REPORT: Alcohol Is An Obstacle To Sustainable Development

The inclusion of a focus on alcohol consumption within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) illustrates the increased diversity of the new global development agenda. Recognition of alcohol as a development issue reflects its multiple social and economic impacts as well as the 3·3 million annual deaths, or 5·9% of all global deaths, that result from its consumption. SDG 3.5 aims to “strengthen prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol”…

REPORT: Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy And Postpartum Period And Its Predictors In Sindhupalchowk District, Nepal

A substantial proportion of women consumed alcohol during pregnancy and postpartum period with high consumption frequency. Culture sensitive behavior change communication interventions aimed at reducing home brewing and husband’s alcohol use would also be important…

NEWS: Internet, Mobile Devices Prompt Positive Lifestyle Changes

The Internet and mobile interventions improve important lifestyle behaviors
People are more likely to adopt heart healthy behaviors when guided and encouraged via the Internet, their cell phones or other devices, according to 23 years of research…

REPORT: Information Technology And Lifestyle

Information technology and lifestyle: a systematic evaluation of Internet and mobile interventions for improving diet, physical activity, obesity, tobacco, and alcohol use Novel interventions are needed to improve lifestyle and prevent NCDs, the leading cause of death and disability globally. This study aimed to systematically review, synthesize, and grade scientific evidence on the effectiveness of novel… Read more »

REPORT: Alcohol Consumption As A Cause Of Cancer

There is strong evidence that alcohol causes cancer at seven sites in the body and probably others. Current estimates suggest that alcohol-attributable cancers at these sites make up 5.8% of all cancer deaths worldwide. Confirmation of specific biological mechanisms by which alcohol increases the incidence of each type of cancer is not required to infer that alcohol is a cause…

NEWS: WHO: 7 Strategies For Ending Violence Against Children

The World Health Organization has released a new report: “INSPIRE: Seven strategies for Ending Violence Against Children”
Globally, hundreds of millions of children — up to one billion — have experienced physical, sexual or psychological violence in the past year.
The new WHO report “INSPIRE: seven strategies for ending violence against children” identifies a select set of strategies that have shown success in reducing violence against children…

NEWS: New Booklet: 12 of 17 SDGs Impacted By Alcohol

New IOGT International booklet released: Alcohol and the Sustainable Development Goals – Major obstacle to development.
Alcohol is an obstacle to achieving 12 out of 17 SDGs…

REPORT: China-India Mental Health Alliance Series

China and India, which together contain 37% of the world’s population, are both undergoing rapid social change. Therefore understanding the burden attributed to mental, neurological, and substance use disorders within these two countries is essential…