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Sunday, September 25, 2022

FASD News - 38/2022

University of Salford - UK registers remarkable presence at the EUFASD 2022 conference
The much-awaited 6th European FASD conference was held in Arendal, Norway from the 12th to 14th September, after two years of delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Government of Yukon (Canada) - Statement from Minister of Health and Social Services on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Month
“September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Month and I want to thank everyone who is helping increase awareness and understanding about this challenging condition and the supports available to those living with FASD.
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Alaska Public Media (USA) - How an Anchorage woman is spreading awareness of FASD by painting rocks
Karen Lomack walked around Midtown Anchorage on a recent Thursday afternoon with a stack of rocks painted to look like red shoes. She tucked one next to a bunch of gravel, its bright crimson shine standing out among a sea of gray and white.
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CBC (Canada) - Nunavut organization seeks to shape new attitude about FASD among Inuit
Celebrate, don't condemn, those with FASD: that was the message highlighted last Friday by an Iqaluit-based non-profit.
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Stuff (New Zealand) - Man with various disabilities, including possible FASD, avoids prison after violating girls
A man who could have been sentenced to six years’ prison for sexually abusing two girls will instead serve home detention because a combination of abuse and lifelong mental health issues played a big part in his offending.
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NHS Highland (UK) - No alcohol in pregnancy is the best and safest choice
The Highland Alcohol and Drugs Partnership along with NHS Highland are raising awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) throughout September.
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Dominican Today (Dominican Republic) - Dangerous belief: “A little beer cleanses the baby”
The Dominican Republic is one of the countries with the highest rates of alcohol and drug use among pregnant women, and a good number of them are rooted in the vain belief that “a little beer cleanses the baby.”
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Croakey Health Media (Australia) - Privileging the voices of people with lived experiences of addiction
People with lived experience of addictions sent powerful messages to politicians, health systems and professionals, the media and the wider community at a groundbreaking conference in Canberra this week.
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NOFASD Australia - “WHAT DO THE NEIGHBOURS THINK?”
For those who have even the most basic understanding about FASD and the challenges it brings to family life when a child has FASD, there is enormous respect for the patience, energy and determination these parents and carers exercise every day in their efforts to support their child and achieve the best outcomes for them.
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The Representative for Children and Youth (Canada) - A Parent’s Responsibility: Government’s obligation to improve the mental health outcomes of children in care
A new report released today by the Children’s Health Policy Centre at Simon Fraser University and commissioned by the Representative for Children and Youth shows that young people in government care in comparable jurisdictions to British Columbia have dramatically higher rates of mental health disorders than the general population.
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FARE Australia (Australia) - How Australia is criminalising people with FASD
Everyone with a disability should have access to the support they need. This is especially true for a lifelong disability like Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). People with FASD experience neurodevelopmental challenges that can affect motor skills, language, executive functioning and social skills.
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Saskatchewan Prevention Institute (Canada) – Challenge the Stigma
Up to 4% of Canadians have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Preventing FASD is more complex than recommending no alcohol use in pregnancy. FASD can happen in any community or group where alcohol is used.
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CanFASD - Feature: The Experiences of a Birth Mother
My name is Nadia Mallet. I am a Regional Coordinator for the NB FASD Centre of Excellence, but more than this title, I am a biological mother of a child diagnosed with FASD.
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VIDEOS and MATERIALS
Dept of Social Development South Africa - #FASD
SOCIAL WORKERS NEED TO HELP IN THE MITIGATION AGAINST FOETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME
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NEOMED: Project ECHO - FASD - SoC ECHO
Dr. Gokce Ergun shared her knowledge of this topic with the SoC ECHO community on September 22, 2022.
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Rural FASD Support Network - AccessMHA.ca by Dr. Tony DeBono and Michelle Miller
Tony and Michelle share why AccessMHA was developed, how people can access it and why it is so successful in providing rapid access to mental health support to adults in the rural areas of the Champlain catchment area.
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The Physiological Society - Physiology Shorts: Prenatal alcohol exposure and insulin resistance
In this Physiology Shorts video, Lisa Akison (The University of Queensland, Australia) talks about her latest work investigating the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on insulin resistance in male adult rats.
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Thenursingpostpodcast - FAS | Episode 114
Today we are discussing FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). We dive into understand alcohol use and pregnancy and how to identify FAS after birth.
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JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) - Moderate Prenatal Alcohol Exposure & Quantification Of Social Behavior-Adult Rats l Protocol Preview
Moderate Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Quantification of Social Behavior in Adult Rats -  a 2 minute Preview of the Experimental Protocol
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FASD Hope - 154 - FASCETS Friday - FASD in Spouses with Suzanne Emery
September is FASD Awareness Month!  FASD Hope is thrilled to welcome back previous guest (Episodes 89, 112) and FASCETS Facilitator, Suzanne Emery for FASCETS Friday! Suzanne Emery has a Master in Leadership Nursing and she is a Family Nurse Practitioner.
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CanFASD - New FASD Resource for Substance Use and Addictions Professionals
With rates of substance use hospitalizations and overdoses increasing, addictions professionals are more valuable than ever. We published a guide for addictions professionals with evidence-based practices to support people with FASD who are in treatment for substance use.
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Primary Care Knowledge Boost - Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Children (focus on FASD)
Doctors Sara and Lisa speak with Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Raja Mukherjee about neurodevelopmental disorders in children. He has an interest in Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and this is the focus of the talk.
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National Organisation for FASD - Adults with FASD
Adults with FASD live lives of courage every day. This new part of our website is just for you.
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The FASD Success Show - #119 Miranda Eodanable Photovoice: young people’s experiences and views of FASD
Have you ever wished you could understand how your loved one experiences the world? What do they think about their disability and what do they want others to understand? Today’s guest is going to help us do that.
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NOFASD Australia Podcast - #29 FASD Families with Dr Natalie Phillips
Kurt is joined by Dr Natalie Phillips, who has a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and PhD (Neuropsychology) from the University of Sydney. They discuss her research and presentation that won the People’s Choice Award in the “Three-minute Thesis” session at NOFASD’s conference, “The FASD Forum ’22”.
