Thursday, November 11, 2021

Alcohol News - 45/2021

Medical News Today - Moderate alcohol consumption ‘should not be recommended for health reasons’
“Research in the future should address the problem that low to moderate alcohol consumption may increase the likelihood of death,” Dr. John answered. “Even low amounts of alcohol might add to the likelihood of female breast cancer or hypertension, both very severe and prevalent health disorders in many general populations.”
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The Guardian - ‘Nonsensical’ to suggest moderate drinking improves health, says expert critical of Australian study
Australian-led research claiming moderate alcohol intake is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and death is not based on strong evidence, and fails to take into account recent research findings linking even moderate alcohol intake to cancer, experts say.
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Gateshead Council (UK) - New campaign warns that alcohol causes cancer
Most of us know that smoking causes cancer. But a worrying new survey shows only 1 in 3 people in the North East know that alcohol also causes cancer such as bowel, breast, mouth and throat cancer.
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News Medical - Substance use, high alcohol consumption may increase the risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation
Using methamphetamines, opiates, cocaine and cannabis, as well as acute alcohol consumption (alcohol consumption within a week preceding an atrial fibrillation event) may increase the risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2021.
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Medical News Today - What to know about alcohol and migraine
Drinking alcohol is a trigger for some people with migraine. Although any type of alcohol can trigger a migraine, people who experience regular migraine attacks cite red wine as the most frequent culprit.
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Medical Xpress - Smoking, alcohol intake tied to age-related macular degeneration
Genetically predicted smoking initiation and lifetime smoking are associated with elevated risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), while genetically predicted alcohol intake is associated with increased risk of geographic atrophy, according to a study published online Nov. 4 in JAMA Ophthalmology.
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News Medical - Drinking alcohol and not exercising are modifiable risk factors for SARS-CoV-2
New research from the United Kingdom suggests several factors that increased the risk of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection involved higher alcohol use, Asian/Asian British ethnicity, and obesity.
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Daily Mail (USA) - Congress approves alcohol monitors in ALL new cars to stop drunk driving in Biden's new $1.2T in infrastructure package
Congress is requiring in its $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that automakers install monitoring systems in their cars to stop drivers from operating their vehicles while intoxicated.
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NZ Herald (New Zealand) - Alcohol's big role in Mid Canterbury crashes
An Ashburton councillor is dismayed that the influence of alcohol has been highlighted as part and parcel with serious road crashes in Mid Canterbury.
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UNSW Newsroom (Australia) - Treatment for alcohol use disorder often not perceived as 'helpful': WHO survey analysis
A new study analysing data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) World Mental Health surveys in 24 countries has explored how many people with alcohol use disorder seek treatment, and if so, whether they found it helpful.
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The Scotsman (Scotland) - Specialist drug and alcohol treatment for the young should be priority for the Scottish Government, a report has stated
The study said there were “worrying signs of increasing alcohol and drug-related harms among those of younger ages”.
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The (Switzerland) - EXPLAINED: The real reason Swiss supermarket Migros doesn’t sell alcohol
Swiss supermarket Migros has never sold alcohol or tobacco since being founded almost 100 years ago. Here's why.
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