asterisk2a + alcoholism   111

Women not aware enough of breast cancer link to alcohol - BBC News
Only one in five women attending a breast cancer clinic knew it was a risk factor.
Alcohol  alcoholism  UK  self-medication  cancer  public  health  prevention 
9 weeks ago by asterisk2a
Inequality driving 'deaths of despair' - BBC News
there is income inequality
there is health inequality (air)
there is political inequality, your voice only heard when you have money to donate and can pay lobbyists.
>> electoral reform (1), limit lobby influence and party donations (2), citizens assembly, devolution might have failed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YmdzgJAMxk

Widening inequalities in pay, health and opportunities in the UK are undermining trust in democracy, says an Institute for Fiscal Studies report. [...] The think tank warns of runaway incomes for high earners but rises in "deaths of despair", such as from addiction and suicide, among the poorest.

It warns of risks to "centre-ground" politics from stagnating pay and divides in health and education.

The report says such widening gaps are "making a mockery of democracy".

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), one of the country's leading research institutes, is launching what it says is the UK's biggest analysis of inequality.

That will be chaired by Nobel Prize-winning economist Prof Sir Angus Deaton.

[see second graph, poorest got poorer ]

Angus Deaton - inequality of political voice

&! https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/14/inequality-inquiry-institute-fiscal-studies-grievance
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may 2019 by asterisk2a
Studie: Alkoholverzicht senkt Krebsrate - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Eine sogenannte sichere Dosis, unterhalb der dieses Risiko nicht auftritt, gibt es nicht: das Risiko steigt nur mit steigender konsumierter Menge. Dass also mehr Alkohol mehr Krebs bedeutet, gilt als bewiesen.
Cancer  alcohol  alcoholism  prevention 
july 2018 by asterisk2a
Over 3,700 deaths linked to alcohol - BBC News
Alcohol was a factor in more than 3,700 deaths in a single year in Scotland, according to new research.

Findings from NHS Health Scotland show that drink was involved in more than 1,000 deaths from cancer in 2015.

It was also linked to hundreds of deaths from conditions such as liver disease, as well as accidental injuries.

In addition, more than 41,000 people were admitted to hospital as a result of consuming alcohol, the study found.

Experts said the findings show that alcohol has a wider impact on health than many people think.
UK  Alcohol  alcoholism  binge  drinking  public  health  crisis  NHS  A&E  GP  chronic  sick  population  Scotland  culture  sickcare  demand  self-medication  abuse  mental  coping  mechanism  prevention  maladaptive  Cancer  liver  disease  CVD  obesity  overweight 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
(5499) Kein Stress mit dem Gewicht - Faszination Wissen - ganze Sendung vom 11.5.2015 - YouTube
20:00 "stress esser" //&! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42788280 - Chronic stress disrupts our sleep and our blood sugar levels. This leads to increased hunger and comfort eating. &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxb1A3Q1vC8 - Escaping The Dietary Pleasure Trap - Alan Goldhamer DC - FULL TALK eg ice cream cold is too sweet. // Book Salt Sugar Fat.
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january 2018 by asterisk2a
Only one in 10 Britons know alcohol causes cancer, survey finds | Society | The Guardian
Only one in 10 people know that alcohol causes cancer, according to findings that also show strong public backing for cans and bottles of drink carrying warnings about the link.

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) said widespread ignorance of alcohol’s role as a carcinogen was “very worrying”, while Alcohol Concern said the lack of knowledge was costing lives.
NHS  sickcare  healthcare  demand  public  health  crisis  Cancer  CVD  overweight  Alcohol  alcoholism  self-medication  abuse  mental 
january 2018 by asterisk2a
Funding the NHS: Is it finally time for a new approach? - BBC News
A ring-fenced tax for health and social care has been resisted in the past by the Treasury. Such a policy is known by economists as hypothecation. Opponents, including Treasury mandarins, believe it ties the hands of chancellors.

