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Genetic mutation could lead to alcohol impulsiveness

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A genetic mutation could be a reason why some individuals are more prone to impulsive drinking, according to research. A team of researchers in Finland have found the mutation to…

‘Staggering’ results found from taking a month off alcohol

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The results of a U.K study into the effects of abstaining from alcohol for a month have been described as staggering, with considerably reduced risk of liver and cholesterol related…

Using Instagram to discover underage drinking patterns

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Social media platform Instagram can be used as a tool for researching youth drinking patterns, according to a recent study in the United States. The photo-sharing app reached 400 million…

Licensing blitz finds breaches in Byron Bay

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New South Wales’ Office of Liquor and Gaming was busy over Labour Weekend, descending on busy shoulder-season Byron Bay to record licensing breaches. There were over 30 inspections, which resulted…

Ka-Ching! pokie doco now on iview

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A documentary delving into the ways pokie machine manufacturers steer people towards problem gambling is now available on the ABC’s iview for a limited time. Watch the trailer: First broadcast…

Shelved report recommends axeing booze ads in sport

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We’ve previously discussed a draft report from the de-funded Australian National Preventative Health Agency (ANPHA), but it’s now emerged that the report’s release was shelved before it could be made public. Indeed, it’s…

Study shows strong laws mean less harm

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A study out of the US in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease has shown a correlation between strong alcohol policies and a reduction in chronic liver disease. Researchers gave states scores…

No more alcohol ads on Canberra’s ACTION buses

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The ACT Government has banned alcohol advertisements from Canberra’s ACTION buses. They’re also banning junk food, gambling, weapons and fossil fuels advertisements as part of a new policy to ensure…

NSW Premier talks alcohol advertising

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NSW Premier Mike Baird spoke about the need to combat alcohol-related advertising last Wednesday at the Take Kare gala dinner – a fundraiser for the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation. Thomas…

New report slams alcohol ad self-regulation

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The Alcohol Advertising Review Board (AARB) released its annual report this week, highlighting some of the 165 complaints it’s received over the last year. Much of the report highlights what…