China:  Chinese region’s police banned from drinking alcohol – even off duty

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China:  Chinese region’s police banned from drinking alcohol – even off duty South China Morning Post By Laurie Chen February 14, 2019 Ningxia Hui autonomous region in northwestern China, which has a large Muslim population, has banned all of its police officers from drinking alcohol under any circumstances, on or off duty, according to a local government notice. The “Ningxia …

United Kingdom:  Tourist hotspot of Broome to introduce draconian drinking restrictions to prevent epidemic of alcohol-related problems

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United Kingdom:  Tourist hotspot of Broome to introduce draconian drinking restrictions to prevent epidemic of alcohol-related problems Daily Mail By Brett Lackey For Daily Mail Australia February 14, 2019 A popular tourist hotspot in Western Australia has introduced drinking restrictions in an attempt to curb alcohol related problems. Broome, in the state’s picturesque Kimberley region, is visited by tens of thousands of sightseers …

Breast cancer: Cut down on alcohol to lower risk

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Breast cancer: Cut down on alcohol to lower risk Medical News Today By Maria Cohut | Fact checked by Isabel Godfrey February 14, 2019 New research involving Australian women aged 45 years and over found that the majority of this cohort believes that there is not a significant link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk. That could not be …

Alcohol: putting a value on the hidden costs of drinking

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Alcohol: putting a value on the hidden costs of drinking MedicalXpress By Simon C Moore, The Conversation February 13, 2019 Is it better to spend £3 on a bacon sandwich or a pint of beer? Or to spend £2,000 on a holiday in the Seychelles rather than fix a leaky roof? As consumers we are usually very able to decide which …

DATA: Trump’s Trade War Caused Whiskey Exports Collapse

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DATA: Trump’s Trade War Caused Whiskey Exports Collapse VinePair Produced by Tim McKirdy February 13, 2019 American whiskey brands are feeling the burn of the Trump administration’s trade war, according to new data released by the Distilled Spirits Council. After President Trump initiated tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum last year, Canada, Mexico, China, and the European Union (E.U.) retaliated with tariffs on various American-made …

Alcohol Problems Grow as Booze Gets a Bigger Kick

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Alcohol Problems Grow as Booze Gets a Bigger Kick Source: https://www.webmd.com/ By Matt Smith Feb. 14, 2019 Americans may not be drinking much more than they used to — but they’re drinking more potent stuff. And that trend toward higher-alcohol drinks may be part of what’s driving an increase in alcohol-related deaths and illnesses, according to new research. Sales of wine …

Study Finds No Causal Link Between Alcohol Intake and SLE Risk

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Study Finds No Causal Link Between Alcohol Intake and SLE Risk Lupus News Today By Alejandra Viviescas, PhD. February 13, 2019 Alcohol intake does not affect the risk of developing systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), according to a study. The results contradict previous reports about the protective effects of alcohol against SLE. The study, “Alcohol intake and risk of systemic lupus erythematosus: a Mendelian …

Good health! How booze-free beer is booming: Heineken posts best sales growth in a decade thanks to its zero per cent lager as millennials shun alcohol

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Good health! How booze-free beer is booming: Heineken posts best sales growth in a decade thanks to its zero per cent lager as millennials shun alcohol The Dutch brewer revealed a 7.7 per cent rise in revenues from Heineken 0.0 Rival Carlsberg said it has also seen a ‘significant’ increase in demand  The quality and choice of alcohol-free beer has …

Depressed alcoholic told to start drinking again by GP eight days before he killed himself

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Depressed alcoholic told to start drinking again by GP eight days before he killed himself Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Phoebe Southworth 13 FEBRUARY 2019 A GP told a depressed alcoholic to start drinking six pints of beer a day again to ease his withdrawal symptoms eight days before he killed himself, an inquest heard. Dr Vikash Patel advised Stephen Appleton to resume his …

India:  Most Indian youths start drinking before reaching legal age

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India:  Most Indian youths start drinking before reaching legal age It also found that young people consume alcohol to get inebriated and end up consuming five drinks or more, with 87.3 per cent of the 10,000 respondents confessing to binge drinking. New Indian Express By Express News Service February 12, 2019 NEW DELHI: A survey to assess the prevalence of underage …