Friday, May 12, 2023

Alcohol News - 19/2023

NordAN (Finland) - Finland: Total alcohol consumption decreased by 1.2% in 2022
In 2022, the total consumption of alcoholic beverages in Finland was 8.9 liters of 100% alcohol per inhabitant aged 15 and over. Compared to 2021, total consumption decreased by 1.2%.

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News Medical - Heavy alcohol use may be more damaging to the liver for people with metabolic syndrome
Two people regularly have a few alcoholic drinks daily. One develops liver disease. The other doesn't. What explains the different outcomes?
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BBC (UK) - Firms told to cut down on alcohol at work parties
Businesses are being urged to limit the amount of alcohol served at work social events in order to prevent people from acting inappropriately towards others.
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Medical Xpress - Why alcohol and menopause can be a dangerous mix
Dr. Juliana Kling with Mayo Clinic's Women's Health Center in Arizona says that alcohol use during menopause can worsen symptoms and increase a woman's risk for serious health conditions, like heart disease and osteoporosis.
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CBC (Canada) - Military considering limiting access to alcohol to curb sexual misconduct
The commander in charge of reforming the Canadian Armed Forces' culture says military leaders are considering limiting alcohol consumption at holiday events.
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New Zealand Doctor (New Zealand) - Health Coalition Aotearoa calls for a full review of alcohol law to protect communities
Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA) is calling on Government to commit to a full review of alcohol law to ensure communities are protected from ongoing corporate interference in alcohol policy making.
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The Conversation - How getting out into nature can help people with drug and alcohol problems
Health professionals may suggest people spend more time out in nature to help with their physical fitness by doing activities in woods, parks or gardens, but research has shown nature-based programmes are also particularly effective for improving poor mental health.
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The Herald (Scotland) - Doctors urge PM to 'stand firm' on alcohol duty increase
DOCTORS in Scotland have written to the Prime Minister urging him to "stand firm" on plans to increase alcohol duty despite opposition from the whisky lobby.
Read more (Ireland) - Extending opening hours will lead to more alcohol-related harm, expert warns
The Government’s plan to ease access to alcohol to boost the night-time economy will lead to more drink-related disease, injuries, crime, public disorder, public safety and domestic violence, it is claimed today.
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NordAN (Denmark) - Prevention can prevent thousands of hospital admissions and relieve strained healthcare system
A recent analysis conducted by the Danish Medical Association reveals that thousands of hospital admissions can be prevented by implementing 25 different preventative measures.
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NIAAA - Understanding How Alcohol Policies Impact Public Health
Supporting research to inform the development and implementation of alcohol policies and to evaluate their effectiveness has been an important priority of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) for many years.
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Retail Insight Network (New Zealand) - Supreme Court upholds Auckland’s Local Alcohol Policy
New Zealand Supreme Court has turned down the appeal of supermarket companies on Auckland Council’s proposed Local Alcohol Policy (PLAP).
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Global News (Canada) - More than two alcoholic drinks a week increases cancer risk, scientists say
The mindset surrounding alcohol has changed rapidly. In the past, it was said that 10 to 15 drinks a week was the limit and in the past few months, that has changed to just two.
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IAS Blog - No significant health benefits from drinking up to three units of alcohol a day
The idea that low-volume alcohol intake protects against all-cause mortality in general populations has been controversial,1 even though many studies appear to support this hypothesis. In fact, a closer look at these studies shows many inconsistent findings.
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