Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

USA: Researchers Link Deaths to Social Ills

Samstag 9. Juli 2011 von htm

Poverty is often cited as contributing to poor health. Now, in an unusual approach, researchers have calculated how many people poverty kills and presented their findings, along with an argument that social factors can cause death the same way that behavior like smoking cigarettes does.
In an article published online for the June 16 issue of The American Journal of Public Health, scientists calculated the number of deaths attributable to each of six social factors, including low income.
To estimate the number of deaths caused by each factor, the scientists reviewed 47 earlier studies on the subject, combining the data in a meta-analysis. The studies were generally based on large national surveys like the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a continuing study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Harvard World Health News, 07/08/11) nytimes.com, 07/04/11 Comment: Regularly moderate wine drinkers do not belong to this group. Many abstainers do. One more reason why studies with positive health results for moderate drinkers vs. abstainers are not correct.

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Allgemein, consumption, Global, Health, mortality, Other Drugs, Publications, Research, Statistics | Keine Kommentare »

One In Ten Jobless Young People ‚Driven To Drugs Or Alcohol‘

Sonntag 31. Januar 2010 von htm

Older teenagers and young adults who are out of work face poorer health and lower happiness, with one in 10 claiming that unemployment drove them to drugs or alcohol, according to new research. A Princes Trust study, based on interviews with over 2,000 unemployed 16 to 25 year olds, also found out-of-work young people were more likely to feel ashamed, rejected and unloved. If the current economic downturn mirrors previous recessions these could become ‚permanent psychological scars‘, the charity warned. (Source: Medical News Today, 1/28/10)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Global, Other Drugs, Research, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

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