Drinking alcohol may raise women’s blood pressure, researchers find

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Drinking alcohol may raise women’s blood pressure, researchers find   Source: Duluth News Tribune By Kathryn Doyle, Reuters Today July 20, 2015   Just two drinks a day could raise a woman’s blood pressure enough to put her at risk for hypertension, Australian researchers say.   Past studies have shown that drinking alcohol raises men’s blood pressure, but results for …

‘Romantic jealousy’ causes alcohol problems

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‘Romantic jealousy’ causes alcohol problems   Source: The Spirits Business by Annie Hayes 17th July, 2015   People who experience “romantic jealousy” are more likely to drink alcohol to “cope”, according to new research.   The study found that people whose self-esteem relies on their relationship turn to alcohol to cope if they feel jealous   The study, “The green …

Powdered alcohol: Will it encourage a shake-up of regulations?

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Powdered alcohol: Will it encourage a shake-up of regulations?   Source: Beverage Daily By Rachel Arthur 16-Jul-2015   The reaction to powdered alcohol may signal a new era for state-level alcohol policy action, according to a viewpoint published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).   Palcohol – powdered alcohol which can be mixed with water to create …

Illinois bans powdered alcohol, restricts caffeine

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Illinois bans powdered alcohol, restricts caffeine   Source: JG-TC.com July 17, 2015   Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed into law a ban on powdered alcohol and restrictions on caffeine in powdered form.   Powdered alcohol mixes with liquids to create a beverage like any alcoholic drink. Sen. Ira Silverstein, the Chicago Democrat who sponsored the legislation, says he was …

Alcohol interlocks doing their job

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Alcohol interlocks doing their job   Sun Live July 15, 2015 More than 2300 attempts to drink and drive have been prevented by alcohol interlocks since they were introduced in New Zealand.   Alcohol interlocks are similar to an in-car breathalyser and became a sentencing option in the courts for drink drivers in 2012.   The latest issue of AA …

MI: Snyder OKs law allowing alcohol consumption on ‘pedal pubs’

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MI: Snyder OKs law allowing alcohol consumption on ‘pedal pubs’ 9 & 10 News July 15, 2015 LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Passengers will be allowed to drink alcohol on pedal-powered vehicles under a Michigan law signed by Gov. Rick Snyder.   The measure enacted Wednesday gives local governments the discretion to still prohibit drinking onboard “pedal pubs.” Snyder says the …

IL: Governor signs bill allowing return of happy hours in Illinois bars

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IL: Governor signs bill allowing return of happy hours in Illinois bars News-Democrat By Tobias Wall July 15, 2015 Happy hour drink specials will make a comeback in Illinois under legislation signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner. The discounted drink specials have been banned in Illinois since the late 1980s over concerns about excessive drinking and impaired driving.   The measure …

States with more restrictive alcohol policies have lower rates of drunk driving

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States with more restrictive alcohol policies have lower rates of drunk driving   News Medical July 16, 2015 States with more restrictive alcohol policies and regulations have lower rates of self-reported drunk driving, according to a new study by researchers at the Boston University schools of public health and medicine and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.   …