Thursday, January 21, 2021

Alcohol News - 3/2021

Science Daily (USA) - Alcohol consumption linked to portion of cancer incidence and mortality, report shows
A new study finds that alcohol consumption accounts for a considerable portion of cancer incidence and mortality in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The article, which appears in Cancer Epidemiology, states that the proportion of cancer cases attributable to alcohol consumption ranged from a high of 6.7% in Delaware to a low of 2.9% in Utah.
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BBC (Wales) - Covid: Politicians drank at Senedd despite alcohol ban
A group of politicians drank alcohol on Welsh Parliament premises, days after a ban on serving it in pubs took effect.
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Well+Good - ‘I’m a Neuroscientist, and This Is Exactly How Alcohol Ruins Your Sleep’
When you stop drinking alcohol, not only does your mood improve and your skin clear up, but your sleep quality may also get better.
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The Local Norway (Norway) - Norway to lift ban on serving alcohol after parliament forces government’s händ
Parliament on Tuesday moved to support a proposal to allow alcohol to be served by businesses in areas with low infection rates.
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The Local Norway (Norway) - Covid-19: Oslo retains social lockdown including alcohol sales ban
Norwegian capital Oslo has extended local coronavirus restrictions, meaning the national lifting of a ban on serving alcohol by businesses will not apply in the city.
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The Courier (UK) - ‘One death is one too many’: Drugs or alcohol a factor in one in five Dundee house fires
Figures obtained by the Scottish Conservatives show intoxicants are thought to have played a part in 20% of accidental fires at home across the city in 2019/20.
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ABC News (Australia) - Sober lifestyle grows in popularity, with more Australians giving up alcohol
Ten years ago, teenager Ezrah Waith was in a bustling nightclub on the Gold Coast's glitter strip, with lights flashing and music pumping, when he had an epiphany.
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The New York Times - Reimagine Your Relationship to Alcohol
For many, January is a month to rethink how much they imbibe, whether they’re worried about heavy drinking or just looking for a reset.
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Harvard Health - Alcohol harms the brain in teen years –– before and after that, too
If we only paid attention to ads, it might seem as though alcohol — a beer or glass of wine, a shot of fiery liquor or sophisticated cocktail — merely served as a way to bring people together and make them happy.
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TimesLIVE (South Africa) - The alcohol ban is working as planned, says health minister Zweli Mkhize
Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Tuesday that the suspension of alcohol sales has helped in the fight against Covid-19.
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News-Medical.net - Midwife’s research included in new national guidance on harms caused by alcohol in pregnancy
As thousands of people are committing to giving up alcohol during Dry January, research from a midwifery lecturer at Northumbria University has been included in new national guidance on the harms of consuming alcohol both before and during pregnancy.
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Bloomberg (Sweden) - Sweden Extends Alcohol Serving Ban Amid ‘Serious’ Covid Levels
Sweden extended a ban on serving alcohol at restaurants as the coronavirus situation in the country “remains serious,” Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said.
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Refinery 29 - How I Went From “Normal Drinker” To Being Addicted To Alcohol
Christmas, New Year's Eve, Zoom birthdays, work functions, date nights... It often feels that every life event is centred around alcohol. Yet despite the long list of social activities based around booze, in the last decade our relationship to drinking culture has changed drastically, with an increasing number of millennials choosing to give up alcohol altogether.
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Newsroom (New Zealand) - Glamorous alcohol ads hide ugly truth
Analysis: New Zealand deserves a far more robust framework controlling how this drug, that causes so much harm to so many, is being marketed and sold.
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Deutche Welle (Germany) - Coronavirus: Bavarian court overturns statewide open-air alcohol ban
A court in Bavaria has ruled that the state government overstepped its bounds by outlawing the consumption of alcohol in all public places as part of efforts to contain COVID-19. It rejected several other appeals.
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Belfast Newsletter (Northern Ireland) - Health officials’ concern over Covid lockdown alcohol consumption
Those spending long periods at home during the Covid lockdown have been urged to think seriously about their alcohol intake.
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MD Magazine - Adulthood Alcohol Problems Linked to Adolescent ADHD
Investigators have observed a significant and direct link between pediatric ADHD and a likelihood of alcohol problems at adulthood.
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The Irish News (Ireland) - Health agency warns against stockpiling alcohol during lockdown
HEALTH chiefs are urging people not to stockpile alcohol at home during lockdown and be mindful of their drinking habits.
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Alcohol Change (UK) - The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Harm relaunches with new Chair
We’ve been supporting the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Alcohol Harm since its inception in 2006. The group provides a forum for Parliamentarians to discuss issues related to alcohol harm, learn about the latest evidence, and make recommendations to policy-makers.
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Cancer Council Victoria (Australia) - Cancer Council Victoria calls for public education on new drinking guidelines
Cancer Council Victoria is calling for an ongoing public education campaign combining warnings about long-term harms from alcohol with promotion of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s new low-risk drinking guidelines, with new research showing that such a campaign could work to motivate Australians to reduce their drinking in line with the new guidelines.
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