Thursday, June 24, 2021

Alcohol News - 25/2021

The Guardian (Japan) - Tokyo Olympics organisers ban alcohol sales after public outcry
Games officials faced accusations the event was getting preferential treatment while other Tokyo businesses still faced alcohol restrictions.
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Holyrood (Scotland) - People suffering from alcohol dependency cut back on other spending because of minimum pricing
Minimum pricing for alcohol may be causing some people struggling with dependency to reduce daily spending elsewhere in order to afford alcohol, a new report has said.
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Business Wire (Canada) - Canadians increasing alcohol and drug use to cope with mental strain; parents at highest risk
The research revealed that one third (34 per cent) of respondents who use alcohol reported an increase in alcohol consumption during the pandemic, while one quarter (25 per cent) of Canadians who use other drugs reported an increase in their drug use.
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PolitiFact - No, the WHO isn’t trying to ban women ages 18-50 from drinking alcohol
A proposed global action plan on alcohol consumption put together by the World Health Organization is being criticized after some believed the health agency was effectively trying to ban women "of childbearing age" from being able to drink alcohol
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Stuff (New Zealand) - NZ should adopt Scottish strategy to reduce alcohol härm
For years, Scotland has wrestled with the harm caused by alcohol. Early death, ill health, crime, suicide, and medical staff dealing with drunk and abusive patients.
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DATAC (Canada) - Rise in young adult drinking concerns New Brunswick’s fetal alcohol centre
According to new research from the University of New Brunswick (UNB), one-third of young adults in New Brunswick have been drinking more alcohol over the course of the pandemic. These new findings are alarming experts at New Brunswick’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Centre of Excellence (FASDCE) in Moncton.
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Middlesbourough (UK) - Drinking at home - what's the cost for young people?
Young people are the focus of the latest phase of the hard-hitting ‘Drinking At Home, At What Cost?' campaign. The aim is to raise awareness among young people of the harms associated with drinking alcohol.
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Northumberland Gazette - Health campaigners question alcohol advertising at Euro 2020
Health campaigners have questioned the inappropriateness of alcohol brands sponsoring high profile sports events, exposing children to alcohol.
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WHO - Third WHO Forum on Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviours (FADAB)
The Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviours (ADA) Unit, within the Department of Mental Health and Substance Use at WHO Headquarters organizes, for the third time, the WHO global Forum on Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviours (FADAB).
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BNN News (Lithuania) - Liberals propose lowering alcohol sale age to 18, extend sale time
The Liberal Movement’s political group in the Lithuanian parliament, the Seimas, proposed on Wednesday, June 16, amendments to the Law on Alcohol Control to lower the existing alcohol sale age and also set the same alcohol sale hours for all days of the week.
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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Alcohol News - 24/2021

WHO - Global action plan on alcohol: 1st draft
The harmful use of alcohol causes approximately 3 million deaths every year and the overall burden of disease and injuries attributable to alcohol consumption remains unacceptably high. The pace of development and implementation of alcohol policies has been uneven in WHO regions, and resources and capacities for implementation of the WHO Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol 10 years after its endorsement do not correspond to the magnitude of the problems.
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BBC (Scotland) - Scottish alcohol sales drop to lowest level in 26 years
The amount of alcohol sold per person in Scotland last year fell to its the lowest level for 26 years. Public Health Scotland figures show 9.4 litres of pure alcohol were sold per adult in 2020, the equivalent of each adult in the country drinking 18 units a week.
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Medical News Today (Europe) - Europeans drank less alcohol in first months of the pandemic, survey shows
Researchers gathered data from almost 32,000 alcohol users from 21 European countries from late April to late July 2020. The responses indicated that drinking in Europe declined on average during these first months of the pandemic.
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Forbes (USA) - Alcohol Consumption In The United States Saw Its Most Significant Volume Gain In Almost Two Decades In 2020.
While 2020 saw unprecedented upheaval in Americans' lives, it did not slow their taste for alcohol. In fact, the year posted the largest volume gain in the US in nearly twenty years.
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Adirondack Daily Enterprise - Alcohol abuse and sexual assault and misconduct are closely connected
Sexual assault and alcohol are closely connected. A person who has consumed alcohol often finds their ability to think clearly and logically is impaired. Individuals become confused and incapacitated, and perpetrators take advantage of this.
