Skip to content

REPORT: deadlier than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence - ALCOHOL

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/14/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

World Health Organization says alcohol killed three million people worldwide within a year

It's far deadlier than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence - and many people willingly embrace its deadly charms: alcohol. According to the world Health Organization, three million people worldwide died of alcoholism and alcohol-related causes in a single year.

It's far deadlier than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence - and many people willingly embrace its deadly charms: alcohol.

It's far deadlier than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence - and many people willingly embrace its deadly charms: alcohol.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
5/14/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Health

Keywords: Alcohol, alcoholism, death-related, WHO


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - More than three million people died worldwide as a result of drinking alcohol in 2012. Deaths from alcohol took many forms. Many died from diseases related to their individual alcoholism, while others lost their lives due to incidents taken place while they were intoxicated. The World Health Organization is calling on the world's governments to do more to limit alcohol's damage.

WHO expert on chronic disease and mental health, Oleg Chestnov, declares that there is "no room for complacency." He also warned that drinking too much kills more men than women, raises people's risk of developing more than 200 diseases and killed 3.3 million people in 2012.

Find out how you can fill the gaps to end world hunger - by going here!

According to the WHO report, every person in the world age 15 or older drinks 1.64 gallons of pure alcohol per year. Less than half the population - 38.3 percent - drinks, so those who do drink on average 17 liters of pure alcohol a year.

"We found that worldwide about 16 percent of drinkers engage in heavy episodic drinking - often referred to as 'binge-drinking' - which is the most harmful to health," Shekhar Saxena, director for mental health and substance abuse at WHO says.

Those living in poverty are generally more affected by the social and health consequences of alcohol, as they "often lack quality health care and are less protected by functional family or community networks."

The report on alcohol and health studied 194 countries and looked at alcohol consumption, its impact on public health and policy responses.

Some nations are already strengthening measures to protect people from harmful drinking. Those include increasing taxes on alcohol, limiting its availability by raising age limits and regulating marketing.

The WHO recommends that more countries take similar action. More also needed to be done to raise awareness of the damage alcohol can do to people's health and screen for those who may need earlier intervention to cut down or stop.

Europe consumes the most alcohol per person, with some countries there having particularly high rates of harmful drinking.

A study published earlier this year found that a quarter of all Russian men die before they reach their mid-fifties, largely from drinking to excess. Some men in that study reported drinking three or more bottles of vodka a week.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for OCTOBER 2017
Workers and the Unemployed.
That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.


Comments


More Health

What does it feel like to die? Evidence suggests a surprising answer Watch

Image of According to the evidence, death isn't something to be feared.

What does it feel like to die? This is a question that everyone has, but few people can answer. Now, a growing body of scientific and ... continue reading


Here's the best scientific argument yet against pornography Watch

Image of Pornography addiction is destroying lives, and the science proves it.

In 2013, Beyonce Knowles topped GQ's list of "The 100 Hottest Women of the 21st Century." San Francisco, CA (CNA/EWTN News) - That same ... continue reading


Aspirin may help people avoid some form of cancer Watch

Image of Does an aspirin a day keep cancer away? It does according to one study.

Aspirin may help people avoid many cancers, according to a study of 600,000 people performed in China. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) ... continue reading


The next global outbreak has arrived. Plague is spreading across Africa and is one flight away from going global as experts warn 'something is different' Watch

Image of Health officials have blamed ceremonies that involve digging up the dead and reburying them for the current outbreak, but this has not been confirmed. Still, they have asked people to halt the practice.

Millions of people around the world, including you, are in danger, but few people know it. However, experts from the World Health ... continue reading


Vatican reacts to Catholic hospital go ahead for euthanasia Watch

Image of A Catholic hospital in Belgium has said they will allow euthanasia, prompting an investigation from Rome.

The Vatican has summoned the entire 15-member board of directors for a Belgian hospital group after they voted to permit euthanasia in ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Information
Learn about Catholic world

Catholic Online
Inform - Inspire - Ignite

Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained

Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need

Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online

Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye

Daily Reading
Today's bible reading

Lent / Easter
Death & resurrection of Jesus

Advent / Christmas
Birth of Jesus

Rest of Catholic Online
All Catholic world we offer

Services
Products and services we offer

Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books

The California Network
Inspiring streaming service

Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on catholic.org

Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel

Catholic Online Singles
Safe, secure Catholic dating

The California Studios
World-class post production service

Education
Learn the Catholic way

Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all

Student Classes
K-12 & Adult Education Classes

Catholic Online MasterClass
Learn from experts

School Teachers
Teacher lesson plans & resources

Catholic Media Missionaries
The New Evangelization

Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education

Socials
Connect with us online

Catholic Online on Facebook
Catholic social network

Catholic Online on Twitter
Catholic Tweets

Catholic Online on YouTube
Enjoy our videos

Catholic Online on Instagram
Shared Catholic moments

Catholic Online on Pinterest
Catholic ideas style inspiration

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.