Natural Recovery by the Liver and Other Organs After Chronic Alcohol Use

Thomes, P. G., Rasineni, K., Saraswathi, V., Kharbanda, K. K., Clemens, D. L., Sweeney, S. A., ... & Casey, C. A. (2021). Natural Recovery by the Liver and Other Organs after Chronic Alcohol Use. Alcohol Research: Current Reviews, 41(1).
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Chronic, heavy alcohol consumption disrupts normal organ function and causes structural damage in virtually every tissue of the body. Current diagnostic terminology states that a person who drinks alcohol excessively has alcohol use disorder. The liver is especially susceptible to alcohol-induced damage.

Alcohol Consumption and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA Levels in HIV/HCV Coinfected Patients

Fuster D, Nunes D, Cheng DM, Saitz R, Samet JH. Alcohol Consumption and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA Levels in HIV/HCV Coinfected Patients. Viruses. 2021; 13(5):716.
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Background: The impact of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA levels on the evolution of chronic HCV infection-related liver damage is controversial. Heavy alcohol use is believed to have a deleterious impact on the course of HCV disease, but current knowledge about the possible effect of alcohol use on HCV RNA levels in HIV/HCV coinfected patients is limited.

Reducing Harm Due to Alcohol: Success Stories From 3 Countries

The European Region has the highest level of alcohol consumption in the world. To reduce these harms, WHO/Europe has identified three affordable, feasible and cost-effective intervention strategies: increase excise taxes on alcoholic beverages introduce and enforce bans or clear restrictions on exposure to alcohol advertising enact and enforce restrictions on the physical availability of retailed alcohol. Here you can read about the successful outcomes in Lithuania, Scotland and the Russian Federation.

Women and Alcohol

Alcohol Res. 2020;40(2):14 •
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This is a special edition of the Journal Alcohol Research: Current Reviews. It is open source and has new articles on women and alcohol use.

Drinking Transitions During Lockdown

Online, United Kingdom,

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) warmly invite you to an online event on Wednesday 28 April from 12:30-14:00 BST for the fourth SHAAP/SARN Alcohol Occasionals event of 2021.

Alcohol Use Among Nigerian Students

According to the World Health Organisation, Nigeria ranks second on the list of African countries for heavy episodic drinking. Despite concerning figures, the picture is less clear when analysing particular populations, such as university student. In an article, published in the conversation, researchers from North-West University discuss findings from their latest research, which analyses the prevalence of alcohol use was among students and how this differed by gender, age and geographical location.