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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
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
NHS  Scotland  Alcohol  minimum  pricing  alcoholism  deprivation  addiction  coping  mechanism  maladaptive  Austerity  poverty  trap  Precariat  binge  drinking  Society  class  Gesellschaft  Sociology  working  poor  Council  childhood  care  Policy  public  health  prevention  sickcare  demand  chronic  sick  population  mental  psychology  psychiatry  depression  aus­sichts­los  hoffnungslos  hopelessness  hopeless  Aussichtslosigkeit  human  condition  humanity  homeless  homelessness  abuse  substance  Opioid  war  on  drugs  tobacco  food–industrial  complex  Sugar  processed  food  lobby  vested  interest  revolving  door  profit  maximisation  obesity  liver  overweight 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Debt: Why more people are pressing the bankruptcy button - BBC News
More going bust as personal borrowing surges - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38768705 - The number of people declared insolvent owing to unmanageable debts was 13% higher in 2016 compared with the previous year,
consumer  debt  debtoverhang  household  discretionary  spending  UK  disposable  income  credit  binge  card  materialism  Consumerism  consumerist  Status  Anxiety  mental  health  rat  race 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
Report: ‘Drunkorexia’ among young people raises concerns in the UK – EurActiv.com
Two out of five British people (41%) between the ages of 18 and 24 said they eat healthily only to look good, but aren’t concerned about their overall health.

“Pressure to be slim, an awareness of exercising calorie control, and peer pressure to drink large amounts of alcohol are all factors in this phenomenon”, the report noted, adding that a growing number of men are following this trend.
binge  drinking  alcohol  abuse  sick  population  substance 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
How the UK halved its teenage pregnancy rate | Society | The Guardian
Political support at all levels, long-term commitment and changes to social norms behind success of public health strategy // obesity is a disease - http://nutritionfacts.org/video/can-morbid-obesity-be-reversed-through-diet/ //&! Public health cuts 'could hamper anti-obesity effort' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36805577 - Local councils in England are warning that government cuts to public health funding could hamper their efforts to tackle obesity.
teenage  pregnancy  HIV  AIDS  gay  culture  gay  community  meat  tax  Sugar  carbon  tax  climate  change  global  warming  pollution  obesity  epidemic  obesity  NHS  processed  food  food  engineering  binge  drinking  alcohol  abuse  food  abuse  coping  mechanism  public  perception  public  awareness  Gesellschaftswerte  society  public  health  public  health  policy  public  health  risk  medical  profession  GP  economic  damage  cancer  diet-related  disease  diet-related  diseases  heart  disease  Cardiovascular  disease  heart  attack  stroke  health  care  budget  health  care  cost  health  care  demand  health  care  spending  ageing  population  premature  ageing  premature  death  sick  population  Simon  Stevens  Jeremy  Hunt 
july 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.
profit  maximisation  profit  maximization  underinvestment  austerity  shareholder  capitalism  capitalism  in  crisis  capitalism  capitalist  working  poor  Precariat  squeezed  middle  class  status  anxiety  materialism  consumerism  consumerist  well  being  mental  health  burnout  work  life  balance  exploitation  exploited  part-time  part-time  employment  Contractor  self-employment  Soziale  Marktwirtschaft  cortisol  poverty  trap  poverty  child  poverty  low  pay  low  income  shareholder  value  Wall  Street  disposable  income  discretionary  spending  Robert  Skidelsky  Slavoj  Žižek  Disabled  vulnerable  DWP  WCA  Iain  Duncan  Smith  Stephen  Crabb  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  public  health  public  health  policy  public  health  risk  liberal  economic  reform  neoliberal  neoliberalism  JSA  sanctions  Food  Bank  self-medication  substance  abuse  abuse  alcohol  abuse  alcoholism  binge  drinking  coping  mechanism  GP  health  care  cost  health  care  demand  NHS  homeless  homelessness  Housing  Generation  Rent  UK  USA  precarious  work  precarious  employment  isolation  child  protection  education  policy  Self-esteem  sociology  psychology  Wertegesellschaft  Gesellschaft  values  Gentrified  Gentrifzierung  gentrification  Beton  Gold  Betongold  urban  planning  urbanisation  rat  capitalism  class  economic 
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
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
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.
alcoholism  Alcohol  abuse  liver  disease  chronic  diseases  diet-related  disease  western  lifestyle  substance  abuse  food  abuse  non-alcoholic  fatty  liver  disease  public  health  policy  public  health  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  care  health  crisis  sick  population  prevention  intervention  binge  drinking  Lad  culture  Entertainment  Escapeism  well  being  chronic  stress  culture  UK  cancer  pre-diabetic  metabolic  syndrome  heart  disease  obesity  coping  mechanism  self-medication 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Will Self: the NHS is a power that can jolt even the most despairing back to life | Society | The Guardian
I’ve thought about the politics, sociology and culture of healthcare in this country a great deal, and long since reached the conclusion that there’s a sort of Malthusian gap ever widening between our desire for more and better treatments and the NHS’s capability to deliver them all, free and on demand. We’re suckers for medical science’s promise of yet more heroic − nay, Frankensteinian − interventions. Good materialists that we’ve become, we have faith that at some point in the not-too-distant future our marvellous doctors, nurses and support staff will be able to palliate − if not cure − just about everything. This is the ultimate redistribution − one of mortality itself – and it’s come to occupy the psychic space that other redistributive concepts, such as socialism, once held. [...] an inability to look after ourselves any more.
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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.
NHS  Alcohol  abuse  alcoholism  binge  drinking  A&E  GP  liver  disease 
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
'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.”
UK  Lad  culture  binge  drinking  alcohol  abuse  substance  abuse  drug  abuse  food  abuse  Escapeism  Entertainment  deprivation  Perspektivlosigkeit  Precariat  precarious  work  working  poor  alcoholism  coping  mechanism  self-medication  Wertegesellschaft  inequality  Social  Media  Gini  coefficient  Super  Rich  1%  Gesellschaft  Wegwerfgesellschaft  society  psychology  sociology  austerity  addiction 
january 2016 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
A&E  NHS  alcohol  abuse  drug  abuse  substance  abuse  Escapeism  Entertainment  Millennials  generationy  health  crisis  liver  disease  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  care  public  health  policy  public  health  binge  drinking  Lad  culture  UK  working  poor  Precariat  sociology  psychology  food  engineering  processed  food  Wertegesellschaft  Gesellschaft  Wegwerfgesellschaft  society  zombie  consumer  status  symbol  status  anxiety  capitalism  happiness  index  happiness  well  being  mental  health  crony  capitalism  exploitation  alcoholism 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
'Mad Friday': Christmas revellers given alcohol warning - BBC News
The last weekend before the Christmas holiday could see alcohol-fuelled emergencies increase by up to 50%, officials believe. Alcohol sales across December could reach £2.3bn, health campaigners say. Public Health England has urged people to join its "Dry January" campaign to give up alcohol in the new year. According to figures from Public Health England and Alcohol Concern, alcohol sales in pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels across the UK increased by 142% on the final Friday before Christmas last year. [...] "A period of abstinence could help encourage less harmful, better drinking habits in the long-term - even six months later, evidence from Dry January shows that more than two-thirds of participants are still drinking less. "As the festive season continues, we're urging people to take a break and get their 2016 off to a positive start by signing up for Dry January."
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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
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
UK healthcare 'lagging behind other rich nations' - BBC News
<< But the report also found evidence that Britons were leading unhealthy lives. Obesity rates were among the highest, while alcohol consumption and smoking rates were also above average. >> //!! Standards of healthcare in the UK are lagging behind many developed nations with thousands fewer doctors and nurses being employed, a report says. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development review of 34 countries found the UK was behind in key areas such as stroke and cancer. It also found spending was lower per head and there was less equipment. The Department of Health said there was room for improvement and money was being targeted in those areas. The report found the UK has 8.2 nurses per 1,000 people compared with an OECD average of 9.1, while it has 2.8 doctors per 1,000 compared with 3.3. Experts said 26,500 more doctors and 47,700 nurses would be needed to match the OECD average.
