Tagged: Science

REPORT: Conflict-of-Interest Policies in Addiction Science

Focusing on three letters sent to the editor on conflict-of-interest (COI) policies in addiction research several important questions are answered. These are: who needs to declare a COI, what needs to be declared, how do financial-support acknowledgements differ from COIs and who needs to know.
The fields of alcohol, tobacco, gambling, and drug research have been found to be especially vulnerable to influences from financial COIs…

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: Big Alcohol And Hong Kong’s Zero Wine And Beer Tax

The researchers’ findings suggest that the success of aggressive industry lobbying coupled with the absence of robust public health advocacy was the main driving force behind the unparalleled abolition of wine and beer duties in Hong Kong. Strong public health alliance and advocacy movement are needed to counteract the industry’s continuing aggressive lobby and promotion of alcoholic beverages…