Monday, June 24, 2013

Alcohol News - 25/2013

BNN News (Latvia) - Alcohol buyers under the age of 25 will be required to present Ids
The Latvian Saeima has approved amendments to the Alcohol Circulation Law that will limit alcohol consumption rates among young people. Amendments state that buyers of alcoholic drinks who are 18 to 25 years old will be obligated to present IDs when buying alcohol.
Eurotopics (Estonia) - Policymakers must keep Estonians off booze
In the run-up to the Midsummer celebrations next weekend, the number of alcohol-related accidents has already risen in Estonia.
BBN (Lithuania) - Alcohol consumption at record high in Lithuania
Lithuania keeps suffering from net emigration, yet those who stay or return home are consuming ever more alcohol, writes news2biz LITHUANIA.
The Local (Sweden) - There's no such thing as a hangover 'cure': expert
With many Swedes nursing headaches on Saturday following an evening of revelry to celebrate Midsummer's Eve, one Swedish physician has brought some bad news - there is no such thing as a hangover cure.
The Local (Sweden) - Drunk men more likely to drown: study
Men are twice as likely as women to drown, according to a new study, with middle-aged men with alcohol in their bodies posing the greatest risk.
Jerusalem Post - Israeli-US research: Turning off brain trigger may prevent alcohol addictions
Israeli and US researchers were able to identify and deactivate a brain pathway linked to cravings for alcohol in rats.
Zee News (Turkey) - Turkey passes bill restricting alcohol sales, ads
Turkey's Parliament has passed legislation to ban all advertising of alcohol and tighten restrictions on sales in the mainly Muslim but secular country.
RT (Russia) - Legal vodka production falls by one-third in Russia
Production of Vodka decreased by 30% in May after the market was flooded with illegally made product following a rise in excise duty earlier this year.
Times LIVE (South Africa) - NGO calls for ban on drinks ads
Alcohol advertising encourages heavy drinking and puts people in danger of contracting HIV through risky sexual behaviour, according to Soul City.
Sin Chew Jit Poh (EU) - Women more at risk than men of smoking, drinking: study
Women who smoke and drink heavily are at a higher risk of early death than men who do the same, a study said Tuesday. Data taken from a Europe-wide survey of some 380,000 people aged 40 and older, revealed that women faced a disproportional risk from the already well-known ill effects of heavy alcohol and tobacco use.
WHO Europe (Europe) - New publication: Status report on alcohol and health in 35 European countries 2013
WHO/Europe has produced a new publication called "Status report on alcohol and health in 35 European countries 2013".
The (Germany) - German booze cheapest in Western Europe
Alcohol prices are much lower Germany than in most of the rest of the EU, new figures show, with a round of drinks only coming cheaper in three other EU states.
Wall Street Journal - Why She Drinks: Women and Alcohol Abuse
Women's growing predilection for wine has a darker side—and the only way to deal with it is to acknowledge the profound differences between how women and men abuse alcohol.
ITV News (Wales) - Alcohol awareness: Next generation learn of dangers
Future doctors have been teaching the next generation of adults about the dangers of alcohol - as figures show Wales has one of the worst records in Europe when it comes to the proportion of 15-year-olds getting drunk.
3AW (Australia) - Push to change legal drinking age from 18 to 21
Doctors and academics are heading to Canberra pushing for the legal drinking age to be lifted to 21.
The Australian (Australia) - Dear alcohol: one woman's heart-rending story
YOUR life is going well. And then WHAM, along comes some gut-wrenching news that rocks you to the core. I receive a call to say my ex is ill in hospital. Seriously ill. (China) - Chinese Adolescent Alcohol Use Similar to That of Western Countries
Adolescent and young adult alcohol use has long been a social problem. Young people who consume alcohol are more likely to have negative consequences from use, including accidents, injuries, exposure to violence, risky sexual activity, and experimentation with other substances.
Voxy (New Zealand) - 'Good number of submissions received' on alcohol policy
A total of 293 submissions on the draft Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) have already been received by the Christchurch City Council, as of midday today.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Alcohol News - 24/2013

