Topic: Lifestyle

NEWS: EU: NCDs Fuel Government Health Expenditure

In 2015 at the level of the EU, health expenditure remained the second largest item of general government expenditure after spending on ‘social protection’. Between 70% to 80% of healthcare costs are spent on NCDs. This corresponds to €700 billion in the European Union – a number that is set to increase in the coming years…

REPORT: Association Between Clinically Recorded Alcohol Consumption And Initial Presentation Of 12 Cardiovascular Diseases

Heterogeneous associations exist between level of alcohol consumption and the initial presentation of cardiovascular diseases. This has implications for counselling patients, public health communication, and clinical research, suggesting a more nuanced approach to the role of alcohol in prevention of cardiovascular disease is necessary…

BLOG: Big Alcohol’s Attack On Women

The news is not that the alcohol industry does this. The outrage is not that they admit it. The story is that Big Alcohol tactics to target women have real and adverse consequences…

REPORT: 25‐Year Alcohol Consumption Trajectories And Their Association With Arterial Aging

This work demonstrates that consistently heavy alcohol consumption is associated with higher cardiovascular risk, especially among males, and also provides new insights into the potential impact of changes in alcohol intake levels over time. It discusses the additional insights possible when capturing longitudinal consumption patterns in lieu of reliance on recent intake…

Sweden: Vit Jul Wins Campaign Award

Vit Jul Wins Best International Web Video at the Reed Awards
The campaign film for Vit Jul’s 2016 campaign is an innovative 360-degree-film called “Julen1982” (Christmas 1982). Vit Jul, or White Christmas, is a campaign of the entire Swedish IOGT-NTO movement, to make Christmas the holidays of children, asking parents to spend Christmas alcohol-free and providing awesome activities for children when all other opportunities for kids are closed over the holidays…

NEWS: Bhutan: UN Mission Support To Curb NCDs

Reducing harmful alcohol use, and improving diet and nutrition in Bhutan were among key focus areas of the first joint mission to the country by the United Nations Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)…