But, intriguingly, a former top civil servant at the Treasury, Sir Nick Macpherson, has come out in favour of a ring-fenced tax which is renewed every five years.
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january 2018 by asterisk2a
You don’t have to be poor to be hooked on drugs or alcohol but it helps | Opinion | The Guardian
The Tories have excluded public health from their ‘ringfenced’ NHS spending, and dismissed addictions as diseases of choice
public  health  NHS  Austerity  addiction  self-medication  abuse  UK  alcoholism  sickcare  demand  Tories  nasty  party  Jeremy  Hunt  Conservative  prevention  chronic  sick  population 
january 2018 by asterisk2a
50 per cent surge in Scottish patients being sent to rest of UK for specialist treatment
In a further sign of the increasing pressure on Scotland’s NHS, it also emerged that the number of prescriptions for dementia drugs das almost doubled in seven years.
NHS  sickcare  demand  premature  ageing  population  demographic  bubble  dementia  Alzheimer  chronic  sick  prevention  public  health  Cancer  CVD  obesity  overweight  S.A.D.  diet  lifestyle  western  self-medication  abuse  Alcohol  junk  food  alcoholism 
december 2017 by asterisk2a
Drunk tanks may become norm, NHS boss warns 'selfish' revellers - BBC News
http://www.spiegel.de/gesundheit/schwangerschaft/uebergewicht-who-fordert-werbebeschraenkung-fuer-bier-a-1185455.html - Übergewicht in Deutschland WHO fordert Werbebeschränkung für Bier Immer mehr Erwachsene und Kinder sind viel zu dick. Neben mehr Bewegung und Sport fordert die Weltgesundheitsorganisation für Deutschland eine Regulierung von Werbung.
UK  alcoholism  self-medication  abuse  public  health  Austerity  NHS  chronic  sick  population  premature  ageing  binge  drinking  A&E  prevention  nudge  nanny  state 
december 2017 by asterisk2a
More than 24,000 Scots hospitalised because of drinking
50p minimum price per one unit of alcohol, to come into effect March 2018, after years of legal fight against the alc lobby vested interest. (Sugar Tax, ) - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-42066394 - Minimum pricing has been broadly welcomed by health bodies and alcohol awareness groups, who say it will target the kind of drinking that leads to the greatest harm. //
People from the most deprived areas are nearly eight times more likely to need help, according to the NHS. There were 36,235 alcohol-related hospital admissions last year - the equivalent of more than 100 a day. They involved 24,060 individual patients - up from the 35,376 admissions involving 23,656 patients the previous year. Alcohol-related admissions had been falling for almost a decade but the latest figures show there were 685.2 hospital admissions per 100,000 people last year - an annual increase of almost 2%. //&! http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/drink-related-hospital-stays-on-the-rise-1-4619230
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november 2017 by asterisk2a
My5 - Episode - Benefits and Bypasses: Billion Pound Patients S1 E1
25bn a year. diet lifestyle - smoking tobacco alcohl food - obesity cvd diabetes amputations complications medication - liver disease
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november 2017 by asterisk2a
NHS future precarious, says regulator - BBC News
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) says the health system is "straining at the seams" and faces a "precarious" future.
The England's regulator's annual report raised concerns about staff shortages, rising demand and the number of patients with preventable illnesses. It said so far the quality of NHS and council care has been maintained but warned standards were likely to drop. //>> GPs not focused to reverse diet lifestyle diesease. // "We are going to see a fall in the quality of services that are offered to people and that may mean that the safety of some people is compromised,"
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october 2017 by asterisk2a
Britain’s young suffer as austerity continues to take its toll | Letters | Business | The Guardian
It is governmental negligence when the poorest young citizens do not have enough money to heat a home or buy a healthy balanced diet. Universities report time and time again that cold homes increase rates of respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, excess winter deaths and mental illness. Inadequate diets increase the risk of malnutrition, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Debt with insufficient income impacts on health indirectly through increased stress, depression and anxiety, and suboptimal coping behaviours – such as increased rates of smoking and drinking.

