WION (UK) - UK women are way ahead when it comes to binge drinking, study finds
A study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has found that women in Britain top the list of the world's biggest female binge drinkers.
World Health Organization (WHO) - Joint
statement by WHO/Europe and IARC to the European Parliament – raising awareness
of the link between alcohol and cancer
IARC is the specialized cancer agency of WHO, its main mission being to conduct research to enable effective cancer prevention. The IARC monographs programme identifies and evaluates the potential of agents to cause cancer.
UK Parliament Committees (UK) - Major
prevention inquiry turns to harms caused by alcohol, drugs, gambling and Tobacco
MPs will consider harms, including addictive behaviours, in the next stage of their major inquiry into preventing ill-health. On the agenda, the effectiveness of regulation and messaging around harms caused by alcohol, drugs, gambling and smoking – factors that contribute to poor health.
USA Today - The Excerpt podcast: More women
are dying from alcohol-related causes. Why?
A recent groundbreaking study revealed that alcohol-related deaths are surging for women even more than for men. What’s to blame? Dr. Paula Cook, host of The Addiction Files podcast and a board-certified addiction medicine and family medicine physician, joined The Excerpt podcast to talk about a dangerous culture around alcohol and why women face higher risks.
NZ Herald (New Zealand) - Calls for less
alcohol advertising around low decile Auckland schools
South Auckland community leader and new MP Fa’anana Efeso Collins has slammed what he says is the abnormal level of exposure of children to alcohol advertising near schools.
Neuroscience News - Soda’s Slippery Slope
to Alcohol Use in Kids
A recent study points to a potential link between regular caffeinated soda consumption in children and an increased likelihood of alcohol use. Delving into over 2,000 young participants’ habits, researchers found a connection to impulsivity and working memory deficits.
LSM (Latvia) - Shorter alcohol sales hours
considered in Latvia
The Saeima Public Health Sub-Committtee has agreed to advance a joint proposal on restrictions on alcohol sales, which provides for a prohibition on selling alcohol on working days and Saturdays from 20:00 in the evening until 10:00 of the next day, but on Sundays and public holidays from 15:00 to 10:00 on the next working day, Latvian Television reports.
The National (Dubai) - Dubai teenagers
create AI-based app to help prevent alcohol abuse
A group of Dubai pupils have developed an app that uses artificial intelligence to administer a chemical through a skin patch to help people with alcohol addiction.
University of Liverpool (UK) - Researchers
call for better integration of mental health and alcohol services
The relationship between alcohol and mental health among UK minority ethnic groups is explored in a joint report from Lancaster University, King’s College London, the University of Liverpool and Edge Hill University.
NordAN (Denmark) - Denmark: Four out of ten
parents worry about their child's alcohol consumption
New figures from the Danish Cancer Society and TrygFonden reveal that nearly half of parents are concerned about their teenagers' alcohol consumption. Ongoing dialogue and agreements between parents and teenagers can contribute to the child drinking less.
Eurocare (EU) - European Parliament Report
on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) must be altered to protect European
Citizens from alcohol harms
The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), the foremost and largest professional medical society on liver health in Europe, together with the European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare), urge Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to make the right choice for all Europeans in line with WHO recommendations, scientific evidence and popular requests.
NordAN (Sweden) - MHF spotlights prevention
and recovery in fight against drunk driving in week 45
Over one million Swedes engage in risky alcohol consumption. During week 45, MHF shines a light on positive examples of preventive and rehabilitative measures linked to alcohol and drug abuse as well as drunk driving.
OECD - Health at a Glance 2023
Health at a Glance provides a comprehensive set of indicators on population health and health system performance across OECD members and key emerging economies. These cover health status, risk factors for health, access to and quality of healthcare, and health system resources.