Valtioneuvosto (Finland) - Minister Huovinen: Harm caused by alcohol can be reduced
Use of alcohol and the harm caused by it have been successfully reduced in Finland in recent years through the cooperation of different branches of administration.
HealthCanal (Denmark) - More elderly people drink to excess
Increasing number of elderly people are drinking so much on a daily basis that it has to be regarded as alcohol abuse. This is evident in Denmark’s treatment centres, which report a growing incidence of problem drinkers over 60.
theforeigner (Norway) - Norway opposition eyes binning the farm alcohol taboo
Alcohol laws are due for another possible shake-up if Rightists gain power at the forthcoming general election. Good news for Norway’s tourist industry, it seems.
Sámi NissonForum - SNF Project “Let’s learn to live without alcohol”
The SNF- Sámi Women’s Forum project “Let’s learn to live without alcohol” 2009-2012, finished January 2013. Recommend to be supported at the Indigenous People’s Confernce Alta 2013.
Finland Times (Finland) – Restriction on alcohol advertisement on cards
The Health and Social Services Minister, Susanna Huovinen, on Monday said that the authorities have successfully been able to bring down alcohol consumption in the country by 10 per cent in recent years and thus to reduce harms caused by it.
The Lithuania Tribune (Lithuania) - Report: Alcohol and cigarette consumption in Lithuania in 2012
The average per capita consumption of alcohol in Lithuanian last year rose to 13 litres of legal absolute alcohol, 0.3 litres more than in 2011, preliminary figures from Statistics Lithuania showed on Monday.
The Lithuania Tribune (Lithuania) - Prime Minister: Excise increase on light alcoholic beverages will not encourage smuggling
Lithuania’s Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said that the Government’s provisioned increase of excise rate on light alcoholic beverages will not be an excuse to encourage smuggling, the Baltic Course informed, referring to the news agency ELTA. (Lithuania) - Lithuanians smoke less but drink more, statistics show
Annual per capita consumption of legal cigarettes in Lithuania fell to 45 packs last year, down by one pack from 46 packs in 2011, figures from Statistics Lithuania show.
Globe and Mail (Canada) - Defence department sets strict guidelines on anniversary alcohol
The Canadian Army is all for its soldiers raising a glass to toast upcoming milestones, as long as nobody thinks there’s a product endorsement going on.
Calgary Herald - Alcohol advertising aimed at women increasingly affecting young girls, medical journal says
A medical journal is raising concerns about alcohol advertising, saying young girls are being influenced by the ads. The editorial in this week's issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal says health warnings should be embedded in alcohol ads, so that young girls understand the risks of drinking.
Deccan Herald (India) - Total ban on alcohol sought
The women’s wing of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee demanded on Saturday that the Karnataka government impose a total ban on liquor in the State.
Irish Post (Ireland) - ‘I resent Ireland’s culture around alcohol’
LONDON-IRISH charity Mind Yourself will shine a light on the relationship that Irish people have with alcohol tonight.
The Guardian (UK) - Alcohol-related liver disease patients deserve better care, says report
Hospital staff are taking a dismissive attitude towards patients who have alcohol-related liver disease and lives could be needlessly lost, a review of patient deaths has reported.
Sky News (Scotland) - Charity Calls For Ban On Alcohol Advertising
A charity has called for a complete ban on alcohol advertising at music and sports events. Alcohol Concern wants the action to protect children and young people from what it describes as "excessive" exposure.
Irish Mirror (Ireland) - Sport booze ban plan gets rejected by Dail committee
The Government’s plans to ban alcohol companies sponsoring sports games took a blow yesterday as a Dail committee rejected the proposals.
Radio Prague (Chech Republic) - Police pushing for ban on online alcohol sales
The police are pushing for a ban on the sale of alcohol over the internet in the Czech Republic, which last year saw dozens of deaths caused by illegally produced spirits.
Jerusalem Post (Israel) - Ministry to reexamine alcohol prices after tax hike
The Finance Ministry on Wednesday told The Jerusalem Post it will seek ways to reexamine alcohol prices following an outcry over its decision to raise alcohol taxes six months earlier and higher than planned.
PR Web - Study Shows Alcohol Abusers Cannot Depend on Their Designated Drivers
According to a recent study, 40% of designated drivers were actually drinking themselves the same evening. Those with an alcohol addiction should check into a professional detox center like Harbor Village and get the safe, effective help needed for recovery.
ITV News (UK) - Kids 'know alcohol brands better than ice cream brands'
A charity has urged the UK's advertising regulators to review the rules that limit children from being exposed to alcohol advertising on TV.
FRANCE 24 (Turkey) - Turkish president approves bill restricting alcohol sales
Turkish President Abdullah Gül has approved a controversial bill restricting the sale and advertising of alcohol. The new restrictions were one of the reasons people have taken to the streets as part of the Taksim Square protests.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

