Tagged: Cancer

NEWS: Japan’s Harmful Alcohol Norm

In Japan there is an age old pervasive alcohol norm. This has been harming the Japanese people, and leading to high alcohol consumption. Japan’s alcohol norm pushes people to use alcohol in everyday settings, at work with their superiors and leads to intoxicated people being passed out in the streets. Alcohol has been associated with building relationships both personal and business…

NEWS: Philippines: Alcohol Harm Costs P200 Billion Yearly

A new study by the Philippine government reports, alcohol harm costs the government P200 Billion annually. The study by House of Representatives ways and means committee and the Department of Finance (DOF) finds that the majority of this cost is spent on treating and caring for Filipinos with alcohol problems. This includes law enforcement costs as well as burial costs when there are alcohol deaths… 

NEWS: New Zealand: MP Under Big Alcohol Influence

A Member of Parliament in New Zealand, apparently under the influence of Big Alcohol, has organized a “Whisky vs. Gin” Cancer fundraiser, despite the known connection between alcohol and cancer.
Labour MP Louisa Wall, an ambassador for the Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (NZGCF) and Health Select Committee chair, is hosting the event as part of Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month…

NEWS: USA: Public Health Groups Request Cancer Warning On Alcohol

Public health groups in the US has joined together to call for  warning statement on alcoholic beverages to increase consumer awareness of the link between alcohol and cancer. The groups are asking U.S. Department of Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau TTB to undertake a congressional reporting process provided for by the Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act of 1988…

NEWS: UK: Women Largely Unaware of Alcohol’s Breast Cancer Risk

A new study discovered only 1 in 5 women attending a breast cancer clinic knew alcohol was a risk factor. This is despite 5-11% cases being due to alcohol consumption. Two hundred women took part in the study. They were either being screened for breast cancer, or having symptoms checked…

REPORT: Addressing Alcohol Consumption as a Modifiable Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

Levels of alcohol health literacy and numeracy were low. Adding prevention interventions to screening and/or symptomatic clinics appears acceptable to attendees, highlighting the potential for using these opportunities as ‘teachable moments’. However, there are substantial cultural and systemic challenges to overcome if this is to be implemented successfully…

REPORT: Mass Media Campaigning on Alcohol Risk Awareness and Alcohol Policy

Conclusively, the results show that a mass media campaign was associated with an increase in awareness of alcohol as a risk factor for cancer as well as alcohol policy support at a population level.

NEWS: New Resource: Alcohol and NCDs – Harm and Solutions

IOGT International has released a brand new resource to illustrate how alcohol fuels the global NCDs tsunami – based on latest scientific evidence – and to outline cost-effective solutions for change.
The new fact sheet is entitled: ALCOHOL USE: FUELING THE NCDs TSUNAMI – Alcohol-related cancers, CVDs, digestive diseases, diabetes, mental ill-health and solutions for change…

REPORT: How Should We Talk about Alcohol and Risk?

The clarity and accuracy of public health messaging on alcohol lags behind that for tobacco and other drugs. The analysis by Hydes and colleagues offers a novel way of communicating the risks of alcohol consumption to the public. By comparing drinking with smoking, they leverage the hard-won successes of anti-tobacco campaigners in creating a deep public awareness of the links between cigarettes and cancer…