Thursday, November 17, 2022

Alcohol News - 46/2022

The Scottish Government (Scotland) - Further action to reduce alcohol-related härm
Alcohol companies could face tighter restrictions on advertising in order to protect society’s most vulnerable, under new proposals which have been set out today.
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World Health Organization (Africa) - Policy, system and practice response to alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic in seven countries of the WHO African Region
This Snapshot describes and synthesizes the policy changes in alcohol policies, systems and practices adopted by seven African countries in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Botswana, Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
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Daily Express - Alcohol can lead to permanent vision loss by damaging optic nerve - how much is too much?
It is widely known that alcohol - a type of drink consumed by millions in the UK - can have a negative impact on our health. Not only can it cause liver damage and raise blood pressure, it can also affect your mental wellbeing and sleep pattern. And one expert shared how drinking too much could even lead to vision loss.
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CTV News Ottawa (Canada) - Cancer warning labels on alcohol would not reinvent wheel, Senator says
A Canadian Senator has introduced legislation that, if passed, would require warning labels on alcohol similar to those on cigarettes, cautioning consumers about a link with cancer.
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Psychiatric Times (USA) - Survey Finds 1 in 7 Physicians Uses Alcohol or Drugs on the Job to Cope With Stress
One out of seven physicians admitted consuming alcohol or controlled substances while working to cope with occupational stresses, according to a new survey.
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RSPH - Guest blog: Alcohol intake and the risk of cancer
Alcohol consumption is linked to seven types of cancer, including breast and bowel cancer. As part of Alcohol Awareness Week, Rachel Clark from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) looks at the scientific evidence on alcohol and cancer and comments on what can be done to support the population.
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Public Health Scotland (Scotland) - Report highlights the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol products and prices
Public Health Scotland (PHS) today published a report which evaluates the price and range of alcohol products in the Scottish off-trade sector in the 12 months following the implementation of Minimum Unit Pricing of alcohol (MUP).
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IAS (UK) - New IAS report on alcohol’s impact on a sustainable futuure
IAS is pleased to announce the publication of a new report: People, Planet, or Profit: alcohol’s impact on a sustainable future.
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Newswise - Teens Who Perceive Their Friends Posting Drinking-Related Content Online Report Higher Recent Alcohol Use — But Their Perceptions of Peers are Inaccurate
Teens who perceived their friends posted alcohol-related content on social media reported drinking more than those who weren’t exposed to such posts, a new study has found.
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NordAN (Sweden) - More extensive alcohol habits in metropolitan municipalities
Alcohol habits differ between groups. Differences can be seen, for example, between groups with different levels of education and with Swedish and foreign backgrounds.
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Ohio State University - Exploring the Role of Social Networking Sites in Alcohol Consumption among College Students: Which Platforms Have the Greatest Influence?
Among college students, alcohol consumption is a significant social and public health issue. Alcohol consumption has been correlated with increased risk of accidental death, assault, and sexual assault.
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ABC (Australia) - Talkback: why do we ignore the health risks of alcohol?
It's been estimated that alcohol is a factor in one in ten cases of breast cancer, yet women in some age groups are increasing, not decreasing, their alcohol consumption.
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