After the crash in 2008, the Queen asked: “Why did no one see it coming?” Ten years later, she might well ask the same question about the rise of early deaths among young people.
Rev Paul Nicolson
Taxpayers Against Poverty
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august 2017 by asterisk2a
Alcohol fools the brain into thinking it is releasing chemicals that calm us down | Daily Mail Online
Increased stress levels alter the brain’s chemical make-up by changing what it thinks it needs to survive according to new research by scientists
The brain is tricked into thinking alcohol is helping us so we drink again 
self-medication  medication  alcohol  alcoholism  sick  population  stress  burnout  cancer  coping  mechanism  food  addiction  western  world 
november 2016 by asterisk2a
Anger after key plan to tackle childhood obesity delayed again
[ obesity/diet-related diseases (chronic) to bankrupt NHS ] Theresa May will delay publishing the Government’s long awaited Childhood Obesity Strategy until the autumn, despite pleas from the head of the NHS to act to protect the most vulnerable children in society. On Tuesday NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens called for the plan to be unveiled, saying the obesity crisis costs the taxpayer more than the police and fire services combined.
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july 2016 by asterisk2a
Cannabis Fuer Alle
Who's funding the US cannabis industry? - Webb Garrison wants to start his own cannabis business. He doesn't have any industry experience and he's only just building up his knowledge of the complicated regulations that govern the sector. - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36565525 //&! Mindestalter 18 (same for alcohol) oder 21 (alcohol age restiction USA and Colorado for cannabis)? //&! War on Drugs "diese massnahme ist nicht geignet. [...] rechtswissenschaftlich belegt" +++ weniger polizei kosten! und elend in Latain Amerika reduziert. //&! Black Market/Street - you don't know what you get! - bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36573730 - able to regulate, and put recommendet dosage on packaging (Ecstasy, LSD), thus people don't oversode especially w alcohol! and no adverse reactions. and socially more acceptable then.
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june 2016 by asterisk2a
Video: Die Story im Ersten: Terror von rechts - Die neue Bedrohung
Deutschland, Ende 2015: Mehr als 500 mal wurden Flüchtlingsunterkünfte angegriffen, mehr als doppelt so viele wie im letzten Jahr. Darunter waren viele Brandanschläge und - was kaum einer weiß - auch Anschläge mit Sprengstoff. Ermittler und Politik sind aufgeschreckt. Hinter den verbal-radikalen Pegida-Parolen wird eine Szene sichtbar, die vor Gewalt und womöglich terroristischen Anschlägen nicht mehr zurückschreckt. Vier Jahre nach dem Auffliegen der NSU-Mordserie gibt es einen neuen Terror von Rechts: Deutsche Neonazis verfügen über hunderte Schusswaffen. Sie beschaffen Pyrotechnik und Sprengstoff. Sie planen Anschläge und sie führen sie durch. Die Täter bleiben oft unerkannt. Manche tauchen ab. //&! via bit.ly/22TYsoT - Polizei nicht sensibel auf rechtsextremismus (militant), selbst nach NSU skandal (unfaehigkeit und unwille des Rechtsstaats - bit.ly/22U0Yvl )! ( Wikipedia: bit.ly/1WhBnw8 &! bit.ly/1rqqz3T )
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Capitalism and Mental Health: How the Market Makes Us Sick
POVERTY TRAP! // we were never as miserable as a nation as ever before.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Is the NHS in England stuck with soaring demand?
service struggling to keep up with demand. [...] ambulance response times, delays in A&E, and treatment for cancer - have been missed. All this against a background of increased attendances, more referrals & GPs being busier than ever. So is the NHS is stuck in a never-ending cycle of soaring demand? The kitchen at Stanborough Lodge care home in Welwyn Garden City is part of the NHS frontline in the fight to ease the strain on hospitals. [...] Staff and residents of care homes are being taught to cook nutritious foods [...] "And I think we're going to have to see the NHS pull its finger out a bit in terms of making those investments." Whatever differences there may be about why the NHS is so stretched, there is no denying that with money so tight and performance slipping on many fronts, time to find a solution is running out. //&! bbc.in/23xX0yf &! bbc.in/1S95lh1 [...] system facing both inexorably increasing patient numbers and severe financial strain."
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Dear Nicola, I voted Yes, I think you're great, but I'm #NoVotesSNP
Comment: Writer Darren McGarvey on why independence isn't enough for Scotland's poorest communities. [...] Comment: Writer Darren McGarvey on why independence isn't enough for Scotland's poorest communities.This was no home at all. This was an open-plan torture chamber where deprivation, in the truest sense of the word, was the absolute default position. A home where poverty had not only corrupted people, but left them grotesquely deformed. [...] There is no pragmatism where inequality is concerned. There is only action and inaction. If you can't make an argument for slightly higher taxes to a class of educated people who are fortunate enough to be doing well in a terminally unequal society then I already know what is required of me as a citizen. [...] She died because she happened to be born into poverty. And we grieved for her death while growing up poor. Now her ghost follows all of us wherever we go.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Pleasure Trap - PART ONE - Alan Goldhamer DC - YouTube
what if feeding behaviour would not be rewarded. ... do you stop feeding yourself? // artificially stimulate = addiction. keep drinking/eating to avoid feeling bad. // Cocaine. Rats take cocaine till they are dead. Addiction to dopamine rush. 10x dopamine rush smoking cocaine than having an orgasm. // Salt Sugar Fat - Book. Bliss point. << food conglomerate. taste = how much dopamine is released in brain, rewarding it feels. = Dietary Excess. // &! Part 2 - white sugar. processed. no fiber. does not exist in nature. same effects on liver as alcohol! // NO OIL! oil does not exist in nature. // Salt // << SOS Salt Oil (Free Fat) Sugar. // 25 of calories come from added sugars, in the avg Teenage Diet Study. //&! Breaking The Food Seduction - by Dr. Neal Barnard - youtu.be/TDgA3T_JF2A //&! Chocolate, Cheese, Meat, and Sugar -- Physically Addictive (Barnard) - youtu.be/5VWi6dXCT7I //&! Dr. Doug Lisle "Pleasure Trap" 2013 - youtu.be/Dtf9-4KNKkE
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Virtually all hospitals now in deficit - BBC News
