UT News - Binge
Drinking Raises Risk of Alcohol Problems, Even for Moderate Drinkers
Moderate drinkers who binge alcohol are at a significantly higher risk of developing alcohol problems than those who drink the same amount overall but don’t binge, according to a new study from researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.
CNN - The
buzzy new drinking trend: Alcohol-free booze
Non-alcoholic alternatives to booze have been around for a while. But recently, the sector has been booming. For a long time "you had 'near beer,' which was kind of a joke," said Duane Stanford, editor of Beverage Digest. "People would be discreet about drinking them. And now that's completely changed."
Eastern Finland - Pregnant women’s drinking correlates with their partner’s
Pregnant women’s use of alcohol correlates with that of their partner, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital shows. Paying attention to both parents’ use of alcohol may help to prevent drinking during pregnancy, as well as foetal exposure to the adverse effects of alcohol.
RNZ (New Zealand)
- Local authorities urge MPs to support alcohol harm minimisation bill
A proposed member’s bill that addresses a power imbalance preventing communities taking steps to develop public health measures around alcohol use could potentially bypass the ballot process.
Daily Record (Scotland)
- Experts share signs alcohol is damaging your body - including weight gain,
bad skin and anxiety
Many believe that their drinking habits are perfectly normal, as it does not affect their day-to-day lives. But even casual drinking can have consequences on your body, which can often go unnoticed until it starts to seriously impact your health.
HCPLive - Improving
Sleep Behavior May Reduce Alcohol Use in Young Adults
In a study featured at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP) 2022 Annual Meeting, investigators stated that while young adults may be resistant to drinking interventions, improving sleep behavior can indirectly reduce hazardous drinking.
– Alcohol Intake significantly tied with colorectal cancer risk: Study
Alcohol Intake significantly influences colorectal cancer risk, according to a recent study published in the E Clinical Medicine.
(Ireland) - More than a third of young people engaged in ‘hazardous
drinking,’ report reveals
The research also showed that one-in-three young people in Ireland is engaging in “hazardous and harmful” drinking, a damning new report has revealed.
(Ireland) - 'Significant gap' between need for alcohol treatment and
There is a “significant gap” between the need for alcohol treatment and the low level of services available, according to Alcohol Action Ireland.
EurekAlert (UK) -
Heavy drinkers four times more likely to smoke in England
Those who are among the heaviest drinkers in England are four times more likely to smoke than the general population, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.
New Era (South
Africa) - SAAPA: Totally sober drivers save lives…arrive alive this school
holiday by avoiding alcohol all together
The Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance (SAAPA) Namibia chapter has urged on government to adopt, implement, and enforce a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) policy of 0.02% and below as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO)
(Australia) - WA’s hidden crisis: Harm from alcohol
In partnership with the WA Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA), Alcohol and Drug Foundation and Telethon Kids Institute, the report ‘WA’s Hidden Crisis: Harm from Alcohol’ highlights the escalating harm from alcohol in Western Australia.
Public Health Scotland
(Scotland) - Final report published on the impact of MUP on people drinking
at harmful levels, including those dependent on alcohol
Public Health Scotland (PHS) today published the final report from a study which evaluated the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) on people who drink alcohol at harmful levels, including those dependent on alcohol and those accessing treatment services.
Alcohol and Drug
Foundation (Australia) - The link between alcohol and bowel cancer
Several studies have shown the risk of developing colon cancer increases with each glass of alcohol you drink. People who moderately drank beer (two glasses per day) or wine (1.5 glasses per day) increased their risk of bowel cancer compared with occasional or non-drinkers.
Express - Cancer:
A ‘violent’ feeling after drinking may signal cancer - ‘a mouthful may be
HEALTH bodies across the world are grappling with severe delays in cancer care - so those with suspicious symptoms are being called forward for inspection. One overlooked sign of the disease, highlighted in early research, may be an unpleasant feeling after drinking.