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Piruqatigiit Resource Centre - Our first book is here! “Inuuqataugumajungattauq – I want to Belong”
Nala is a young girl who lives in Nunavut. She was born with FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), and wants to share her experience and knowledge with others.
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NOFASD Australia - ARACY-NOFASD Webinar Recording
ARACY-NOFASD Webinar Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Shining A Light On A Hidden Disability Webinar Recording
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FASD Hope - 153 - Embrace Our Journey with Jeremy Elliott and William G.
It's September- FASD Awareness Month! Episode 153 of FASD Hope jumps into the ring of AWESOME FASD Advocacy with Jeremy Elliott and William G. of "Embrace Our Journey".
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Emory MSACD - Interventions Following Prenatal Exposures: The Case of FASD | Claire Coles, PhD
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Emory MSACD - MSACD FASD Webinar Series Part -4| Molly Millians, D.Ed
This webinar will discuss the impact of PAE on learning, academic, and school functioning.  It will review the need to view individual learning profiles to determine how to support children's learning and interactions across school settings.
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The Sunflower Conversations - FASD with Jacob Casson-Rennie
Jacob is 16 years old and lives with his parents in Ireland, who head up FASD Ireland and Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Ireland.
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La Trobe Living with Disability Research Centre - LiDs Seminar September 2022: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) awareness and practitioner views
LiDs research fellow Dr Kerryn Bagley and FASD parent advocate Ms Agelene Bruce speak about FASD awareness. Professor Anita Gibbs from the University of Otago, NZ, presents on practitioner views on understanding and helping youth living with FASD.
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Wonderland Child & Family Services - Let's Talk About FASD | Wonderland Webinar Learning Series
FASD is a leading cause of intellectual disabilities in the U.S. but is rarely discussed due to stigma, shame, and lack of awareness.
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RESEARCH
Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research - MicroRNA-150-5p is upregulated in the brain microvasculature during prenatal alcohol exposure and inhibits the angiogenic factor Vezf1
miR-150-5p regulation of Vezf1 results in altered endothelial cell function during alcohol exposure. Further, miR-150-5p inhibition of Vezf1 may adversely alter the development of the cortical microvasculature during PAE and contribute to deficits seen in patients with FASD.
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Child & Family Social Work - ‘It's rewarding because I get the love’: Grandparents raising grandchildren with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Grandparents raising their grandchildren with FASD face challenges and thus require specific supports so that they may adequately provide a safe and nurturing home environment for children with often challenging learning and social needs.
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Ophthalmic Epidemiology - Eye Abnormalities in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review
Examination of eyes and vision should be considered in children with PAE and suspected or diagnosed FASD to enable early identification and optimal management.
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Canada.ca - Evidence synthesis – Accuracy of administrative database algorithms for autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder case ascertainment: a systematic review
There is some evidence to suggest that cases of ASD and ADHD can be identified using administrative data; however, studies that assessed the ability of algorithms to discriminate reliably between cases with and without the condition of interest were lacking. No evidence exists for FASD.
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - Comparative Analysis of Physical Traits of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in South Africa and the United States and the Likelihood of FASD Births
The prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in recent years was 29% among children in the Western Cape Province of South Africa and 6.5% in four regions of the United States.
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Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research - The impact of prenatal alcohol and/or tobacco exposure on brain structure in a large sample of children from a South African birth cohort
PAE was associated with reduction in structure of the medial temporal lobe, a brain region critical for learning and memory. PTE had stronger and broader associations, including with regions associated with executive function, reward processing, and emotional regulation, potentially reflecting continued postnatal exposure to tobacco (i.e., second-hand smoke exposure).
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Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research - Early developmental alcohol exposure alters behavioral outcomes following adolescent re-exposure in a rat model
These results indicate that combined exposure to alcohol during these two critical periods reduces anxiety-related behaviors and/or increases risk taking in a sex-dependent manner, suggesting that prenatal alcohol exposure may affect risk for emotional consequences of adolescent alcohol exposure.
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Alcohol Use Screening in Pregnant and Childbearing Aged Women: Practices and Implications
Increased use of these strategies would reduce risk of adverse outcomes to women and their children, decrease new cases of FASD and recurrence of FASD in families, and thus would improve maternal and child health.
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American Journal of Perinatology - The Impact of Self-Reported Alcohol, Tobacco, and Recreational Drug Use during Pregnancy on Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in First-Time Mothers
Trajectories of substance use are associated with APOs; thus, interventions to mitigate the use when encountered early in pregnancy are warranted.
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Int J Environ Res Public Health - Preventing Drift through Continued Co-Design with a First Nations Community: Refining the Prototype of a Tiered FASD Assessment
This study emphasised the benefit of continued co-design to ensure health implementation strategies match the needs of the community.
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Alcohol - Ethanol sustains phosphorylated tau protein in the cultured neonatal rat hippocampus: Implications for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
This is the first study to show that ethanol exposure sustains tau Threonine231 phosphorylation in the perinatal hippocampus regardless of Total Tau expression.
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IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Läkartidningen (Sweden) - Fetalt alkoholsyndrom kan förebyggas – Inför varningstext
Missbruk och användande av olika slags droger orsakar stort lidande för den drabbade och anhöriga, men det orsakar också stora kostnader för samhället [1].
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Urząd Miasta Łodzi (Poland) - Rusza Miejska Poradnia Diagnozy i Terapii FASD. Pomoc dla dzieci i opiekunów bez skierowania
Miejskie Centrum Medyczne Górna uruchamia Poradnię Diagnozy i Terapii FASD. Poradnia, w przychodni przy ul. Cieszkowskiego 6, będzie świadczyć bezpłatną pomoc dzieciom z FASD (Spektrum Płodowych Zaburzeń Alkoholowych) oraz ich rodzicom lub opiekunom.
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Sanità24 (Italy) - Alcol in gravidanza: rischi anche in piccole quantità
Il 10% delle donne in gravidanza nel mondo consuma in qualche momento della gestazione alcol, in forma moderata o occasionale (Rapporti Istisan 21/25).
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Hamburger Abendblatt (Germany) - Alkoholkonsum bei Schwangeren – ein ernstes Problem im Kreis Pinneberg
Suchtexperten im Kreis Pinneberg sind alarmiert. Schon wenig Alkohol kann ein Kind lebenslang schädigen. Was Experten raten.
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CISA - Centro de Informações sobre Saúde e Álcool (Brazil) - Síndrome Alcoólica Fetal (SAF): o que é e como prevenir?
Consumo de álcool durante o período gestacional pode trazer graves consequências à saúde do feto e do recém-nascido.
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Kim Kreus (Finland) - Minä ja FASD
Haluan lisätä FASD-tietoisuutta. #fasd #FASDtutuksi #raskaus #alkoholi @Kehitysvammaliitto
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AUSL Ferrara (Italy) - Le problematiche dei bambini affetti da FASD
A spiegare quali possono essere le problematiche a cui vanno incontro i bambini affetti da questa sindrome o a disturbi del suo “spettro” è stata la neuropsichiatra infantile Franca Emanuelli, direttrice dell'UONPIA Ausl Ferrara.
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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Alcohol News - 38/2022

Gallup - Global Study: Harm From Noncommunicable Diseases Underrated
The term "noncommunicable disease" (NCD) is not generally well known outside the realm of public health, but the major diseases that it refers to -- cancers, diabetes, heart diseases and lung diseases -- are familiar to many. NCDs -- illnesses that are not passed from person to person -- are the leading cause of death worldwide, killing approximately 41 million people each year.
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WHO - Invisible numbers: the true extent of noncommunicable diseases and what to do about them
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – chief among them, cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke), cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases – along with mental health, cause nearly three quarters of deaths in the world.
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Washington Post - Doctors want alcohol warning labels to flag cancer risks
If you drink alcohol, you’ve probably seen — or overlooked — warning labels on the back of bottles. But those labels haven’t been updated since the late 1980s. Now, researchers say they don’t adequately advertise alcohol consumption’s biggest potential health consequence: cancer, including breast cancer.
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The New England Journal of Medicine - Updated Health Warnings for Alcohol — Informing Consumers and Reducing Harm
In April 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new mortality statistics showing that alcohol consumption now accounts for more than 140,000 deaths per year in the United States, or more than 380 deaths per day.
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Science Alert - There's One Simple Strategy to Reduce Alcohol Intake, Scientists Say, And It Works
Researchers have found an effective method of getting people to cut down on their drinking: Highlight the increased risk of cancer that comes with it, and pair that with counting each and every drink.
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WebMD (USA) - National Group Wants New Cars to Check Blood Alcohol Levels
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a call for alcohol detection systems in all new vehicles that could stop an intoxicated person from driving.
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Redditch Advertiser (Scotland) - Links between alcohol and cancer highlighted in new guidance for health workers
The link between alcohol and cancer has been highlighted in updated guidance for healthcare professionals. The guide, published by Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), notes that drinking alcohol is a risk factor for several cancers.
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Notes from Poland (Poland) - Polish town bans shops from selling alcohol during night
The mountain resort town of Zakopane has banned the sale of alcohol in shops between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. in an effort to reduce antisocial and harmful behaviour. Other Polish cities have already introduced similar measures while some, including the capital Warsaw, have discussed doing so.
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Kent Online (UK) - One in six people in Kent binge drinking alcohol, council health bosses say
Hundreds of thousands of Kent residents are drinking alcohol "above" the recommended levels, it has emerged.
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NSW Government (Australia) - Landmark investment into alcohol and other drug services as part of the response to the Ice Inquiry
The NSW Government today announced a half-a-billion dollar  investment to deliver targeted health and justice reforms as part of its final response to the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug Ice.
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Neuroscience News - Teen Alcohol Misuse Is a Driver of Poorer Health and Dissatisfaction in Midlife
Alcohol misuse in adolescence affects physical health and life satisfaction over multiple decades, outcomes that are driven by ongoing alcohol problems, a new study has found.
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Women´s Health - A neuroscientist explains how alcohol can negatively affect your gut and hormoones
Ever woken up with a hangover and wondered why, along with a pounding head, your stomach doesn't quite feel the same?
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PsyPost - A moderate dose of alcohol impairs the ability to imagine a possible future situation
Alcohol is an widely used substance known for contributing to bad decision making, but have you ever wondered why it can have that effect?
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University of Colorado - Can Science Curb an Alcohol Use Crisis? CU Anschutz Addiction Experts Bank On It
As the nation reels from a substance abuse crisis that’s shattering lives every day, scientists and clinicians across the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus work diligently in their labs and clinics, hoping to prevent tragedies of addiction.
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Irish Mirror (Ireland) - Irish people 'in denial about drinking habits' with many 'not believing they are consuming dangerous levels of alcohol'
Many Irish people are in denial about their drinking habits with a large share of binge drinkers not believing they are consuming dangerous levels of alcohol, according to new research.
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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Alcohol News - 37/2022

WHO Europe - Involving youth in alcohol policies: imagining and planning for a better world
“As a child, you’re not trained to think about politics or commercialism. You’re just enjoying life, studying, hanging out with friends. So, I get angry when I see people using that moment of living, of growing up, to put the wrong information in children’s heads.”
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Pharmacy Times - Study: Consistent Consumption of Alcohol May Increase Risk Of Atrial Fibrillation in Young Adults
Alcohol may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) among those 20 to 39 years of age, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open.
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News Medical - Social media use puts teens at risk of developing drug and alcohol issues
New research has found adolescents who are active on social media are being exposed to content that could put them at risk of developing drug and alcohol issues.
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ESPN (Qatar) - Qatar warns World Cup fans about sneaking alcohol into country
Fans travelling to the 2022 World Cup will not be able to take alcohol for personal consumption into Qatar, with the head of the country's safety and security committee saying that "specific measures" are in place to take action against anyone attempting to smuggle liquor in their luggage.
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NIAAA (USA) - Study Shows Alcohol-Involved Suicide Deaths Increased More Among Women Compared to Men
Suicide deaths involving heavy alcohol use have increased significantly among women in recent years, according to a new study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
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Movendi (Europe) - WHO Europe Regional Committee Meeting Adopts Historic Framework for Action on Alcohol
The 72nd Regional Committee Meeting of the World Health Organization in Europe (WHO Europe) has adopted a historic decision for the European response to the harm caused by the alcohol industry.
