Navigation Links
Going Overboard on Alcohol Creates a Bottleneck at Hospitals

The many Australians taking to the bottle is not funny. Infact their love for the spirits has created a bottle neck in the health system, overburdened by the fallout of the binge drinking culture on the peoples health.

Binge drinking has become a trend evident among all age groups, class, boundaries and cultural lines. Experts have suggested that this trend spells doom for Australia in the next 20 years. Many Australians will be suffering chronic diseases like liver cirrhosis, cancers and brain disorders.

The region is also witnessing a surge in drinking among 18 year olds who also portray acute withdrawal symptoms. The government is facing flak at not being able to effectively control the crisis.

Professor Ian Webster, a drug and alcohol specialist and chairman of the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation said, "We have got to change the way our culture dances with alcohol or future generations will suffer the consequences. At the moment it's a bit like David fighting Goliath. Government revenue is directly related to the economy of the alcohol industry, and it has powerful political connections with both sides of politics. That makes cultural change very difficult."

Elaborating on the harmful effects of alcohol on young brains, Professor John Toumbourou, of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, said, "As this generation moves through young adulthood into adulthood we'll see an increase in all categories of illness related to alcohol and it's an extensive list - liver failure, a variety of cancers, brain damage and higher deaths down the line. To me that's a ticking time bomb."


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. WHO Says Toronto Going Back on SARS-Affected List
2. More Patients Going In For Home Dialysis
3. Going Slow With Vitamin E
4. Going to GP may delay cancer diagnosis, says new study
5. Going Down The Social Ladder Increases The Chances Of Male Depression.
6. Wholly Ingrained: White or Brown? Food War Going Racist? Get to the Heart of the Matter
7. HIV Patient Who Turned 50, Alive and Going Strong
8. Helping a Family Going Through an Illness
9. AIDS Drugs Going Strong and Steady
10. De Niro Thinks He is Going Cross-eyed
11. Pedometers – A Fitness Barometer, Soon Going to Be Child’s Ply
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/28/2016)... ... , ... After a year and a half of planning the Multiple Pathways of Recovery ... Pathways of Recovery Conference was held May 2 -4, 2016 at the Mystic Marriott ... together to explore the many pathways individuals use to get into and sustain their recovery. ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Two director-level employees of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of ... 2016 honorees. The award recognizes businesswomen who excel in their fields and who ... the MLTSS (Managed Long-Term Services and Supports) Program at Horizon NJ Health and Theresa ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... This ... of a stroke, which we as a society can control and change. , As ... occurs nearly every 40 seconds within the United States. Plus, with an estimated 129,000 ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Aimed ... by inspiring human interest stories, courtesy of leaders in the nursing and health ... the industry, from leading advocates and associations—namely Jones & Bartlett Learning. , Jones ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Despite last week’s media reports hinting at ... company to wait until March 2017 for an interest rate increase, according to Rajeev ... of Business. , “The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) dot charts are of interest ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... CAMBRIDGE, England , May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... genomics company employing the precision of circulating tumour ... oncology, today announces the appointment of Professor ... will provide medical leadership across the clinical development ... that Inivata,s products help deliver significant improvements in ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Cirujanos holandeses han ... a los médicos a compartir sus mejores prácticas por ... mundial. Profesionales médicos de Europa, África, Asia ... a la aplicación, que combina la transmisión en vivo ... seguro. Educación   "Imagine un médico ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... May 24, 2016  Diana Russell suffers from a ... from the inside out.  This disease has put her ... her children and grandchildren to leave her home.  Because ... family cannot haul the wheelchair.  So if there is ... and Diana is left to wait for the bus. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: