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International alcohol consumption: 2017 (OCED)

OECD Alcohol Data 2017 or latest available at time of publication Alcohol consumption is defined as annual sales of pure alcohol in litres per person aged 15 years and older. Alcohol use is associated with numerous harmful health and social consequences, ...

World Health Statistics 2017: Monitoring Health for the SDGs

World Health Organization (WHO) Health System, Health Equity, Sustainable Health, Financing, Research, Development The World Health Statistics series is WHO’s annual compilation of health statistics for its 194 Member States. The series is produced by the ...

Global, regional, and country-level coverage of interventions to prevent and manage HIV and hepatitis C among people who inject drugs: a systematic review.

Background: People who inject drugs (PWID) are a key population affected by the global HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) epidemics. HIV and HCV prevention interventions for PWID include needle and syringe programmes (NSP), opioid substitution therapy (OST), ...

UNODC annual report 2016.

. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Drug misuse, Crime, Terrorism The 2016 annual report provides an overview of UNODC's work across the globe in assisting Member States to address the threat posed by drugs, crime and terrorism. In addition to ...

Exposure to substance use prevention messages among adolescents. Short report.

This issue of The CBHSQ Report examines adolescents' exposure to substance use prevention messages using US data from the 2002 to 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). It also uses 2015 NSDUH data to examine exposure to prevention mess ...

WHO alcohol brief intervention training manual for primary care.

Alcohol contributes significantly to the disease and mortality burden in the WHO European Region, and primary health care systems play an important role in reducing the impact of harmful alcohol use. Screening and brief interventions (SBIs) for alcohol ar ...

Special report: The US opioid epidemic.

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. RTÃ? News reports from Manchester, New Hampshire, second only to West Virginia for opioid deaths....... RTE News Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the Uni ...

Smoking-Related Interstitial Fibrosis: Evidence of Radiologic Regression with Advancing Age and Smoking Cessation.

More data are needed regarding the radiology, co-morbidities and natural history of smoking-related interstitial fibrosis (SRIF), a common pathological finding, mainly described heretofore in association with lung cancer, where respiratory bronchiolitis ( ...

Dealing with synthetics: time to reframe the narrative.

Key Points: â?¢ Despite adjustments over its lifetime, the contemporary international drug control regime has had an historical emphasis in on â?~narcoticâ?T drugs, such as opium, heroin and cocaine, rather than on a range of synthetic substances. â?¢ Ass ...

Perceptions of health risks of cigarette smoking: A new measure reveals widespread misunderstanding.

Most Americans recognize that smoking causes serious diseases, yet many Americans continue to smoke. One possible explanation for this paradox is that perhaps Americans do not accurately perceive the extent to which smoking increases the probability of ad ...

Alcoholic beverage preference and dietary habits in elderly across Europe: analyses within the Consortium on Health and Ageing: Network of Cohorts in Europe and the United States (CHANCES) Project.

INTRODUCTION: The differential associations of beer, wine, and spirit consumption on cardiovascular risk found in observational studies may be confounded by diet. We described and compared dietary intake and diet quality according to alcoholic beverage pr ...

The 10th international conference on nightlife, substance use and related health issues- abstract book.

. University College Dublin The objectives of Club Health Dublin 2017 include: To develop understanding of the impacts of nightlife activity and the necessity for creating and maintaining safe and healthy nightlife environments To facilitate the implementa ...

Narcan: The Irish weapon in America's drugs war.

The drug has saved lives amid the USâ?Ts opioid epidemic, but it remains controversial...... John Breslin The drug has saved lives amid the USa's opioid epidemic, but it remains controversial...... http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/27721 Public 8 August ...

Frequently asked questions on opioid agonist treatment for pharmaceutical opioid dependence: An evidence summary.

This evidence summary from Australia comes from a program of work that aimed to build the evidence base for the treatment of pharmaceutical opioid dependence, or dependence on opioid pain medications such as oxycodone, morphine and codeine. Many of the or ...

A systematic review of hepatitis C virus epidemiology in Europe, Canada and Israel.

BACKGROUND AND AIM Decisions on public health issues are dependent on reliable epidemiological data. A comprehensive review of the literature was used to gather country-specific data on risk factors, prevalence, number of diagnosed individuals and genotyp ...

Global burden of disease (GBD) for hepatitis C.

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is now a global public health issue. However, the global burden of disease attributable to HCV infection is unknown. The objectives of this WHO informal consultation included the following: (1) defining a strategy to esti ...

Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection.

. World Health Organization Bloodborne viruses These are the first guidelines dealing with hepatitis C treatment produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and complement existing guidance on the prevention of transmission of bloodborne viruses, inclu ...

Urban Green Spaces: A brief for action

World Health Organization (WHO) Urban Health, Noise Pollution, Sustainable Living, Lifestyle, Well-being Urbanization results in an increasing proportion of the population living in cities. In Europe it is expected that around three quarters of the popula ...

Urban Green Space Interventions and Health: A Review of Impacts and Effectivness

World Health Organization (WHO) Urban Health, Cities, Environment, Spoace, Obesity, Cardiovascular Health, Well-being, Equity Interventions on green space in urban settings can help address public health issues related to obesity, cardiovascular effects, ...

Health as the Pulse of the New Urban Agenda

World Health Organization (WHO) United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development What is the most important asset of any city? At first glance, it would seem to be one of the familiar focal points for urban investment: high quality h ...

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