Thursday, September 2, 2021

Alcohol News - 35/2021

The New York Times - How Alcohol Affects the Heart
A new study has found that even moderate drinking can increase the risk of A-fib, a heart rhythm abnormality that afflicts some 3 million Americans.
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University of California San Francisco - Alcohol Can Cause Immediate Risk of Atrial Fibrillation
A single glass of wine can quickly – significantly – raise the drinker’s risk for atrial fibrillation, according to new research by UC San Francisco.
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ERR (Estonia) - Tallinn to limit nightlife alcohol sales from September
Tallinn will restrict night alcohol sales from September, due to noise pollution and other disturbances, rather than coronavirus considerations.
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EWN (South Africa) - SAAPA URGES BP TO RETHINK DECISION TO SELL ALCOHOL AT PETROL STATIONS
The Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance (Saapa) is urging BP to rethink its decision to sell alcohol from its forecourt shops.
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The Jerusalem Post - No safe amount of alcohol to drink during pregnancy – study
A study on fetal exposure to alcohol concluded that every day about 1,700 babies worldwide are born with developmental disabilities due to the amount of alcohol that their mother drank while pregnant
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News Medical - Marijuana legalization may increase the risk of alcohol and marijuana co-use among adolescents
A new study from the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation finds that recreational marijuana legalization may increase the risk of alcohol and marijuana co-use among adolescents.
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Hungary Today (Hungary) - Hungary’s Alcohol Prices Lowest in EU
Hungary has the lowest price level for alcoholic drinks in the European Union, according to a new Eurostat comparison using last year’s data.
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New York Post - Half of adults with ADHD may struggle with alcohol and drug abuse: study
Those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, have difficulty managing impulses — so it’s no surprise that some 50% of such patients could also abuse alcohol or drugs in their lifetime, a new study has estimated.
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NPR - Flight Attendant Union Leader: Alcohol Is Big Factor In Rise Of Airline Incidents
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, about what appears to be a rise in incidents involving unruly airline passengers.
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Contemporary OB/GYN - Alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy linked to stillbirth
Alcohol and tobacco use throughout the first trimester of pregnancy was associated with nearly 3 times the risk of late stillbirth (at 28 or more weeks), compared to women who neither drank alcohol nor smoked during pregnancy or quit both before the end of the first trimester.
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The National (Scotland) - Push for tougher restrictions as Scots back curbs on alcohol marketing
THE Scottish Government is being urged to introduce “comprehensive restrictions” on alcohol marketing, after a new poll showed a majority in favour.
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IAS (UK) - Alcohol-related violence: a summary of research presented at the 2021 British Society of Criminology conference
In England and Wales, approximately two in five violent incidents are alcohol-related. Alcohol-related violent crime (ARV) costs the police and criminal justice system in England approximately £1.6 billion per year.
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Calgary Herald (Canada) - With spike in pandemic drinking, liver-related hospitalizations in Alberta nearly doubled: study
An increase in alcohol consumption during the pandemic’s first wave led hospitalizations for severe liver damage to nearly double Alberta, say University of Calgary researchers.
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Eurostat (EU) - How alcohol prices vary across the EU
In 2020, the price of alcoholic drinks across the EU was more than two and a half times as high in the most expensive Member State compared with the cheapest one.
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News9 (India) - High tobacco and alcohol consumption pushing up cancer cases in the north-east: ICMR report
The north-east of India has emerged as a cancer hotspot in India in the past 20 years. Heavy use of tobacco, alcohol, obesity, lack of clean drinking water and few screening centres are some of the reasons cited for the high incidence of cancer in the region.
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Cancer Research UK - Should alcohol marketing be dropped from televised sport?
Two years ago, 8.9 million people tuned in to watch Wales win the Six Nations Championship, beating defending champions Ireland.
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