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Addiction and Depression - Have You Considered This? - YouTube
What are you running from? // the tip of the iceberg is off-label use of prescription drugs (Modafinil) for narcolepsy, ADHD and other conditions that give you the kick to focus ... on work. // Work to keep up with the Jonse's. // taking is time consuming. vs giving // commodification of human as resource, exchangable resource via capitalism // Love & Community // Do what ever it takes to get you through the day. // Good for the collective. // Coffee as gateway drug. // give everything up for success, use every thing for success // honor your needs! //
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Meat In Moderation: Media Reacts to WHO Cancer Report - YouTube
Response as expected. Moderation and Balanced. Its Position. Positioning as part of your lifestyle, life, reward yourself, treat yourself. most known "have a break have a kit kat. [...] [and share]" And Pick Your Poison, YOLO you know. Mass media are also reliant on Food Industry Advertising, stupid! Obvious conflict of interest. Editor "No you can't go so hard on them, write it in a balanced way." // First Video from their Channel - World Health Organization: Meat Causes Cancer! - youtu.be/ATvv71ycifU //&! http://nutritionfacts.org/video/everything-in-moderation-even-heart-disease/ & http://nutritionfacts.org/video/optimal-diet-just-give-it-to-me-straight-doc/ //&! FOOD (Junk Food, Engineered Sweets to addiction) AS REWARD FOR CHILDREN- youtu.be/dmSFAO13dV4?t=4m40s - child abuse in the making. Developing bad habit. Later in life you come home from a stressful day ... and reward yourself with food and alcohol, because you feel emotionally drained and stressed out.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Legal highs: Psychoactive drugs policy 'rushed', say MPs - BBC News
[ why not put a regulatory framework up. and make money through taxation! stupid. where is the neoliberal tough when its needed!? double standard. ] "Britain uses more psychoactive substances than any other country in Europe and is at risk of being overwhelmed by the sheer scale of this problem.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
FAT SHAMING VIDEO (Dear Fat People, Nicole Arbour) - Mental Health with Kati Morton - YouTube
Response: Dear Fat People / TW - Meghan Tonjes - youtu.be/20It-Z8qJKI &! Dear Fat People: My Response. - youtu.be/LLfTPhT79wU &! What I Want to Say to Fat People: Response to Nicole Arbour - youtu.be/r2YYZBrPwwU &! DEAR NICOLE ARBOUR, RANT, MY EATING DISORDER STORY, DEAR FAT PEOPLE RESPONSE - youtu.be/_34uOPoJTAo &! Re: Dear Fat People. - MrRepzion (that Guy that VeganAtheis debunked all his arguments to eat meat) - youtu.be/BTbIVjeFueM &! I Lost 140lbs- My Response to Nicole Arbour's "Dear FAT PEOPLE" - youtu.be/lhPLPA0hr-c &! Dear Fat People (My Response) - youtu.be/Rqkb5j3UkxE &! Why Do People Hate Markiplier & Nicole Arbour? - youtu.be/y-v-gFkry98 &! Dear Fat People... Kerry McCarpet [Vegan] Great arguments about ppl angry at fat people bc they struggle & fight the fight to stay slim on a western diet aka calorie counting & restriction. Thus their 'angry peoples' advice doesn't come from a 'concerned for their health, happiness & environment' place - youtu.be/zi5Dqjbgv64
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
'Political courage' on drink pricing policy praised - BBC News
Although MSPs passed a law in 2012 imposing a minimum unit price to try to cut the harm it can cause, its implementation has been held up by a legal challenge from the Scotch Whisky Association. [...] "Importantly, we can pay tribute to the Scottish government for the political courage it has shown to implement appropriate policy in the face of stiff opposition by the drinks industry." [...] Research shows that exposure to alcohol marketing increases the likelihood that young people will start to drink, and to drink more if they are already drinking. Alcohol is the world's fifth leading risk factor for disease, injury and disability. In eastern Europe, most of Latin America and southern sub-Saharan Africa it is the leading cause.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Fat People Are Unhealthy - YouTube
"obesity is a disease!" //&! Why I'm Against "Fat Acceptance" - youtu.be/I0Mq4Kz3vng ... "Who do I want to be? [...] Since I've been this since childhood, I have not known & do not know any different. [...] shame does not help anybody." //&! Fooled [Mark Twain quote]. Hoodwinked. Exploited. PPL who are not aware of the SYSTEM WHICH IS RIGGED AGAINST THEM, are rightfully angry (anger directed partly towards themselves, blindly, and the status quo ... 'dare you to shame me, look around you ... I am not the only one!') for being fat shamed, to a certain extent. U can put the material in front of them, but they dont change if they dont snap 180 degrees intellectually: Enlightenment. Curtains revealed & they grasp the extent of the RIGGED SYSTEM. Thus able 2change small step by step. Process. Individual journey. Fuelled by intrinsic motivation (ie not boogie's case). //&! Political Correctness, Offensive (hate speech), free speech - youtu.be/A2QB00ZXbpA disclosure: guy is from infowars
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
European court opinion due on minimum alcohol pricing - BBC News
Legislation to bring in a minimum unit price of 50p was passed by the Scottish Parliament in May 2012. But a legal challenge was brought by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), which argued it breached European law. [...] The Scottish government, which has argued that minimum pricing is vital to address Scotland's "unhealthy relationship with drink", has been unable to implement the policy while the legal process is ongoing. The SWA's legal bid has been backed by other European wine and spirits producers. The industry body has described the legislation, which is supported by health professionals and the police, as "un-targeted, misguided and illegal", and argues that it acts as a barrier to trade.
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september 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
Alcohol  abuse  alcoholism  cancer  sick  population  public  health  policy  public  health  coping  mechanism  Escapeism  tobacco  drug  abuse  substance  abuse  society  binge  drinking  Lad  culture  stress  chronic  stress  NHS  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Study suggests safe alcohol guidance 'unrealistic' - BBC News
But the study found that the guidelines are largely ignored because most people do not drink every day. Instead they drink heavily at the weekend - in order to get drunk. [ as socially acceptable outlet, from a weeks worth of chronic stress and worry. legal high and stress relieve as is tobacco. ] // thus as food can be used/abused as emotionally compforting and stress-reliever, binge drinking on the weekend as well as the habit for 2-3 drinks during weekdays to relieve the stress, should this behavior be space made in the DSM for disorder!? abuse/coping mechanism!/being dependent on it!? which is socially acceptable!. but long-term harmful to your health, as well as short-term to ur disposable income/savings rate & alcohol related injuries A&E & police force has to deal with!? --- Eating Disorders - bbc.in/1JRg4fu - Gemma and Dr Radha are on hand to talk about eating disorders.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Cancer: The challenge facing the NHS - BBC News
Lifestyles matter too But for all the emphasis on testing and treatment, there is a lot people can do. Four in 10 cancers could be prevented by changes to lifestyles. The biggest cause of cancer is smoking, but a host of other activities from diet to exercise also play a role. If we are going to improve the odds in the fight against cancer, everyone has a role to play. // bbc.in/1IbKnOS - A call for action on smoking and obesity - four in 10 cancers could be prevented through lifestyle improvements // &! bit.ly/1MjemFr - Outdated treatment, uncertain funding and failure to battle big causes of cancer – with one in five people still smoking – blamed for unnecessary suffering
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
W. Keith Campbell: The Narcissism Epidemic - YouTube
Social Media = an instant in ones life. not ones life. but this disclosure isn't written in there. under pictures, videos, tweets. + Environment of status symbols, status anxiety, debt fueled (zombie) consumerism. Fast Fashion. Throwaway society. At large not being sustainable. Status quo. Living in the now. Binge Drinking. Keeping up with the John's. Millennials - everyone gets a trophy, even for participation. ... this environment creates a need to display being happy and successful and having everything in life. [...] abundance of digital gossip. whether its whatsapp/sms in own circle at large and in the tabloid [...] 'Narcissism predicts leaders, but not whether they are good or bad.' [Could even argue they dont care abt their eulogy, see David Brooks book Character] [ & rising incivility in politics and lack of trust ] // W. Keith Campbell: The Roots of Narcissism - youtu.be/HXbeKKhQXKA - From find meaning in self (actualization) 2 self-expression & display, praise work
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Essstörungen: Magersucht, Bulimie & Esssucht ☆ einfach erklärt, von Psychologin - YouTube
Original Video - youtube.com/watch?v=3NbeX9Np09Q // asklepios.com/nord_O53B.Asklepios // 17.5 und drunter. 19.5 ideal gewischt. // &! https://www.youtube.com/user/AsklepiosKliniken/search?query=Magersucht // &! Planet Wissen - Magersucht >> youtube.com/watch?v=aqvx7De5qaQ // &! youtu.be/qjtiEQzUM5Q - FFS #6 Warum wir bei Essstörungen Hilfe von Außen brauchen << STIGMA. // &! Essstörungen Prof. M. Kölch über Ursachen und Behandlungsmöglichkeiten Deutsche Welle - youtu.be/VZJx88Z9O6k &! Körperschemastörungen (Dysmorphia / Dysphoria) ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_dysmorphic_disorder BDD ) - youtu.be/iS7Z5hK1X-I // &! youtu.be/DOwa0FKZ_lI - Lokalzeit Südwestfalen Wohngruppe für Essgestörte
Magersucht  eating  disorder  anorexia  nervosa  bulimia  binge  eating  mental  health  mental  illness  psychology  sociology  stigma 
july 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
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
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
Marijuana  Medical  Marijuana  binge  drinking  tobacco  alcoholism  alcohol  abuse  public  health  policy  public  health  cannabis  substance  abuse  mental  health  mental  illness 
march 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Life expectancy in Scotland increases
"Men in the least deprived areas of Scotland may live 12.5 years longer than those in the most deprived areas while women in the least deprived areas could expect to live 8.5 years longer than those in the most deprived."