[ demand of ageing chronically sick population outstrips all planning 5 years, again and again and again ] Adam Roberts, of the Health Foundation think tank, said: "These figures are beyond dire. A comprehensive national plan is urgently needed." The situation raises the prospect of the Department of Health failing to balance the overall books, which would be a huge embarrassment given the extra money the NHS is getting. In autumn's spending review the government announced the NHS would get an extra £8.4bn this Parliament. A big chunk of that, £3.8bn, is being put in next year. [...] [Commentary:] This time the impact is likely to be felt in terms of what doesn't happen. The government has promised the NHS extra money in the coming years to help it cope with demand and transform itself to become fit for the 21st century. But if that goes on paying off debts, the NHS will be on the back foot straight away. The risk then is that a vicious circle develops ... &! bbc.in/1lOPU4z
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Krebs: So lässt sich das Risiko verringern - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Vor Krebs fürchten sich die Deutschen wie vor keiner anderen Krankheit. Mit dem richtigen Lebensstil lässt sich das Erkrankungsrisiko deutlich verringern - leider aber ohne Garantie. Rocklegende David Bowie, Motörhead-Sänger Lemmy Kilmister oder "Harry-Potter"-Star Alan Rickman: Sie alle sind kürzlich an Krebs gestorben. Auch in Deutschland sind bösartige Tumore die zweithäufigste Todesursache, nur an den Folgen von Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen sterben noch mehr Menschen. Die Erkrankungszahlen liegen noch deutlich höher. Im Laufe des Lebens erhalten jeder zweite Mann und fast jede zweite Frau die gefürchtete Diagnose, rund 500.000 sind es jährlich. [...] "Man kann jedes Fleisch bedenkenlos essen. Es kommt aber auf die Menge an", sagt Heiner Boeing vom Deutschen Institut für Ernährungsforschung Potsdam-Rehbrücke. [ CANCER IN MODERATION ] //&! nutritionfacts.org/?s=cancer
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
I had alcohol-related breast cancer. Here’s why I still drink | Joanna Moorhead | Opinion | The Guardian
The chief medical officer advises women to think about cancer when having a drink. But if I did that every time I had a glass of wine, I think I’d feel the cancer had won [...] I guess what it comes down to is quite simply the importance of enjoying life. When I had cancer, I discovered that I didn’t just want to survive; I wanted to have fun, to make the most of every single day, and to enjoy happy occasions and meals with my friends and family. [...] drinking wine, beer or tequila adds a dimension to social occasions that I rather enjoy. And somehow it feels to me that it wasn’t worth surviving cancer if I’m going to limit my life to thinking, every time someone offered me a glass of something, about my breast cancer and the likelihood of it returning. [...] Life is too short to cut out something you enjoy in moderation, [ picking up the words from the food lobby, heart disease and cancer in moderation. sprinkling in doubt. to continue that lifestyle. do you say asbestos in mod? ]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
UK cancer death rates after diagnosis drop 10% in ten years | Society | The Guardian
A greater number of people, however, are being diagnosed with and dying from cancer due to age and lifestyle factors [...] But the growing numbers of people being diagnosed with cancer as the population ages and obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, smoking and drinking take their toll, has climbed, which means the actual number of deaths each year has risen over the last decade. Some cancers continue to pose a major problem: the death rates from liver and pancreatic cancer are rising, not falling. [...] regional variations are sometimes shocking. In some areas, people diagnosed with lung cancer are four times more likely to die than in others. That is partly because in some less affluent places, lung cancer caused by smoking is more common and people have more advanced disease when they finally see the GP. But there are also variations in standards of care. [...] [ look at ] Five-year cancer survival rates, % [ if you survive, you are lucky for 5 years. ]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
England's medical chief gives stark alcohol warning - BBC News
England's chief medical officer says people must take personal responsibility for their drinking and consider cancer risks with each glass. Dame Sally Davies said when she reaches for a glass of wine she questions whether she wants the wine or to raise her risk of breast cancer. Speaking at a science and technology committee hearing, she urged other people to do the same. It comes as official UK figures show alcohol-related deaths are rising. //&! New alcohol guidelines: What you need to know - bbc.in/1UBtFd8 &! Alcohol limits cut to reduce health risks - bbc.in/1kQQvkY
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Simple Weed Question Destroys Drug Czar's Chief Deputy - YouTube
Michael Botticelli, the drug czar's chief deputy // US Rep. at Pot Hearing: 'People Don't Smoke Marijuana and Beat Up Their Wives' - youtu.be/wOU_3wsc35s - 'nobody dies from marijuana. [...] meth and heroin are the drugs that ravage our country. [...] your focus on marijuana is a failure of war on drugs, its a crime to incarcerate people possessing marijuana. [...] the drug war is a serious failure.' //&! US Rep. To Deputy Director of Drug Policy: You're 'Part of the Problem' - youtu.be/qj-n082LsI4 //&! Congressman Destroys War on Marijuana in Four Minutes - youtu.be/texEvnmciy4 //&! Bill Clinton: Let States Legalize Marijuana - youtu.be/feIHOAR1IP8 //&! Obama On Legalizing Marijuana - youtu.be/88oGtAyUioM //&! Colorado Is Literally Too Rich Because Of Weed - youtu.be/6awP8S9NzqM - +50m tax rev in first year
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong - YouTube
substance abuse as form of self-medication and coping mechanism - due to their environment they live in. It's the cage you live in. Unhealthy bonds - vs - Healthy bonds. Crisis of disconnection. Social vs Individual recovery!
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Cirrhosis: how dangerous is drinking? | Society | The Guardian
Most of us who drink alcohol won’t die from liver disease – but it still kills more of us than diabetes and road deaths combined [...] But will it? Are we becoming a nation of drinkers and drunks? The UK death rate from liver disease has increased fourfold in the past 30 years as cheap alcohol has flooded our shores and our gullets. Alcohol-related emergencies resulted in over a quarter of a million admissions in 2013/14, most of whom were 45-64-year-olds, who see themselves as regular rather than binge drinkers. [...] “Alcohol is linked to over 60 medical conditions including cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.” //&! Up to 35% of A&E visits in north-east are alcohol related, says report. Staff tell of chaos and abuse, with high volumes of drink-fuelled cases now a daily rather than a Friday night aspect of work - bit.ly/1QwZZz3
