Tagged: Global Burden of Disease

NEWS: Ghana: Government Plans Alcohol Tax Hike

The Ghanaian government is planning a tax hike for health-harmful consumer products, including alcohol, tobacco and sugary beverages.
Hon. Alexander Kodwo Kom Abban, Deputy Health Minister of Ghana, explained that the planned tax hike is intended to discourage the sale and promotion of products which are causing the increase in non communicable diseases (NCDs), including cancers, strokes and heart diseases – and their risk factors, such as alcohol and tobacco…

NEWS: Landmark Study: Alcohol Increases Stroke Risk

New study challenges health benefits of low dose alcohol consumption. The scientific evidence that there is no safe amount of alcohol consumption keeps increasing further. 
Blood pressure and stroke risk increase steadily with increasing alcohol consumption, and previous claims that 1 to 2 alcoholic drinks a day might protect against stroke are dismissed by new scientific evidence from a genetic study involving 500,000 Chinese people…

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…

REPORT: Alcohol Use, Burden, Policy: Systematic Analysis For Global Burden Of Disease Study 2016

The total attributable burden of alcohol use was larger than previous evidence has indicated and increases monotonically with consumption. Based on weighted relative risk curves for each health outcome associated with alcohol use, the level of consumption that minimises health loss due to alcohol use is zero. These findings strongly suggest that alcohol control policies should aim to reduce total population-level consumption. To potentially reduce the effects of alcohol use on future health loss, there is a need for countries to revisit their alcohol control policies and assess how they can be modified to further lower population-level consumption…

NEWS: Landmark Study: No Level of Alcohol Use Improves Health

New landmark study shows that no level of alcohol consumption improves health or is good for health and that alcohol control policies need to be revised worldwide, refocusing on efforts to lower overall population-level consumption.
The level of alcohol consumption that minimised harm across health outcomes was zero standard alcohol drinks per week,” write the researchers in the summary of their study.
This systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2016 for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016, is the most comprehensive estimate of the global burden of alcohol use that has ever been compiled. This latest GBD analysis applies state-of-the-art epidemiology and uses methodological enhancements of previous iterations of the GBD to produce a definitive understanding of alcohol-related harm…

REPORT: Cancer Toll Grows In LMICs As New Cases Increase Globally

New Global Burden of Disease study urges increased prevention efforts and vigilance in early detection and treatment. The Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration has published online a new study in the journal JAMA Oncol…

NEWS: Study: Comparing Alcohol Risks For Disease Burden

A new review “A narrative review of alcohol consumption as a risk factor for global burden of disease” provides an updated overview on the main results of Comparative Risk Assessment for alcohol consumption. It sketches out new trends and developments, and draws implications for future research and policy…