Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Alcohol News - 14/2019

The Atlantic (USA) - Millennials Are Sick of Drinking
On January 20, 2017, Cassie Schoon rolled into work with a hangover. It was the morning of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, and Schoon, who doesn’t count herself among the president’s fans, had gone out for drinks with friends the night before to take her mind off it. - Drinking alcohol during teenage years linked with stunted brain growth
DRINKING DURING ADOLESCENCE and early adulthood can slow down brain development, according to researchers who studied alcohol’s effects on monkeys. (New Zealand) - Alcohol ban proposed to stop unruly behaviour at Canterbury club rugby league games
The days of having a beer on the sideline during rugby league games in Christchurch are nearly over.
The Conversation UK (UK) - Alcohol misuse is more common in the armed forces than post-traumatic stress disorder
Alcohol has historically been used in the UK armed forces to encourage bonding and to deal with difficult experiences. And while alcohol use is now on the decline, harmful drinking in the forces is still double that of the general population.
Live Science - For Cancer Risk, a Bottle of Wine Equals This Many Cigarettes
Drinking a bottle of wine per week may be like smoking five to 10 cigarettes in the same time period, in terms of cancer risk, according to a new study from the United Kingdom.
Jamaica Gleaner (Jamaica) - Health Ministry Gears Up For Salt, Fats, Alcohol Fight
Health Minister Christopher Tufton has sounded the warning that stricter regulations on foods high in trans and saturated fats and sodium, as well as for tobacco and alcohol products, are on the horizon.
Forbes - Should Airlines Consider Banning Alcohol On Aircraft?
Drunk and out-of-control passengers are becoming a real problem, groping and assaulting flight attendants, fighting other passengers and air marshals, attempting to open the aircraft door mid-flight and attempting to get into the cockpit, among other issues.
BBC News (UK) - More adults seeking support for alcoholic parents
The number of adults seeking help to cope with an alcoholic parent has tripled over five years, according to a leading charity.
The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Calls for federal budget to address drug and alcohol crisis
After almost nine years clean, former drug addict Elizabeth Gal, 35, considers herself one of the lucky ones.
Washington Post (USA) - ‘Safe’ teen drinking? Here’s why parents shouldn’t facilitate it.
Referred to by social scientists as “harm reduction,” this strategy is more than just ineffective, say experts. It’s helping to fuel an epidemic of teenage binge drinking.
India Today (India) - Doctors raise alarm as alcohol consumption hits new high in Delhi
If the air doesn't get you, booze surely will. Delhi consumes five lakh litres of alcohol worth Rs 6 crore every month, a new survey by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) done in collaboration with the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) has found.
The Guardian (UK) - Drugs before sex more common in UK than in Europe or US – study
UK citizens are more likely than Europeans or those living in the US to have taken drugs such as MDMA and cocaine before sex during the last year, according to a new study.
The Scotsman (Scotland) - NHS Lothian chief warns proposed health service cuts will lead to ‘premature deaths’
Proposals to cut more than £2.3m from drugs and alcohol support services across Edinburgh will “contribute to premature deaths”, the region’s top public health consultant has warned.
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