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Chaotic lives and ethical dilemmas: inside the hospital liver ward | Society | The Guardian
Hepatologists in Southampton are seeing more young, middle-class and female alcoholics – some even in their teens [...] Half of Wright’s liver patients are not drinkers. He sees obese patients with fatty liver disease and cirrhosis, and those with viral hepatitis. But the drinkers are addicted and it is hard for the NHS to sort them out. //&! The secret alcohol liaison nurse's diary: 'Cuts are having a devastating impact' - http://bit.ly/1ZX9EEW - We receive multiple referrals where clients have an underlying alcohol-related mental health problem. //&! How the NHS saved my life: I spent my 20s playing Russian roulette with alcohol - bit.ly/1Tjzr53 //&! >> With budgets tight and lifestyle diseases burgeoning, the NHS will not be saved until the vested interests ranged against it are taken on << Sugar Tax, Minimum Alcohol Unit Pricing, Animal Product Tax, Fast Food/Food Chain Tax, Processed/Engineered Food Tax - bit.ly/1NtxwDL
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
The great British booze problem: how a few glasses a day has led to an epidemic for the NHS – video | Society | The Guardian
[ irreversible damange. long-time regular / daily drink or two or three or four for a lifetime. drinking out of habit. back from work. rewarding yourself. de-stress. and the binge drinking. the social weekends. ] Derek McBeath, 43, saw himself as a casual drinker – but the two cans of lager he was drinking every night were killing him. The specialists treating him at the Royal Free hospital in Hampstead, north London, say most people with liver disease aren’t alcoholics – they just drink too much. Jenny Kleeman explores how Britain’s drinking habits are burdening the NHS. -//- referrals double every 6 years. and they get younger and younger - late 20's referrals. // there is even stigma against people who do not drink. // becomes unmanageable burden on NHS.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Counting the cost of alcohol to the NHS – share your stories | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian
The cost of alcohol is being felt across the health service all year round. More than 10 million adults in England now drink more than the recommended daily limit (pdf). Up to 35% of all A&E attendance and ambulance costs may be alcohol related, according to the Nuffield Trust. In 2013-14, more than a million hospital admissions were as a consequence of an alcohol-related diagnosis, and this figure is increasing. The effect is not just felt in hospitals; up to 35% of GP visits are estimated to be related to alcohol. The true impact of alcohol on health services is likely to be even higher than this and it is a contributing factor to falls, domestic violence, mental health problems in both the young and old, and heart disease.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
'Godsend' operation for Scottish lung patient - BBC News
[ life extension, and improvement of life (plus pills) of people with a self-afflicted chronic disease ] Patricia McCall had tiny valves inserted in her lungs to treat her emphysema. The procedure is an alternative to radical surgery in which diseased parts of the lungs are cut away. Ms McCall was treated at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank as part of a clinical trial. The hospital is the first in Scotland to fit the valves. [...] Quality of life It is hoped the "Endobronchial Valve" will dramatically improve the quality of life for people with lung disease. Emphysema is usually caused by smoking and is very common in Scotland. //&! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_obstructive_pulmonary_disease
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Weekly alcohol limit cut to 14 units in UK for men | Society | The Guardian
New guidance puts male limit in line with women as chief medical officers warn that any amout of alcohol consumption increases cancer risk [...] However, it cautioned that “there is little evidence regarding the impact of any guidelines in changing health behaviours”. //&! Here are the pub owners that make money of chronic and diet-related diseases; bit.ly/1RsVTcy - &! In the biggest shakeup to safe drinking recommendations for 30 years, chief medical officer Sally Davies said science showed there was no safe level of drinking and recommended keeping consumption to 14 units a week – the equivalent of seven glasses of wine or six pints. //&! the cultural observations; brits have a problem - bit.ly/1ObJNjS - a nation of self-medicators, affordable, quick fix coping mechanism. //&! What would Britain be without drink? - bit.ly/1naEsAw
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Dental care in England 'Third World' - BBC News
[ symptom ] oral health, self-care, // The fact Dentaid, normally associated with providing care in the Third World, is now offering emergency care to homeless people, migrants and the low paid in Kirklees "serves to demonstrate the lack of a proper national dental service", it says. The letter also calls the levels of tooth decay in children a "national disgrace". Figures published last year by the Health and Social Care Information Centre showed nearly half of eight-year-olds and a third of five-year-olds had signs of decay in their milk teeth.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
'Like a beautiful painting': image of New Year's mayhem in Manchester goes viral | UK news | The Guardian
[ symptom ] Quoted by the Manchester Evening News, Goodman he said the appeal of the image might lie in its unusual subject matter. “There are plenty of photographs published that show people having a great time. It’s much safer and easier photographing happy, willing people posing than photographing angry, drunk people candid. “That’s not a criticism of the former, but it’s one reason why the latter might stand out.” He said he was “flattered” that his photograph had been compared to Renaissance art, but said he was merely “in the right place at the right time”. Or as American photographic pioneer Ansell Adams put it: “Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have someone click the shutter.”
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Rob Ford's Sobriety Coach: Inside the Manic Life & Work of Bob Marier - YouTube
