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04/08/2017

Latest data on alcohol consumption

European Commission updated data for total alcohol consumption 2014/2015.

03/08/2017

European Commission estimates how many lives are lost due to alcohol

The EU Alcohol Strategy to support Member States in reducing alcohol-related harm was devised for period 2006-2012.

27/07/2017

European Union presidency discussions consider policy options for alcohol labelling

In advance of the informal meeting of ministries of health in Tallinn on 21 July 2017, WHO/Europe prepared a report on the topic as a discussion document.

27/07/2017

Foundation for Liver Research makes the ‘financial case’ for action on liver disease

The Foundation for Liver Research, an organisation of leading hepatologists, has brought together a range of statistics on the economic, social and fiscal impact of liver disease in its new report: 'Financial case for action on liver disease'.

25/07/2017

Health ministers explore EU-wide solutions to tackle alcohol related harm in Europe

At the 21 July informal meeting in Tallinn, the EU ministers for health discussed the issue of reducing alcohol-related harm in Europe.

24/07/2017

Do the fruity beers change the market?

Traditionally a fermented beverage that is made from grain, is a beer, and if it is made from fruit other than apples or pears, it is a wine. What about the increasing number of fruity beers on the market these days?

16/07/2017

First WHO Forum on alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviours

Enhancing public health actions through partnerships and collaboration.

11/07/2017

Rome Mayor bans alcohol from streets and piazzas on summer evenings

"We don't want the Roman summer evenings to be ruined by episodes linked to excessive consumption of alcohol," said mayor Virginia Raggi in a statement.

10/07/2017

Health Ministers will talk alcohol

On Thursday 20th and Friday 21st of July the informal meeting of the Health Ministers will be held at the Tallinn Creative Hub. Main topics to be discussed are digital innovation in health, including free movement of data and alcohol policy in the EU.

05/07/2017

Alcohol consumption putting vast majority of Europeans at risk of digestive cancers

Citizens across the EU are consuming an average of 2 alcoholic drinks per day, placing drinkers at a 21% increased risk of developing colorectal cancer, in addition to other digestive cancers, a report finds.

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