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CNN - Alcohol beverage companies made an estimated $17.5 billion on underage drinking in 2016, study says
An estimated $17.5 billion of beer and liquor sales in the United States in 2016 was consumed by minors, with the products of three companies -- AB InBev, Molson Coors Beverage Co. and Diageo -- accounting for nearly 45% of underage youth consumption, a new study found.
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EurekAlert - Young adults' alcohol use increases when casually dating
When young adults are more interested in socializing and casually dating, they tend to drink more alcohol, according to a new paper led by a Washington State University professor.
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WebMD - Study: Want to Have a Baby? Mind Your Alcohol
Most women know that drinking alcohol during pregnancy can endanger the fetus before they know they’re pregnant and that there’s no established safe amount while pregnant.
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The Verge - YouTube is banning alcohol, gambling, and politics from its ‘most prominent’ ad slot
YouTube will no longer be accepting ads relating to alcohol, gambling, politics, or “prescription drug terms” for its masthead ad slot, which appears at the top of the website and app, Axios first reported.
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The Lancet - Alcohol-related harm during the COVID-19 pandemic
In 2020, deaths from alcohol-specific causes in England and Wales increased by almost 20% compared with 2019, according to the UK's Office for National Statistics; 80% of the alcohol-specific deaths were due to alcohol-related liver disease.
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Medical Xpress (Australia) - Young Australians and COVID-19: Increased depression, anxiety, but reduced alcohol-related härm
There was a significant increase in depression and anxiety symptoms for young Australians during COVID-19, but no greater help-seeking from mental health professionals, says a new report.
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Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Ireland kept on drinking during Covid — unlike most European states, where consumption fell
Ireland and the UK were outliers in Europe during the early phase of the Covid-19 pandemic when alcohol consumption declined in the majority of 21 countries surveyed, a new study has found.
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The Chronicle - Outrage at WHO’s call to prevent ‘child-bearing age’ women from drinking
The World Health Organisation has been accused of sexism after releasing a draft report that pushed for women of “child-bearing age” to be prevented from drinking alcohol.
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The Island (Sri Lanka) - Doctors oppose online sale of booze
The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) and the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) yesterday registered their opposition for a Finance Ministry decision to allow consumers to purchase liquor online through supermarket chains.
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Movendi International - Joint Event Report: Lessons For Alcohol Policy From the Coronavirus Crisis
On May 27, during the 74th session of the World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Movendi International, the NCD Alliance and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) jointly organized a virtual event on the lessons learned about alcohol policy needs from the coronavirus crisis.
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Société canadienne du cancer (Canada) - Why Canadians affected by cancer are ditching alcohol
For some Canadians, drinking alcohol is part of their social life and can be a way to relax after a long day. In fact, 2 out of 10 Canadian adults drink alcohol daily. But did you know that drinking any type of alcohol raises your risk of developing cancer?
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Oncology Republic - Explain ‘how’ and ‘why’ to reduce alcohol consumption
A ‘why’ approach, such as educating consumers on the carcinogenic properties of alcohol, has long been considered superior to a ‘how’ approach, such as coaching consumers to resist peer pressure.
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Sunday, June 13, 2021

FASD News - 23/2021

The Conversation - #WineMom: Humour and empowerment or binge drinking and mental health challenges?
As fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) prevention researchers, we are increasingly interested in the growing popularity of this phenomenon and its portrayal on social media.
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EurekAlert - Partners play pivotal role in pregnant women's alcohol use and babies' development
A new study by a team of University of Rochester psychologists and other researchers in the Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD) finds that partners of mothers-to-be can directly influence a pregnant woman's likelihood of drinking alcohol and feeling depressed, which affects their babies' development.
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The Bury Times (UK) - New programme to support women who drink alcohol while pregnant launches in Bury
A NEW programme to support women who drink alcohol while pregnant is launching in Bury. The launch on Tuesday, June 1 2021 follows the successful implementation of the programme in the region last year.
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Burnham-On-Sea.com (UK) - Brean boy, 9, writes and publishes book to raise funds for health charity
A Brean youngster has written and published a new book to raise funds for a special cause close to his heart. Aston Tooker, 9, was diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in 2018, and is keen to raise awareness of the condition.
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BabyGaga (Ireland) - Ireland: One Of Top Countries For Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
New research shows that the rates of pregnant women presenting drug and alcohol addictions have been on the rise in recent years, with Ireland one of the leading countries for prenatal alcohol exposure.
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Emmaus Holder (USA) - FASD Across America
As the older brother of two boys with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, knowing the challenges it poses has motivated me to raise awareness for this disability and tell of the damage it can do. I will be riding my bike across the country, a 4,000-mile journey, to discuss the experiences of those with FASD, and caring for those with FASD.
