Topic: Well-being

OPEN LETTER: Don’t Poison Our Rights

Open Letter to call for an end of the partnership between Diageo, the world’s second largest liquor producer and the International Women’s Day, and to put an end to Big Alcohol attempting to poison Women’s Rights…

REPORT: Analysis Of Suicide Mortality Between 1990 And 2016

Although the decrease in suicide mortality has been substantial during the period 1990 to 2016, if current trends continue, only 3% of 118 countries will attain the Sustainable Development Goals target to reduce suicide mortality by one third between 2015 and 2030…

NEWS: Many Benefits Of An Alcohol-Free Month

Dry January is an initiative of the British NGO Alcohol Change, which inspires and supports people to try and start the year with a month free from alcohol. The alcohol-free month in January has gone global and Dry January is a worldwide phenomenon now – as evidenced by a recent Wall Street Journal article by Sumathi Reddy entitled “The Dry January Effect. Now that the British fad is taking hold in the U.S., research shows that losing booze for a month has several health benefits—sometimes months later”.
Research shows that the people participating in Dry January are experiencing major benefits…

REPORT: Even Moderate Alcohol Use Is Risk Factor For Atrial Fibrillation

Researchers showed that regular moderate alcohol use results in more electrical evidence of scarring and impairments in electrical signaling compared with non-alcohol users and light alcohol users.
AF is an abnormal heart rhythm characterized by rapid and irregular beating of the atria (the two upper chambers of the heart). Observational studies suggest that even moderate regular alcohol consumption may increase the risk of AF.
A meta-analysis of seven studies involving nearly 860,000 patients and approximately 12,500 individuals with AF demonstrated an 8% increase in incident AF for each additional daily standard alcoholic drink…

REPORT: Increase Alcohol Taxes Most Cost-Effective Way To Tackle Obesity

Alcohol is high in kilojoules, with a pint of beer almost on par with a chocolate bar in terms of energy content. That means that even relatively small levels of alcohol consumption can have a big impact on daily energy intake. Increasing the price of alcohol is the most value for money policy option to prevent obesity in Australia. By preventing obesity-related diseases, this policy would save about A$4.8 billion in health-care costs…