Thursday, December 10, 2020

Alcohol News - 49/2020

Reuters (Russia) - Don't mix Sputnik vaccine with alcohol, says Russian official
A health official’s warning that anyone getting vaccinated against COVID-19 with Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine should give up alcohol for almost two months has caused a backlash among some Russians who call the request unreasonable.
Read more

The University of Sidney (Australia) - New alcohol guidelines urge Aussies to go easy on the booze
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has today released new guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol. Under the new recommendations, healthy adults should drink no more than ten standard drinks a week, and no more than four on any one day.
Read more

The Southern Maryland Chronicle (USA) - 1 in 10 Maryland relationship breakups this year were due to alcohol abuse, reveals study
Broken down across the country, it was found Louisiana had the highest figure (50%) of relationships that have ended due to a partner’s drinking. Comparatively, this figure was the lowest in Michigan, Mississippi, and Ohio (10%).
Read more

Newsweek (USA) – Study Says Binge Drinkers Are Consuming Even More Alcohol in Lockdown
No one needed a lengthy examination by a scientific journal to know that alcohol consumption has been up throughout the pandemic. However, a recently published study in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, regarding binge drinking for those living in lockdown, reveals a hidden and very real danger.
Read more

Brno Daily (Czech Republic) - Restaurants To Close By 8pm, Consumption of Alcohol in Public Prohibited
Due to the recent upward trend in the PES risk score, the government has reintroduced stricter measures from Wednesday, December 9th. Catering establishments must close by 8pm. The consumption of alcohol in public and sale of alcohol at markets and from dispensing windows outside restaurants.
Read more

Gizmodo - These Are the Ages When Alcohol Is Most Dangerous to the Brain, Researchers Say
Alcohol has many well-known negative effects on our health, but a new paper this week highlights what are likely the most harmful periods during a lifetime to have alcohol in your system, at least when it comes to our brains.
Read more

Independent (Ireland) - Life as an alcoholic: ‘I’d sit at home, alone, with two bottles of wine and wouldn’t remember going to bed’
‘Two-and-a-half years ago, I broke down in my apartment and wanted to take my own life. There was no happiness inside me; I was a shell of a human being and the only thing I ate was grapes in liquid form.
Read more

Powell River Peak (Canada) - Alcohol consumption spiked during spring lockdown: UVic study
British Columbians’ alcohol consumption has spiked during the pandemic, particularly during the spring lockdown, and UVic researchers are tracking to see whether the same will happen in the second wave.
Read more

Daily Express - Alcohol effects: Four warning signs your nervous system has come under attack
ALCOHOL abuse can cause extensive and in some cases irreversible damage so it is vital that you drink in moderation. Some of the most acute effects of alcohol abuse are associated with the nervous system.
Read more

The Times (Scotland) - Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems calls for Nordicstyle drink stores
Nordic-style controls over alcohol sales should be considered in Scotland, says a leading health campaigner.
Read more

ABC News - Alcohol and your brain
Some people believe that low or moderate alcohol consumption is perfectly fine for the brain and might even reduce the risk of dementia. Recent reviews of the evidence suggests that's not true and it in fact may be much worse for your brain at certain, sensitive times of life.
Read more

Jamaica Information Service (Jamaica) - Parents Urged To Talk To Children About Alcohol Use
Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Fayval Williams, is urging parents to discuss alcohol use and misuse with their children from an early age as part of efforts to raise awareness of the dangers of underage drinking.
Read more

The Rio Times (Brazil) - Brazilian States Forbid End-of-Year Parties and Limit Alcohol Consumption in Bars
The Covid-19 surge, with ICU bed occupancy rates above 80% in some states, has prompted city halls and governments to increase restrictions on bars and restaurants and end-of-year parties.
Read more

San Antonion Report (USA) - Relaxed alcohol policies during pandemic will harm public health in the long term
By now, we all know COVID-19 has thrown the Texas economy for a loop. Shutdowns and quarantine orders hit businesses hard, from retail to entertainment to food and beverage. Devastating drops in sales led to limited hours, increased unemployment, and even temporary or permanent closures.
Read more

NANOS Research (Canada) - Boredom and Stress Drives Increased Alcohol Consumption during COVID-19: NANOS Poll Summary Report
This report presents the results of the second Nanos poll commissioned by CCSA during the COVID-19 pandemic. The poll, commissioned in May 2020, focuses on how much people are drinking while staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read more

Inside Hook - Why the Link Between Cancer and Drinking Isn’t Well Known
Outside of the well-known “glass of red wine might be good for your heart” theory — which is possibly not true — alcohol isn’t considered a part of a healthy lifestyle. We enjoy it, obviously, and recognize its pitfalls.
Read more

Cancer Council (Australia) - Cancer Council welcomes new drinking guidelines as an opportunity to inform the public of health impacts of alcohol
New alcohol guidelines have been released by the National Health and Medical Research Council today giving the Australian public advice on how to reduce their risk of harm from disease or injury caused by alcohol.
Read more

Alcohol Justice (USA) - Under Fire for Causing Diabetes, Coca-Cola Pivots to Cirrhosis
It’s lonely at the top of the mountain. Perhaps this explains why the Coca-Cola company has launched alcoholic Topochico, a spinoff of the popular Mexican sparkling water brand.
Read more

No comments: