Topic: Prevention

NEWS: Week #20 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

WORLDWIDE WEEKLY ALCOHOL POLICY, SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome to our weekly carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates and Big Alcohol monitoring as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices…

NEWS: Youth: Shifting Image of Alcohol-Free Lifestyle

A new study reports youth in Finland and Australia are shifting to an alcohol-free lifestyle. The study found they are using similar mechanisms in maintaining their abstention and to manage the potential exclusion by peers who use alcohol. Youth who are choosing to live alcohol-free manage the possible stigma and social exclusion that comes from their choice not simply by hiding their abstention, but also actively redefining social situations and practices…

BLOG: Alcohol Prohibition In Bihar: A Policy Analysis

This blog post summarizes a policy analysis of the positive and negative effects of alcohol prohibition in Bihar, India…

NEWS: WHO: New Guidelines to Prevent Dementia

The WHO has launched new guidelines to prevent dementia. The guidelines promote adopting a healthy lifestyle to reduce dementia risk. Reducing alcohol use and tobacco use are two of the recommendations in the guidelines. WHO launched the new guidelines to counter the threat of a triple increase in dementia over the next 30 years. Today, around 50 million people globally suffer from dementia and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year…

NEWS: Week #19 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

WORLDWIDE WEEKLY ALCOHOL POLICY, SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome to our weekly carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates and Big Alcohol monitoring as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices…

NEWS: UK: New Prevention Research Initiative

SPECTRUM, a new consortium for prevention research has been awarded £5.9 million funding from the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP). SPECTRUM research will focus on commercial determinants of health and health inequalities, considering alcohol, tobacco and unhealthy food. Commercial determinants are strategies and approaches used by commercial companies to promote products and choices that are detrimental to health…

PRESS RELEASE: Alcohol Use Projected To Keep Rising, Countries Fall Short Of Promise To Protect People

A new study projects rising alcohol consumption over the next decade. The latest findings indicate that the goals for reducing alcohol harm will remain out of reach. IOGT International emphasizes the severity of this trend and calls for urgent action…

NEWS: USA: Alcoholic Liver Disease Rising

A new study reports, Americans are increasingly developing serious liver diseases like cirrhosis and liver cancer due to alcohol use. This research adds to mounting evidence showing that liver problems due to alcohol are reaching epidemic levels in the U.S. Studies from the past few years have shown that more young people are dying of liver failure, liver disease is becoming a leading cause of death, and that alcohol-related problems are the number one reason for liver transplants in America…

NEWS: Kenya: Alcohol Law Works

A new report from Kenya states, Kenyans consume the least amount of alcohol in sub-Saharan Africa. This is the result of alcohol regulation policies comprised in the so-called Mututho-Law, that Kenya has been implementing for many years.
The report called ‘Effect of Kenya’s Alcohol Regulation Policies’ shows that Kenyans consume 3.4 litres of alcohol per capita. This amount is three time less than the per capita alcohol consumption of people in Uganda and Tanzania. In neighboring Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda alcohol per capita consumption is at 9 liters or above…

NEWS: Australia: Alcohol Most Harmful Drug

A new study has revealed alcohol was the number one drug causing Australians to seek professional help. Accordingly, the four most common drugs that led Australians to ask for help were alcohol (34%), amphetamines or ‘ice’ (25%), cannabis (21%) and heroin (5%)…