Thursday, September 1, 2022

Alcohol News - 35/2022

CTV News (Canada) - Proposed alcohol guidelines recommend no more than 2 drinks per week
Newly proposed guidelines for alcohol consumption say Canadians should stick to a maximum of two drinks per week in order to reduce their risk of negative health consequences.
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The Conversation - Reactions to Marin and Albanese show how women’s alcohol consumption is treated differently from men’s
Gendered expectations around alcohol are far from equal. Safety suggestions around alcohol and even the way that alcohol is marketed are very much dependent on gendered use and expectations.
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The (Australia) - The Music Industry's Alcohol Problem Laid Bare
Today's Raising Their Voices report into sexual harrassment, sexual harm and systemic discrimination in the Australian contemporary music industry has laid bare the industry's alcohol problem, delving into an unusual and unprofessional co-dependence.
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Medical Xpress - Behind the uptick in women's alcohol consumption: Stress, stereotypes, marketing
During the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, a flurry of studies made it into the news cycle: Heavy drinking and alcohol-related deaths were spiking in the U.S.
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RNZ (New Zealand) - Academic suggests dropping alcohol limit for drivers
In a blog post considering ways to reduce the strain on the health system, Otago University Professor Nick Wilson suggests lowering the blood alcohol limit behind the wheel from 50 to 30 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.
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Psychology Today (USA) - America’s Ambivalence About Youth and Alcohol May Put Kids at Risk
A six-year study of adolescent decision-making by SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and Liberty Mutual Insurance revealed spikes in youth alcohol use (between 6th and 7th grades) and other drug use (between 8th and 9th grades).
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Science Daily - Single dose of alcohol is enough to modify the brain, study finds
Even a single dose of drinking alcohol -- ethanol -- can permanently alter synapses and mitochondrial movement in the brain's neurons, a new study finds. That has consequences for the brain's reward learning and can potentially lead to later alcohol addiction.
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Nature - Almost half of cancer deaths are preventable
Nearly 50% of cancer deaths worldwide are caused by preventable risk factors, such as smoking and drinking alcohol, according to the largest study of the link between cancer burden and risk factors1.
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Neuroscience News - Reducing Alcohol Consumption by Working Out
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet present new findings about alcohol consumption reduced by training. The three related papers, published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, report findings from the randomized controlled trial, FitForChange.
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The Hamilton Spectator (Canada) - Report recommends warning labels for beer, wine and liquor — but industry fears ‘administrative burden’
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction calls for lawmakers to add labels that help consumers better understand how much alcohol they’re consuming and associated health risks.
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Alcohol Action Ireland - Alcohol Market Review 2022 - time to reassess the reputation of the alcohol Industry
Alcohol Action Ireland, the independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, has today published its 2022 Alcohol Market Review.  The Review highlights the market revenues - €5.555bn in 2021, demonstrating who benefits and how, only a handful of companies are monopolizing the Off-Trade receipts of €2.505bn.
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