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Weekly News Update:Global public health community issues warning ...

Posted 05/04/13

National news

Global public health community issues warning on alcohol industry conflict of interest
More than 500 public health professionals, health scientists and NGO representatives from 60 countries have signed a joint Statement of Concern about the activities of the global alcohol producers.  Click here for more...

Alcohol causing 'avoidable deaths' says MP Sarah Wollaston
Health campaigners say signs that the government will drop plans for minimum pricing on alcohol in England and Wales are a disaster for public health. Click here for more...

Heavy drinking 'hits poor harder than rich'
Low earners suffer far worse from alcohol than the well-off do - even though the two groups drink similar amounts - because they tend to binge on a couple of nights a week, say experts. Click here for more...

Which drinker is most at risk of getting liver disease?
Liver disease is now the fifth biggest killer in the UK — with the number of people dying from it rising by 20 per cent over the past decade.  Click here for more...

Advertising group hits back at health alliance
The advertising industry has branded calls to ban alcohol ads and sponsorship in the UK “lazy and naïve”.  Click here for more...

Alcohol Research UK 2013 annual conference: health inequalities, prevention in schools and online approaches reviewed
The Alcohol Research UK annual conference recently took place at the Wellcome Conference Centre in London on 12th March.  Click here for more...

Street disorder drops after Ipswich bans super-strength alcohol
An East Anglian town has seen a dramatic fall in street disorder since most of its shopkeepers banned the sale of super-strength alcohol. Click here for more...

Chancellor George Osborne: beer duty cut is “just the beginning” of Government help for the sector
Chancellor George Osborne has said the beer duty cut is “just the beginning” of Government help for the sector.  Click here for more...


International news

Alcohol price increase would benefit BC, UVic study claims
New research claims that raising the price of alcohol will have positive social and economical effects on British Columbia.  Click here for more...


Reports

AHA alcohol and cancer report
The relationship between alcohol and cancer.  This report is now available here.

CCG Outcomes Indicators - March 2013 release
An analysis of emergency admissions by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has revealed that hospital admission rates for patients with long-term conditions vary markedly across the country. Of particular interest in this report is the introduction of a new indicator about liver disease mortality among people aged under 75. The report provides clinical commissioning groups and Health and Wellbeing boards comparative information on the quality of commissioned health services in primary and secondary care and the associated health outcomes.  Click here for more...

Alcohol consumption and social inequality at the individual and country levels—results from an international study
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of country-level characteristics and individual socio-economic status (SES) on individual alcohol consumption in 33 countries. Click here for more...