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NL Times (Netherlands) - Dutch teenagers often exposed to alcohol content on TikTok
Journalists at Pointer created a fake TikTok account for a 13-year-old Dutch teenager and found that one out of every five videos that came across the screen were alcohol-related. One out of 20 videos had the alcohol brand clearly visible, according to Pointer.
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Checkout Magazine (Ireland) - Four In 10 Consumers Reduce Weekly Spend On Sweets And Alcohol, Research Shows
New research from Lidl Ireland, conducted by Opinions Market Research, found that four in 10 consumers are reducing their weekly spend on alcohol and sweets.
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Independent (Ireland) - Irish mums-to-be among world’s worst for harming their babies by drinking during pregnancy
Ireland has the third-highest rate globally of alcohol-related birth defects at 47.5 per 1,000 head of population because of women drinking during pregnancy.
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Nordic Welfare Center - How to strengthen the focus on children affected by prenatal alcohol exposure to help them lead a good life?
The primary focus of this report is the post-pregnancy period and the support and follow-up for children born with prenatal alcohol exposure, and their families.
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The Harvard Gazette - Dramatic rise in cancer in people under 50
Altered microbiome, sleep deprivation, increase in alcohol consumption among possible culprits in 30-year global trend.
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Sunday, September 11, 2022

FASD News 36/2022

Nordic Welfare Center - How to strengthen the focus on children affected by prenatal alcohol exposure to help them lead a good life?
The primary focus of this report is the post-pregnancy period and the support and follow-up for children born with prenatal alcohol exposure, and their families.
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Government of Northwest Territories (Canada) - September is FASD Awareness Month: Building Strengths and Abilities
September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) awareness month. This time is dedicated to creating conversation about FASD, improving prevention of FASD, and supporting those living with FASD. The theme for this year’s FASD awareness month is Building Strength and Abilities.
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Stuff (New Zealand) - Calls for more support on FASD Awareness Day
When *Reuben thinks about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder he imagines barriers. He thinks about the struggles of relationships, addiction and drug abuse, recalling the challenges he faced in school.
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CBC (Canada) - Opening the door to my identity: How an FASD diagnosis shaped my life during the COVID-19 pandemic
I was at home watching YouTube in March 2020 when I first learned about COVID-19 getting serious. I saw a video that said the virus was spreading around China and getting to other parts of the world. After that, we were told to stay home.
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CapeTalk (South Africa) - SA's high rate of FASD largely due to ignorance - FARR SA
Africa Melane is joined by Dr Leana Olivier, CEO at Foundation For Alcohol Related Research to talk about how consuming alcohol affects unborn babies.
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CQ Today (Australia) - ‘Silent’ epidemic is preventable
Held on Friday, 9 September, International FASD Awareness Day is about “giving a voice for the unborn”.
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Saltwire - GRANT FROST: Don't let brief spotlight on fetal alcohol fade into inaction
If you happen to be strolling past Halifax’s City Hall on Friday night, you may notice something odd. The entire building will be bathed in a glow of red light.
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The Irish Times (Ireland) - Why does Ireland have so many cases of foetal alcohol syndrome?
Ireland is estimated to have the third-highest prevalence of FAS in the world, with about 600 babies born here each year with the syndrome
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EWN (South Africa) - DRINKING WHILE PREGNANT IS LIKE PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH YOUR BABY’S FUTURE
Refiloe Mpakanyane was in conversation with Dr Fundile Nyati - the CEO of Proactive Health Solutions as the world marked Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day (FASD) on Friday.
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The George Institute - ‘Glass baby’ makes future parents think before they drink
A hard-hitting awareness campaign on the dangers of drinking during pregnancy successfully increased concerns about unborn babies’ exposure to alcohol and discouraged women from drinking while pregnant.
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Blada (France) - SAFTHON 2022
On September 9, on the occasion of the international day for the fight against Fetal Alcohol Disorder (FASD) and throughout the month of September, many actions will be deployed in France, overseas and worldwide, as part of SAFTHON.
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Metro (UK) - I just thought I was a bit stupid – but my mum’s pregnancy drinking gave me brain damage
My bedroom is full of novels, but most of them are left unfinished. I love reading, but I can never get beyond the first chapter.
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FASD Hope - 151 - FASD at 50 - A Conversation with Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones and Andrea Torzon
Episode 151 is airing on September 9th - International FASD Awareness Day titled "FASD at 50" with Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones and Andrea "Andy" Torzon, LMFT of the University of California San Diego School of Medicine's Institute for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Discovery.
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CanFASD (Canada) - National FASD Strategy
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is the leading cause of neurodevelopmental disability in Canada, affecting 4% of the population. The prevalence of FASD is greater than Autism, Down Syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy combined.
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NOFASD Australia - A FATHER’S STORY CONTINUES – MY SON STEPS INTO THE ADULT WORLD
In my first blog a year ago, I talked about the challenge of getting a FASD diagnosis for our son, despite many years of assessments looking for answers. We didn’t give up and eventually a diagnosis was given.
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VIDEOS and MATERIALS
RNAO Communications - International FASD Awareness Day, featuring Dr Brenda Stade
On #FASDDAY, @RNAO will continue to support awareness on this disorder, with calls to the government on the issue, passing resolutions on FASD prevention, holding a symposium, publishing stories, engaging with the media and collaborating with other organizations.
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SABC News - International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day
Today marks International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day. According to the World Health Organisation, South Africa has the highest reported FASD prevalence rate in the world.
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WCDSBTube - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Presentation
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Spotlight on FASD - Season 5 Episode 1 - Celebrating The Launch Of The NICE Quality Standards
Season 5 launches with a wonderful celebration for the FASD community in England. We celebrate in this episode with Prof Raja Mukherjee and Sandy Butcher about the creation and launch of our very first NICE Quality standards for FASD.
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Alcohol Forum Ireland - ‘FASD : The need for a compassionate approach’
ENDpae & Alcohol Forum are delighted to share with you our videos raising voices of those with lived experience and asking you to get involved in the conversation.
