Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Alcohol News - 46/2018

CNN (USA) - All adults should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use, new guidelines say
All adults, including pregnant women, should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use by their primary care physicians, the United States Preventive Services Task Force advises.
ERR News (Estonia) - Study: Majority of Estonian residents support laxer alcohol policy
More than half of all Estonian residents support as liberal an alcohol policy as possible or one with few restrictions (54% in all), while another third favour more stringent restrictions, according to the alcohol yearbook, titled "Market, consumption and damages of alcohol in Estonia," introduced at a National Institute for Health Development (NIHD) conference on Tuesday.
Medical Xpress - Alcohol ads with pro-drinking comments on Facebook boost desire to drink
Alcohol advertisements on social media sites such as Facebook can increase young adults' desire to drink if the ads contain pro-drinking comments from users. That's according to new research in the current issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
EurekAlert - Colder, darker climates increase alcohol consumption and liver disease
Where you live could influence how much you drink. According to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Division of Gastroenterology, people living in colder regions with less sunlight drink more alcohol than their warm-weather counterparts.
BBC News (Northern Ireland) - Alcohol poisoning in children on the rise
More than 300 children have been admitted to hospital in Northern Ireland for alcohol poisoning in the last six years, the BBC has learned.
The Irish Sun (Ireland) - Government ‘move to introduce Minimum Alcohol Pricing Bill within weeks’ to stop supermarkets slashing booze prices for Christmas
THE Government is looking to bring a new bill into force to restrict Irish supermarkets from slashing booze prices before Christmas, it has emerged. (South Korea) -South Korea to restrict alcohol advertising, including by models
South Korea will ban advertisements by models drinking alcohol and beer gulping sound effects to entice viewers as part of measures to discourage high booze usage and prevent alcohol-related crimes.
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Alcohol Awareness Week: How to talk to your children about alcohol
As children get older, one of the important ongoing conversations parents need to have with them is about alcohol.
Business Today (India) - Safety comes first! India lot stricter than other countries on alcohol limit for pilots
On Monday, the aviation sector watchers raised a toast to the regulator DGCA for suspending the flying license of Air India director of operations Arvind Kathpalia after he failed the alcohol test recently before his scheduled flight as pilot.
Birmingham Live (UK) - Record numbers of Birmingham kids excluded from school over drugs and alcohol
Record numbers of children are being excluded from Birmingham schools for using or supplying drugs, alcohol and cigarettes.
Caribbean News Now (Grenada) - Grenada PM planning to cut back on sale of alcohol to teenagers
The government of Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell is planning to cut back on the sale of alcohol to teenagers in Grenada before he leaves political office. The prime minister wants to ban the sale of alcohol to young people, especially young people of school age.
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Business Insider - Sundar Pichai is ending Google's once famous partying culture by limiting drinking at work and threatening 'more onerous actions'
In response to a recent employee walkout protesting how Google has handled sexual-harassment cases, CEO Sundar Pichai released new policies for employees on Thursday.
Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute - Alcohol and Cancer Risk
There is a strong scientific consensus that alcohol drinking can cause several types of cancer (1, 2). In its Report on Carcinogens, the National Toxicology Program of the US Department of Health and Human Services lists consumption of alcoholic beverages as a known human carcinogen.
BDJ - Alcohol and mouth cancer
There is now considered to be no safe limit for alcohol intake. Studies have shown that risk of mouth cancer increases with greater alcohol intake (in particular when associated with the use of tobacco).
Standard Media (Kenya) - Heavy-drinking women top in cancer screening
Women in Kenya who drink heavily are more likely to screen for cervical cancer than light drinkers or abstainers, a Ministry of Health report has said.
Swissinfo (Switzerland) - Binge drinking on the rise among young women
In Switzerland, binge drinking is commonplace among teenagers and young adults aged 34 and under. This is the conclusion of the 2017 Swiss Health Survey published by the Federal Statistical Office.
Daily Mail (UK) - 1 in 3 US veterans suffers depression and 25% binge-drink, survey finds
Depression and binge-drinking is woefully common among veterans, survey data show. The tormenting mental health condition affects one in four unemployed veterans and one in three who do work.
Hindustan Times (India) - Drink driving cases in Delhi up by 27%
As many as 33,000 people were caught driving in an inebriated state on Delhi’s roads this year, around 27% higher than last year, data from Delhi traffic police shows.

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