Tagged: The Guardian

NEWS: Women Use As Much Alcohol As Men

Women now consume as much alcohol as men, global study finds. Researchers believe the change is due to alcohol products being cheaper, being specifically created for and marketed directly at women.
Women have caught up with men in the amount of alcohol they consume and are doing increasing amounts of damage to their health as a result, according to a global study that looked at the consumption habits of four million people over a period of over a century…

BLOG: EURO2016 Problems: At Work Surrounded By Alcohol

There are many reasons why alcohol brand marketing is misplaced in professional sports. And Roy Carroll, Northern Ireland’s goalkeeper symbolizes one.
To my mind, the well-being of the players during and after their career and the environments that they do their jobs in, should make it as easy as possible to be healthy. For those few that ever make into professional football, their dream should not become a nightmare, just because the alcohol industry needs a marketing platform…

NEWS: Australia Day: 1 In 7 Hospital Visits Due To Alcohol

One in seven patients entering hospital emergency departments on Australia Day were there because of alcohol-related harm, research by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine has found. The largest snapshot survey of its kind undertaken in Australia and the first to investigate the relationship between alcohol-related harm and Australia Day, it found that 15% of patients across 100 emergency departments were there because of alcohol…

BLOG: Applause. Accountability. Action

Will the new SDGs‬ really leave no one behind or are there critical flaws in the Global Goals for Sustainable Development already visible?The achievement of 11 out of 17 goals will be impeded by the harm alcohol causes in the society. Because of that, looking at and aiming at reduction of alcohol use in the population is a justified and down to earth proposal to be implemented in the new Sustainable Development Agenda…

NEWS: UN General Assembly: The Countdown Is On

Next week, IOGT International will be represented in New York at the United Nations. IOGT International President will attend a number of high-level meetings and events next week, and the high-light will be the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015, held between September 25 and September 27, 2015. This summit is convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly. As the United Nations celebrates its 70th anniversary and annual session this autumn by launching the sustainable development goals, The Guardian has taken a look at the general assembly’s history and purpose.

NEWS: Report: Recognize FASD As Disability In Australia

A new report on Indigenous alcohol use recommends to recognise FASD as disability in Australia. The report entitled “Alcohol: hurting people and harming communities” by the Standing committee says Indigenous children fall through cracks of the education system and later land in prison as FASD is misdiagnosed or not treated. A significant number of Aboriginal children are falling through the cracks of the education system and later often ending up in prison because foetal alcohol syndrome is not recognised as a disability in Australia, a national report on alcohol use in Aboriginal communities has found.

NEWS: MUP Not Precluded By EU Law

European Court of Justice advocate general Yves Bot said in an official opinion that the Minimum Unit Pricing policy, intended to be introduced in Scotland and other European countries, is not precluded by EU law.
In the official opinion, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) said Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) would only be legal if it could be shown that no other mechanism could deliver the desired public health benefits. He also cautioned that MUP risked infringing EU rules on free trade and the principle of free movement of goods…

NEWS: UK: Hidden Alcohol Epidemic Among Over-50s

A brand new study finds: Highly educated people above the age of 50 who generally lead a healthy, active and sociable life and are at higher risk of alcohol use disorder, compared to less well-off peers. The study analysed data from more than 9,000 people and concluded that alcohol use in the age group 50-plus years is a hidden middle class phenomenon…