Only 6pc of people know that high blood pressure has no symptoms although it can put them at risk of stroke or heart attack, according to a new survey.
The Conservative MP criticises the PM’s U-turn and says “we should all be aware” of Lynton Crosby’s links to the alcohol and tobacco industries.
A priority question from the Dáil yesterday (Tuesday) by Independent Deputy Maureen O’Sullivan: Maureen O’Sullivan To ask the Minister for Health in response to the recent statistics on the physical implications of alcohol abuse, including liver disease, as published by the Royal College of Physicians… Full Story»
Regular checkups at the doctor’s generally concentrate on physical symptoms like pain or illness – now experts are recommending that annual visits to the doctor should also serve as a routine check on mental health and risky behaviors such as alcohol misuse.
Alcohol Action Ireland is delighted to announce the appointment of Catherine Keane as its new Policy and Advocacy Officer. Catherine is a qualified solicitor with significant policy development experience at an Irish and EU level, having worked for the Fine Gael Leader’s Office in Leinster… Full Story»
You may be surprised to learn that the more alcohol you drink, the more you increase your risk of developing a number of cancers. While there is no "no risk" level for drinking alcohol, by keeping within moderate limits you are reducing your risk. Information about the relationship between alcohol and cancer and tips to help you drink less are available in Alcohol Action Ireland’s leaflet "Reduce Your Drinking: Reduce Your Cancer Risk".
April 8, 2013 - 227.0 KiB
Presentation by Alcohol Action IReland CEO Fiona Ryan at "Reducing The Harm of Chronic Alcohol Issues: A Societal Response”, a joint seminar from Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, and Depaul Ireland, a leading provider of low-threshold services to people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.
March 25, 2013 - 1.3 MiB
Alcohol Action Ireland's latest fact sheet, Alcohol Marketing: Getting The Facts, answers the key questions surrounding alcohol marketing, including its aim, how it works, the impact it has and what would make a difference in terms of regulation.
February 26, 2013 - 193.7 KiB
Alcohol and Crime: Getting The Facts is a fact sheet from Alcohol Action Ireland addressing the key questions surrounding the relationship between alcohol and crime.
February 12, 2013 - 277.9 KiB
Getting The Facts Right on Minimum Pricing is a fact sheet from Alcohol Action Ireland answering all the key questions about minimum pricing.
February 12, 2013 - 495.4 KiB
This article explores alcohol industry attempts to frame the debate about pricing and promotions policy in the United Kingdom. Framing theory, it is argued, offers us important insights into the dynamics of the policymaking process as a contest between competing conceptualizations of both problems and solutions. Drawing on a documentary analysis and a series of interviews with policymakers, public health advocates and alcohol industry actors, it argues that industry actors framed the policy debate in ways which were consistent with their underlying commercial interests. A clear challenge was posed to the industry by the shift towards whole-population interventions favored by the Scottish government. This led to a reassertion of the industry frame in which alcohol-related harm is limited to a small minority of the population and which advocates targeted interventions.
May 17, 2013 - 161.5 KiB
A report commissioned by the EU cites research showing the long-term health effects of even moderate drinking among children. "Preventing Alcohol Use Disorders Among Children and Adolescents in the EU" was published by the Working Group on the Quality of Childhood at the European Parliament. The Working Group is a think-tank informing policy makers and other interested parties about current issues concerning childhood and adolescence and offering policy recommendations to EU institutions and member states.
May 14, 2013 - 384.1 KiB
Alcohol consumption and heavy drinking in young adults have been key concerns for public health. Alcohol marketing is an important factor in contributing to negative outcomes. The rapid growth in the use of new social networking technologies raises new issues regarding alcohol marketing, as well as potential impacts on alcohol cultures more generally. Young people, for example, routinely tell and re-tell drinking stories online, share images depicting drinking, and are exposed to often intensive and novel forms of alcohol marketing.
May 10, 2013 - 149.8 KiB
The paper, written by Dr Tim Stockwell and Dr Gerald Thomas, reviews the most recent evidence on minimum pricing, whilst addressing common criticisms of the policy. The authors conclude that policymakers can be confident that substantial health and social benefits will follow if the measure is introduced in the UK.
May 2, 2013 - 590.0 KiB
Exposure to alcohol marketing is prevalent and is associated with both initiation and progression of alcohol use in underage youth. The mechanism of influence is not well understood, however. This study tests a model that proposes alcohol-specific cognitions as mediators of the relation between alcohol marketing and problematic drinking among experimental underage drinkers.
April 30, 2013 - 606.4 KiB