otago and Auckland have found that Māori and Pacific children are five times more likely to be exposed to alcohol marketing than Pākehā children.
eCancer - Alcohol consumption and cognitive dissonance in the west
Prof Terry Slevin spoke to ecancer at the UICC World Cancer Congress in Kuala Lumpur about the attitude towards high cancer risk lifestyles, in particular alcohol.
Times of Malta (Malta) - Alcohol policy to be translated into law, action
An advisory body will help translate a new national alcohol policy into law and action - such as reviewing penalties for drink-driving and introducing new responsibilities for alcohol-serving venues.
The Lancet - New data to support much needed policy change
The systematic analysis of the global burden of disease attributable to alcohol and drug use from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 20161 published in The Lancet Psychiatry, is the most comprehensive and systematic global estimate to date of the adverse health effects of substance use.
Club of Mozambique (Mozambique) - Mozambique regulates alcohol business, consumption – report
The Mozambican government, through the National Inspection of Economic Activities (INAE), has launched a nationwide campaign to regulate the marketing and consumption of alcoholic beverages, particularly in the city of Maputo as part of a strategic bid to promote public health.

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