Yes, Drinking Alcohol Can Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer

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Yes, Drinking Alcohol Can Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer Healthline Written by Ashley Welch | Fact Checked by Jennifer Chesak February 24, 2021 A strong body of scientific evidence shows alcohol consumption increases the risk of breast cancer. Many women remain unaware of the role alcohol can play in breast cancer risk. The Alcohol Research Group (ARG) in California …

VA:  Pandemic stress prompts spike in alcohol use; could you be a ‘gray area’ drinker?

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VA:  Pandemic stress prompts spike in alcohol use; could you be a ‘gray area’ drinker? WFXR By Kerri O’Brien February 23, 2021 RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The stress of the pandemic is prompting some people to turn to the bottle or grab that glass of wine more often with alcohol sales and consumption is way up.  While you might have noticed …

Oregon man might have set DUI blood alcohol level record

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Oregon man might have set DUI blood alcohol level record Toronto Sun Postmedia News February 24, 2021 This is one record not to be proud of. An Oregon man allegedly had a .778 blood alcohol level when he briefly led police on a chase that ended up in him crashing, according to the New York Daily News. The Warm Springs Tribal …

United Kingdom:  Most disadvantaged disproportionately at risk of alcohol-related violence

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United Kingdom:  Most disadvantaged disproportionately at risk of alcohol-related violence Mirage February 23, 2021 New findings show that alcohol-related violence affects the poorest in society to the greatest degree, with the most deprived groups experiencing as much as 14 times as many incidents of alcohol-related domestic violence every year, compared with the least deprived. These findings from Lucy Bryant at …

Gazing Into the Foggy Future of Alcohol Advertising on TikTok

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Gazing Into the Foggy Future of Alcohol Advertising on TikTok Source: https://vinepair.com/ DAVE INFANTE February 22, 2021 This is a story about alcohol advertising on TikTok. Or, to be more precise, its absence, because there are no alcohol ads on TikTok. Why? There’s alcohol on TikTok; there’s advertising on TikTok; the platform’s cryptic algorithm serves its enormous audience content with …

Researchers find a more accurate method to gauge prenatal alcohol use

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Researchers find a more accurate method to gauge prenatal alcohol use Medical Xpress by University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center February 4, 2021 When health researchers ask pregnant women about their alcohol use, expectant women may underreport their drinking, hampering efforts to minimize alcohol use in pregnancy and prevent development of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in children. In …

Australia:  New Soberlive unit now has facial ID to provide secure entry

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Australia:  New Soberlive unit now has facial ID to provide secure entry News Release PRWire February 8, 2021 Soberlive FRX conducts automatic alcohol breath test and facial recognition check to authorise entry-including remotely. A new contactless and automatic device with facial recognition can become an organisation’s first line of defence in restricting employees and visitors who are under the influence …

The political economy of drug and alcohol regulation during the COVID‐19 pandemic (excerpt)

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The political economy of drug and alcohol regulation during the COVID‐19 pandemic (excerpt) WILEY Online Library By Audrey Redford  Angela K. Dills February 18, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1002/soej.12496 Abstract States tightly regulate access to alcohol and other substances. During the pandemic and related state of emergency, state and federal governments adopted a variety of regulations affecting this access. State shelter‐in‐place orders included …

Nigeria:  Alcohol use is worryingly high among Nigerian students: here’s who is most at risk

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Nigeria:  Alcohol use is worryingly high among Nigerian students: here’s who is most at risk The Conversation By Samson Femi Agberotimi, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Northwest University February 17, 2021 Many young people drink alcohol – whether it’s out of curiosity, ignorance, peer pressure or other reasons. It’s a major public health concern. The consequences of drinking can be physical, social and academic. Young people …

South Africa:  More SA millennials are opting for zero and low-alcohol alternatives

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South Africa:  More SA millennials are opting for zero and low-alcohol alternatives IOL By Lutho Pasiya  February 16, 2021 The so-called “sober curious” movement is gathering pace in the beverage sector as more individuals opt to lower their alcohol intake or remove it altogether. That is according to the director at Brew Kombucha, Alex Glenday. With increased interest in living healthier …