Tagged: Global Burden of Disease

NEWS: Study: Comparing Alcohol Risks For Disease Burden

A new review “A narrative review of alcohol consumption as a risk factor for global burden of disease” provides an updated overview on the main results of Comparative Risk Assessment for alcohol consumption. It sketches out new trends and developments, and draws implications for future research and policy…

NEWS: GBD 2015: Alcohol Serious Threat To Global Health

GBD 2015: Increase in global life expectancy offset by war, obesity, and substance abuse
New Global Burden of Disease (GBD 2015)) study reveals that income, education, and birth rates – while critical – are not the only keys to healthy living in 195 countries
Improvements in sanitation, immunizations, indoor air quality, and nutrition have enabled children in poor countries to live longer over the past 25 years, according to a new scientific analysis by the IHME and collaborators of more than 300 diseases and injuries in 195 countries and territories.
However, such progress is threatened by increasing numbers of people suffering serious health threats related to obesity, high blood sugar, and alcohol and drug abuse…

REPORT: Alcohol In The Systematic Analysis of Global Burden Of Disease 2013

Alcohol use accounted for 2·8 million deaths and 99·3 million DALYs in 2013, with both deaths and DALYs increasing over time. Alcohol use is the leading risk in many countries in Latin America. Alcohol use was the second leading risk in South Korea…

BLOG: Alcohol Policy To Help Reduce TB Deaths

TB is about Human lives and the sustainability of Human society. As successful treatment of the multi-drug resistent TB cases is becoming increasingly impossible, the urgency and dire need for both preventive strategies as well as an efficient vaccine are paramount. Alcohol policy measures have added value in the global response to the tuberculosis epidemic…

BLOG: Science Shows: Causal Link Between Alcohol Use And Tuberculosis

Based on the available data, about 10% of the TB cases globally were estimated to be attributable to alcohol.
Already few facts tell the story that the current TB disease burden is enormous. TB ranks among the 10 most fatal and disabling diseases worldwide. The world would be a better place if high-impact measures to prevent it and to enhance interventions and treatment were in place…

REPORT: Global Burden Of Disease Attributable To Mental And Substance Use Disorders

In 2010, mental and substance use disorders accounted for 183.9 million DALYs, or 7.4% of all DALYs worldwide.
Such disorders accounted for 8.6 million YLLs and 175.3 million YLDs.
Mental and substance use disorders were the leading cause of YLDs worldwide…