Tagged: Breast Cancer

REPORT: The Strategies of Big Alcohol: Downplaying the Risk of Cancer

SAPROs provide inaccurate information, or accurate information with many confounders and misleading language to undermine cancer risk. The analysis of cancer information disseminated by alcohol industry SAPROs, and the analysis of its accuracy and framing, is not only a professional necessity for public health experts, but is also essential, given the potential impact of such information on the public… 

NEWS: Hongkong: Low Awareness Of Alcohol-Cancer Link

When asked what illnesses were most closely related to alcohol use, Hongkong citizens named liver disease, heart disease and high blood pressure as the top three. Fewer than 30% named cancer. At the same time, almost half of the Hongkongers who consumed alcohol between August and November 2018 did so in the form of binge alcohol intake at least once, according to a survey by a cancer awareness group…

MEMBER NEWS: Alarm Over Increasing Alcohol Harm In Thai Women, Girls

Women and girls in Thailand suffer increasingly from alcohol-related harm. As alcohol companies target their marketing towards Thai girls and women, consumption increases and so do associated harms. At the same time, women are still greatly affected by men’s alcohol use, for example due to triggered violence…

NEWS: Irish Alcohol Harm: Health, Economy, Death

Three people died every day in 2013 as a result of alcohol consumption, a new report has revealed.
According to the findings, the number of people discharged from hospital that year whose condition was totally attributable to alcohol use, was 17,120. This marks an 82% increase when compared to 1995’s figure of 9,420…

NEWS: Alcohol Linked With Increased Breast Cancer Risk

Research published in PLOS One, shows that alcohol consumption increases the chance of breast cancer in women. The research was led by cancer biologist Chin-Yo Lin from the University of Houston. According to the study, in 2016, more than 230,000 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer: one of the most common causes of cancer deaths for women…

NEWS: New Zealand: 1st Conference On Alcohol, Cancer

It has been documented in scientific literature for at least 50 years that alcohol is carcinogenic, and it has been scheduled as a Group 1 carcinogen (an agent that directly causes cancer) by the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) since 1988. However, this information is not familiar to the public of New Zealand…