Counterfeit alcohol, sometimes containing jet fuel or embalming fluid, is a growing concern for tourists abroad

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Counterfeit alcohol, sometimes containing jet fuel or embalming fluid, is a growing concern for tourists abroad Source: https://theconversation.com/ Monica H. Swahn July 8, 2019  The news about the tragic deaths of several American tourists in the Dominican Republic in May 2019 has created an outcry and a media frenzy. As of June 30, there were at least nine deaths with similar …

What is methanol poisoning?

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What is methanol poisoning? Source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/ Kristine Sabillo Jul 08 2019  During the last week of June, there was a buzz online among Filipinos about a so-called “craft” alcoholic beverage that supposedly resulted in the poisoning of two people. One viral post alleged that one of the victims slipped into a coma then died. A couple of days later, the Department …

Mothers are drinking more than ever. But the sober-curious movement challenges ‘wine-mom’ culture

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Mothers are drinking more than ever. But the sober-curious movement challenges ‘wine-mom’ culture Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/ By Caitlin Gibson  July 7 The turning point came at an evening soiree in the middle of December, when Mai Trinh spotted a friend’s luminous face amid a crowd of cocktail-quaffing party­goers. “She stood out – she looked absolutely radiant,” recalls Trinh, 44, a corporate wellness …

Does drinking alcohol in older age prolong life?

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Does drinking alcohol in older age prolong life? Source: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/ By Ana Sandoiu  July 7, 2019 Large-scale research suggests that drinking alcohol in older age may lower mortality risk. However, the scientists are cautious about potential biases in their own research and say that more research is necessary. Does moderate drinking in older age have any health benefits? A new study …

WA:  Tribes open comment period on amendment related to sale of liquor

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WA:  Tribes open comment period on amendment related to sale of liquor Tribal Tribune July 1, 2019 NESPELEM – The Colville Confederated Tribes have opened for public comment a proposed amendment to the Colville Tribal Code that would “provide for the introduction, sale, distribution and possession of packaged spirits” on properties owned by the Colville Tribes, according to a proposed …

Canada:  The Problem: Health, social impacts of alcohol abuse dwarf opioid crisis (excerpt)

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Canada:  The Problem: Health, social impacts of alcohol abuse dwarf opioid crisis (excerpt) With so much attention focused on deadly addictions to opioids and meth, alcohol has been overshadowed, despite that it costs society more — in dollars and deaths. Continuing today, Postmedia examines the Southwestern Ontario toll in a three-part series: The Drinker, The Problem and The Solution. Windsor …

Five major trends for the non-alcoholic beverage industry in 2019

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Five major trends for the non-alcoholic beverage industry in 2019 Source: https://www.foodbev.com/ By: Heather Burrellon July 04, 2019 Consumer awareness for both the environment and their own health and wellness are two important factors dictating the future of the beverage industry in 2019. Millennials are also set to be a key driver of these trends. According to a survey by …

Australia:  Retail Drinks launches online delivery Code of Conduct

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Australia:  Retail Drinks launches online delivery Code of Conduct The Shout By Andy Young  July 2, 2019 Retail Drinks Australia has officially launched its Online Alcohol Sale and Delivery Code of Conduct (Code), and already has signatories on board who represent over 80 per cent of all alcohol purchased online in Australia. Retail Drinks CEO Julie Ryan said the primary purpose …