Thursday, February 7, 2019

Alcohol News - 6/2019 (UK) - Baby boomers driving up hospital alcohol admission numbers as millennials turn their backs on drink
Alcohol-related hospital admissions have risen fifteen per cent in a decade amid warnings that drinking by ‘baby boomers' is taking its toll.
Economic Times - How binge-drinking may have lasting and adverse effects on your brain's wiring
Heavy drinking in adolescence has lasting effects on the brain wiring, and may increase the risk of psychological problems and alcohol use disorder later in life, say scientists, including one of Indian origin. - Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Is Affecting New Demographics
Alcohol-related liver damage used to be associated with older men but new statistics suggest that the disease is now increasingly affecting younger people.
Newshub (New Zealand) - New Zealanders lack knowledge around alcohol – study
New research has revealed a distinct lack of knowledge New Zealanders have around alcohol. The survey found many don't know how big a standard drink is, or how long it takes for the body to process one.
The Independent (Singapore) - No drink-and-fly pilots: Singapore slams with random alcohol tests
The stellar reputation of Singapore Airlines, consistently ranked as one of the safest airlines in the world, took a global beating when a SIA pilot was caught boozy last September in Melbourne and the flight headed to Wellington, New Zealand, was cancelled, angering many passengers who were subsequently stranded in the airport.
New York Times - Drinking While Pregnant: An Inconvenient Truth
Guidance to not drink while pregnant is not sexist. I’m all for smashing the patriarchy at each and every opportunity. And it’s true that medicine has been hopelessly patriarchal since, well, medicine started. But providing people with accurate information so they can make informed choices about their bodies is the antithesis of the patriarchy. It is power.
WHO Europe - New WHO factsheets reveal Europe struggles to implement policies to reduce alcohol consumption
The WHO European Region struggles with one of the highest levels of alcohol-related deaths in the world. To discuss effective and evidence-based ways to reverse this trend, Member States met in Stockholm, Sweden, at the first regional consultation focused on the implementation of the European action plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol 2012–2020.
The Guardian (UK) - Richer, older men more likely to drink to excess, figures show
One in five people drink more than they should, according to the latest official statistics, with richer, older men most likely to consume so much alcohol that they are risking their health.
HR Dive (USA) - Sexual harassment, other liabilities causing companies to rethink alcohol policies
Some tech companies offer alcohol as a perk, but employees' access to beer or wine might be losing its appeal. The #MeToo movement made the pervasiveness of sexual misconduct at work front-page news.
NordAN (Sweden) - Alcohol policy: Sweden’s Groundhog day
“Groundhog day” is a film from the 90’s about a man that gets stuck reliving the same day over and over again. When looking at the Swedish alcohol policy debate in later years, there are some similarities to be found with the film.

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