Map shows where you're more likely to die from alcohol than anywhere else in the UK
Shocking figures show drink-related deaths surged by a third since the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK alcohol deaths surged during pandemic
Rate of fatalities from excessive drinking 41% higher in 2022 than 2019, with women showing the biggest rise (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 22, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Alcohol-related deaths soar to an all-time high in wake of Covid - fuelled by 'concerning' uptick in middle-aged women
Experts are particularly alarmed by a 'concerning' uptick of booze-related fatalities among middle-aged women. Pandemic-era curbs also likely fuelled dangerous drinking habits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why You Should Ditch the Booze When You're Pregnant!
[Vanguard] Imagine when your pregnancy is scanned for the first time so you could see your precious baby growing in the womb, suddenly its whole body gives a shudder and the foetus appears to jump. Such a movement is known as the startle reflex; and the scan described above are from photographs from scans that were taken by Peter Hepper, a professor of psychology at Queens University, Belfast, an expert on the effects of alcohol on unborn babies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 22, 2024 Category: OBGYN Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria Nutrition Pregnancy and Childbirth West Africa Source Type: news

Detection of and response to gender-based violence: a quality improvement project across three secondary mental health services in London - Keynejad RC, Boardman-Pretty T, Barber S, Tweed J, Forshall E, Edwards A, Shotton J, Wilson CA.
AIMS AND METHOD: Our team of core and higher psychiatry trainees aimed to improve secondary mental health service detection of and response to gender-based violence (GBV) in South East London. We audited home treatment team (HTT), drug and alcohol (D&A) se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury and risk of schizophrenia and other non-mood psychotic disorders: findings from a large inpatient database in the United States - Trivedi C, Reddy P, Rizvi A, Husain K, Brown K, Mansuri Z, Nabi M, Jain S.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is linked with an increased risk of schizophrenia and other non-mood psychotic disorders (psychotic disorders), but the prevalence and contributing factors of these psychiatric conditions post-TBI remain unclear. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Trips through the skin: reviewing cutaneous drug reactions to psychedelics and hallucinogens - Rahman SM, Salem Y, Hussain A.
Although psychedelic and hallucinogenic substances have gained popularity for therapeutic use, their dermatologic adverse effects are poorly characterized. This review characterizes the cutaneous reactions associated with psychedelic and hallucinogenic dru... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The effects of simultaneous alcohol and cannabis use on subjective drug effects: a narrative review across methodologies - Bedillion MF, Claus ED, Wemm SE, Fox HC, Ansell EB.
Over 75% of young adults who use cannabis also report drinking alcohol, leading to increased risks that include impaired cognition, substance use disorders, and more heavy and frequent substance use. Studies suggest that subjective responses to either alco... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Unmasking distorted reflections: exploring body image, alcohol, and drug use in nighttime entertainment districts - Devilly GJ, Wilkinson P, Allen C, Piatkowski T.
In this report we conducted two studies to: (1) ascert... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What are the impacts of alcohol supply reduction measures on police-recorded adult domestic and family violence in the Northern Territory of Australia? - Clifford S, Wright CJC, Miller PG, Coomber K, Griffiths KE, Smith JA, Livingston M.
BACKGROUND: During 2017-18, the Northern Territory (NT) introduced a Banned Drinker Register (BDR) and Minimum Unit Price (MUP) NT-wide; Police Auxiliary Liquor Inspectors (PALIs) in three regional towns; and restrictions on daily purchases/opening hours (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Increasing severity of medical outcomes and associated substances in cases reported to United States poison centers - Farah R, Cole RJ, Holstege CP.
INTRODUCTION: Poison centers provide free expert recommendations on the treatment of a wide variety of toxicological emergencies. Prior studies have called attention to the increasing complexity of cases reported to poison centers. We aimed first, to evalu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Internet-delivered therapy for alcohol misuse: engagement, satisfaction, and outcomes when patients select their preference for therapist- or self-guided treatment - Sapkota RP, Lozinski T, Wilhems A, Nugent M, Schaub MP, Keough MT, Sundstr öm C, Hadjistavropoulos HD.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol misuse is common and causes substantial harm. Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (ICBT) is effective in reducing alcohol misuse; however, the literature investigating how treatment outcomes are impacted by patients' preferen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Oral contraception use and musculotendinous injury in young female patients: a database study - Rodriguez LI, Liu Y, Soedirdjo SDH, Thakur B, Dhaher YY.
PURPOSE   The purpose of this study is to characterize the effect of sex and the influence of oral contraception usage on musculotendinous injury (MTI). Current literature suggests a disparity in the incidence of MTI between males and females. This may ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Population-level alcohol consumption and homicide rates in Latin America: a fixed effects panel analysis, 1961-2019 - Esca ño GJ, Pridemore WA.
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) possesses 8 per cent of the global population but approximately one-third of global homicides. The region also exhibits high per capita alcohol consumption, risky drinking patterns and a heterogeneous mix of beverage p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prevalence of multimorbidity in people with and without severe mental illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Halstead S, Cao C, H øgnason Mohr G, Ebdrup BH, Pillinger T, McCutcheon RA, Firth J, Siskind D, Warren N.
BACKGROUND: People with severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia-spectrum disorder and bipolar disorder, face poorer health outcomes from multiple chronic illnesses. Physical multimorbidity, the coexistence of two or more chronic physical conditions, a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news