Euronews.com (EU) - Is that nightcap worth it? This is how many deaths alcohol contributes to in Europe
Experts have warned that there is no safe threshold for drinking alcohol in terms of health risks. Kicking back with a drink amid the warm summer heat is a common experience for most Europeans but many remain unaware of the risks associated with consuming alcohol.
NBC News - Just how
bad is alcohol? Eight experts weigh in on the risks and supposed benefits of
Although it’s common knowledge that drinking too much is unhealthy, research sometimes conflicts about where the dividing line is between permissible and risky alcohol consumption — and whether drinking a small amount could come with any health benefits.
Washington Post - ‘Asian
glow’ from alcohol isn’t just a discomfort. It’s a severe warning.
The reaction is caused by a genetic mutation that has been linked to diseases, including cancer, in those who consume moderate to large quantities of alcohol
Gallup News (USA) - More
Than Six in 10 Americans Drink Alcohol
The 62% of Americans who currently report that they drink alcohol is in line with Gallup’s 63% average dating back to 1939.
British Vogue - I
Only Ever Drank A “Normal” Amount, But Quitting Alcohol Is Still The Best
Decision I Ever Made
At 41, I’m happy to report I’ve reached that point in life where I can ditch things that no longer serve me. Toxic friends. The persistent voice of self-doubt that clattered around my head for decades.
Pharmacy Times - Alcohol
Consumption, Risky Drinking Habits Common Among Cancer Survivors, Those
Alcohol consumption and risky drinking behaviors were prevalent among cancer survivors, including those actively receiving treatment, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
NPR (UK) - Beer in
Britain's pubs just got cheaper, thanks to changes in the alcohol tax
It's been a dreary summer in the U.K., which has seen some of the rainiest summer months on record, all while the country continues to deal with the highest inflation in Western Europe. Almost everything — from food to fuel to rent — is getting more expensive.
WHO | Regional Office
for Africa (Uganda) - Ministry of Health draft manual to address alcohol use
disorders in Uganda
Uganda, like many other countries, faces significant challenges related to alcohol use disorders (AUDs) resulting from hazardous alcohol consumption. This situation has a considerable impact on public health and the social well-being of consumers.
Thaiger (Thailand) - Alcohol
advertising: Tightened restrictions urged amidst youth risk concerns
Further restrictions against alcohol advertising are being urged by the Alcohol Watch Network. Concerns centre around young people and new drinkers who are at risk due to various impacts on health, economy and society.
University of Stirling
(UK) - The media can play its part in reducing stigma around substance use
The media can play its part in reducing stigma surrounding substance use, according to two University of Stirling academics. The language, images and phrases used by the media are important in getting people to change the way they think about those who use alcohol and drugs, say Professor Tessa Parkes and Dr Hannah Carver from the University’s Faculty of Social Sciences.
NordAN (Finland) - EHYT:
Alcohol policy should primarily be health policy
Effective alcohol policy should not only focus on individual decisions but, more importantly, on its long-term objectives and vision.
NordAN (Iceland) - Sharp
rise in alcohol-related liver disease in Iceland over four decades
Over the last 40 years, there has been an eightfold increase in the number of Icelanders suffering from alcohol-related liver disease (ARLD), coinciding with a 74% spike in per capita alcohol consumption, reveals a new study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology.