Drinking too much alcohol every day could be behind one in 25 cancers in the UK and across the world, analysis reveals

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Drinking too much alcohol every day could be behind one in 25 cancers in the UK and across the world, analysis reveals 741,300 diagnoses, or 4 per cent of new cancer cases in 2020 linked to drinking UK was a middle performer in the global study, with 4 per cent of cancer cases Behind likes of countries such Mongolia, where …

Sending Alcohol Through the Mail? It’s Complicated.

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Sending Alcohol Through the Mail? It’s Complicated. Healthy Alcohol Marketplace By Pamela S. Erickson July 13, 2021 For years we’ve counted on the US Postal Service to mail our letters and ship our packages, but most of us don’t know much about what you can’t send.  It turns out there is a large list of such things!  In fact, there is an …

Alcohol Abuse Is on the Rise, but Doctors Too Often Fail to Treat It

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Alcohol Abuse Is on the Rise, but Doctors Too Often Fail to Treat It People with alcohol use disorder are often seen in clinics and hospitals, but medical professionals too often ignore the condition. The New York Times By Anahad O’Connor July 12, 2021 Like many people who struggle to control their drinking, Andy Mathisen tried a lot of ways to …

Alcohol Abuse Is on the Rise, but Doctors Too Often Fail to Treat It

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Alcohol Abuse Is on the Rise, but Doctors Too Often Fail to Treat It People with alcohol use disorder are often seen in clinics and hospitals, but medical professionals too often ignore the condition. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ By Anahad O’Connor July 12, 2021 Like many people who struggle to control their drinking, Andy Mathisen tried a lot of ways to cut …

Survey: Alcohol options influence Americans’ vacation destinations

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Survey: Alcohol options influence Americans’ vacation destinations Source: https://www.fox10phoenix.com/ July 11, 2021 This story was reported from Baltimore – More than half of American adults say they always drink on vacation, but the number of drinks vary depending on factors like age and location, according to a survey taken by The Vacationer. And that’s not all – many who were …

Happy? Sad? Stressed? How Drinking Became the Answer to Everything

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Happy? Sad? Stressed? How Drinking Became the Answer to Everything Alcohol has become so normalized there’s hardly a situation when a drink doesn’t feel appropriate, experts say. Now we’re marketing it to one another. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ July 6, 2021 In the four years since she stopped drinking alcohol, Emily Lynn Paulson has reflected a lot on how central alcohol was to …

Drinking Among Older Adults Split During Pandemic

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Drinking Among Older Adults Split During Pandemic A new survey reveals a divide between drinkers and abstainers — and shows a worrying trend in some combining alcohol and other drugs AARP by Hallie Levine  June 8, 2021 Alcohol use among Americans has risen over the past year, as many have turned to the bottle as a way to cope with …

Americans are drinking smaller amounts of beer with greater alcohol content, says new research

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Americans are drinking smaller amounts of beer with greater alcohol content, says new research Source: https://www.northcentralpa.com/ July 2, 2021 When you’re pouring a glass, what’s in it? According to a new analysis published by epidemiologists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Americans are consuming more craft beer with higher alcohol content but are drinking less beer …

MI:  Have a Great Summer – Safe and Sober, Urges the Michigan Liquor Control Commission

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MI:  Have a Great Summer – Safe and Sober, Urges the Michigan Liquor Control Commission News Release By:  Michigan Liquor Control Commission June 9, 2021 June 9, 2021 – As summer heats up, Michiganders are urged to celebrate the season safely at gatherings and activities especially where alcohol might be consumed. Remember to keep your alcohol consumption in check and never …

WHO action plan on alcohol sparks confusion, allegations of —ism (Additional Coverage)

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WHO action plan on alcohol sparks confusion, allegations of —ism (Additional Coverage) Source: https://www.ctvnews.ca/ Brooke Taylor June 19, 2021 A global action plan on alcohol laid out by the World Health Organization (WHO) has come under fire after some interpreted that the WHO had proposed to ban people of childbearing age from drinking alcohol entirely. The first draft of the global …