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FASD Awareness - A Wobbly Day
Each day my daughter does the ‘calendar’. She made this herself with me. Why do I do this with her?
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WISHTV (USA) - Cyclist’s cross-country ride raises money for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
A 19-year-old student from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is riding his bike from North Carolina to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
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CanFASD - #WineMoms in Research
As an FASD prevention and women’s health researcher, I have a particular interest in understanding women’s alcohol use. Since becoming involved in the field of FASD, I have been struck by the pervasiveness of alcohol in our society, from alcohol advertisements to television storylines and social media memes.
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Orchids - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Vision Problems
Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is known to play a role in causing certain ophthalmological problems, including ptosis, refractive errors, strabismus, subnormal visual acuity, and optic nerve hypoplasia.
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Psychology Today - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Adoption
When I was in graduate school at the University of Rochester, I attended a colloquium by Marshall Schecter, a psychiatrist from nearby Syracuse.
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Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (Australia) - New review of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder says more work is needed with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
The Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre has published a Review of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The review states that FASD is a preventable, lifelong disability.
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Science Media Centre - expert reaction to study looking at drinking alcohol and the chances of becoming pregnant
“The title of the press release reads that ‘women should avoid alcohol in second half of menstrual cycle’, but it then goes on to clarify this refers to those who are trying for a baby.
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VIDEOS and MATERIALS
Child Care Answers - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in a Nutshell
Join us as we welcome Susan Elsworth with Indiana NOFAS. This session defines Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder(FASD) and explains the disorders on the spectrum and symptoms associated with FASD.
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SJ CHILDS SHOW - FASD Hope and Blazing New Homeschool Trails with Natalie Vecchione
What is FASD? Learn More in this Episode with Natalie Vecchione, Founder of the FASD Hope Foundation and Author of the New Book: Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities.
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The Friend I Wish I Had - Discussing FASD and MID with Robbie Seale
n this episode, Robbie and I speak about FASD and MID. Robbie Seale is the podcast host of FASD Family Life. She shares her story about parenting children with FASD and she teaches us so much about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. We share and educate each other about the characteristics of these 'invisible disabilities'.
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AKCenterForResourceFamilies - FASD Across the Lifespan: Session 5 Middle School and Challenging Behaviors
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NHS - Making sense of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
This resource is for parents and carers of children and teenagers who have a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) to provide ideas and suggestions to help ensure that they have the best lives possible. This booklet refers to anyone who is caring for, or involved in the care of a child with FASD, as a parent or carer.
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FASD Family Life – A Message from the heart
Welcome to FASD Family Life the podcast where we get real about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Robbie Seale, podcast host, is the mother of five amazing kids; four of whom were adopted and prenatally exposed to alcohol.
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RESEARCH
Cornell University - Detecting Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in children using Artificial Neural Network
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a syndrome whose only difference compared to other children's conditions is the mother's alcohol consumption during pregnancy. An earlier diagnosis of FASD improving the quality of life of children and adolescents.
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Disease Models & Mechanisms - Transcriptomic analyses of gastrulation-stage C57BL/6J and C57BL/6NHsd mouse embryos with differential susceptibility to alcohol
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are a serious public health concern, affecting approximately 5% of live births in the US. The more severe craniofacial and central nervous system malformations characteristic of FASD are caused by alcohol exposure during gastrulation (embryonic day 7 in mice; 3rd week of human pregnancy).
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BMJ Open - Prenatal Exposure And Child brain and mental Health (PEACH) study: protocol for a cohort study of children and youth with prenatal alcohol exposure
This project will forge new understanding of FASD and mental health from a neurobiological perspective, highlighting key time periods (ie, sensitive windows) and brain regions (ie, that may be susceptible to neurostimulation), while identifying factors that predict individual trajectories of anxiety and depression symptoms.
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American Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Prenatal alcohol-related alterations in maternal, placental, neonatal, and infant iron homeostasis
In this study, greater PAE was associated with an unfavorable profile of maternal-fetal iron homeostasis, which may play mechanistic roles in PAE-related ID later in infancy.
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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Individual and community-level predictors of maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy in Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia: a multilevel logistic regression analysis
The study revealed that alcohol consumption during pregnancy is prevalent in Gondar town. Both individual- and community-level predictors were found to be associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
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Brain Imaging and Behavior - Combining neuroimaging and behavior to discriminate children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder with and without prenatal alcohol exposure
In many patients, ostensible idiopathic attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may actually stem from covert prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), a treatment-relevant distinction.