FASD News - 23/2013

Medical Daily - New Drug For Autism And Fetal Alcohol Syndrome In The Works; Could It Change Our Understanding Of These Disorders Forever?
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are two social and behavioral disorders stemming from altered neurological development, often beginning in the womb.
The National Organisation of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS-UK) has developed a toolkit to support GPs advising pregnant patients on the effects of alcohol on the foetus.
7thSpace Interactive (Canada) - Cost of specialized addiction treatment of clients with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Canada
Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) constitute a special population that may be at particularly high risk for substance use. The purpose of the current study was to estimate the utilization of specialized addiction treatment services (SATS) and the associated cost, as a part of the total cost of health care associated with FASD in Canada.
Herald Scotland (Scotland) - Inside Track: Alcohol focus will switch to mothers-to-be
As the Herald reported yesterday, midweek-drinking mothers, professional couples and shift workers are among those being urged to ask questions they may not like to answer about whether the long term pattern of their drinking is really healthy.
Coast Reporter - The Many Faces Of FAS
On Monday, May 27, at Chatelech Secondary Theatre in Sechelt, about 50 people attended the private premiere of a very powerful documentary.
Ghana Business News (Ghana) - Ghana hosts alcohol syndrome awareness creation conference
The Ghana Organisation on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (GOFAS), a non-governmental organisation has appealed to government to be committed in helping create awareness on the effect of alcohol on unborn babies. (Canada) - The rise of binge drinking among women
For many Canadian women a few drinks after work has become quite a few drinks. The number of female binge drinkers is increasing. Critics blame liquor marketers, in part, for targeting women, possibly setting them up for serious health problems later in life.
SAMHSA (USA) - Report reveals special challenges of pregnant teens in substance abuse treatment
A new report shows that among the approximately 57,000 teenage female (ages 12 to 19) substance abuse treatment admissions each year, about 2,000 (4 percent) involve pregnant teens.

Just Speak - FASD, young people and crime
Empathising with someone who has broken the law can be tricky. When someone has offended we may make conclusions about the right punishment. We may try to put ourselves in the offender’s shoes, telling ourselves that we would never have done what the offender did.
New FASD Website!
Mapping Evaluation of Community-Based FASD Program
Presentation at CES Toronto 2013 Evaluation Conference by Sharon Hume and Carol Hubberstey et. Al
FASDs Screening and brief interventions. Georgiana Wilton

The Journal of Neuroscience - Longitudinal MRI Reveals Altered Trajectory of Brain Development during Childhood and Adolescence in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of brain development in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) has revealed structural abnormalities, but studies have been limited by the use of cross-sectional designs.
BMC Public Health - Cost of specialized addiction treatment of clients with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Canada
Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) constitute a special population that may be at particularly high risk for substance use. The purpose of the current study was to estimate the utilization of specialized addiction treatment services (SATS) and the associated cost, as a part of the total cost of health care associated with FASD in Canada.

IN OTHER LANGUAGES (Poland) - Nowy ośrodek w Szpitalu im. św.Ludwika
W Wojewódzkim Szpitalu Dziecięcym im. św. Ludwika uruchomiono pierwsze w Polsce Centrum Kompleksowej Diagnostyki i Terapii Dzieci z FASD. W placówce będą diagnozowani mali pacjenci, z zespołem objawów, spowodowanych piciem przez matkę alkoholu w czasie ciąży. (Greece) - Οι συνέπειες στο έμβρυο από την κατανάλωση αλκοόλ
Μια γυναίκα που πίνει αλκοόλ ενώ είναι έγκυος μπορεί να βλάψει την ανάπτυξη του μωρού της, καθώς το αλκοόλ μπορεί να περάσει από το αίμα της μητέρας στο αίμα του μωρού και μπορεί να βλάψει την ανάπτυξη των κυττάρων του και κυρίως του εγκεφάλου και του νωτιαίου μυελού κύτταρα.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Alcohol News - 23/2013

