Thursday, August 5, 2021

Alcohol News - 31/2021

The Guardian - Alcohol linked to more cancers than thought, study finds
Consuming alcohol increases the risk of getting more cancers than previously thought, according to a major study, which also found that drinking coffee protects against liver cancer.
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CBC (Canada) - Rural Ontario hit harder by alcohol during pandemic, study finds
Rural Ontarians engage in more dangerous drinking than urbanites and that gap grew during the pandemic, a new study finds.
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Croakey Health Media (Australia) - Public awareness and attitudes towards political donations from the alcohol Industry
Retail closures and recurrent, sometimes prolonged lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have seen shifts in patterns of alcohol and other drug use in Australia, in part reflecting attempts by the deep-pocketed lobbying industry to capitalise on and capture the evolving social milieu.
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The Times (UK) - Our addiction to alcohol isn’t a bit of fun
Drink kills nearly twice as many Britons as drugs and yet we still delude ourselves it’s a harmless part of our culture.
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9News (Australia) - Alcohol-related ambulance callouts significantly increased in Victoria amid pandemic
Thousands of Victorians alleviated the stress of lockdown by turning to alcohol last year, resulting in a spike in ambulance visits to households.
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MARCA - Scandal in the Olympic Village over consumption of alcohol
Several athletes at the Olympic Games could see themselves punished after being caught drinking alcohol inside the Olympic Village.
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Study Finds - Female lawyers more prone to stress, alcohol abuse than their male colleagues
Female lawyers are more likely to suffer work-related stress and turn to the bottle than their male colleagues, according to a new study.
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ABC (Australia) - COVID-19 lockdowns have helped give Australians the space to quit drinking alcohol
Brisbane mum Lisa Wilkins says she's been to hell and back. The recovered alcoholic spent 25 years of her life in the depths of addiction and denial that took nearly two years to overcome.
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The Reykjavik Grapevine (Iceland) - Vínbúðin Reports Record Alcohol Sales
The holiday weekend has historically been a busy one for Vínbúðin, but records were broken this year when 814,000 liters of alcohol were sold for the shopping weekend alone, representing a 3.6% increase from last year. In total, some 3 million liters of alcohol were sold in July.
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Daily Mail - Fitness expert reveals why drinking alcohol is ruining your workout efforts - and the shocking impact it has on your body
A fitness expert has revealed how drinking alcohol is destroying your efforts and progress after a workout.
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MedicalXpress - Children of heavy drinkers are at risk for a wide range of harms
The children of parents who drink alcohol heavily have an elevated risk of a number of adverse experiences, including mental health disorders, hospitalizations and criminal behavior, according to a new review in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
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UNSW Newsroom (Australia) - Poor protections make buying alcohol online easy for minors
The regulation of online alcohol sales worldwide does not meet the same standard as walk-in bottle shops.
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