Gallup - Global
Study: Harm From Noncommunicable Diseases Underrated
The term "noncommunicable disease" (NCD) is not generally well known outside the realm of public health, but the major diseases that it refers to -- cancers, diabetes, heart diseases and lung diseases -- are familiar to many. NCDs -- illnesses that are not passed from person to person -- are the leading cause of death worldwide, killing approximately 41 million people each year.
WHO - Invisible
numbers: the true extent of noncommunicable diseases and what to do about them
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – chief among them, cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke), cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases – along with mental health, cause nearly three quarters of deaths in the world.
Washington Post -
Doctors want alcohol warning labels to flag cancer risks
If you drink alcohol, you’ve probably seen — or overlooked — warning labels on the back of bottles. But those labels haven’t been updated since the late 1980s. Now, researchers say they don’t adequately advertise alcohol consumption’s biggest potential health consequence: cancer, including breast cancer.
The New England
Journal of Medicine - Updated Health Warnings for Alcohol — Informing
Consumers and Reducing Harm
In April 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new mortality statistics showing that alcohol consumption now accounts for more than 140,000 deaths per year in the United States, or more than 380 deaths per day.
Science Alert - There's
One Simple Strategy to Reduce Alcohol Intake, Scientists Say, And It Works
Researchers have found an effective method of getting people to cut down on their drinking: Highlight the increased risk of cancer that comes with it, and pair that with counting each and every drink.
WebMD (USA) - National
Group Wants New Cars to Check Blood Alcohol Levels
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a call for alcohol detection systems in all new vehicles that could stop an intoxicated person from driving.
Advertiser (Scotland) - Links between alcohol and cancer highlighted in new
guidance for health workers
The link between alcohol and cancer has been highlighted in updated guidance for healthcare professionals. The guide, published by Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), notes that drinking alcohol is a risk factor for several cancers.
Notes from Poland
(Poland) - Polish town bans shops from selling alcohol during night
The mountain resort town of Zakopane has banned the sale of alcohol in shops between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. in an effort to reduce antisocial and harmful behaviour. Other Polish cities have already introduced similar measures while some, including the capital Warsaw, have discussed doing so.
Kent Online (UK)
- One in six people in Kent binge drinking alcohol, council health bosses
Hundreds of thousands of Kent residents are drinking alcohol "above" the recommended levels, it has emerged.
(Australia) - Landmark investment into alcohol and other drug services as
part of the response to the Ice Inquiry
The NSW Government today announced a half-a-billion dollar investment to deliver targeted health and justice reforms as part of its final response to the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug Ice.
- Teen Alcohol Misuse Is a Driver of Poorer Health and Dissatisfaction in
Alcohol misuse in adolescence affects physical health and life satisfaction over multiple decades, outcomes that are driven by ongoing alcohol problems, a new study has found.
Women´s Health - A
neuroscientist explains how alcohol can negatively affect your gut and hormoones
Ever woken up with a hangover and wondered why, along with a pounding head, your stomach doesn't quite feel the same?
PsyPost - A
moderate dose of alcohol impairs the ability to imagine a possible future
Alcohol is an widely used substance known for contributing to bad decision making, but have you ever wondered why it can have that effect?
Colorado - Can Science Curb an Alcohol Use Crisis? CU Anschutz Addiction
Experts Bank On It
As the nation reels from a substance abuse crisis that’s shattering lives every day, scientists and clinicians across the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus work diligently in their labs and clinics, hoping to prevent tragedies of addiction.
(Ireland) - Irish people 'in denial about drinking habits' with many 'not
believing they are consuming dangerous levels of alcohol'
Many Irish people are in denial about their drinking habits with a large share of binge drinkers not believing they are consuming dangerous levels of alcohol, according to new research.