‘Sensible’ guide to limit alcohol use is vital

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‘Sensible’ guide to limit alcohol use is vital   The Scotsman By Barbara O’donnell August 4, 2015 GIVEN no level of alcohol consumption is safe, it is vital we fine-tune advice based on relative impact, says Barbara O’Donnell   According to the 2013 Scottish Health Survey, adults in Scotland drink an average of 10.1 units of alcohol per week. Ten …

Electronic Interventions for Alcohol Misuse and Alcohol Use Disorders: A Systematic Review

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Electronic Interventions for Alcohol Misuse and Alcohol Use Disorders: A Systematic Review   Eureka Alert American College Of Physicians August 3, 2015 A systematic evidence review published in Annals of Internal Medicine finds that low-intensity electronic interventions may slightly reduce alcohol consumption among adults and college students, but may be ineffective for reducing binge-drinking frequency and the negative social consequences …

United Kingdom: Binge-drinkers ignore ‘unrealistic’ alcohol guidelines: 30-year-old official limits are deemed ‘irrelevant’ by Britons who drink to excess at weekends

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United Kingdom: Binge-drinkers ignore ‘unrealistic’ alcohol guidelines: 30-year-old official limits are deemed ‘irrelevant’ by Britons who drink to excess at weekends       Many Brits work hard all week and binge drink at weekends, says report     Drinkers find limits impractical and don’t even understand a unit of alcohol     Experts who drew up limits in 1987 admit they were …

New Hampshire: N.H. among top in teenage drug and alcohol use (Excerpt)

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New Hampshire: N.H. among top in teenage drug and alcohol use (Excerpt)   Source: Eagle Tribune August 2, 2015   Seven percent of the state’s teenagers abuse drugs, alcohol or both, landing New Hampshire among the seven states with the largest problem, according to a newly released national study.   The state otherwise ranked well in the The Annie E. …

Hangovers could be prevented by drinking pear juice before alcohol, scientists say

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Hangovers could be prevented by drinking pear juice before alcohol, scientists say   Pears can keep cholesterol down, help with constipation and work as an anti-inflammatory – as well as stopping people getting so drunk   Source: The Independent Andrew Griffin 3 August 2015                         Drinking pear juice before starting alcohol could keep hangovers at bay and lower the blood …

Aussies drink more alcohol despite claims to the contrary

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Aussies drink more alcohol despite claims to the contrary   Source: Sydney Morning Herald Amy Corderoy August 2, 2015   Drinking problem: A new study finds alcohol consumption is increasing, not decreasing as commonly believed.   Australians are drinking far more alcohol today than 10 years ago, researchers have found, despite claims the nation’s alcohol use is falling.   The …

What alcohol does to your brain

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What alcohol does to your brain   Source: Fusion by Daniela Hernandez August 01, 2015   You had a few too many Manhattans. You’re less coordinated. Your reflexes aren’t as sharp as usual. Your speech is slightly slurred, but making conversation seems easier. Suddenly the dude sitting across the bar looks more like Ryan Gosling than Steve Buscemi. So, of …

The case for raising the alcohol tax, in one paragraph

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The case for raising the alcohol tax, in one paragraph   Source: VOX by German Lopez July 31, 2015   America has an alcohol problem – and some public health experts say the country is very much in need of an intervention. In the US, alcohol abuse causes 88,000 deaths each year, is linked to 40 percent of violent crimes, …

America Needs More Boozy Taco Bells

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America Needs More Boozy Taco Bells   Source: Forbes Scott Beyer July 31st   Young weekend partiers in the U.S. usually follow a precise formula. First comes the drinking, then the dancing, then the debauchery, and then a bit more drinking for good measure. And then-to borrow a phrase from a certain corporation-comes the “fourth meal.” This is when partiers …

WI: Alcohol-related fatalities dropping in Wisconsin

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WI: Alcohol-related fatalities dropping in Wisconsin   Post Crescent By Andy Thompson July 22, 2015 Alcohol-related fatalities in Wisconsin have dropped by nearly 50 percent over the past decade, due in large part to targeted enforcement and public awareness campaigns, state transportation officials say.   A review of Wisconsin Department of Transportation statistics showed that 162 people died in crashes …