The Nordic Page (Norway) - Norwegian Politicians Defend Wine Monopoly
The majority of the country’s local politicians want continuation of wine monopoly and are against wine sale at convenience stores and supermarkets.
Alice Rap (Denmark) - Complexity: Researching alcohol and other drugs in a multiple world (Aarhus - Denmark, 21st-23rd August 2013)
Hosted by Contemporary Drug Problems, the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research (Aarhus University, Denmark), the National Drug Research Institute (Curtin University, Australia) and the Centre for Population Health (Burnet Institute, Australia), this conference will bring together leading international researchers in drug use and addiction studies from a range of research disciplines.
Norway Today (Norway) - Half of the fire victims were alcohol affected
Over half of these had even caused by the fire, according to a survey by the Norwegian Fire Protection Association.
Finnbay (Finland) - Finnish Youth Goes Wild with Alcohol
Helsinki youth has been celebrating the approaching of end of the school year with crazy parties. These parties involve heavily used alcohol and drugs.
Alcohol and Alcoholism (Finland) - Alcohol Policy Changes and Trends in Adolescent Drinking in Finland from 1981 to 2011
Alcohol policy changes between 1981 and 2011 seem not to have had noticeable influence on alcohol drinking or drunkenness among the under-aged in Finland. Conspicuous increases seen in population total consumption in association with EU-related developments have not materialized among adolescents.
The Baltic Course (Estonia) - Estonian state wants to reduce tax-free alcohol and tobacco import
The Estonian government approved on Thursday of amendments to the draft law that toughens the conditions for bringing tax-free fuel, tobacco and alcohol to Estonia from third states, informs LETA.
News ERR (Estonia) - Store Clerks to Start Requesting ID From All Alcohol Buyers Appearing Under 30
Starting today, major store chains will start asking to see ID when anyone who looks under the age of 30 purchases alcohol.
Daily Mail (UK) - One in three designated drivers drink alcohol before getting behind the wheel
Perhaps call that taxi after all - new research has has found that more than one in three designated drivers have had a drink and most had blood-alcohol levels high enough to affect their driving.
Interfax (Ukraine) - Income ministry proposes postponing introduction of new excise labels for alcohol and tobacco until September 1
The Income and Tax Ministry of Ukraine has proposed introducing new excise labels for alcohol and tobacco from September 1, 2013 instead of August 1, 2013.
Irish Independent (Ireland) - Varadkar aims to delay alcohol sponsor ban
CONTROVERSIAL proposals to ban alcohol sponsorships of sporting events are to be discussed by ministers next week, writes Fiach Kelly.
Daily Mail (UK) - Children as young as nine treated for alcohol-related illnesses as A&E doctors reveal 'worrying' increase in young girls drinking
Children as young as nine have been treated in hospital for alcohol-related illnesses, it has been revealed. And hospital emergency specialists have said they have seen a 'worrying' trend of an increase in young girls drinking.
The Guardian (UK) - One for the road? The hidden risks of roadside alcohol availability
In the UK, you can purchase and drink alcohol in bars, restaurants, cafes, at the cinema, at the theatre and on planes and trains. However, how often have you had the urge for a pint while driving along the M40 and not had the opportunity?
Irish Times (Ireland) - Alcohol abuse, drug abuse and mental illness feature in child care cases
Alcohol abuse, drug abuse and mental illness feature in many of the cases published by the Child Care Law Reporting Project today. (Bulgaria) - Expert: Bulgaria Ranks 6 Globally by Alcohol Consumption
Bulgaria has been ranked sixth globally by alcoholic beverages consumption with 30 liters a year per capita. - East Africa: Excessive Alcohol Consumption Could Hinder Mdgs, Says EAC Civil Society Platform
The East African Community Civil Society against alcohol abuse has warned that if nothing is done, alcohol abuse could hinder the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Yeshiva World News (Israel) - Israel Hikes Up Alcohol Tax Beginning on July 1st
It will cost a bit more to say ‘l’chaim’ beginning on July 1, 2013, when the government tax increase on alcohol takes effect. The tax on beer has almost doubled, along with an increase in cigarette tax and a 1% hike in the value added tax.
Standart News (Bulgaria) - Over 350,000 Bulgarians Are Addicted to Alcohol
About 350,000 Bulgarians are addicted to alcohol but only one percent seeks medical treatment. The sad statistics was announced during a seminar on alcohol dependency and therapy.
Sunrise Senior Living Blog - Alcohol-Induced Dementia An Overlooked Problem
Moderate alcohol consumption has been shown to have substantial health benefits for seniors. In fact, some studies suggest that a compound found in red wine - resveratrol - could be good for cardiovascular well-being.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Alcohol News - 23/2013

