Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Alcohol News - 11/2019

Detroit Free Press (USA) - House bill would require signs: 'Pregnancy and alcohol do not mix'
While the warnings have been well-known for years that pregnant women shouldn’t drink alcohol, the Michigan House of Representatives wants to reiterate the point in a big way.
UVic News (Canada) - Better policies could reduce harms of alcohol
Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments could be doing a much better job at implementing policies that reduce alcohol-related harms, according to new reports from the UVic’s Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR).
Mondaq News Alerts - Uzbekistan: The Privatization Reforms Ending The State Monopoly In The Alcohol Industry
In pursuit of the goals set out in the State Program 2019, the President of Uzbekistan issued the Decree No. UP – 5656 of February 5, 2019 on the improvement of state regulation of the alcohol and tobacco industries (the "Decree"). As a result, the prolonged state monopoly on the production of vodka and other alcoholic beverages has been abolished.
Science Daily - Moderate alcohol consumption linked with high blood pressure
A study of more than 17,000 U.S. adults shows that moderate alcohol consumption -- seven to 13 drinks per week -- substantially raises one's risk of high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session.
The Conversation UK (UK) - How alcohol companies are using International Women’s Day to sell more drinks to women
International Women’s Day on March 8 celebrates women’s achievements across the world and calls for action to speed up gender equality. Many alcohol companies also see it as an ideal opportunity to market their products to women.
Bustle - How Having Just 2 Alcoholic Drinks Affects Your Sleep, According To Science
Many of us welcome a glass of wine or two with dinner, or a beer while watching Netflix, in the hope that it'll help us drop off more swiftly and give us a better night's sleep. - Uncorked: ‘Mommy’ drinking culture normalizing alcoholism for women
Health care professionals and social workers warn social media memes could be contributing to a rise in alcohol use among women. Global's Marek Tkach reports.
KOMO News (USA) - Alcohol kills more people than all other drugs combined in Oregon
Paul Lewis, MD, the health officer for Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties, says in Oregon alcohol kills far more people than all other drugs combined.
Echo Live - What alcohol does to your body when flying
THE rush of finishing work, organising the house/kids/pets, and packing for a holiday, can make the lead up to a trip feel twice as stressful as life would otherwise be.
Inews - An expert explains the true health cost of moderate drinking
Conventional wisdom has been that drinking alcohol at moderate levels is good for us, but newer studies suggest that probably isn't the case.
Irish Times (Ireland) - RSA blames alcohol for failure to wear seatbelts
Road collision statistics suggest that alcohol consumption is a major reason why some road users are failing to put seatbelts on after getting into vehicles, the Road Safety Authority has said.
Mirage News (Australia) - New emergency department data exposes more harm from alcohol
New emergency department data exposes more harm from alcohol to our communities and the urgent need for governments and policy makers to take action, according to the peak body for emergency medicine in Australia.
News Now Finland (Finland) - Politicians mostly united against supermarket wine and spirit sales
The media company asked a group of leading politicians whether wine or strong alcohol should be available to buy in supermarkets. Perhaps surprisingly, most of them were against loosening up sales even more – and some had specific reasons for wanting to preserve the monopoly of state-run liquor store Alko.
Holyrood (Scotland) - Alcohol harm clinical group is named new Scottish Women’s Football sponsor
A campaign group formed by doctors who treat extreme cases of alcohol harm has become the new sponsor of women’s football in Scotland.
Cardiff University - A Longitudinal Study of European Students' Alcohol Use and Related Behaviors as They Travel Abroad to Study
New research has revealed that European students who travel abroad to study increase their alcohol consumption by 35% while they are away from home. This corresponds with an increase in alcohol-related harm.
Nordic Welfare Center - Alcohol consumption among young people in the Nordic countries is falling – the differences need to be examined
In all Nordic countries, minors are drinking less than before. Key reasons for this may be parents keeping a closer eye on their children and adopting a more restrictive attitude towards both their own alcohol consumption and that of their children.
Natural Medicine Journal - Early-life Alcohol Consumption and High-Grade Prostate Cancer
In this cohort of 650 men at the Durham VA Medical Center with biopsy-proven prostate cancer, heavier consumption of alcohol at an early age significantly increased the risk of high-grade prostate cancer on diagnosis.

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