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Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative - Public Service Announcement: September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Month
No amount of alcohol is safe when you’re pregnant -- at any time during your pregnancy. If you started drinking, it’s never too late to stop. If you need assistance, help is available.
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HSE Health and Wellbeing - Pregnant woman and midwife alcohol brief intervention
In this video we will look at an example of a brief intervention between a midwife and a young student mother attending her first antenatal appointment.
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Pregnant woman and GP alcohol brief intervention
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Pregnant woman and social worker alcohol brief intervention
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Pregnant woman and obstetrician alcohol brief intervention
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Jeff Noble - What I Want People To Know About FASD
Happy International FASD Awareness Day! I asked some of our caregivers and their loved ones “What is one thing people should know about FASD? and this is what they said.
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Me and My FASD - The FASD Song
“The FASD Song” was written and performed by TB for September FASD Awareness Month 2022.
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FASD Awareness - FASD Case Study #2 - The Revolving Door
Here is one of our case study films showing how important early diagnosis, a correct assessment and obtaining the right level of support is, and the potential impacts if these are not put in place.
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FASD Case Study #1 - Steven's Story
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RESEARCH
Cureus - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in a Newborn
Our objective was to evaluate a three-day-old male infant born at 37 weeks gestation via vaginal delivery to a mother with admitted excessive alcohol intake for FASD. On physical appearance, the newborn had evidence of smooth philtrum and thin vermillion border, which are two of the three cardinal facial characteristics for dysmorphology.
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Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and access to Regional Center Services in San Diego County
The 6.9% prevalence estimate among Regional Center clients was higher than the prevalence estimate of 2.3% in the same community among 5–7-year-old children in the general population.
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African Journal of Reproductive Health - Barriers and facilitators of alcohol abstinence during pregnancy
There is a limited understanding of why pregnant women drink in the South African context, particularly in rural settings, where the prevalence of FASD is highest.
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City University of Seattle - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Examining How School Counsellors Can Support Students Diagnosed with FASD Through Life Skills and Social-Emotional Learning
The research question I will addressed in this capstone is: How can school counsellors support students diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder through life skills and social-emotional learning?
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SSRN - Maternal Alcoholism Affects Cell Lineage in Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis
These results suggest that pathways implicated in cell determination were affected by PEE and remained affect in adulthood.
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Laurier - “The system is not set up for individuals with FASD”: Lived and Caregiver Perspectives Regarding Current and Ideal Housing Supports for Canadian Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
This study offers insight into the perspectives of adults with FASD regarding their daily living support, which is critical to inform future supported housing and support self-determination.
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AAIDD - The Strengths and Positive Influences of Children With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
This study is the first to examine strengths and positive influences of young children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
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Drug and Alcohol Review - Evaluation outcomes of an alcohol and pregnancy campaign targeting multiple audiences
Results indicate the campaign was well received by respondents, increased concern about drinking alcohol during pregnancy and positively influenced women's intentions to refrain from drinking while pregnant.
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Biomedicines - Sex-Related Differences in Voluntary Alcohol Intake and mRNA Coding for Synucleins in the Brain of Adult Rats Prenatally Exposed to Alcohol
These findings indicate that the impact of PAE on transcriptional regulation of synucleins may be sex-dependent, and in males’ disruption in α-synuclein mRNA expression may contribute to increased vulnerability to alcohol-associated behavior.
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Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy - Effectiveness of a practice change intervention in reducing alcohol consumption in pregnant women attending public maternity services
Special occasion drinking was reduced following implementation of guideline-recommended care. Failure to change other patterns of alcohol use in pregnancy may reflect barriers to implementing the model of care in antenatal care settings and the need to address other social determinants of alcohol use.
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Child Psychiatry & Human Development - Characteristics of the Symptoms of the Proposed ND-PAE Disorder in First Grade Children in a Community Sample
The proposed symptoms for Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE) were evaluated in children who participated in the Collaboration on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevalence study.
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Dialogues in Health - Prevention of alcohol related harm though preconception care: A scoping review of barriers and enablers
Investment in alcohol education and skills training for healthcare professionals is required to ensure a coherent message is communicated across services, and that shared decision making about healthcare between service users and health professionals is facilitated.
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Journal of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences - Alcohol Consumption during Pregnancy and its association with Fetal Outcome in a Mountainous District of Nepal
The prevalence of alcohol consumption during pregnancy was seen in one out of three mothers. Mothers were at the highest risk of delivering low birth weight babies if they had a binge alcohol consumption pattern.
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Frontiers - How the alcohol industry fought against pregnancy warning labels in France. A press coverage analysis spanning 20 years
This study fills a gap in the Anglosphere research on lobbying against alcohol warnings by analyzing lobbyists' arguments over a 20-year period covering both failed and successful industry lobbying.
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Qualitative Health Research - Researching Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy. Opportunities and Challenges With Two Methods of Data Acquisition
These results have implications for research about female substance use. Knowledge of the issues will bestow a valuable contribution to researchers working in the field of substance use to help develop appropriate research approaches, as they engage in research into this highly stigmatized and controversial area.
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IN OTHER LANGUAGES
EHYT (Finland) - Alkoholinkäyttö raskausaikana suuri, mutta näkymätön ongelma
Suomalaisten alkoholinkäyttö on arkipäiväistynyt ja hedelmällisyysiässä olevista naisista lähes 90 % käyttää alkoholia. Alkoholi ei kuitenkaan kuulu raskauteen ja sikiön kehityksen kannalta päihteistä alkoholi aiheuttaa eniten sikiövaurioita.
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Societa Italiana di Pediatria (Italy) - Giornata mondiale della sindrome feto-alcolica (FASD)
Il 9 settembre è la Giornata mondiale della sindrome feto alcolica e disturbi correlati, un appuntamento che dal 1999 viene celebrato simbolicamente il nono giorno del nono mese dell’anno per sensibilizzare su come l’uso di alcol in gravidanza possa essere dannoso per lo sviluppo fisiologico e sulla vita futura del nascituro.