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Drug and Alcohol Review - Predictors of alcohol use during pregnancy in Australian women
Results emphasise the importance of asking about special occasion drinking, the link between pre-pregnancy drinking and ongoing drinking during pregnancy, and the need to understand why women disagree with the national guideline.
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Current Developments in Nutrition - Fetal Alcohol Growth Restriction Is Not Attributable to Infant Feeding Practices in a Prospective Birth Cohort in Cape Town, South Africa
Infant feeding practices among heavy drinkers and controls were very similar in this low-SES cohort. Fetal alcohol growth restriction was not attributable to differences in infant feeding practices and is thus likely a teratogenic effect of PAE.
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Theseus.fi - The Risks of Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Use for the Fetus: Descriptive Literature Review
The aim of this thesis was to study the harmful effects of prenatal drug and alcohol use for the exposed fetus. The purpose was to conduct a literature review, and with it raise awareness of the risks of prenatal substance use.
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Current Developments in Nutrition - In a Preclinical Model of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, an Iron Supplementation Intervention Reduces Anxiety-Like Behavior in Both Sexes and Improves Growth in Males
This work is the first to investigate gestational iron supplementation as an intervention for alcohol-exposed pregnancies. These results suggest iron supplementation may improve outcomes such as growth in males and anxiety in both sexes in alcohol-exposed populations.
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Pediatric Research - Prenatal alcohol exposure and adverse fetal growth restriction: findings from the Japan Environment and Children’s Study
Low-to-moderate alcohol consumption during pregnancy might affect fetal growth. Public health policies for pregnant women are needed to stop alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
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American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Heterogeneity in prenatal substance use screening despite universal screening recommendations: findings from PRAMS, 2016-2018
Our study finds that despite recommendations for universal prenatal substance use screening, there are differences in who is actually asked about substance use during prenatal care appointments.
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Human Reproduction - The association between alcohol intake and fecundability during menstrual cycle phases
Results suggest an inverse association between alcohol and fecundability, and support the relevance of menstrual cycle phases in this link.
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Research Square - Factors Inuencing Medical Students' Attitudes Towards Substance Use During Pregnancy
Our study shows that about 20% of surveyed medical students favoured punishing substance-using pregnant women. Awareness and training work seems to be necessary to ensure adequate care and support for this already vulnerable population.
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medRxiv - Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Greater Manchester, UK: an active case ascertainment study
Despite high levels of prenatal alcohol exposure in the UK, evidence on the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is lacking. This paper reports on FASD prevalence in a small sample.
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Frontiers in Pharmacology - Patchouli Alcohol Modulates the Pregnancy X Receptor/Toll-like Receptor 4/Nuclear Factor Kappa B Axis to Suppress Osteoclastogenesis
The incidence of osteoporosis, which is primarily characterized by plethoric osteoclast (OC) formation and severe bone loss, has increased in recent years. Millions of people worldwide, especially postmenopausal women, suffer from osteoporosis.
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IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Schwarzwälder Bote (Germany) - Alkohol in der Schwangerschaft kann schlimme Folgen haben
Alkohol während der Schwangerschaft kann gravierende Folgen haben: Das Kind wird unter Umständen mit der Behinderung FASD geboren. Annette Hauer hat sich zur Fachfrau fortbilden lassen und will nun für das Thema sensibilisieren.
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Radio TOK FM (Poland) - Skutki picia alkoholu w ciąży mogą sięgać czterech pokoleń. "Nawet diagności mają problem z rozpoznaniem FAS"
Czasami picie w ciąży nie wywoła FAS, ale utworzy podatność na zmiany w kolejnych pokoleniach, która ujawni się nawet po spożyciu niewielkiej ilość alkoholu - tłumaczy dr Teresa Jadczak-Szumiło, psycholog i pedagog zajmująca się m.in. badaniem płodowego zespołu alkoholowego.
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Le Cronache Lucane (Italy) - FAD : corsi sul counselling telefonico e sulla Sindrome Feto-Alcolica
Formazione a distanza, ancora posti disponibili per i corsi sul counselling telefonico e sulla Sindrome Feto-Alcolica.
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Pädiatrie - Fetale Alkoholspektrumstörungen – Versorgung von Kindern und Jugendlichen
FASD ist laut statistischer Schätzung die häufigste bei Geburt bestehende chronische Erkrankung und geht mit erheblichen Einschränkungen der selbstständigen Alltags- und Lebensgestaltung einher.
