Thursday, July 16, 2020

Alcohol News - 28/2020

WHO Europe (Baltics) - New research grant will help to find best practices of tackling alcohol consumption in the Baltics
A new international project "Evaluation of the impact of alcohol control policies on morbidity and mortality in Lithuania and other Baltic states" funded by the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has been launched to investigate the effects of alcohol market regulations implemented in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
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NBC News (USA) - Men should limit alcohol to 1 drink a day, new report advises
If you decide to have an alcoholic drink, limiting yourself to one a day is best — whether you’re a man or woman.
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Voice of America - Researchers Find Clue to How Alcohol Interacts With Brain
Researchers believe they have identified the area of the brain that determines a preference for alcohol, perhaps the first step in an eventual treatment for alcoholism.
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Oxford Observer (USA) - Alcohol use increases as pandemic and unrest continue
The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by economic fallout and businesses across the country struggling to stay afloat. But for companies selling alcoholic beverages, sales have jumped since the pandemic.
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The Sidney Morning Herald (Australia) - Young Australians give drugs and alcohol a miss, vaping on the rise
Young Australians are turning away from alcohol, drugs and cigarettes, consuming them less than their parents' generation in a trend that has public health experts baffled.
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BBC News (South Africa) - Coronavirus: South Africans divided over second alcohol ban
The reintroduction of a ban on the sale of alcohol in order to help curb the spread of coronavirus has divided South Africans.
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ABC News (Australia) - Australia's social justice commissioner links alcohol label reform to closing the gap
Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice commissioner, June Oscar, has written to the Ministerial Forum of Food Regulation urging the body to implement stronger pregnancy warnings on alcoholic beverages.
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The Peak - How I became less apprehensive about alcohol on my own time
I had my first drink at 19. Not my first legal drink, no, my first drink ever. This may seem odd to the majority of regularly drinking university students. How could you not have tasted the sweet, numbing nectar of the brewing gods before that age?
Read more - People in affluent neighborhoods drink alcohol more frequently, study finds
People in wealthier neighborhoods drink alcohol twice as frequently as people in poorer areas, suggests a new study from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation.
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Science Blog - COVID-19 means long stretch of stormy weather for people with alcohol and substance use disorders
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created an environment that is particularly problematic for individuals with alcohol and substance use disorders (ASUD), according to physician scientists at the National Institutes of Health.
Read more (Ireland) - Lowering VAT on alcohol trade ‘especially irrational’, warns advocacy group
Lowering VAT on alcohol trade to boost business would be ‘especially irrational’ and could cause harm to public health measures, an advocacy group has warned.
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Independent Online (South Africa) - Nurses at the frontline of Covid-19 welcome booze ban
Nurses and South Africans Against Drink Driving (SADD) have reacted with jubilation after President Cyril Ramaphosa suspended the sale, dispensing and distribution of alcohol with immediate effect on Sunday night.
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The Conversation (Australia) - Australia has some of the highest rates of drinking during pregnancy. It’s time to make labelling mandatory
State and federal minsters involved in the Forum on Food Regulation will tomorrow vote on whether or not to introduce mandatory alcohol pregnancy warning labels in Australia and New Zealand.
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News in 5 (South Africa) - Stab wounds dropped from 974 to 360 in the Western Cape when alcohol was first ban
On Tuesday, the report compiled by the Western Cape health department was made public by the national Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize.
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