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MTV Uutiset (Finland) - Näistä liikkeistä et saa perjantaina alkoholia vielä yhdeksältä – "Tämä pieni teko on tärkeä viesti"
FASD-päivän kampanjassa muistutetaan, etteivät alkoholi ja raskaus sovi yhteen. Tämän vuoksi alkoholinmyynti aloitetaan useassa paikassa hieman tavallista myöhemmin perjantaina 9. syyskuuta.
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RMF24 (Poland) - Uszkadza mózg dziecka, powoduje trudności w szkole. Czym jest FASD?
Problem dotyczy 2 proc. polskich dzieci. Objawia się trudnościami w uczeniu i problemami rozwojowymi. Czasem widać go nawet w rysach twarzy.
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Kehitysvammaliitto (Finland) - HELMIS – KANSAINVÄLINEN FASD-PÄIVÄ 9.9.
Ihan tähän alkuun haluan sanoo kiitos Kehitysvammaliitolle, että sain julkaista blogin Elämäni Käännekohdat 1994-2022. Nyt mä käännän uuden sivun elämässä, eli täst lähtee HELMIS OSA 2! Tästä syksystä eteenpäin mä otan sut mukaan mun arkeen, joka tulee varmasti sisältämään paljon seikkailuja ja uusia kokemuksia, mutta toivon myös tutustuvani uusiin ihmisiin!
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Mitteldeutsche Zeitung (Germany) - FASD bei Kindern: Der Schaden ist vermeidbar
Alkohol während der Schwangerschaft sollte Tabu sein – Denn viel zu viele Neugeborene leiden unter dem fetalen Alkoholsyndrom, was das Leben stark beeinflusst.
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Läkartidningen (Sweden) - Fetalt alkoholsyndrom kan förebyggas – Inför varningstext
Missbruk och användande av olika slags droger orsakar stort lidande för den drabbade och anhöriga, men det orsakar också stora kostnader för samhället [1].
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ERR (Estonia) - Lauri Beekmann: üheksanda kuu üheksanda päeva sümboolne tähendus
September on ülemaailmne alkoholi põhjustatud sünnikahjustuste teadlikustamise kuu ja selle üheksanda kuu üheksas päev on selle kuu kõrghetk. Kuigi fetaalse alkoholisündroomi avastamisest möödub tuleval aastal 50 aastat, on inimeste teadlikkus siiski lubamatult madal, kirjutab Lauri Beekmann.
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FASD Deutschland e.V. (Germany) - FASD Deutschland e.V. Schwanger - nur alkoholfrei
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Bundesverband behinderter Pflegekinder e.V. (Germany) - FASD Part 1 - (die Mutter) von Aang Patchacuteq in Kooperation mit dem BbP e.V.
Zu Beginn möchten wir deutlich machen, dass der Text Menschen mit FASD betrifft und auf diese emotional einwirken kann. Ebenso auf die direkten Mitmenschen, in diesem Fall besonders auf die Mütter!
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FASD Part 2 - (das Kind) von Aang Patchacuteq in Kooperation mit dem BbP e.V.
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CISA - Centro de Informações sobre Saúde e Álcool (Brazil) - [9/9] Dia Mundial da Prevenção da SAF #GravidezSemAlcool
Você sabia que consumir qualquer quantidade de bebidas alcoólicas durante a gravidez e a lactação podem prejudicar o desenvolvimento do bebê?
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fasd de (Germany) - FASD DEUTSCHLAND - Offizieller Trailer
Erfahre jetzt mehr auf: http://www.fasd-deutschland.de
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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Alcohol News - 36/2022

Science Daily - More detailed alcohol warning labels could reduce health harms, researchers suggest
In a new perspective piece, experts propose updating alcohol container warning labels as a strategy to help consumers make more informed decisions about how much they imbibe.
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CBC (Canada) - Dr. Strang explains newly proposed guidelines of alcohol consumption
Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health says people should know the risks associated with alcohol consumption after a national advisory organization proposed new guidelines earlier this week.
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HCPLive - Higher Alcohol Consumption Linked to Increased Risk of Atrial Fibrillation
Persistent moderate to heavy drinking and increased cumulative alcohol consumption burden might increase the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) in young adults, according to new findings.
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Cyprus Mail (Cyprus) - Road safety slogans to be included in alcohol and vehicle ads
Alcohol and vehicle advertisements will be required to include road safety messages according to a proposal approved by cabinet on Wednesday.
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Irish Times (Ireland) - Why does Ireland have so many cases of foetal alcohol syndrome?
The unequivocal message that no amount of alcohol is safe for a foetus at any stage of pregnancy is a challenging one to deliver in our drink-fuelled culture.
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News24 (South Africa) - It's possible to enjoy non-alcoholic drink - deputy minister warns women against drinking while pregnant
According to the World Health Organisation, South Africa has the highest Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) rates globally. The country has an estimated average rate of 6% of globally reported cases - and in some communities in the Western Cape, the average rates climb even higher.
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ABC (Australia) - Port Augusta's ongoing alcohol restrictions receive support as community sees 'benefits'
One of Port Augusta's alcohol treatment centres and the Member for Giles have thrown their support behind the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner's decision to make the city's alcohol restrictions ongoing from November 1.
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Think Global Health (Japan) - The Curious Case of Japan's Alcohol Contest
People are buying less alcohol in Japan these days. The National Tax Agency wants to change that.
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France24 (Qatar) - World Cup organisers in Qatar finalize policy to allow beer sales to fans
Organizers of the World Cup in Qatar have finalized a policy to serve beer with alcohol to soccer fans at stadiums and fan zones in the Muslim-majority country.
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Pinnacle Treatment (USA) - Research Report: The Effect of Alcohol on Aging
In the United States – and in many countries around the world – we’ve normalized alcohol consumption to the extent that when we read news stories about the dangers of alcohol, most of us are surprised.
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Moffitt Cancer Center - Drinking Increases Risk for All Cancers, New Study Shows
A study published last month in JAMA Network Open found that people who increased their alcohol consumption experienced an increased risk for all cancers, including alcohol-related cancers.
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Alcohol and Drug Report - Research review: alcohol policies are undermined by increased alcohol industry influence
The alcohol industry's growing international influence is reflected in alcohol policy-making in many countries, according to a forthcoming book by an international team of researchers.
