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TOP NEWS: UN health agency sounds alarm on alcohol abuse

Freitag 11. Februar 2011 von htm

Alcohol abuse is killing 2.5 million people each year and governments must do more to prevent it, the World Health Organization said Friday.
Some 4 percent of all deaths worldwide are attributable to alcohol, the U.N. body said. The main causes of alcohol-related deaths are injuries incurred when drunk, cancer, liver cirrhosis, heart disease and strokes.
„It’s a killer and it’s not good from a public health point of view,“ Melvin Freeman of South African’s Ministry of Health and a contributor to the report, told reporters in Geneva.
Worldwide, over 6 percent of male deaths are related to alcohol, but only just over 1 percent of deaths in women. Almost one in 10 deaths among young people aged 15-to-29 is from alcohol-related causes — about 320,000 each year — WHO said. (Source: Google Alcohol News, 02/11/11) Washington Examiner: 02/11/11

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