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Urgent, alcohol-related hospital visits predict death risk: study

People who go to a hospital emergency department (ED) because of alcohol use have a greater risk of death, according to a study done in the Canadian province of Ontario. And the more times they go for this reason, the »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

New device can treat alcohol intoxication

Three million people die every year because of their harmful use of alcohol, according to the World Health Organization. In what might eventually help prevent such deaths, Canadian researchers have found a way to clear alcohol out of the human »

Society

Survey: Pandemic affecting Canadian consumption of alcohol and cannabis

A new study from the Canadian Red Cross has shown that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected cannabis and alcohol consumption by Canadian adults, according to a press release. The study, which was conducted by Leger, found that among people who »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

COVID-19: At home, bored, stressed, some Canadians drinking more

As emergency health requirements mean many businesses are closed, and people asked to stay home a new survey finds alcohol consumption has increased. A poll commissioned by the Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)  shows that Canadians are »

Health, Politics, Society

COVID emergency closes non-essential stores, except liquor and cannabis outlets

Canada’s two most populous provinces, Ontario and Quebec, have both declared health emergencies and have ordered all non-essential stores to close. This means most businesses in Ontario will shutter there operations for at least the next two weeks, and in »

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Ontario proposes 24 hour bars in airports

After a record five-month summer break, Ontario’s legislature came back to work yesterday. A bill tabled on the first day back proposes easing of a number of restrictions and red tape. The bill proposed by the provincial Progressive Conservative government »

Health

Quitting alcohol linked to better mental well-being: study

A large-scale study has found that people who give up drinking alcohol experience improved mental well-being and the effect is stronger in women than in men. The study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal used data from over 10,000 »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Partying hard, drinking soft: revolutionising your nights out

It’s possible to have fun without alcohol. That is the premise of a new space for gatherings and events in Montreal, the MindfulBar, which wants to be a sober, safe and inclusive space for everyone. The MindfulBar, conceived and founded »

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Alcohol and austerity: Ontario government takes action

Canada’s most populous province, is also one of the most indebted political jurisdictions in the world. After years of Liberal government, citizens opted for change with the Progressive Conservative party headed by former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford. He had »

Health

The “dry January” movement

It’s a simple idea. After a period of perhaps heavy alcohol consumption during the Christmas holidays, take one month off and abstain completely from alcohol. Sue Vandermorris (PhD, C.Psych) says that going dry in January is a good idea because »