Thursday, August 31, 2023

Alcohol News - 35/2023

Medical News Today - Here's how alcohol damages your gut and can lead to cancer
Researchers from the National Institute of Health have discovered more information on how alcohol affects the small and large intestine, known as alcohol-associated bowel disease.
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National Records of Scotland (Scotland) - Small increase in alcohol-specific death statistics
The number of deaths from alcohol-specific causes rose in Scotland in 2022 by 2%, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland.
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Folha (Brazil) - 6 Million Brazilians Consume Alcohol in Excess and Are at Risk of Addiction
An unprecedented analysis based on the results of a national survey and a test by the WHO (World Health Organization) shows that 6 million Brazilians, or 4% of the adult population, have a pattern that indicates dangerous consumption of alcoholic beverages, with risk of addiction.
Read more (Scotland) - Minister says ban on alcohol advertising is not entirely ruled out
Scotland’s alcohol and drugs policy minister Elena Whitham has said a controversial advertising ban shelved earlier this year is not off the table.
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Bianet (Turkey) - ─░stanbul governor clarifies 'public alcohol ban' circular
The governor's office has clarified that there was not a decision to ban alcohol consumption and its earlier statement was a "reminder" for the implementation of the existing rules.
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Newswise - Alcohol makes you more likely to approach attractive people but doesn’t make others seem better looking: Study
It’s “liquid courage,” not necessarily “beer goggles”: New research indicates that consuming alcohol makes you more likely to approach people you already find attractive but does not make others appear more attractive, according to a report in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
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Cure Today - Alcohol Consumption Among Cancer Survivors Leads to Worse Outcomes
Alcohol consumption among cancer survivors and current patients lead to concerning outcomes, according to a recent study.
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Medscape (USA) - Cost Burden of Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Set to Skyrocket
The indirect and direct costs of alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) could sap the US economy of $880 billion from 2022 to 2040, a new analysis shows.
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National Review (USA) - U.S. Could Soon Recommend Americans Limit Alcohol Consumption to Two Drinks Per Week
The U.S. may soon advise Americans to limit their alcohol consumption to no more than two drinks per week, according to the director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
Read more - How Alcohol Increases Your Cancer Risk and What to Know About Reducing It
In the United States, alcohol consumption accounts for approximately 6% of all cancers diagnosed and 4% of all cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Yet alcohol use is also one of the risk factors for cancer that we have the power to change.
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NordAN (Sweden) - IQ Initiativet: Breaking the summer's alcohol habits
4 out of 10 Swedes drank more alcohol during their holiday, with nearly as many consuming alcohol at times when they hadn't planned to. Close to one in four are considering taking a break from alcohol after the summer. This is according to a study conducted by Novus on behalf of IQ.
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