CNN (USA) - 1
in 5 deaths of US adults 20 to 49 is from excessive drinking, study shows
A beer, glass of wine or cocktail may feel so common place that you don’t even think about pouring another, but a new study suggested it may be important for everyone to be mindful of their alcohol use.
Watch - New Initiative to Tackle Alcohol Harms Will Focus on Taxation
A $15 million initiative to address the harms of alcohol consumption through policy change was launched Tuesday, roughly doubling the total global spending on mitigating the effects of alcohol.
(New Zealand) - Why New Zealand must consider restricting alcohol
sponsorship of broadcast sports as part of a wider law reform
For those concerned about the public health impacts of alcohol, the government’s recent policy announcement was perhaps a little “glass half empty” to be cause for outright celebration.
- Sacre-bleu! non-alcoholic drinks gain popularity in France
In Normandy, north of France, Valérie de Sutter grows juniper berries, an ingredient commonly used in gin. But this isn't just any gin, it's alcohol-free.
The New York
Times (USA) - Alcohol Deaths Claim Lives of Working-Age Americans
An estimated one in eight deaths of Americans ages 20 to 64 in the years 2015-19 was the result of injuries or illness caused by excessive alcohol use, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Zealand) - Anti-alcohol harm campaigners welcome Govt's reform plan
A group battling the spread of liquor outlets in South Auckland says new law reforms proposed by the Government are desperately needed to reduce the impact of alcohol.
- Why some women question the link between alcohol and breast cancer
Participants in a recent study said they take health warnings related to the issue with ‘a pinch of salt’ for a number of reasons.
Brno Daily (Czech
Republic) - Czech Children Are Exposed to Alcohol Since Childhood
Czech children’s experience with alcohol starts at an early age. Some children have already encountered it at less than two years of age.
Erudera (USA) - US
College Students Experience 102 Alcohol-Related Consequences During Their
Studies, Including Blacking Out
College students in the United States experience 102 alcohol-related consequences, among which blacking out or missing school or work, a study by the Pennsylvania State University has found.
(Ireland) - Schools urged to halt training of teachers about alcohol funded
by the drink Industry
Schools are to be urged to avoid sending their teachers to training developed by Drinkaware, an organisation that receives most of its funding through donations from the alcohol industry.
ScienceDaily - Study
identifies alcohol risk factors for acute stroke
A global study, co-led by University of Galway, into causes of stroke has found that high and moderate alcohol consumption was associated with increased odds of stroke.
The Mirror (UK) -
Fears of booze 'timebomb' as almost 10,000 British troops treated for
Troops claimed they were 'drinking to cope' with the pressure of military life or to 'fit in' with the culture. Some 800 women have received treatment for drink problems
Mirage News - Study
links Problem drinking to increased risk of suicide and self-harm
Problematic alcohol use is associated with increased odds of suicide or self-harm, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.
The Well (USA) - Vague
warning labels hide dangers of alcohol
You know drinking alcohol isn’t the best thing for your health, but just how bad is it? After all, in the United States, two thirds of adults report some degree of alcohol use.
NordAN (Latvia) -
Latvia: Plan to reduce alcohol and drug abuse: better targeted prevention
and quality care services
A plan for reducing the use of alcoholic beverages and narcotic substances for the next 3 years was considered and approved, which envisages the creation of more targeted prevention and higher quality healthcare and social support services that are widely available to people.