[ symptom ] when substance abuse takes over your life. you are the slave. // self-developed coping mechanisms // see also Dr Gabor Mate (Trauma) // recovery coach is new field. // SOS - sharing our sobriety // soh - sharing our health // from recovery, to discovery; many different ways what is wrong with you and the world and how wrongly short sighted you dealt with it // love unconditionally, connect with other people. // worst at state of 'nothing else matters, have to get high now, asap.' //
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
A&E visits for alcohol poisoning 'double in six years' - BBC News
[ symptom ] [D]ue to the effects of alcohol, such as liver disease, have also risen by more than 50% in nine years to 250,000 a year in England. Rates were highest in deprived areas and in the north, and among men aged 45-64, [...] The government said it had banned the lowest priced drinks. [...] figures were an underestimate of the impact of drinking because they did not include alcohol-fuelled falls and fights, just illnesses such as alcohol poisoning and liver disease. Nor do they count people who come to A&E drunk and are then sent home without being treated or admitted as a patient. // [ symptom of wider society and it's characteristics ] [ there is demand for numbing, escapism, thrill ride, distraction ] [ not being enough X ] [ rat race ] [ reward & sooth urself (coping mechanism, self-medicating), drink, take out, engineered food ("I am an emotional eater." ] - Should there be a word for an 'almost alcoholic'? - bbc.in/1eGqXhP & bbc.in/1J3tBCh &! bit.ly/1kebRZd
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Europa: Arme und weniger gebildete Menschen sterben häufiger an Alkohol - SPIEGEL ONLINE
In den meisten europäischen Ländern leben gebildete und wohlhabende Menschen länger als Menschen mit niedrigem sozioökonomischem Status. Ein Grund für diesen Unterschied scheint im Alkoholkonsum zu liegen. [...] Sozial besser gestellte Menschen trinken demnach zwar häufiger und zum Teil auch mehr als Menschen mit geringerem Bildungsgrad. Laut den Forschern sind problematische Trinkgewohnheiten - etwa das Komasaufen - in unteren sozialen Gruppen jedoch weiter verbreitet. Verhalten wie dieses steigert die alkoholbedingten Gesundheitsprobleme. [...] Ungleichheit zwischen den sozialen Gruppen verstärkt.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC Radio 2 - Steve Wright in the Afternoon, AA Gill, Simon Le Bon and Chris Ramsey, AA Gill talks to Steve Wright about his battle with the bottle
AA Gill talks to Steve Wright about his battle with the bottle - The columnist talks openly about his battle with alcoholism and his new book 'Pour Me'. // functioning. // still doesn't know why // may have a session with Gabor Mate about his childhood.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Wine drinkers urged to drop glass size - BBC News
functioning, abuse, minimum unit pricing vs (progressive health-)tax, legal sedative and or distraction from life,
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC One - Panorama, Hooked on Painkillers
[ Risk of physical dependency. Can processed foods be a crutch for emotional hang-ups, stress release, as a reward after a stressful day, week and develop 'emotional' dependency (quick fix, no stigma, no barriers to access, no stigma, label, prejudice -- vs -- mindfulness, meditation, therapy)? Same with the obvious bad habit (habit forming) to reward yourself with binge drinking on Friday and Saturday after your work and or the S.A.D takeout: prevalent amongst the precariat ("my reward after a hard working week"). Obvious coping mechanism. Soft drugs and accepted, without stigma, amongst society. ] Doctors in the UK are prescribing record doses of highly addictive painkillers. Around four million people are now taking opioids - drugs that are closely related to heroin. //book - Painkiller Addict: From wreckage to redemption - my true story (2012) by Cathryn Kemp & Opiate Addiction - The Painkiller Addiction Epidemic, Heroin Addiction and the Way Out (2013) & Amazon "substance abuse"
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
A Car Vlog: I Am "That" Mom - YouTube
@4:40 - RE: Food as Reward = Business as Usual (BAS). Any food that triggers some feel good chemicals can be abused: junk food, fast food, processed food, alcohol, tobacco, drugs. Some are legal others carry a stigma and others are illegal ... depending where you live. (Liberal) Progressive policy making would be to legalise all but put a progressive and aggressive tax on those. An addiction & harm tax along the nudge theory. And with that tax revenue to pay for public health care and public education campaigns to raise awareness and change perception, image and opinion. Not pulling the nanny state. But if you use tobacco, you pay twice; now with your discretionary spending choice and then with your health, and we let you know on the packaging. And we can also subsidise cycle to work schemes, cycle lanes, cycle shelters.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Wandel der Trinkgewohnheiten - The European
Krankenhauseinweisungen wegen Alkoholvergiftung gehen kontinuierlich zurück, immer mehr Jugendliche trinken gar keinen Alkohol oder trinken bewusst maßvoll. „Komasaufen“ ist nicht mehr cool, stattdessen chillen die Kids heute mit angesagten Trendgetränken – ohne Alkohol. Eine Lebenseinstellung, auch gegen das Gewohnte. Jugendliche wollen sich abgrenzen, wollen anders sein als ihre Eltern und Großeltern. Die heutige Jugend schafft das bravourös. Sie entwickelt sich immer mehr zu guten Vorbildern. [...] Das Umdenken beginnt im Kopf! Und die Umsetzung erfolgt in der Gesellschaft. Alkoholfrei zu Trinken ist inzwischen keine „Notlösung“ mehr sondern modern. Diesen Trend hat die Industrie erkannt und agiert geschickt. Endlich setzen die deutschen Brauer auf das richtige Pferd: alkoholfreies Bier für junge Erwachsene.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Cancer risk 'even from light drinking' - BBC News
The work in the British Medical Journal looked at two large US studies involving more than 100,000 adults. The clearest link was for breast cancer. Experts say the findings reinforce the health message that people should limit how much they drink and have some alcohol-free days. There is no guaranteed safe level of drinking, but if you drink within the recommended daily limits, the risks of harming your health are low, they say. [...] Dr Richard Roope, of the Royal College of GPs, said: "GPs do not want to be killjoys - but we want our patients to live long and healthy lives, and lifestyle habits, such as smoking and drinking alcohol, are very real risk factors in developing cancer that can't be ignored." // &! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=alcohol
