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New board to regulate alcohol advertising 16/03/2012

A coalition of health campaigners will launch their own national review board for alcohol advertising They say the current regulator is a toothless tiger and has done little to reign in the alcohol...
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AM - Driving hungover as bad as driving drunk 27/11/2013

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AM - Pregnant women getting wrong message about alcohol 19/11/2013

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Think alcohol and energy drinks are nothing to worry about? Think again

Think alcohol and energy drinks are nothing to worry about? Think again | Alcohol and Health News | Scoop.it
Heavy drinkers are mixing alcohol with energy drinks to enable them to drink longer and get more drunk.
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AM - Heavy drinkers hit bottle harder in last decade 04/09/2013

AM - Heavy drinkers hit bottle harder in last decade 04/09/2013 | Alcohol and Health News | Scoop.it
Over the past decade Australians who are occasional or light drinkers have been cutting the back even further while others have stopped altogether But heavy drinkers and binge drinkers have hit the
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Brain switch may prevent alcohol relapse › News in Science (ABC Science)

Brain switch may prevent alcohol relapse › News in Science (ABC Science) | Alcohol and Health News | Scoop.it
Blocking a switch in the brain stops mice with an alcohol problem from falling off the wagon again.
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'Light' wine: good for your waistline or just producers' bottom line?

Dieters can now have their wine and drink it, guilt-free and minus the hangover. That’s the promise of so-called “light” or low-alcohol, low-calorie wines.
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Australians drink to get drunk but want alcohol reforms

Australians drink to get drunk but want alcohol reforms | Alcohol and Health News | Scoop.it
Australians are increasingly drinking alcohol to get drunk but just one in five believe they drink too much.The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education’s annual alcohol poll, released today, found…...
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Social acceptance of alcohol allows us to ignore its harms

Social acceptance of alcohol allows us to ignore its harms | Alcohol and Health News | Scoop.it
Most of us forget that alcohol is a drug so when asked to name drug-related problems, we tend to think of illegal drugs such as cannabis or heroin.
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Laura Gibbons's curator insight, March 18, 2013 7:18 PM

this article is about how some people think that acohol is not a drug and they foget that illegal drugs such as cannabis and heroin are not the only drugs out there

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Big Alcohol and Big Tobacco – boozem buddies?

In Australia, the most effective and efficient ways to reduce alcohol-related harm – increasing taxation, and restricting availability and alcohol promotion – are politically unpopular.
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Alcohol use: from adolescence to adulthood - Health Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Alcohol use: from adolescence to adulthood - Health Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Alcohol and Health News | Scoop.it
A study has just been released which looks at alcohol use in adolescents and tries to predict what will happen to them as adults.
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AM - Aboriginal medical group wants politics taken out of alcohol debate 07/02/2013

The peak body for Aboriginal-controlled health services in the Northern Territory has backed the Prime Ministers call on the Northern Territory Country Liberals Government to reinstate the banned dri
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PLOS ONE: Fetal Alcohol Exposure and IQ at Age 8: Evidence from a Population-Based Birth-Cohort Study

We found that four genetic variants in alcohol metabolising genes in 4167 children were strongly related to lower IQ at age 8, as was a risk allele score based on these 4 variants. This effect was only seen amongst the offspring of mothers who were moderate drinkers (1–6 units alcohol per week during pregnancy (per allele effect estimates were −1.80 (95% CI = −2.63 to −0.97) p = 0.00002, with no effect among children whose mothers abstained during pregnancy (0.16 (95%CI = −1.05 to 1.36) p = 0.80), p-value for interaction = 0.009). A further genetic variant associated with alcohol metabolism in mothers was associated with their child’s IQ, but again only among mothers who drank during pregnancy.PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.

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The government has it wrong on alcohol's role in chronic diseases

The government has it wrong on alcohol's role in chronic diseases | Alcohol and Health News | Scoop.it

The Commonwealth government looks set to lose its top position in preventative health measures. Despite its world-first efforts on tobacco control, when the government next steps onto the world stage, it will be not be as a leader – its position on alcohol is out of step with the World Health Organization and contrary to evidence.

 

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PM - Health experts say alcohol promotions on Facebook flouting advertising codes 02/12/2013

PM - Health experts say alcohol promotions on Facebook flouting advertising codes 02/12/2013 | Alcohol and Health News | Scoop.it
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PM - Homebrew black market plagues Queensland Indigenous communities 11/11/2013

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Addiction can't always be cured so let's focus on quality of life

Addiction can't always be cured so let's focus on quality of life | Alcohol and Health News | Scoop.it
Alcohol and substance abuse costs the Australian economy A$24.5bn a year.
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PM - Renewed calls to raise drinking age to 21 18/06/2013

Australians have been allowed to drink at age 18 since the 1970s Now there are growing calls to change the legal drinking age back to 21 Health professionals used a national forum in Canberra today
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Cancer risk of two beers a year | Health | News | Daily Express

Cancer risk of two beers a year | Health | News | Daily Express | Alcohol and Health News | Scoop.it
NEW demands were made last night for shock cigarette-style health warnings on alcohol labels after top scientists revealed drinking more than just two pints of beer a year heightens the risk of cancer.
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Addictive, Harmful, Toxic, Celebrated. Cheers to that!

There are very many things in the world that truly fascinate me.
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Alcohol harm cost double raised in tax

Alcohol harm cost double raised in tax | Alcohol and Health News | Scoop.it
THE cost to society from alcohol harm is more than double the amount raised in tax and excise revenue, research reveals.
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My drinking, your problem: alcohol hurts non-drinkers too

Drinking a lot of alcohol is bad for the drinker’s health, both in the short and in the long run. But drinking often affects others adversely, too.
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Laura Gibbons's curator insight, April 7, 2013 12:41 AM

this article is about drinking effecting those around you, as well as effecting yourself

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Diet Drinks As Mixers May Make for More Potent Cocktails: MedlinePlus

Diet Drinks As Mixers May Make for More Potent Cocktails: MedlinePlus | Alcohol and Health News | Scoop.it
Diet Drinks As Mixers May Make for More Potent Cocktails
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PM - Cries of political hypocrisy over Aboriginal alcohol policies 06/02/2013

In Queensland the Liberal-National Party Government has accused Julia Gillard of playing politics with Aboriginal lives But some Aboriginal people say its the State Government that played politics
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The World Today - Brewer's Association criticises 'alarmist' public health advocates 11/02/2013

The Brewers Association has hit out at what it describes as alarmist public health advocates and says that the most recent major alcohol study shows good news The results show that the percentage
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Experts debate reducing alcohol in wine - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Experts debate reducing alcohol in wine - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Alcohol and Health News | Scoop.it
A wine symposium has been debating whether wine should have its alcohol content reduced.
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