Thursday, May 2, 2019

Alcohol News - 18/2019


The New York Times (USA) - New York Bans Alcohol Ads on Most City Property
Citing the health risk to young people and vulnerable populations, the city announced the ban that could lead to a loss of $3 million in yearly advertising fees.
EL PAÍS in English (Spain) - Cellphones and alcohol: a recipe for sexual harassment in Spain
It’s Saturday night in Madrid, and the area around Atocha station is buzzing with young people walking into or out of nearby nightclubs. Some of them are holding a can of beer, others a cigarette. Everyone has a cellphone in their hand.
The Wire (India) - How Alcohol and Tobacco Cause Poverty
The district of Gadchiroli has 1.2 million people, spread across 1,500 villages and three towns. A district sample survey we carried out in the years 2015 and 2016 showed that 41% of men had consumed alcohol in the past 12 months, spending a total of Rs 80 crore.
Body and Soul - The truth about how alcohol affects your body as you get older
There’s no denying Australians love a drink. But there’s only so much we can handle before our bodies start to suffer. A 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey found men in their 40s and women in their 50s are the most likely to drink at a problematic level.
Quinte News (Canada) - Alcohol related injuries locally top Ontario stats
Hastings Prince Edward Medical Officer of Health has concerns regarding the Ontario government’s move toward increased availability of alcohol.
Medical Xpress - Alcohol ads in sport fuel drinking culture
Repeated exposure to alcohol advertising in sport—either at venues or during media coverage of matches—can have long-term effects on drinking attitudes, according to a new international study.
HalifaxToday.ca (Canada) - Stricter alcohol regulations would protect public health, psychologist says
The Atlantic provinces have some of the least strict enforcements surrounding alcohol, says Kara Thomson, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish.
NY1 (USA) - The New Buzz is No Booze. Two City Bars Go Alcohol-Free.
The vibe at Listen Bar is typical of the city's bar scene. The lighting is mellow, the music is moving, and the drinks are flowing.
The Costa Rica News (Costa Rica) - Excessive Consumption of Alcohol by Youth at “Megafiestas” Is Alarming
Authorities of the Institute on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (IAFA), alert the families of the Region for the excessive consumption of alcohol by young people in the so-called “mega-parties”, parties in big houses and villages, among others.
The BMJ (UK) - PHE’s partnerships with gambling and alcohol industry-funded charities: time to put the cards on the table
Social determinants of health (such as income, social status, educational level, and physical or social environments) are firmly in the mainstream of health policy, exemplified by their inclusion in the government’s “Prevention is better than cure” policy paper.
The Local Switzerland (Switzerland) - Switzerland scraps blood alcohol limits for rubber boat captains
The changes have been made because it is “too difficult” to test the blood alcohol limit of people operating these types of vessels and because these non-motorized craft pose only a minimal risk, the government said in a statement.
Newcastle Herald (Australia) - CSIRO can't justify pro-alcohol research
Shocking revelations that Australia's publicly-funded scientific institution, the CSIRO, is in bed with the alcohol industry have been made in the prestigious British medical journal, The Lancet, by former CSIRO scientist, Dr Saul Newman.
Daily Mail (USA) - Rise in US pregnant women drinking alcohol: 1 in 9 occasionally drink and 4% binge-drink, CDC report says
The rate of women are drinking alcohol while pregnant has gone up in the United States, new data show.
Medical Xpress - No safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, suggest researchers
An international group of researchers has taken one of the first major steps in finding the biological changes in the brain that drive fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
Longevity LIVE - The World Has A Drinking Problem Says WHO
The WHO (World Health Organization) says 283 million individuals are currently battling alcohol-use disorders and over 3 million people have died of alcohol-related diseases each year. Its annual global status report provides a general review of alcohol consumption and harms in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (1). The report also describes what the world’s nations are doing to counter the growing burden of drinking-related diseases and deaths.
CTV News - Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder more prevalent in certain groups: study
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is more prevalent among some vulnerable populations, including orphans, inmates and Indigenous groups, according to a new Canadian-led study. The findings also reinforce the message that there is “no safe amount” of alcohol a pregnant woman can drink, researchers say.
Health Scotland (Scotland) - Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol: one year on
Today marks the first anniversary of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) legislation coming into force in Scotland. Alcohol harm is a significant public health issue, and people in our poorest areas experience the most harm.

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