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later : Shots - Health News : NPR
In a study of 6,500 people published this week, adults with a midlife history of drinking problems were more than twice as likely as those without alcohol problems to suffer severe memory impairment decades later. Researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School, in Exeter, England, analyzed the records of more than 6,542 American adults who had been tracked for 19 years as a part of the Health and Retirement Study.
binge  drinking  alcohol-abuse  alcoholism  alcohol  abuse  dementia  public  health  policy  public  health 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - £230m obesity and diabetes drugs cost 'harms NHS'
financial incentives needed - nudge to better living. nanny state vs long-term view. people have no sense of complexity, unintended consequences, unkown unkowns, ... need to act now. it's the same with global warming / carbonfootprint / carbon emissions.
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC Radio 4 - Front Row, Binge TV Special
Q: Is binge watching and binge drinking a symptom of a greater all encompassing disease of civilisation, of our generation? a side effect, a symptom of our environment we live in!? is this behaviour more than just simply escapism? >> https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=the+rise+of+escapism
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
Binge Media Culture Finds a Receptive Audience in Americans - NYTimes.com
“With the things that get us to really crave the news, the tenor of the story tends to have a negative impact on the way we see the world more generally,” he said, referring to the controversial and scandalous subjects that draw in chronic readers and viewers. “We become more cynical.” Does he regard his own bingeing on these topics as escapist? + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4aAJrJB6h0 + http://alaindebotton.com/news-users-manual/ “Absolutely,” he said. “You forget about your life for 30 minutes while you read about Chris Christie’s implosion.” Joshua Ferris’s forthcoming novel, “To Rise Again at a Decent Hour,” is about “the obsessive-compulsive nature of your own personality emerging through these platforms, and disliking the person who is taking advantage of them,” he said. Mr. Ferris, 39, confessed to bingeing on news, TV and YouTube videos, though he recently took a six-month purgative sabbatical.
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - UK is Europe's 'addictions capital', says think tank
One in four adults in England drank to harmful levels, and one in 20 were "dependent drinkers", it said. The report also found a stark north-south divide in the problem of alcohol abuse, with 26 of the 30 local authorities with the highest rate of alcohol-related admissions in the north of the country.
alcohol  abuse  public  health  policy  addiction  UK  binge  drinking  alcohol-abuse  public  health  alcoholism 
september 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Alcohol deaths in young women show 'worrying rise'
'Cultural influences' The team behind the report suggests that cheaper alcohol, which is more widely available, combined with better marketing and longer drinking hours will all have played their part in fuelling the problem. Dr Shipton told the BBC it was "a shame" minimum pricing had been rejected in England and Wales.
Alcohol  Culture  society  ladette  UK  Glasgow  binge  drinking  alcohol-abuse  Manchester  alcoholism 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Bankruptcy: From riches to rags
- buying things, rewarding yourself in face of daily life obstacles, troubles, stress, and day in and day out same type of work/work environment ... - can become an addictive behaviour like taking drugs or going out every Friday and Saturday binge drinking - just to take the edge off.
society  zombie  consumer  psychology  UK  consumer  consumerist  binge  drinking  culture 
february 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Minimum alcohol price planned for England and Wales
Combating the excessive drinking culture in England. And its future cost in drinking related diseases and current related hospital and care cost (ie A&E;, emergency room coverage in hospitals during weekends, police, resolve of anti-social behavior, and related crime).
culture  society  UK  alcoholism  alcohol-abuse  binge  drinking 
march 2012 by asterisk2a
BBC iPlayer - Panorama: Britain's Hidden Alcoholics
With nearly 9,000 people dying from alcohol-related diseases every year and leading medical experts describing it as a health crisis, Campbell ventures into the world of Britain's hidden alcoholics and asks how much is too much.

Functioning alcoholics, are good at hiding. They don't like being told/challenged about the alcohol problem.
Risk of liver disease goes parabolic through alcohol abuse (ie 4 bottles of wine/week). Liver disease is a slow progressing death sentence. Drinking related admissions (+1million) into hospital costs the NHS +2.7bn£/y and rising.
The issue is of unhealthy relationships with alcohol, is the drinking at home problem with no social checks, is the advertising, lack of education and awareness (that it is a psychoactive drug like smoking and other potent class A drugs).

Incentives matter again, and that is price. My personal argument is; make alcohol and tobacco a luxury product via taxation which goes into the NHS & Childcare.
binge  drinking  UK  alcoholism  alcohol-abuse 
february 2012 by asterisk2a
BBC News - 10 radical solutions to binge drinking
11. Make Alcohol a luxury product with insane high tax, which is put into the NHS. Same with tobacco.
alcohol-abuse  UK  binge  drinking 
february 2012 by asterisk2a

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