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The George Institute - ‘Glass baby’ makes future parents think before they drink
A hard-hitting awareness campaign on the dangers of drinking during pregnancy successfully increased concerns about unborn babies’ exposure to alcohol and discouraged women from drinking while pregnant.
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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Alcohol News - 35/2022

CTV News (Canada) - Proposed alcohol guidelines recommend no more than 2 drinks per week
Newly proposed guidelines for alcohol consumption say Canadians should stick to a maximum of two drinks per week in order to reduce their risk of negative health consequences.
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The Conversation - Reactions to Marin and Albanese show how women’s alcohol consumption is treated differently from men’s
Gendered expectations around alcohol are far from equal. Safety suggestions around alcohol and even the way that alcohol is marketed are very much dependent on gendered use and expectations.
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The Music.com (Australia) - The Music Industry's Alcohol Problem Laid Bare
Today's Raising Their Voices report into sexual harrassment, sexual harm and systemic discrimination in the Australian contemporary music industry has laid bare the industry's alcohol problem, delving into an unusual and unprofessional co-dependence.
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Medical Xpress - Behind the uptick in women's alcohol consumption: Stress, stereotypes, marketing
During the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, a flurry of studies made it into the news cycle: Heavy drinking and alcohol-related deaths were spiking in the U.S.
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RNZ (New Zealand) - Academic suggests dropping alcohol limit for drivers
In a blog post considering ways to reduce the strain on the health system, Otago University Professor Nick Wilson suggests lowering the blood alcohol limit behind the wheel from 50 to 30 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.
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Psychology Today (USA) - America’s Ambivalence About Youth and Alcohol May Put Kids at Risk
A six-year study of adolescent decision-making by SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and Liberty Mutual Insurance revealed spikes in youth alcohol use (between 6th and 7th grades) and other drug use (between 8th and 9th grades).
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Science Daily - Single dose of alcohol is enough to modify the brain, study finds
Even a single dose of drinking alcohol -- ethanol -- can permanently alter synapses and mitochondrial movement in the brain's neurons, a new study finds. That has consequences for the brain's reward learning and can potentially lead to later alcohol addiction.
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Nature - Almost half of cancer deaths are preventable
Nearly 50% of cancer deaths worldwide are caused by preventable risk factors, such as smoking and drinking alcohol, according to the largest study of the link between cancer burden and risk factors1.
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Neuroscience News - Reducing Alcohol Consumption by Working Out
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet present new findings about alcohol consumption reduced by training. The three related papers, published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, report findings from the randomized controlled trial, FitForChange.
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The Hamilton Spectator (Canada) - Report recommends warning labels for beer, wine and liquor — but industry fears ‘administrative burden’
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction calls for lawmakers to add labels that help consumers better understand how much alcohol they’re consuming and associated health risks.
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Alcohol Action Ireland - Alcohol Market Review 2022 - time to reassess the reputation of the alcohol Industry
Alcohol Action Ireland, the independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, has today published its 2022 Alcohol Market Review.  The Review highlights the market revenues - €5.555bn in 2021, demonstrating who benefits and how, only a handful of companies are monopolizing the Off-Trade receipts of €2.505bn.
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Sunday, August 28, 2022

FASD News - 34/2022

The Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland - Supporting Community Nurses and Midwives
This is the sixth and final blog in the series presenting key elements from Professor Moira Plant’s forthcoming report. So, what do health professionals want?  More initial education, continuing professional development and other training around alcohol, preconception/interconception health, pregnancy and FASD would be great place to start.
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Salem News - FASD: What is known 50 years later
How far we have come. Over the past 50 years a lot of research has gone into the subject of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. It has since become an umbrella term for a number of conditions: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
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Stuff (New Zealand) - 'Stuff all funding' for students and schools facing FASD battle
Pat Newman has watched fetal alcohol spectrum disorder change the landscape of New Zealand classrooms over the past 40 years, but support for students and teachers to deal with it has been sparse.
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The Millstone (Canada) - $500,000 provincial grant helps FASD families and caregivers
On Friday, local MPPs Steve Clark and John Jordan met with members of the Rural FASD Support Network at South Gower Park to hear more about the impact that a $500,000 Youth Opportunities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) has had.
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Shepparton News (Australia) - ‘That support is missing’: International FASD Awareness Day sends a message
The National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Australia chair Cheryl Dedman has met hundreds of people in her role over the past four years.
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Townsbill Bulletin (Australia) - How referral service will help FASDs kids get diagnosed
Townsville children will have greater access to diagnostic assessment for foetal alcohol spectrum disorder as part of a new referral service. See the detail here.
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CNN - Nikolas Cruz's defense says his brain was 'poisoned' by birth mother's addictions in death penalty trial
An attorney for Nikolas Cruz asked jurors Monday to consider the Parkland school shooter's dysfunctional family life and his serious mental health issues when they decide whether to sentence him to death.
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NewsInvasion24 (South Africa) - Pretoria Deputy Minister hosts FASD training for Tavern owners
As part of the 9-9-9 buildup campaign, the Deputy Minister of the Pretoria Department of Social Development, Mme Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, who is the District Development Model (DDM) champion of Amajuba will host training sessions on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) to educate tavern owners about the dangers associated with alcohol drinking during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
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CanFASD Blog - Issue Paper: FASD and Suicidality
People with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) face complex challenges. When unsupported, many individuals with FASD face challenges with mental health and substance use. One of the most concerning potential outcomes in this population is the risk of suicide.
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ADF (Australia) - Why is FASD diagnosis important?
Being diagnosed is important because it means that the person affected, and their family, can be provided with support. Early diagnosis and support results in better social and physical health.
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Ria Health - How Much Wine Can You Drink While Pregnant? Here Are The Facts
All major medical organizations agree: drinking any alcohol during pregnancy, including wine, can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). These conditions include birth defects, brain injury, and other disabilities. But there’s good news: if someone does not drink any alcohol during pregnancy, their child will not have an FASD.
