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NEWS: Week #32 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, and more Big Alcohol revelations.
For week 32, our Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains:
Special Feature #1: Alcohol taxation for universal health coverage: the case of the Philippines…
Special Feature #2: Members news from Sri Lanka where ADIC was launched a groundbreaking training course for young journalists…
Alcohol policy updates come from Sydney, the Baltics, the United States and the growing “sober curious” movement…
Fresh science updates are about alcohol and diabetes, recovery from opioids, as well as alcohol and the global oral health crisis…
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes alcohol industry interference in Australia and AB InBev’s dirty business in Delhi, India…

NEWS: Myanmar: Rising Mental Health Issues Linked to Alcohol

There is an increase in the number of mental health patients seeking treatment in hospitals in Myanmar. Most of the cases reported are related to alcohol consumption.
The data come from Ministry of Health and Sports’ report about latest development during the previous three years. According to an official of the Ministry of Health and Sports: The number of hospitalized patients increased from over 36,000 in 2012 to over 86,000 in 2017 and the root cause is alcohol consumption. Alcohol addiction increased around 2.5 fold, from 2013 to 2018…

NEWS: The Case for Alcohol Tax: Funding Health Care

As the 18th Congress commences deliberations of the so called priority tax bills – including alcohol taxation – leaders in both Congressional chambers are adamant to increase the alcohol tax in order to continue promoting health for all in the Philippines.
Two major reasons why alcohol taxation matters for Health for All: In the deliberations about the measures, two major reasons for alcohol taxation have emerged…

NEWS: Quitting, Reducing Alcohol Use Improves Diabetes II Outcomes

A first of its kind study shows that reducing alcohol use by as little as two units per week may have long-term health benefits for people with diabetes.
Concerning alcohol and diabetes the situation has long been complicated. This new study, published in Cardiovascular Diabetology, therefore helps elucidate the science further. Meta-analysis have confirmed that there is a U-shaped relationship between the average amount of alcohol consumed per day and the risk of type 2 diabetes. For example, chronic heavy alcohol use has previously been observed to disrupt glucose homeostasis and to lead to the development of insulin resistance, resulting in a higher risk of diabetes mellitus…

NEWS: Week #31 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, and more Big Alcohol revelations.
Special Feature:
Members news from Ghana where GhanAPA was launched with the support of the IOGT movement.
For week 31, our Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains:
Alcohol policy updates come from New Delhi, India, Hungary, Ukraine and Scotland.
Fresh science updates are about the digital world, labelling awareness among youth and alcohol policy in Ontario, Canada.
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes the tobacco and alcohol giants invested in Big Marijuana, Heineken in Kenya, and political interference in Australia and The Gambia…

MEMBER NEWS: Ghana: Formal Launch of GhanAPA

The Ghana Alcohol Policy Alliance (GhanAPA) has been launched under the theme: “The Role Of National Alcohol Policy In Preventing And Reducing Alcohol Harms”. The formal launch of the alcohol policy network comes two years after a national alcohol policy workshop laid the groundwork for the formation of the Ghana Alcohol Policy Alliance.
The vision and mission of the GhanAPA is to advocate an alcohol-free Ghana and to contribute to the elimination of alcohol use by minors and vulnerable groups in Ghana…

REPORT: Diabetes II: Small Reduction in Alcohol, Big Reduction in Heart Disease Risk

Healthy lifestyle changes among people with a new diagnosis of type 2 diabetes are possible. People who cut their alcohol consumption by at least two units a week or abstained from alcohol had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared with people who didn’t change their alcohol use…

NEWS: England Failing to Tackle Alcohol Epidemic

New research has found massive cuts to alcohol rehab services have led to major shortcomings in tackling the alcohol epidemic of England. A research conducted by King’s College scientists found more than £100m has been cut since services in England were reorganised in 2012. On average, alcohol and other drugs services in England had lost approximately 30% of their budgets since 2013-14, when they were handed over to local authority control.
This austerity policy is failing the people of England who are struggling under the heavy burden of the alcohol epidemic…

REPORT: Lessons from the Digital Frontline

Overweight and obesity is the leading preventable cause of cancer in the UK after smoking. It is linked to a number of health conditions, including 13 different types of cancer, causing over 22,000 cancer incidences annually (approx. 6% of all cancer cases). Reducing obesity levels therefore must be a key priority in improving public health and protecting future generations.
This report investigates how digital marketing for HFSS food and drink is regulated in the UK and examines alternative methods of regulating online marketing. Based upon this evidence, the researchers have produced a best practice checklist for government and regulators…

REPORT: Digital Marketing and Impact on Children

Overweight and obesity is the second leading cause of cancer in the UK after smoking. Overweight and obesity causes different types of cancer and over 22,000 cancer cases each year in the UK. It is estimated that each year, obesity costs the NHS in England £6.1 bn and the wider UK economy £27 bn…