Friday, June 4, 2021

Alcohol News - 22/2021

CBS News (USA) - Airlines pull back on alcoholic beverages on flights amid bad passenger behavior
Travelers won't be able to take the edge off with a drink on many flights, as United Airlines becomes the latest carrier to limit its alcohol policy due to unruly passengers. Southwest and American announced last week they would extend previous suspensions on alcohol service.
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Stylist - Anxiety and alcohol: this is how drinking can increase your anxiety
Initially I warmed to drinking because of the confidence element,” explains Tanya, 30, reminiscing about her late teen years when she was plagued with anxiety and painfully shy. “In the beginning, drinking almost alleviated that [anxiety]. I definitely used it as ‘liquid courage’.”
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The Atlantic (USA) - America Has a Drinking Problem
A little alcohol can boost creativity and strengthen social ties. But there’s nothing moderate, or convivial, about the way many Americans drink today.
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Forbes - Why Are Wines’ Alcohol Content Growing So High?
Blame California’s winemakers if you like for the soaring alcohol levels in their wines, but the practice is becoming so widespread globally that finding a red wine under 14.5% alcohol is getting more difficult than finding one at or above that critical number. And white wines are not far behind.
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Technology Networks - Partners Play a Role in Pregnant Women's Alcohol Use
A new study by a team of University of Rochester psychologists and other researchers in the Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD) finds that partners of mothers-to-be can directly influence a pregnant woman’s likelihood of drinking alcohol and feeling depressed, which affects their babies’ development.
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The Independent (UK) - DRINKING ALCOHOL WITHIN GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES STILL HARMS THE BRAIN, HEART AND LIVER, STUDY FINDS
Drinking any amount of alcohol, even within government guidelines, still has a toxic effect on our organs, a new study suggests.
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Sunday World (Ireland) - Almost 10% of Irish motorists have gotten behind the wheel after drinking, RSA reveals
One in four drivers have admitted getting behind the wheel the morning after a night out even when they suspected they might still be over the limit.
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News Medical - Overweight or obesity amplifies harmful effects of alcohol on the liver
Led by the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre, the study looked at medical data from nearly half a million people and found having overweight or obesity considerably amplified the harmful effects of alcohol on liver disease and mortality.
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NewsWise (USA) - Heavy-drinking young adults reduce problematic alcohol use early in pandemic, but young women face increased mental health burden
A novel longitudinal study on heavy drinking in young adults and the psychological impacts of COVID-19 has revealed some unexpected findings that challenge preconceived notions regarding pandemic-related alcohol use.
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Sidney Morning Herald (Australia) - Is it time to face the facts about alcohol and cancer?
We know all too well the cancer risks posed by smoking, the sun and asbestos, but for many of us, alcohol somehow slips under the radar.
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UGA Today - Caregiver alcohol abuse can mean long-term stress on kids
Children raised by caregivers who struggle with alcohol-use problems are more likely to deal with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress for longer periods of time, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.
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Sky News (UK) - COVID-19: Nearly half of UK adults going through pandemic job loss are drinking more alcohol – survey
Nearly half of adults in the UK going through job loss are drinking more than they would have done before the pandemic, a new survey suggests.
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Daily Mail - Alcohol is harmful to health... even if you stick to Government guidelines
Drinking within the Government guidelines still causes potentially harmful changes to the body’s organs, a study suggests.
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IOL (South Africa) - Debate rages on whether to reduce motorists’ alcohol limit to 0% or not?
Deliberations are currently underway to determine whether the alcohol limit should be reduced, thus restricting motorists from drinking and driving.
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VeryWell Mind - The Link Between Alcohol and Aggression
The stereotype of the "angry drunk" may be rooted in fact, at least for some people in whom alcohol and anger are associated. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, the use of alcohol is more closely associated with aggressive behavior than any other type of psychotropic substance.
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Futures Recovery Healthcare - Alcoholism in Women is on the Rise: What You Need to Know
Women are drinking more alcohol and experiencing serious health issues from alcohol consumption at unprecedented—and alarming—rates. And while excessive drinking can cause problems for anyone, statistics show that women who drink have a higher risk for certain alcohol-related issues than their male counterparts.
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The Scotsman (Scotland) - Study hailed as ‘powerful evidence’ that minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland reduces härm
New research showing that sales of alcohol in Scotland fell by almost 8% after the introduction of minimum pricing has been hailed as “powerful, real-world evidence” of the success of the policy.
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Plan H (Canada) - Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Releases Report on National Alcohol Consumption
A new report by the Chief Public Health Officer aims to increase Canadians' awareness about the health impacts of alcohol consumption.
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NordAN (Norway) - Remark: better roads, wiser cars, higher fines? Why is Norway doing so great?
Just one person died as a result of traffic accidents across all age groups in Oslo in 2019. For the first time ever, no children under the age of 16 died in traffic at all in Norway in the whole of 2019.
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