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Ohne Alkohol mit Nathalie (Germany) - FASD – Schäden durch Alkohol in der Schwangerschaft
Wie viel Alkohol in der Schwangerschaft ist ok? Nichts. Nada. Niente. Zero. Wirklich. Warum nicht, das erfährst Du in diesem Video.
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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Alcohol News - 23/2021

SciTechDaily (USA) - Alcohol Companies Earn Billions From Underage Drinking
Underage youth consumed $17.5 billion worth, or 8.6 percent, of the alcoholic drinks sold in 2016. Products from three alcohol companies — AB Inbev, MillerCoors and Diageo — accounted for nearly half of youth consumption, according to a new study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
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ERR News (Estonia) -  Study: Alcohol consumption, related deaths in 2020 up from prior year
Estonian residents in 2020 consumed 10.5 l of absolute alcohol per adult (15+), 1.7 percent up from the year prior. There were 108 more deaths directly related to alcohol, a study by the Estonian Institute of Economic Research shows.
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RTE (Ireland) - Alcohol addiction services 'woefully inadequate'
Alcohol Action Ireland has said that treatment facilities and services available for those with alcohol addiction issues are "woefully inadequate" and the issue needs much more focus and investment.
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People.com (USA) - Women Now Drink as Much as Men - And Are Prone to Sickness Sooner, Study Says
Women suffer from the negative health effects of alcohol more quickly than men do, even with a smaller amount of alcohol consumption, according to research.
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Science Daily - Drinking alcohol is linked to reduced chances of pregnancy
A study of the associations between drinking alcohol and the chances of becoming pregnant suggests that women who want to conceive should avoid heavy drinking. In the second half of menstrual cycle even moderate drinking is linked to reduced chances of pregnancy.
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ABC (Australia) - What alcohol is really doing to Michelle
What would be a good enough reason for you to actually cut back on booze? If you were gaining weight? If you were tired all the time? Having relationship difficulties? What about cancer?
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The Independent (Japan) - Tokyo 2020: Olympics Village considers alcohol ban as part of strict Covid-19 measures
Tokyo Olympics chiefs are considering a ban on alcohol in the Olympic village due to the Covid restrictions that currently apply in Japan.
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The New Daily (Australia) - The ‘inconvenient truth’ about alcohol that could help people quit drinking
Everyone knows that smoking causes cancer, but what about drinking? The evidence that alcohol is a carcinogen – a substance with the capacity to cause cancer in humans – has long been clear, but research shows more public awareness of alcohol’s harms is needed.
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NZMA (New Zealand) - NZMA Urges Minister To Review Alcohol Law
In recent days, there has been media coverage of the damage alcohol causes to many New Zealanders, and the strain and difficulties medical staff face in dealing with alcohol-related harm.
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FARE (Australia) - Landmark report highlights failures by Woolworths and shows need for reform
The full report by the Woolworths-appointed panel, led by Danny Gilbert AM, into the company’s now abandoned plan to build an alcohol megastore in Darwin, was released today.
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Prison Policy Initiative (USA) - New data: State prisons are increasingly deadly places
New data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows that state prisons are seeing alarming rises in suicide, homicide, and drug and alcohol-related deaths.
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DInsights (Indonesia) - Government to Ban Investment in Alcohol Industry
President Joko Widodo issued Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 49/2021, revising investment permits in certain sectors.
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LA Times (USA) - Armed and drunk: Off-duty cops get into trouble drinking. LAPD rules fail to prevent it
Early one morning last month, off-duty Los Angeles Police Officer Nicolas Quintanilla-Borja allegedly threatened to kill his cousin and another man with a handgun in Inglewood before being arrested by local police, prosecutors said.
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Jacaranda.fm (South Africa) - Stricter booze laws ‘can make SA safer place for children’
As the government marks the end of Child Protection Week, the Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance in SA (SAAPA SA) believes stronger liquor legislation can make South Africa a safer place for children.
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Friday, June 4, 2021

Alcohol News - 22/2021

CBS News (USA) - Airlines pull back on alcoholic beverages on flights amid bad passenger behavior
Travelers won't be able to take the edge off with a drink on many flights, as United Airlines becomes the latest carrier to limit its alcohol policy due to unruly passengers. Southwest and American announced last week they would extend previous suspensions on alcohol service.
