Tagged: Report

EVENT: Communities Speak

Welcome to a one day conference organized by IOGT International on the margins of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. This much needed event aims to gather communities, community activists and organizations that seek to reduce drug use prevalence through evidence-based prevention and treatment activities rooted in a health and rights-centered approach…

NEWS: Australia: Rising Alcohol Problems In Baby Boomers

The Australian Medical Journal reports that baby boomers are consuming alcohol at increasingly risky levels, exposing themselves to rising problems.
Baby boomers in Australia are consuming alcohol at increasingly risky levels. The healthcare system is struggling to meet the needs of older Australians with alcohol-related problems, according to new research…

REPORT: Australian-First Study Sheds More Light On Factors Influencing Youth Alcohol Use

The study, How do alcohol control policies influence Australian adolescent drinking trends?, is the first Australian study to examine the relative influence of multiple alcohol policies, television alcohol advertising, retail alcohol outlet density and the proportion of alcohol-related articles in daily newspapers, on the alcohol use behaviour of adolescents…

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: Hidden Power Of Corporations

The hidden power of corporations Editorial The growing literature on what are termed “the commercial determinants of health” pays particular attention to the hidden and invisible forms of power, whereby large corporations use various methods to shape thinking about what are appropriate responses to the health consequences of their products. In the accompanying article, Susan… Read more »

REPORT: Norway: Alcohol Industry Lobbyists Use Science To Advance Own Interests

Alcohol industry actors employed a range of strategies to shape the use of the various types of evidence on on-premise trading hours and violence to advance their own interests. The particular strategies and arguments changed over time as new data and research became available, and also varied between the national and the local levels and by categories of industry actors. There is a need to better understand how the handling of different forms of evidence is accommodated within the political strategies of a range of industry actors in respect of particular policy issues and forms of evidence, at different levels of policy making and in varying policy contexts…

REPORT: “Buddhist Lent Dry Campaign” Has Significant Effect On Abstinence Levels

The study’s findings showed that the availability of the community intervention had a significant effect on alcohol abstinence not only during Buddhist Lent, but also 3 months after the end of Buddhist Lent.
Furthermore, the intervention was very effective among alcohol users who took an abstinence pledge…

REPORT: Gaps In Thai Alcohol Policy Regarding Big Alcohol’s Commercial Strategies

Despite the strict alcohol policy, gaps in the marketing regulations exist. Future policy development should place greater emphasis on alcohol sponsorship and branding through evidenced‐based interventions. The interactions between the government and the industry should be monitored and restricted. Rigorous regulations, as seen for tobacco, are encouraged for alcohol marketing…