USA TODAY - Coming soon? Nutritional labels on alcohol
Alcohol beverages soon could have nutritional labels like those on food packaging, but only if the producers want to put them there.
YLE News (Finland) - Paper: Alcohol deaths cost a billion annually
Alcohol-related deaths cost society some one billion euros annually. Every year alcohol costs Finns about 25,000 years of life, according to a report in the regional Sunday supplement Sunnuntaisuomalainen.
Lithuania Tribune (Lithuania) - Sale of low-alcohol drinks to be allowed in the Seimas as of June
On Wednesday, the Seimas board approved a resolution, allowing sale of alcoholic beverages containing up to 18 per cent of alcohol in the parliament’s cafes. The decision is linked to Lithuania’s presidency over the European Union (EU) Council in the second half of this year.
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Call for MPs to be bound by alcohol code of conduct
There are calls for an alcohol code of conduct for MPs after the finance minister, Greg Pearce, was warned by Premier Barry O'Farrell over allegations he was so drunk he was unable to participate in a parliamentary debate.
The Guardian (UK) - Older people are abusing alcohol more than the young
In her two-bedroom flat close to the centre of Brighton, Ann, 72, has not yet cleared out her late husband's clothes, but she's given away his wine. (UK) - Rich 'ladies who lunch' more likely to have alcohol problem, says study
Women who live in exclusive areas such as Esher in Surrey, Merchiston in Edinburgh, and Knightsbridge in London, where many residents often earn six-figure sums, are more also more likely to suffer from mental illness or depression than those living in more modest areas, research has found. (Ireland) - Minister Leo Varadkar supports alcohol strategy proposals
The Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has said that he is supportive of the vast majority of proposals in Junior Minister Alex White's alcohol strategy.
Daily Mail (UK) - Prescriptions for alcohol addiction soar by 70% in the last decade
The use of drugs to treat alcohol addiction increased by 70 per cent in the past decade. Doctors last year prescribed almost £3million worth of drugs, up from £1.72million in 2003. (Hungary) - Hungary's Economy Ministry Will Not Re-Regulate Alcohol Retail
A working draft of the Economy Ministry indicates that the government is considering changes in the sale of alcohol, but without causing serious shortfalls in excise tax and VAT revenues, left-leaning weekly Magyar Narancs reports.
Warc - Alcohol advertising under pressure
Alcohol advertising is coming under increasing regulatory pressure in several markets, with a review in the UK, a ban in Turkey and, in the US, a limited ban proposed in Los Angeles.
PoliceProffesional (UK) - National Twitter campaign highlights alcohol issues
Police forces nationwide took part in an online campaign over the Bank Holiday to raise awareness of the policing problems caused by alcohol abuse. (UK) - Drinkers put strain on NHS
New figures published yesterday revealed just under 26,000 people were admitted to hospital 38,724 times last year with conditions relating to alcohol abuse.
The Moscow Times (Russia) - How to Reduce Harmful Drinking
Harmful drinking features prominently in Russia's public policy for good reason: The country has the world's fourth-highest rate of per capita alcohol consumption. Alcohol misuse has been a major social, economic and public health problem for decades, and the prevailing drinking pattern has been characterized as "most risky" by the World Health Organization, or WHO.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

