Tagged: Women’s Health

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NEWS: How Big Alcohol Converts Women to Alcohol

Women are on of Big Alcohol’s major targets along with children and youth. There are various methods the industry uses to try and convert women into using alcohol. Despite alcohol having very specific harms on women such as the fact that women can get addicted to substances with smaller amounts and in shorter time than men, the alcohol industry continues to aggressively go after women…

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NEWS: Big Alcohol Exposed: Coors Cancels Two Ads

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic Big Alcohol company MillerCoors has had to cancel two of their ad campaigns. The ads exposed Coors’ unethical mareketing strategies – through the lense of the current global health crisis…

NEWS: Women’s Health and Rights: Alcohol Harm Major Blind Spot

Alcohol harm is a women’s rights issue but remains a blind spot in global health and the women’s movement.
President of Movendi International, Kristina Sperkova, discusses the neglect of alcohol harm against women in women’s rights discourse and the global health movement…

NEWS: Older Women Perceive Their Alcohol Use Less Harmful Than It Is

A new study has found, alcohol harm is common among older women in Australia.The study looked at the social construction on alcohol use among women aged 50 to 70 years in Australia and Denmark. In Australia and Denmark women of this age are more likely to consume alcohol above low-risk alcohol use guidelines…

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…

NEWS: USA: Key Facts About Substance Use in Women

Women face unique issues when using substances. National Institute of Drug Abuse of the United States of America (USA) outlines women specific substance use problems. Scientists who study substance use have discovered that women who use drugs can have issues related to hormones, menstrual cycle, fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause…

NEWS: South Africa: Local Efforts to Tackle Alcohol Harm

Alcohol affordability and availability are thus key drivers of gender-based violence.
Alcohol has also been identified as the 3rd leading risk factor for death and disability in South Africa. In the Western Cape region, many attempts have been made over several years to prevent and reduce alcohol harm, by governments and civil society. Unfortunately, there has been little systemic success to show for all the effort.
The Western Cape Government aims to change this by focusing on interventions that make a tangible impact in terms of reducing alcohol harm – so called game changer interventions and programs.
The Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) focuses on regulating alcohol availability and affordability…

NEWS: India: Women’s Alcohol Use Rising

According to a survey done in Delhi, more Indian women are consuming more alcohol. The survey was conducted by the Community Against Drunken Driving (CADD) among 5,000 women aged between 18 to 70 years in Delhi…

NEWS: Women Who Quit Booze Improve Mental Health

According to a new study women can boost their mental health by quitting alcohol completely.
Despite persisting recommendations by some that “moderate” alcohol use was not harmful to health, new findings suggest people who abstain enjoy the highest level of mental well-being.
The researchers said quitting alcohol may improve overall health-related quality of life as well as mental well-being, especially for women…

NEWS: UK: Women Largely Unaware of Alcohol’s Breast Cancer Risk

A new study discovered only 1 in 5 women attending a breast cancer clinic knew alcohol was a risk factor. This is despite 5-11% cases being due to alcohol consumption. Two hundred women took part in the study. They were either being screened for breast cancer, or having symptoms checked…