Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

Alcohol: A Major Public Health Problem-South Asian Perspective

Samstag 2. Juli 2011 von htm

Over the years, use of alcohol, excessive and prolonged, has been associated with various health hazards.
With increasing clinical experience and research in the area, the association has become stronger and progressively more alarming. The evidence from different treatment settings viz. the outpatient department, inpatient setup, emergency department, and the consultation liaison services has linked the use of alcohol with a wide array of hazards to the physical and the psychological health of the users. The impact on psychological health extends beyond the users of alcohol to involve caregivers and other family members of users.
Alcohol consumption is the leading risk factor for disease burden in low-mortality developing countries and the third largest risk factor in developed countries. … (Source: Alcohol Reports, 06/30/11)

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Development, Global, Health, Research, Social Costs, societal effects, Treatment | Keine Kommentare »

Sweden launches new strategy to combat narcotic, alcohol problems

Dienstag 26. April 2011 von htm

The Swedish government Tuesday launched a new comprehensive strategy to deal with alcohol, drugs, doping and tobacco problems together, Xinhua informs.
„The overall objective is to make Swedish society free from illicit drugs and doping with fewer medical and social damage caused by alcohol and tobacco,“ Maria Larsson, Swedish Minister for Children and Elderly, said in a statement.
The goal is to address the overall problem caused by the use and abuse of alcohol, drugs, doping and tobacco.
Statistics show that 15 percent of the total disease burden in Sweden is due to the harmful effects that may be linked to the use and abuse of alcohol, drugs, doping and tobacco.
The strategy is proposed for 2011-2015 and was passed in the parliament at the end of March this year.
The government will invest 260 million kronor (about 40 million U.S. dollars) per year to support effort such as parents whose children take drugs or children who are abused at home. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 04/25/11) focus-fen.net, 04/20/11

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Binge Drinking, Children, consumption, Global, Other Drugs, Parents, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, societal effects, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Focus On Links Between Alcohol And Cancer, Australia

Freitag 25. Juni 2010 von htm

AMA President, Dr Andrew Pesce, said today that more needs to be done to stop young people from taking up drinking at an early age, including banning alcohol advertising and promotions that are targeted at teenagers and adolescents. Dr Pesce said that excess alcohol consumption is known to be a contributor to cancer rates in Australia. The 2010 edition of Australia’s Health, released yesterday, showed that there are rising rates of cancer in the community and that cancer is the leading cause of disease burden in Australia. (Source: Medical News Today, 6/24/10)

Kategorie: Addiction, Advertising, Allgemein, Global, Health, Prevention, Research, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

WHO: Global health risks: progress and challenges

Mittwoch 2. September 2009 von htm

WHO’s upcoming report Global health risks will identify the global and regional mortality and disease burden associated with 24 health risks. These risk factors range from environmental risks such as exposure to smoke from indoor solid fuel use, to metabolic risks such as high blood pressure. The report finds that five leading risk factors (childhood underweight, unsafe sex, alcohol use, unsafe water and sanitation, and high blood pressure) are responsible for one-quarter of all deaths in the world and one-fifth of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). Success in reducing exposure to these five risk factors alone would increase global life expectancy by nearly 5 years. (Source: Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2009;87:646-646. doi: 10.2471/BLT.09.070565)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Global, Health, Prevention, Publications, Research, WHO | Keine Kommentare »

Framework for alcohol policy in the WHO European Region

Dienstag 18. August 2009 von htm

WHO-Publication Report online
The European Region is the WHO region with the highest alcohol intake in the world. Both per capita consumption and the disease burden from alcohol are twice the world average. Alcohol is the third-largest risk factor for death and disability in the Region and the largest risk factor among young people.

Kategorie: Allgemein, Global, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, Publications, WHO | Keine Kommentare »

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