Tagged: The Lancet

REPORT: Big Sugar and Neglect by Global Health Community Fuel Oral Health Crisis

Oral diseases present a major global public health burden, affecting 3.5 billion people worldwide, yet oral health has been largely ignored by the global health community, according to a new Lancet Series on Oral Health.
Oral conditions share common risk factors with other non-communicable diseases, which include free sugar consumption, tobacco use, and harmful alcohol consumption, as well as the wider social and commercial determinants of health. The burden of oral diseases is on course to rise as more people are exposed to the underlying risk factors of oral diseases, including sugar, tobacco and alcohol. Dental care systems should focus more on promoting and maintaining oral health and achieving greater oral health equity. Sugar, alcohol, and tobacco consumption, and their underlying social and commercial determinants, are common risk factors shared with a range of other non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Coherent and comprehensive regulation and legislation are needed to tackle these shared risk factors…

PRESS RELEASE: Alcohol Use Projected To Keep Rising, Countries Fall Short Of Promise To Protect People

A new study projects rising alcohol consumption over the next decade. The latest findings indicate that the goals for reducing alcohol harm will remain out of reach. IOGT International emphasizes the severity of this trend and calls for urgent action…

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…

REPORT: The WHO FCTC, Tobacco Control Policies And Reduction In Smoking Prevalence

Given the public health significance of tobacco use and the potential of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the world’s first global health treaty, to diminish its toll, it is important to understand the treaty’s impacts and to learn how to accelerate adoption of effective policy interventions…

REPORT: Health In India 2017

Two randomised controlled trials from Goa, India, in today’s Lancet assess brief psychological treatment delivered by lay counsellors in primary care for depression (the Healthy Activity Program; HAP) and for harmful alcohol use (Counselling for Alcohol Problems; CAP). Although WHO recommends psychological interventions for mental health disorders, evidence comes largely from high-income countries. These trials from the Program for Effective Mental health Interventions in Under-resourced health systeMs (PREMIUM), show feasibility, outcomes, and cost in a developing country…

NEWS: GBD 2015: Alcohol Serious Threat To Global Health

GBD 2015: Increase in global life expectancy offset by war, obesity, and substance abuse
New Global Burden of Disease (GBD 2015)) study reveals that income, education, and birth rates – while critical – are not the only keys to healthy living in 195 countries
Improvements in sanitation, immunizations, indoor air quality, and nutrition have enabled children in poor countries to live longer over the past 25 years, according to a new scientific analysis by the IHME and collaborators of more than 300 diseases and injuries in 195 countries and territories.
However, such progress is threatened by increasing numbers of people suffering serious health threats related to obesity, high blood sugar, and alcohol and drug abuse…

REPORT: China-India Mental Health Alliance Series

China and India, which together contain 37% of the world’s population, are both undergoing rapid social change. Therefore understanding the burden attributed to mental, neurological, and substance use disorders within these two countries is essential…

REPORT: Alcohol In The Systematic Analysis of Global Burden Of Disease 2013

Alcohol use accounted for 2·8 million deaths and 99·3 million DALYs in 2013, with both deaths and DALYs increasing over time. Alcohol use is the leading risk in many countries in Latin America. Alcohol use was the second leading risk in South Korea…