Alcohol

Alcohol abuse kills three million people a year, most of them men – WHO report

More one in 20 deaths in 2016 – 3 million people, mostly men – were caused by harmful use of alcohol, according a report released on Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

“Political commitment” needed to tackle alcohol abuse in South Sudan

“Political commitment” and effective policies are what’s needed to tackle the scourge of drug and alcohol abuse in South Sudan.

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Reducing risk factors can prevent one-third of cancer cases: WHO

About one-third of cancer cases can be prevented by limiting tobacco use, lowering alcohol consumption and doing more exercise.

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UN urges action to curb harmful use of alcohol, reduce drink-related deaths

The harmful consumption of alcohol kills an estimated 2.5 million people across the world every year, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report unveiled today, urging governments to implement measures to prevent drinking habits that damage health and cause other social problems.

UN health agency asks for public suggestions on curbing harmful alcohol use

With more than two million people dying from alcohol-related causes annually, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is launching a month-long online forum to give a voice to the public on how to curb harmful consumption.