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"Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health"

♥ Book Title : Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health
♣ Name Author : World Health Organization
∞ Launching : 2014
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9789241564755
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 924156475X
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☯ Full Synopsis : "WHO has published several reports in the past on this topic with the last one being published in 2011; this report of 2014 has some unique features. First, it describes some progress made in alcohol policy development in WHO member States after endorsement of the Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol in 2010. Second, this report provides a wealth of information on alcohol-related indicators for the comprehensive global monitoring framework for the prevention and control of NCDs adopted by the 66th World Health Assembly. The global monitoring framework was developed fulfilling the mandate given by the Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) and includes the voluntary target of a 10% relative reduction in harmful use of alcohol by 2025 against 2010 baseline. And thirdly, this report presents an overview of some mechanisms and pathways which are behind the impact of harmful use of alcohol on public health. This report provides a global overview on alcohol consumption in relation to public health (Chapter 1) as well as information on: the consumption of alcohol in populations (Chapter 2); the health consequences of alcohol consumption (Chapter 3); and policy responses at national level (Chapter 4). The report also contains country profiles for all 193 WHO Member States as well as data tables to support information provided in chapters 2-4 (Appendices I-III) and a section explaining data sources and methods used in this report (Appendix IV)."Article| World Health Organization| Statement ..."

"Global Status Report on Alcohol 2004"

♥ Book Title : Global Status Report on Alcohol 2004
♣ Name Author :
∞ Launching : 2004-01-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9789241562720
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9241562722
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Estimates indicate that there are about 76 million people with diagnosed alcohol use disorders worldwide, resulting in a significant public health burden. This report reviews the current situation regarding alcohol consumption and drinking patterns among various population groups at global, regional and national levels, examines the public health implications in relation to alcohol-related injury and disease, and considers health policy options. The report updates the analysis of the first status report published in 1999 (ISBN 0119870746), and it includes a CD-ROM with individual country profiles for all Member States for which sufficient data were available, with a range of indicators including per capita consumption, prevalence and drinking patterns, and the social and economic costs of alcohol abuse."Article| | Statement ..."

"Global Status Report"

♥ Book Title : Global Status Report
♣ Name Author :
∞ Launching : 2004-07-23
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9789241580359
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9241580356
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The Global Status Report on Alcohol 2004 is a new edition of the Report published by WHO in 1999. This edition provides an update of the role of alcohol in global health and contains data not found in the earlier edition. The Report seeks to document what is known about alcohol consumption and drinking patterns among various population groups, alcohol's impact on health worldwide and what is needed on a global basis to prevent and reduce alcohol-related injury and disease. For this new edition, more emphasis has been placed on enhancing the comparability of data by setting clear and comprehens."Article| | Statement ..."

"European Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2010"

♥ Book Title : European Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2010
♣ Name Author :
∞ Launching : 2011
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9289002069
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9789289002066
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The disease burden attributable to harmful use of alcohol is significant and in many countries public health problems caused by it represent a substantial health, social and economic burden. Reduction of harmful use of alcohol is becoming a priority area on national, regional and global levels. Alcohol-related harm can be reduced through the implementation of proven alcohol strategies. The report presents the latest data from Europe in the areas of alcohol consumption, harm and responses. Data is presented in consolidated tables and graphs and for each participating country there is a country profile with some of the key indicators from the survey performed in 2009."Article| | Statement ..."

"Young People and Alcohol"

♥ Book Title : Young People and Alcohol
♣ Name Author : Who Regional Office for the Western Pacific
∞ Launching : 2015-09-16
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9290616849
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9789290616849
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Over the last few decades, great advances have been made in the science studying the effects of alcohol consumption on health and what can be done to reduce these effects, which are far greater than previously assumed. WHO has therefore accorded high priority to reducing alcohol related harm in all parts of the world. This publication is meant for anyone who has an interest in the health and welfare of young people in the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization (WHO). It compiles what is known about the effects of alcohol consumption on young people, the current situation in the Region regarding drinking among young people and what can be done to limit the resulting harm."Article| Who Regional Office for the Western Pacific| Statement ..."

"Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol"

♥ Book Title : Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol
♣ Name Author : World Health Organization
∞ Launching : 2010
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9241599936
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9789241599931
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Every year, the harmful use of alcohol kills 2.5 million people, including 320,000 young people between 15 and 29 years of age. It is the eighth leading risk factor for deaths globally, and harmful use of alcohol was responsible for almost 4% of all deaths in the world, according to the estimates for 2004. In addition to the resolution, a global strategy developed by WHO in close collaboration with Member States provides a portfolio of policy options and interventions for implementation at the national level with the goal to reduce the harmful use of alcohol worldwide. Ten recommended target areas for policy options include health services' responses, community action, pricing policies and reducing the public health impact of illicit alcohol and informally produced alcohol. WHO was also requested to support countries in implementing the strategy and monitor progress at global, regional and national levels."Article| World Health Organization| Statement ..."

"Global Health Risks"

♥ Book Title : Global Health Risks
♣ Name Author : World Health Organization
∞ Launching : 2009
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9789241563871
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9241563877
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This publication is a comprehensive assessment of leading risks to global health. It provides detailed global and regional estimates of premature mortality, disability and loss of health attributable to 24 global risk factors.--Publisher's description."Article| World Health Organization| Statement ..."

"Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015"

♥ Book Title : Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015
♣ Name Author : World Health Organization
∞ Launching : 2015-12-17
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9789241565066
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9241565063
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This report shows that the number of road traffic deaths - 1.25 million in 2013 - has remained fairly constant since 2007 despite the increase in global motorization and population and the predicted rise in deaths. This suggests that interventions to improve global road safety are preventing increases that otherwise would have occurred. The report highlights that the situation is worst in low-income countries where rates are more than double those in high-income countries and there are a disproportionate number of deaths relative to the (lower) level of motorization. The African Region and the Eastern Mediterranean Region continue to have the highest road traffic death rates while the lowest rates are in the European Region notably among its high-income countries many of which have been very successful at achieving and sustaining reductions in death rates despite increasing motorization. Changing road user behaviour is a critical component of the holistic Safe Systems approach advocated in this report. Adopting and enforcing good laws is an effective means of changing road user behaviour on key risk factors for road traffic injuries - speed drink-driving and the failure to use helmets seat-belts and child restraints properly or at all. The report highlights that over the last 3 years 17 countries have changed laws to bring their legislation on one or more of the five key risk factors into line with best practice. The report further highlights the important role of safe infrastructure and safe vehicles in reducing road traffic injuries. Road infrastructure is mainly constructed with the needs of motorists in mind although the report indicates that 49% of all road traffic deaths occur among pedestrians cyclists and motorcyclists. Real sustained successes at reducing global road traffic deaths will only happen when road design takes into consideration the needs of all road users. With the development of the Sustainable Development Goals road safety is receiving increased international attention and is included in 2 of the 17 Goals of this new global agenda. This is welcomed. The evidence on what works to save lives on the roads exists: the international community national governments and civil society now need to act on it."Article| World Health Organization| Statement ..."

"Positive Drinking"

♥ Book Title : Positive Drinking
♣ Name Author : Kevin Laye
∞ Launching : 2010-12-06
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781848504271
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1848504276
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Do you sometimes worry that you drink too much? Do you wonder why you rely on alcohol to relax or have fun? Think of what having control over this will do for both your health and your wealth! Most people wonder at some point if their relationship with alcohol is a positive one and feel guilty that 'just the one' more often turns into 'just the seven'. There's nothing wrong with wanting to enjoy yourself, but if you do worry about drinking too much, help is at hand. This book was written to make you more in control of your drinking habits, and to enable you to make a change for the better. Full of useful and proven techniques that are easy to follow, it will put you back in control if you feel that excessive or 'binge' drinking has become a problem in your life. Following the simple guidelines inside will allow you to change and control your behaviour so that you can choose to enjoy alcohol if you wish, when you wish, and how you wish – without feeling that it is controlling you."Article| Kevin Laye| Statement ..."