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Stylist - Anxiety and alcohol: this is how drinking can increase your anxiety
Initially I warmed to drinking because of the confidence element,” explains Tanya, 30, reminiscing about her late teen years when she was plagued with anxiety and painfully shy. “In the beginning, drinking almost alleviated that [anxiety]. I definitely used it as ‘liquid courage’.”
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The Atlantic (USA) - America Has a Drinking Problem
A little alcohol can boost creativity and strengthen social ties. But there’s nothing moderate, or convivial, about the way many Americans drink today.
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Forbes - Why Are Wines’ Alcohol Content Growing So High?
Blame California’s winemakers if you like for the soaring alcohol levels in their wines, but the practice is becoming so widespread globally that finding a red wine under 14.5% alcohol is getting more difficult than finding one at or above that critical number. And white wines are not far behind.
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Technology Networks - Partners Play a Role in Pregnant Women's Alcohol Use
A new study by a team of University of Rochester psychologists and other researchers in the Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD) finds that partners of mothers-to-be can directly influence a pregnant woman’s likelihood of drinking alcohol and feeling depressed, which affects their babies’ development.
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The Independent (UK) - DRINKING ALCOHOL WITHIN GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES STILL HARMS THE BRAIN, HEART AND LIVER, STUDY FINDS
Drinking any amount of alcohol, even within government guidelines, still has a toxic effect on our organs, a new study suggests.
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Sunday World (Ireland) - Almost 10% of Irish motorists have gotten behind the wheel after drinking, RSA reveals
One in four drivers have admitted getting behind the wheel the morning after a night out even when they suspected they might still be over the limit.
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News Medical - Overweight or obesity amplifies harmful effects of alcohol on the liver
Led by the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre, the study looked at medical data from nearly half a million people and found having overweight or obesity considerably amplified the harmful effects of alcohol on liver disease and mortality.
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NewsWise (USA) - Heavy-drinking young adults reduce problematic alcohol use early in pandemic, but young women face increased mental health burden
A novel longitudinal study on heavy drinking in young adults and the psychological impacts of COVID-19 has revealed some unexpected findings that challenge preconceived notions regarding pandemic-related alcohol use.
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Sidney Morning Herald (Australia) - Is it time to face the facts about alcohol and cancer?
We know all too well the cancer risks posed by smoking, the sun and asbestos, but for many of us, alcohol somehow slips under the radar.
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UGA Today - Caregiver alcohol abuse can mean long-term stress on kids
Children raised by caregivers who struggle with alcohol-use problems are more likely to deal with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress for longer periods of time, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.
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Sky News (UK) - COVID-19: Nearly half of UK adults going through pandemic job loss are drinking more alcohol – survey
Nearly half of adults in the UK going through job loss are drinking more than they would have done before the pandemic, a new survey suggests.
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Daily Mail - Alcohol is harmful to health... even if you stick to Government guidelines
Drinking within the Government guidelines still causes potentially harmful changes to the body’s organs, a study suggests.
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IOL (South Africa) - Debate rages on whether to reduce motorists’ alcohol limit to 0% or not?
Deliberations are currently underway to determine whether the alcohol limit should be reduced, thus restricting motorists from drinking and driving.
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VeryWell Mind - The Link Between Alcohol and Aggression
The stereotype of the "angry drunk" may be rooted in fact, at least for some people in whom alcohol and anger are associated. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, the use of alcohol is more closely associated with aggressive behavior than any other type of psychotropic substance.
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Futures Recovery Healthcare - Alcoholism in Women is on the Rise: What You Need to Know
Women are drinking more alcohol and experiencing serious health issues from alcohol consumption at unprecedented—and alarming—rates. And while excessive drinking can cause problems for anyone, statistics show that women who drink have a higher risk for certain alcohol-related issues than their male counterparts.
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The Scotsman (Scotland) - Study hailed as ‘powerful evidence’ that minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland reduces härm
New research showing that sales of alcohol in Scotland fell by almost 8% after the introduction of minimum pricing has been hailed as “powerful, real-world evidence” of the success of the policy.
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Plan H (Canada) - Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Releases Report on National Alcohol Consumption
A new report by the Chief Public Health Officer aims to increase Canadians' awareness about the health impacts of alcohol consumption.
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NordAN (Norway) - Remark: better roads, wiser cars, higher fines? Why is Norway doing so great?
Just one person died as a result of traffic accidents across all age groups in Oslo in 2019. For the first time ever, no children under the age of 16 died in traffic at all in Norway in the whole of 2019.
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