Alcohol price law 'important tool' in tackling drinking

Wales' health secretary urges assembly members to back the bill ahead of a Senedd debate.
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The public health burden of alcohol use disorder is experienced globally, yet the heterogeneous clinical presentation of this disorder and the spectrum of pathophysiology associated with its various disease stages have made it difficult —despite auspicious animal models—to bring forth efficacious pharmacotherapies that improve clinical outcome. This particularly complex field of therapeutic drug development calls for better strategies to expand drug targets and to optimize their use.
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
The report finds that many existing policies and regulations aimed at tackling food marketing to children are markedly insufficient.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Ansari MZ, Tolstoy R, Jagadeeswaran G Abstract Thrombocytopenia is a common complication in patients with chronic liver disease and is multi-factorial. It complicates the management and worsens the prognosis. Treatment options are costly and include platelet transfusion, splenectomy, splenic artery embolization, TIPPS and thrombopoietin (TPO) agonists. Here we are presenting a patient with decompensated liver disease with known chronic alcoholism and profound thrombocytopenia despite multiple platelet transfusions. On further work up we found a coexistent autoimmune etiology. Thrombocytopenia promptly resp...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conclusion: Alcohol and gallstones were the most common etiology of AP. HCT, CRP and BMI done at admission are useful predictors of severe pancreatitis. PMID: 30341863 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Kumar NS, Basu S Abstract The classical bone scan findings of Rhabdomyolysis is presented in this illustration. A 60 year old female patient with complaints of low backache and bilateral lower limbs weakness over 1 year was referred for whole body skeletal status evaluation. Whole body skeletal scintigraphy undertaken 3 hrs after I.V injection of 15 mci of 99mTc-MDP revealed bilaterally symmetrical diffuse skeletal muscle tracer activity in deltoid, lattisimus dorsi, diaphragm, paraspinal muscles, gluteus muscles and muscles of thigh. On biochemical investigations for evaluation of skeletal muscle uptake r...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Alcohol use initiated early in adolescence is a major predictor for the development of alcohol use disorders. This risk may be increased when drinking is initiated around the time of puberty, given evidence of bidirectional relationships between alcohol an...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol use disorder (AUD) frequently co-occur and are associated with worse outcomes together than either disorder alone. A lack of consensus regarding recommendations for treating PTSD-AUD exists, and treatment dr...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
PURPOSE: To determine the demographic and social characteristics of acutely intoxicated patients in the emergency department (ED), intention of drug/chemical intake, main toxic agents, outcomes and time trends for all variables. METHODS: This prosp...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Recent supply-side efforts enacted to curb the opioid epidemic have had both positive (i.e., prescription opioid abuse is on the decline) and negative outcomes (i.e., shifts to other drugs). Given methamphetamine is notably increasing in u...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
People spend a significant amount of time behind the wheel of a car. Recent advances in data collection facilitate continuously monitoring this behavior. Previous work demonstrates the importance of this data in driving safety but does not extended beyond ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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