FASD News - 22/2013

Irish Independent (Ireland) - Mums-to-be are playing 'Russian roulette' with alcohol
Many middle-class women are putting their unborn children at potential risk of brain disorders by ignoring warnings not to drink alcohol during pregnancy, a new report will reveal.
Wawatay News (Canada) - Saugeen man on hunger strike over FASD
Saugeen’s Paul Machimity is into the second week of his hunger strike to raise awareness about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). (Australia) - Pregnancy drinking harming hundreds
IT has been described as Australia's "invisible birth defect" and, in the six months since a major report calling for pregnancy warning labels on alcohol, 1300 children have been born with brain damage. (USA) - Lansing to Washington: Advocate begins walk to highlight fetal alcohol exposure and mental illness
Jim Casha is walking to Washington D.C. Again. The 58-year-old Michigan native, who currently resides with his in-laws in Canada but is a regular at the state Capitol and Detroit City Council, made the walk three years ago, and despite his advancing age, set out again on Friday morning with plans to reach D.C. in 40 days.
Irish Independent (Ireland) - Still no warning labels on alcohol one year on
NO LABELS have yet been put on alcohol products sold in Ireland containing health warnings about drinking during pregnancy, despite the recommendations of a report a year ago. - Health Dept. launches campaign: ‘049’ = Zero Alcohol for Nine Months of Pregnancy
A mother’s use of even small amounts of alcohol can cause health problems for her baby, a fact that many women and their health care providers may not realize. Drinking can affect development in the very first weeks – even before a woman knows she’s pregnant – and throughout pregnancy. - Drs. Oz and Roizen: Pregnant? Find ways other than alcohol to de-stress
Gwyneth Paltrow was outed for drinking a Guinness while pregnant, but a brand-new study claims she may not have done anything risky. It seems British docs think two glasses of wine a week or the equivalent doesn’t add up to developmental problems in kids. We think they’re off base. A fetus’ alcohol tolerance level is unknowable. - Drugs and alcohol cause problems during pregnancy
A University of Canterbury psychology researcher has identified the first direct evidence that combined use of ecstasy and alcohol during pregnancy causes brain damage. (Poland) - Woman Gives Birth to Drunk Baby after Binge Drinking Session
Surgeons in Poland were forced into an emergency Caesarean operation to deliver a baby boy born with severe alcohol poisoning. The 24-year-old mother was reportedly on a drinking binge and collapsed while buying more liquor. The incident took place at a bar in the town of Tomaszow.
SAMHSA (USA) - Report reveals special challenges of pregnant teens in substance abuse treatment
A new report shows that among the approximately 57,000 teenage female (ages 12 to 19) substance abuse treatment admissions each year, about 2,000 (4 percent) involve pregnant teens.

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National FASD Conference & FACE 2013 – Joint Registration OPEN!
Frontier Regional FASD Training Center - FASD Intervention Strategies Part II – 6.20.13
Thank you for your interest in the FASD Intervention Strategies Part II webinar scheduled for June 20, 2013 brought to you FREE by the Frontier Regional FASD Training Center, funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).

Healthvermont - Alcohol & Pregnancy — Guidance for Health Care Providers
MencapDirector - GP info on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
This video gives vital information for GPs about Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), the signs and symptoms, and the best advice to give to your patients when dealing with FASD.
MencapDirector - Advice for pregnant women about FASD
Information for pregnant women about Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The video is part of a toolkit which aims to help increase understanding of FASD, the effects of alcohol on the foetus, the process of diagnosis for FAS/FASD as well as support and strategies for a person caring for a child or adult with FASD.
CanFASD Research Network - Alcohol Policies to Prevent FASD
"Shining a Light on Canada's Multi-Layered Approach to FASD Prevention," an evening session on promoting women's health and preventing FASD, was held on February 28th, 2013 as a part of the 5th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Vancouver, BC. A series of video clips from the event highlights examples of current FASD-related policies, programs, and initiatives from across Canada.
ABC13Channel - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
You've heard of fetal alcohol syndrome, but most people don't truly understand it.One local center is trying to get a better handle on the condition.As News 13's Jay Siltzer shows us in today's Health Alert, that might lead to earlier diagnoses and care.
David Boulding - FASD and the Law: Training Seminars for Vancouver Coastal Health
Alcohol-Free Pregnancy - Laura - Birth mother of a person with FASD

INTECH - Clinical Implications of a Link Between Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Autism or Asperger’s Disorder – A Neurodevelopmental Frame for Helping Understanding and Management
The teratogenic effect of alcohol was first observed by paediatrician Paul Lemoine in Nantes, France in 1968, when he linked facial dysmorphic and growth features with maternal use of alcohol (wine) in pregnancy.
Centers for American Indian and Alaskan Native Health - Creating a Culturally Appropriate Web-based Behavioral Intervention for American Indian/Alaska Native Women in Southern California: The Healthy Women Healthy Native Nation Study
Health disparities in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are of high importance to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.
Alcohol - Impaired odor identification in children with histories of heavy prenatal alcohol exposure
Prenatal alcohol exposure can lead to behavioral and cognitive impairments across multiple domains. Many of the brain regions impacted by prenatal alcohol exposure are also linked with olfactory processing, and odor identification deficits have been documented in certain neurological disorders associated with these brain regions.

IN OTHER LANGUAGES (Poland) - Powstał ośrodek leczenia dzieci z FASD
Pierwszy w Polsce ośrodek kompleksowego leczenia dzieci, których matki spożywały w ciąży alkohol powstał w Specjalistycznym Szpitalu Dziecięcym im św. Ludwika w Krakowie.