LSM.lv (Latvia) -
What treatment is available in Latvia for alcohol addiction?
Latvian Radio continued its ongoing exploration of Latvia's problems with alcohol consumption February 2 with a look at what treatment options are currently available to people suffering from alcoholism.
Wales Online (Wales)
- Pandemic drinkers consumed more alcohol at home but started later – study
People started drinking later but consumed more alcohol at home as habits changed during lockdown, research suggests.
BBC (UK) - Supermarket
cameras to guess age of alcohol buyers
Major supermarket chains have begun testing an automated age-verification system, to avoid the wait for staff at self-checkouts when buying alcohol.
London School of
Economics - Industry arguments against alcohol labelling influencing policy
discussions at World Trade Organisation
Arguments known to come from the alcohol industry are being put forward by World Trade Organization (WTO) representatives to discourage countries from implementing alcohol health warning labels, according to a study from LSE’s Department of Health Policy.
(UK) - 2 in 5 drinkers in the North East admit they feel at risk of cancer
2 in 5 drinkers in the North East admit they feel at risk of cancer as a result of their drinking. But nearly half who saw a hard hitting alcohol cancer awareness campaign took steps towards cutting down.
Science Daily - Paternal
alcohol use increases frequency of fetal development issues
Prenatal visits have traditionally focused almost exclusively on the behavior of mothers, but new research continues to suggest that science should be looking more closely at the fathers' behavior as well.
The Irish News - How
does alcohol affect your brain?
IF 'dry January' is already distant memory - or it passed you by altogether - perhaps you need to have a look at your brain like Bella Hadid, who says seeing the damage it can potentially cause was the encouragement she needed to stop drinking.
Metro (UK) - I
want supermarkets to move their alcohol aisles to help addicts like me
I had to get out of the house, my head was a mess and there was no tea. Was I subconsciously putting myself in the danger zone? I don’t know, but I felt I had to be doing something. In a state of shock, I walked through the automatic doors.
CBC (Canada) - There
are about 320 N.S. kids born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder each year.
They deserve more support
"When I first moved here, it seemed like no one had even heard of FASD." That's what Dr. Robert McInerney, a neuropsychologist from Halifax, told me as we talked about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
News Medical - Weekly
alcohol intake of less than 14 units still increases the risk of cardiovascular
Drinking less than the UK's recommended limit of 14 units of alcohol per week still increases the risk of cardiovascular issues such as heart and cerebrovascular disease, according to new research published in the journal Clinical Nutrition.
The Hill (USA) - Pandemic
drinking could lead to 8K additional alcohol-related deaths by 2040, study says
Since the COVID-19 pandemic started in the spring of 2020, drinking among American adults has shot up. One study published in 2020 found that drinking among adults 30-years-old and older increased by 14 percent, and some researchers have found an association with stress stemming from the pandemic and more drinking among women compared to men.
Dutch News (Netherlands)
- Blurred lines? Alcohol experts criticise ‘champagne hairdresser’ plans
Thirty academics and experts have criticised the Dutch government for plans to ‘blur’ alcohol laws so that entrepreneurs can combine retail and catering services, for example, serving champagne at the hairdresser.
GAPA - WHO
Executive Board recommends Global Alcohol Action Plan
In the fourth day of its week-long meeting the Executive Board (EB) of the World Health Organisation (WHO) adopted a decision recommending the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May to adopt the “Draft action plan (2022–2030) to effectively implement the global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol as a public health priority”.
Society for the
study of addiction - SSA interview: Nathan Critchlow talks about alcohol advertising
Dr Nathan Critchlow talks to the SSA about Ireland’s latest alcohol policy changes, including restrictions on advertising at sports events and on public transport. He also talks about how COVID-19 changed his research.