IOGT-NTO - New
study – European alcohol consumption fell during the pandemic
A new study covering 13 European countries reveals that alcohol consumption in Europe fell during the first 10 months of the pandemic. Lockdowns, alongside restrictions on restaurants, pubs and bars and closed borders may explain the sharp fall.
Sidney (Australia) - Screen time, alcohol & poor sleep for girls: how
the pandemic impacts teens
The first study to comprehensively examine how young people's health behaviours changed over a two-year period encompassing the COVID-19 pandemic finds both pros and cons.
News Medical - Early
diagnosis and intervention could prevent mortality from alcohol-related liver
Patients dying of alcohol-related liver disease had frequent interactions with secondary care services prior to their death, and a new study has found that these opportunities to address their high-risk drinking behavior could have been missed.
- 8 things film and TV get wrong about drug and alcohol treatment
Drug use and addiction are popular themes in movies and television, but they often get things very wrong. Here are eight common myths about drugs you’ll see on the silver screen.
EURACTIV (EU) - Loophole
can undermine countries’ stricter laws for alcohol marketing
A loophole in the EU’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) could undermine EU countries’ efforts to impose stricter rules on alcohol advertising, threatening a key objective of the EU’s Beating Cancer Plan.
Healio - Alcohol
intake significantly influences colorectal cancer risk
High alcohol consumption was significantly associated with an increased risk for colorectal cancer, regardless of genetic risk, according to findings published in The Lancet’s eClinical Medicine.
The Wall Street
Journal (USA) - Investors Quit Tobacco. Why Not Alcohol?
The capital markets treat booze stocks as less harmful than tobacco, even though producers of alcohol and cigarettes have more in common than investors like to admit
The New Arab
(Saudi Arabia) - Saudi Arabia will not lift ban on alcohol, princess tells
World Economic Forum
Saudi Arabia's Assistant Minister of Tourism Princess Haifa Bint Mohammad said at the World Economic Forum that the kingdom would not lift its ban on alcohol sales, after speculation that rules may change.
(Northern Ireland) - Alcohol-related death figures hide the true damage
caused by alcohol abuse
The 351 alcohol-related recorded deaths in Northern Ireland last year could be 10 times that figure, according to NI Coroner Joe McCrisken.
Herald (Australia) - Teenage girls’ drinking ‘bucking the trend’ and not in
a good way
Young people in Australia are drinking less in general, but young girls are drinking more. Teenage girls are also struggling to sleep.
Policy Alliance (WHA75) - WHA adopts Global Alcohol Action Plan
On Friday 27 May, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted the Global Alcohol Action Plan, in the making for two years. GAPA welcomes the decision by the WHA.
International (WHA75) - World Health Assembly Adopts Historic Global Alcohol
Action Plan. Movendi International Makes Four Recommendations For the Way
The 75th Session of the World Health Assembly (WHA75) has adopted a historic decision for the global response to the harm caused by the alcohol industry.
(WHA75) - 4 take-homes from WHA75: NCDs louder than ever
In this blog, NCD Alliance's Policy and Advocacy Director Alison Cox summarises her major highlights related to NCDs from the 75th World Health Assembly.