Thursday, February 13, 2020

Alcohol News - 6/2020

ERR News (Estonia) - Study: Estonian school children drinking less alcohol
Surveys of Estonian schoolchildren show alcohol consumption increased in the 1990s, remained stable in the early 2000s and has begun to decline since 2003, a University of Tartu student's master thesis shows.
The Sydney Morning Herald - Why older women don't think the alcohol guidelines apply to them
Older women are drinking at risky levels and don’t feel the alcohol guidelines apply to them, a new study reveals. Previous research has found "risky drinking" among older Australian adults is on the rise. The new study set out to explore why.
Forbes - Alcohol Ads On Social Media Could Encourage Underage Drinking
New research has found that social media could be sending out positive messaging about alcohol use – and that increased use of social media by just one hour a day resulted in an a 0.45 unit upsurge in the frequency of alcohol consumption among teenage students in the 7th to 11th grades.
NDTV Food - Alcohol Use Disorder In Parents May Affect Brain Functioning In Children; Says Study
A new research confirmed that if the parents suffered from alcohol use disorder, it could negatively impact the children's brain transitions. - Helpful Behaviors May Increase Alcohol Abuse In Those With Previous Dependence
Past research has long established that co-dependency and enabling behaviors are detrimental, but a new study from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln suggests well-intentioned, healthy support from an intimate partner can be counterproductive when not guided by a professional counseling process.
Isle of Wight Radio (Isle of Wight) - 80 Per Cent Rise In Alcohol Related Hospital Admissions On The Isle Of Wight
The Isle of Wight has seen an 80 per cent rise in the number of people admitted to hospital due to alcohol in the last seven years.
Movendi (WHO) - WHO: Countries Request Accelerated Action on Alcohol
A decision unanimously adopted at the World Health Organization’s Executive Board meeting calls the global alcohol burden a “public health priority”. In the decision, countries request “accelerated action” on alcohol harm.
Gillings School News - Researchers find little progress on alcohol policy globally, call for stronger approach
Alcohol causes three million deaths per year worldwide. Almost ten years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) adopted a voluntary global strategy for reducing harmful use of alcohol. However, a new analysis by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Boston University reports that few countries have adopted effective measures to decrease alcohol consumption.
EurekAlert - Fewer liquor stores may lead to less homicide
Reducing the number of businesses in Baltimore that sell alcohol in urban residential areas may lower the homicide rate, according to new research.
Increasing taxes on specific types of alcohol and implementing policies that reduce its availability have differing effects on specific subgroups according to a new study from ARG biostatistician Meenakshi Sabina Subbaraman and colleagues.
The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Alcohol and health: time for an overdue conversation
According to a new report from the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 944 880 people aged 16 years or older in the USA died from alcohol-related causes between 1999 and 2017. During this period, the age-adjusted death rate from alcohol increased from 16·9 to 25·5 per 100 000; nearly a third of alcohol-related deaths were from liver disease.
​Cancer To​​day - Drinking After a Diagnosis
INCREASINGLY, studies point to risks posed by alcohol to people who have been diagnosed with cancer. Drinking may be associated with worsened cancer-related outcomes, such as recurrence or death, although this research is in its early stages.

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