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Obesity is an incurable disease. So why is the government intent on punishing sufferers? | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian
Fat-shaming is worse than useless. David Cameron points his finger at the afflicted, but food manufacturers and advertisers are the real culprits. s overeating more addictive than crack cocaine? It’s hard to compare addiction rates, or to produce a clear definition that holds true across all substances and behaviours. But consider this crude contrast: of people who use crack cocaine, 10%-20% become addicted to it; across a nine-year study of 176,000 obese people, 98.3% of the men and 97.8% of the women failed to return to a healthy weight. Once extreme overeating begins, it appears to be almost impossible to stop. [...] seek out a range of highly palatable, energy-dense foods, of the kind with which we are now surrounded. [...] [ abuse food ] comfort eating [ handling stress, as is binge drinking on the Fridays and Weekends and your glass of wine every evening during the week ] [ IT IS ABOUT PREVENTION AND ENVIRONMENT HAS TO CHANGE! ] [ 10% NHS Budget is spend on diabetes treatment ]
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Obese people and drug users who refuse treatment could have benefits cut | Society | The Guardian
A nanny state for those that cost the state (directly, and now), because it fits their message 'only work pays'! what a double standard. what a intellectual dishonesty and cynicism. And again putting it like it is a 'lifestyle choice' being addicted and or obese. That one chose consciously, in order not to 'work.' // if people work, and are overweight, have diabetes, obese, high blood pressure, take statins, runing their liver long-term with alcohol abuse (functioning alcoholic, drug user) etc etc - costing the NHS especially long-term (sick population) - it is ok, but if they don't work. it's not ok. // after all, substance abuse, in majority of cases has a mental health (history) & social environment (nurture) component to it. Much complexity to it. And cutting services to actually help & prevent people going down the route of abuse doesn't help. Cutting A, putting it back in B. // &! bit.ly/1JACXDU - UK proposals to strip obese claimants of benefits 'flawed and unethical'
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
A Liverpool health experiment which just might save the NHS - BBC News
[ a bomb oozing, not exploding, just getting bigger & bigger & each passing year not tackling the causes - harder to resolve. ] True to form, the wise men at the top of the NHS in their headquarters in Leeds and Liverpool have identified the source of their pain: it's us. We are victims of our own lifestyle choices, demographically ever more numerous, and culturally driven by untameable expectations. We drink too much, we are too fat, we smoke, and we do not exercise and the average age of the population is increasing. The pressure is intolerable. A morning at A&E or a GP's surgery is like a scene from The Day of the Triffids. No power on earth could save us from ourselves and we are lucky to live as long as we do. [...] Unless we change the way we do things, the NHS in England will die. [...] [ FOCUS HAS TO CHANGE - from treatment to prevention and education. ] "The NHS can't cope: no health service would cope - anywhere." // intrinsic motivation by ppl to change for the better.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Heart disease plus diabetes can knock more than a decade off your life | Society | The Guardian
“An individual in their 60s who has both conditions [diabetes and heart disease] has an average reduction in life expectancy of about 15 years.” Men of 60 with any two of the cardiometabolic conditions studied lost 12 years of life on average. The lifespan of those with all three conditions was reduced by 14 years. For women aged 60, the corresponding estimates were 13 years and 16 years of reduced life expectancy. The effects were even more dramatic at younger ages. Men of 40 with all three conditions could expect to have their life cut short by 23 years and women by 20 years. // - Old before your time. Kids today may not reach the age their baby boomer parents reached. - bit.ly/1G67Wkv // THIS IS A BUDGET TIME BOMB THAT WILL EXPLODE IN OUR FACE IN THE NEXT 15 YEARS (2025), HARD! IN THE WESTERN & TODAYS DEVELOPING WORLD. ECON DAMAGE (environment, ecology - due to unsustainable livestock farming, pollution, waste & CO2 footprint (2nd largest CO2 contributor) / and sick workforce).
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Cannabis Decriminalized Around The world But Not In Germany - SPIEGEL ONLINE
A new consensus is emerging that bans on cannabis are counterproductive. Across the world, countries are legalizing its use for pleasure and medical treatment -- but Germany still lags behind.
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Figures show 18% rise in deaths in Scotland - BBC News
Deaths from stroke rose to 1,317 in the three-month period, an increase of 20% on the same period in 2014. Coronary heart disease claimed 2,008 lives, an increase of 12%. The provisional figures from the National Records of Scotland showed there were also 4,072 deaths from cancer during the three months - a rise of 4.2%. [...] "Heart disease and stroke remain clinical priorities for NHS Scotland and in 2014 we published improvement plans to support better outcomes. "Substantial investment and redesign in cardiology services contributing to a reduction in mortality rates from coronary heart disease by more than 43% in the last 10 years, with stroke deaths down by 41% over the same period." [...] The British Heart Foundation Scotland (BHF) said that while the figures may look bad, there has been a downward trend in cardiovascular related deaths. [...] thanks to medical and research advancements, but for more people to be living with it.
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
The Complete Skinny on Obesity - YouTube
chronic disease are 75% of health care expenditure in western world & developing world! developing countries have bigger problem w obesity & metabolic syndrome than infections like cholera/tb // min13 (Structure of Sugar) fructose is equal 2 alcohol. glucose is metabolized by every organ in the body. even if you don't consume glucose, your body will make it. fructose can only metabolized by the liver. you are overloading your liver (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). fructose is a liver toxin (liver fat). fructose and alcohol is metabolized into fat! alcohol and fructose can be both nutrients, but they can also be addictive // min 20 Leptin resistance. Insulin turns sugars into fat. western diet (dietary composition, omnivore, fast & processed food) encourage body 2 up the production of insulin (sugar 2 fat) till the ceiling is reached (Pancreatitis -> diabetes). increased insulin response (from diet composition) blocks leptin-to-brain signal (feeling of full) &is addictive over time
