Drunk nation: why do British people drink so much?

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Drunk nation: why do British people drink so much? We drank our way through lockdown and now we’re back on the razz – doing what we’ve done to let our hair down since ancient times. Why is booze such an intrinsic part of British life? Josh Glancy reports Source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/ Josh Glancy July 25, 2021 Friday afternoon in Sheffield and …

As access to alcohol evolves, there’s an even greater need to balance business and public safety

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As access to alcohol evolves, there’s an even greater need to balance business and public safety Source: https://richmond.com/ July 20, 2021 In March 2020, Gov. Ralph Northam responded to the novel coronavirus by declaring a state of emergency. One of the critical actions taken in Executive Order 51 was: “Authorization for the heads of executive branch agencies, on behalf of their …

The Long Evolution of the Cocktail

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The Long Evolution of the Cocktail From the 19th century’s smashes and slingflips to today’s mocktails, the only constant is refreshment. Source: https://www.wsj.com/ By Bee Wilson July 22, 2021 My favorite thing to drink this summer has been a super refreshing cucumber-mint limeade. I first made it one hot evening when my 12-year-old son and I were getting ready to …

The rise of workplace wellness: A history

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The rise of workplace wellness: A history For wellness practitioners, it is clear that the more things change, the more they remain the same. Benefits Pro By Cheryl Brown Merriwether July 21, 2021 Workplace fitness programs we enjoy today can be traced back to executive fitness programs started after World War II by business leaders wanting to promote healthy lifestyles in …

New Mexico becomes 2nd state to make gas stations liable for drunk drivers

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New Mexico becomes 2nd state to make gas stations liable for drunk drivers Source: https://www.fox5dc.com/ July 20, 2021 Gas stations have a legal obligation not to sell fuel to drivers who are believed to be intoxicated, the New Mexico Supreme Court said Monday in a decision that could have far-reaching effects on businesses and that only one other state applies …

Australia: Alcohol remains the most concerning drug

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Australia: Alcohol remains the most concerning drug Source: https://au.news.yahoo.com/ July 18, 2021 Alcohol is still the most common drug of concern for people seeking treatment from publicly funded services, a new report reveals. Around 139,300 Australians aged 10 and over received treatment for alcohol or other drug use in the year to June 30, 2020, according to the Australian Institute …

Alcohol Use Linked To Over 740,000 Cancer Cases Last Year, New Study Says

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Alcohol Use Linked To Over 740,000 Cancer Cases Last Year, New Study Says Source: https://www.publicradiotulsa.org/ July 16, 2021 The link between smoking and cancer is well-documented and widely known. But alcohol? “Fewer than one in three Americans recognize alcohol as a cause of cancer,” says Harriet Rumgay, researcher at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the specialized cancer agency …

The Lancet Onc.: Alcohol consumption linked to more than 740,000 new cancer cases in 2020 (excerpt)

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The Lancet Onc.: Alcohol consumption linked to more than 740,000 new cancer cases in 2020 (excerpt) News Release Source:  The Lancet July 13, 2021 A global study provides up-to-date estimates for the effect of alcohol consumption on cancers worldwide. It suggests that 4% of all newly diagnosed cancers in 2020 may be associated with drinking alcohol, with men accounting for …

OH:  Ohio Passes Sweeping Anti-Hazing Law Aimed at Colleges and Universities

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OH:  Ohio Passes Sweeping Anti-Hazing Law Aimed at Colleges and Universities JDSupra Written by Dallas Kratzer III & Nelva Smith, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC July 15, 2021 In the wake of hazing-related deaths at two Ohio universities, Governor Mike DeWine signed Collin’s Law: The Ohio Anti-Hazing Act on July 6, 2021. That law—which goes into effect in early October and is named …

The Risks of Mixing Alcohol And Summer Heat

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The Risks of Mixing Alcohol And Summer Heat What to be aware of and how to avoid dehydration Health Essentials July 14, 2021 It’s a warm summer day and you’re hanging out with friends and family for the first time in over a year, celebrating being vaccinated and just being together. And to help beat the heat, you reach in …