"Alcohol and Injuries"

♥ Book Title : Alcohol and Injuries
♣ Name Author : World Health Organization
∞ Launching : 2009
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9789241547840
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9241547847
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Alcohol-attributable injuries are of a growing concern to the public health community, with alcohol-related injuries such as road traffic accidents, burns, poisonings, falls and drownings making up more than a third of the disease burden attributable to alcohol consumption. This publication synthesizes results of a number of hospital emergency department studies conducted in different cultural and health care settings, including the WHO Collaborative Study on Alcohol and Injuries. It provides an introduction to the epidemiology of alcohol-related injuries and refers to methodological issues of emergency department studies. It addresses public policy implications and equips the reader with practical information on interventions that can be implemented in emergency departments, such as screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful drinking. This book has been compiled by an international group of editors with extensive experience in the area of alcohol and injuries."Article| World Health Organization| Statement ..."

"The Global War on Tobacco"

♥ Book Title : The Global War on Tobacco
♣ Name Author : Heather Wipfli
∞ Launching : 2015-06-08
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781421416830
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1421416832
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The tobacco industry has capitalized on numerous elements of globalization—including trade liberalization, foreign direct investment, and global communications—to expand into countries where effective tobacco control programs are not in place. As a consequence, tobacco is currently the leading cause of preventable death in the world. Each year, it kills more people than HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Amid evidence of an emerging pandemic, a committed group of public health professionals and institutions sought in the mid-1990s to challenge the tobacco industry’s expansion by negotiating a binding international law under the auspices of the World Health Organization. The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)—the first collective global response to the causation of avoidable chronic disease—was one of the most quickly ratified treaties in United Nations history. In The Global War on Tobacco, Heather Wipfli tells the engaging story of the FCTC, from its start as an unlikely civil society proposal to its enactment in 178 countries as of June 2014. Wipfli also reveals how globalization offers anti-tobacco advocates significant cooperative opportunities to share knowledge and address cross-border public health problems. The book—the first to delve deeply into the origin and development of the FCTC—seeks to advance understanding of how non-state actors, transnational networks, and international institutionalization can impact global governance for health. Case studies from a variety of diverse high-, middle-, and low-income countries provide real-world examples of the success or failure of tobacco control. Aimed at public health professionals and students, The Global War on Tobacco is a fascinating look at how international relations is changing to respond to the modern global marketplace and protect human health."Article| Heather Wipfli| Statement ..."

"Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014"

♥ Book Title : Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014
♣ Name Author : World Health Organization
∞ Launching : 2015-04-20
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9241564792
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9789241564793
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The Global status report on violence prevention 2014, which reflects data from 133 countries, is the first report of its kind to assess national efforts to address interpersonal violence, namely child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner and sexual violence, and elder abuse. Jointly published by WHO, the United Nations Development Programme, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the report reviews the current status of violence prevention efforts in countries, and calls for a scaling up of violence prevention programmes; stronger legislation and enforcement of laws relevant for violence prevention; and enhanced services for victims of violence.--Publisher description"Article| World Health Organization| Statement ..."

"The Health and Social Effects of Nonmedical Cannabis Use"

♥ Book Title : The Health and Social Effects of Nonmedical Cannabis Use
♣ Name Author : World Health Organization
∞ Launching : 2016-02-15
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9241510242
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9789241510240
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Cannabis is globally the most commonly used psychoactive substance under international control. In 2013, an estimated 181.8 million people aged 15-64 years used cannabis for nonmedical purposes globally (UNODC, 2015). There is an increasing demand for treatment for cannabis-use disorders and associated health conditions in high- and middle-income countries. This report focuses on nonmedical use of cannabis, building on contributions from a broad range of experts and researchers from different parts of the world. It aims to present current knowledge on the impact of nonmedical cannabis use on health, from its impact on brain development to its role in respiratory diseases. The potential medical utility of cannabis -- including the pharmacology, toxicology and possible therapeutic applications of the cannabis plant -- is outside the scope of this report."Article| World Health Organization| Statement ..."