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Doctors call for new tax on sugary food and drinks - BBC News
Doctors have called for the introduction of a tax on sugary food and drinks to tackle what they describe as an "obesity epidemic". The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh warned that being overweight may now be considered "the norm". It claimed a tax would help fund the "spiralling" healthcare costs associated with the problem. The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) insisted that the case is "not compelling". It cited research which suggested a 20% tax would save just four calories per day. Liverpool University chair of clinical epidemiology, Simon Capewell, is due to speak at a conference on the issue in Edinburgh later, entitled: "Obesity: A 21st Century Epidemic". [ ... rootless tax evaders crony capitalists have stake and no shared economic long-term interest ... capitalism has no selfl-imiter ...]
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
NHS chief warning on obesity - BBC News
People must be more responsible for their own health otherwise the NHS simply will not be able to cope, warns the head of NHS England. Simon Stevens says a national conversation is needed to tackle obesity in particular and he says the NHS should not be left to deal with the consequences on its own. // http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32991129 "War on sugar. In a wide-ranging speech to the NHS Confederation conference, Mr Stevens also spoke about the need to do more to tackle obesity." // big food = no stakeholder, rootless manipulative, exploitative, crony capitalists seeking only profit maximization and shareholder value. // Tax rises preferred to NHS cuts among British people - bbc.co.uk/news/health-32180929 << tax on processed food, junk and fast food, animal products, sugar, fat (animal fat and pure added processed fats(plant oils)) // &! dailym.ai/1AKhTZn
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC Two - Horizon, 2014-2015, Is Binge Drinking Really That Bad?, What does binge drinking really do to your body?
Chris and Xand are joined by Dr Jalan and Dr Mehta from the Royal Free Hospital to discover the true effects that alcohol can have on the body during a single binge. // acid aldehyde damages the gut lining, gut becomes leaky, bacteria leak into the body/blood stream "bacterial poison effect" - those bacteria which should be only in your gut, gets the immune system going - creating inflammation. And at rate of western average drinking pattern, this is constant inflammation response to a immune system on constant attack. Include meat which too creates a 'leaky gut.' The generalness of alcohol as carcinogen as well as the meat (animal products). Smoking. Second-hand smoke. Less sleep quality. Add Tanning. ... Its the perfect mix for premature aging and cancer as well as heart disease/cardiovascular disease. And the liver scarred by the western diet and the alcohol [Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is on the rise.] Peoples stupid short-term view/behavior is a NHS Budget Bomb.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Election 2015: A party with a prescription for the NHS? - BBC News
The future of the NHS has been one of the major topics of the election. The Tories, Labour and the Lib Dems have all been promising more money and better services. [...] Dr Peedell says the promises of extra money by the parties have been made on the basis of the NHS making more than £20bn of efficiency savings over the next five years to make up a £30bn shortfall. 'The chance of achieving this is almost impossible, and the parties are living in cloud-cuckoo land if they think it can be done," he says. // http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2015-31849827 << 17% increase in spending for OAP/over 65s in last 10 years. A&E admission cost rising for alcohol related admission, etc etc.
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Alcohol detox centre 'saves NHS millions' - BBC News
Alcohol abuse costs the NHS £3.8bn a year, £145 for each UK household. One in three of all A&E admissions are alcohol related. On a weekend that can rise to 70%.
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Study: Teen Cannabis Users Have Poor Long-Term Memory in Adulthood | Hacker News
The difference between a medicine and a poison is dosage. "Binging Alcohol Abuse Leads To Loss Of Working Memory In Teens": http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/231267.php // &! "An excellent book on the topic of drug abuse is Gabor Mate's, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts. He makes a convincing argument that the majority of drug users are struggling with severe early trauma. Given this study and Mate's book, it may just be that traumatized people are looking for ways to forget." &! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=alcohol
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march 2015 by asterisk2a
Neue Leitlinien: Bessere Hilfe gegen Alkohol- und Nikotinsucht - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Leitlinie reagiert darauf: Ein mögliches Behandlungsziel ist jetzt, den Alkoholkonsum zu reduzieren. Was bislang zu emotionalen Diskussionen führte und als tabu galt, ist nun also eine legitime Option. Sie gilt nicht nur für jene, die an der Schwelle zur Sucht stehen, sondern auch für Abhängige. "Abstinenz bleibt das oberste Ziel, aber wenn jemand diesen Schritt nicht gehen kann oder will, dann zielt die Beratung oder Behandlung erst einmal auf eine Reduktion ab", sagt der Psychiater Karl Mann, bis vor Kurzem Direktor des Zentralinstituts für Seelische Gesundheit Mannheim sowie Präsident des Europäischen Verbands der Suchtgesellschaften EUFAS. Funktioniere der Ansatz nicht, werde die Abstinenz empfohlen. [...] Beim Tabak gilt weiterhin: Jede Zigarette ist schädlich [...] [...] &! It is about personal progress, baby steps if only option. but not walking on egg shells.
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Doctors say alcohol-free days needed to protect liver
A night of drinking should be followed by two or three alcohol-free days, doctors have advised. The liver needs time to recover if people are consuming more than just a small alcoholic drink, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has said. &! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=alcohol
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january 2015 by asterisk2a
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