Tagged: NCDs

REPORT: DNA Repair Mechanism Links Alcohol And Cancer

The DNA in human cells is susceptible to a barrage of agents that can cause damage, including radiation or toxic substances such as alcohol.
Researchers of the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, U.K., have discovered a new way in which the human body repairs DNA damage caused by a degradation product of alcohol. That knowledge underlines the link between alcohol consumption and cancer…

NEWS: USA: Alcohol is a Rising Women’s Health Issue

In the United States alcohol is becoming a serious women’s health issue. The surge in alcohol problems among women is proving fatal to many.
Across the U.S., there is a rise in alcoholic cirrhosis and alcohol-related liver disease among young adults and women. This is leading to an increasing death rate in the country…

REPORT: Alcohol: Global Health’s Blind Spot

Alcohol control is in dire and urgent need of the strong champions within the UN system afforded to tobacco control. Academics and health professionals have called for a framework convention on alcohol control; however, before this guidance can be made, the global health community needs to recognise its blind spot…

MEMBER NEWS: Movendi SK: Alcohol Policy Analysis of Election Platforms

Movendi Slovakia has published a thorough analysis of the election platforms of the major political parties that compete for votes in the 2020 parliamentary elections. The analysis entitled “Alcohol in Election Platforms” shows if and how a political party would prioritize alcohol policy solutions, how they would approach prevention and health promotion in general…

BLOG: Global Alcohol Trends of 2019

What do you learn when you spend a year (almost) curating alcohol policy and science news from around the world on a daily basis?
In her ground-breaking blog post, Tharaka outlines five major trends ranging from culture to science and policy to sustainable development. She explores major highlights of 2019 in policy and scientific developments as well as alcohol industry practices and she sketches out six thought-provoking conclusions for the future…

NEWS: Lancet Commission on Child Health Highlights Alcohol Harm

A future for the world’s children? A WHO-UNICEF-Lancet Commission Highlights Alcohol Harm and Alcohol Policy Solutions
The World Health Organization (WHO), together with UNICEF and The Lancet have issued a new Commission on the future for the world’s children. The WHO–UNICEF–Lancet Commission is set to lay the foundations for a new global movement for child health that addresses two major crises adversely affecting children’s health, well-being and development; and the Commission presents high-level recommendations that position children at the centre of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The first sentences of the Commission’s Executive Summary outline the two crisis…

NEWS: WHO: NCDs Progress Monitor 2020

World leaders committed to reduce premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by one-third by 2030. With 10 years to go to achieve the target the World Health Organization (WHO) has published the NCDs Progress Monitor to give a picture of the current state in achieving this goal…

NEWS: WHO: Countries Request Accelerated Action on Alcohol

A decision unanimously adopted at the World Health Organization’s Executive Board meeting calls the global alcohol burden a “public health priority”. In the decision, countries request “accelerated action” on alcohol harm. 
After more than 12 hours of informal consultations during the entire week of the 146th session of the WHO Executive Board, a bloc of countries led by Thailand won the unanimous approval from the Board to develop a new global action plan to reduce alcohol harm…

NEWS: UK: Alarming Lack of Public Understanding about Liver Disease

New data from a CommRes study published on Lancet’s latest Liver Commission report highlights an alarming lack of public understanding about liver disease. According to the study only one in 10 people can correctly identify all of the three main risk factors of liver disease…