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CanFASD blog - The Medium Really is the Message
September 9th is International FASD Day, a day recognized since its inception in 1999 by parent educators Bonnie Buxton, Brian Philcox and Teresa Kellerman.
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VIDEOS and MATERIALS
NOFASD Australia - ONE MONTH TO FASD AWARENESS DAY
The 9th day of the 9th month is globally acknowledged as International FASD Awareness Day, and the whole of September is now known as FASD Awareness Month.
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National FASD - Raja & Neil’s FASD Book Club – Session 3, The Complex Issues Related to Alcohol and Pregnancy
In session 3 of Raja & Neil’s FASD Book Club, Dr Neil Aiton, one of the book’s editors and a specialist in neo-natal care, reviewed his chapter: ‘The Complex Issues Related to Alcohol and Pregnancy: Evidence, Ethics and the Law’.
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CanFASD - Reducing Stigma: Writing and Talking about FASD
The language we use and the ways in which we use it are important. Based on tenets of the Prevention Conversation and the CanFASD Common Messages guide, this webinar gives advice and guidance on how to discuss and write about FASD and alcohol use during pregnancy using a stigma-reducing and strength-based approach.
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Emory MSACD - MSACD FASD Webinar Series Part -2 | Claire Coles, PhD
Claire Coles, PhD | MSACD FASD Webinar Series  Part -2 | To learn more about the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and the prevention of FASDs and other alcohol related birth defects
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Emory MSACD - MSACD FASD Webinar Series Part -1 | Kallio Hunnicutt-Ferguson, PhD, ABPP
Kallio Hunnicutt-Ferguson, PhD, ABPP | MSACD FASD Webinar Series  Part -1 | To learn more about the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and the prevention of FASDs and other alcohol related birth defects
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FASD Hope - 145 - It’s OK to Be You: Living Well with FASD or Other Disabilities with Kenny LaJoy
Welcome to the official book launch of "It's OK to Be You - Living Well with FASD or Other Disabilities" by Kenny LaJoy!  Episode 145 celebrates new author, Kenny LaJoy and his new book, which is a valuable resource for ANYONE in the FASD community, neurodiversity community...and many more!
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RESEARCH
Brain Sciences - Dose-Related Reduction in Hippocampal Neuronal Populations in Fetal Alcohol Exposed Vervet Monkeys
This study illustrates that neuroanatomical sequelae of fetal ethanol exposure are dose-responsive and suggests that there may be a threshold for this effect.
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Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - A-139 Language and Communication Skills in Children with Different Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Diagnoses
Children with FASD have language deficits on objective measures and parent ratings, which should be a focus of intervention.
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Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research - The prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in rural communities in South Africa: A third regional sample of child characteristics and maternal risk factors
The prevalence of FASD remained a significant problem in this region, but the severity of physical traits and anomalies within the continuum of FASD is trending downwards.
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Nutrients - Dietary Intake Patterns and Lifestyle Behaviors of Pregnant Women Living in a Manitoba First Nations Community: Implications for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
The findings of this study lay a fundamental premise for the development of community nutrition programs, nutrition education, and nutrition intervention, such as community specific prenatal supplementation. These will assist in ensuring adequate maternal nutrient intake and benefit families and communities in Northern Manitoba with and without alcohol insult.
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Brain and Development - Fetal alcohol syndrome and the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders: A longitudinal cohort study
Tens of thousands of American children with lifetime costs in the billions of US dollars were estimated to be impacted by FAS-associated NDs. These impacts are particularly tragic because FAS is dependent upon lifestyle.
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BMJ Open - Effect of maternal cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption during pregnancy on birth weight and cardiometabolic risk factors in infants, children and adolescents: a systematic review protocol
Tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption during pregnancy are particularly prevalent in low socioeconomic status populations, with an adverse association with birth outcomes and cardiometabolic risk factors.
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BMJ Open - Iterative delivery of an implementation support package to increase and sustain the routine provision of antenatal care addressing alcohol consumption during pregnancy: study protocol for a stepped-wedge cluster trial
Antenatal care addressing alcohol consumption during pregnancy is not routinely delivered in maternity services. Although a number of implementation trials have reported significant increases in such care, the majority of women still did not receive all recommended care elements, and improvements dissipated over time.
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Alcohol - Ethanol sustains phosphorylated tau protein in the cultured neonatal rat hippocampus: Implications for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
This is the first study to show that EtOH exposure sustains tau Threonine231 phosphorylation in the perinatal hippocampus regardless of total tau expression.
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Pediatric Research - Early developmental trajectory of children with prenatal alcohol and opioid exposure
Observed decline in neurodevelopmental scores during the first 2 years of life emphasizes the importance of a longitudinal approach when evaluating children with prenatal polysubstance exposure.
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Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders - Maternal Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy and Autism Spectrum Disorder in Offspring: a Meta-analysis
A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the possible association between maternal alcohol drinking during pregnancy and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring.
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Alcohol - Vinpocetine a PDE1 modulator regulates markers of cerebral health, inflammation, and oxidative stress in a rat model of prenatal alcohol-induced experimental attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
This study provides preliminary analysis and suggests that PDE1 enzyme maybe an important pharmacological tool to study ADHD as a result of PAE.
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Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior - An intergenerational lifespan perspective on the neuroscience of prenatal substance exposure
Prenatal substance exposure has the potential to impact a variety of domains, with neurobiological effects that last throughout the lifespan.
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IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Landeskirche Hannovers (Germany) - AUSSTELLUNG ZERO ALKOHOL INFORMIERT ÜBER DIE GEFAHREN VON FASD IN DER SCHWANGERSCHAFT
Osterholz-Scharmbeck. Vom 5. bis 10. September 2022 lädt die Suchtpräventionsfachkraft des Diakonischen Werkes Magdalena Windey Interessierte, Fachkreise und Schulen zu einer interaktiven Ausstellung ins Medienhaus im Campus ein.
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AK Kurier (Germany) - Alkohol in der Schwangerschaft: Infoveranstaltung der Kreisverwaltung
Fetale Alkohol-Spektrum-Störungen sind die häufigste angeborene Behinderung. Die Kreisverwaltung lädt daher zu einem Informationsabend zum Thema "Alkohol in der Schwangerschaft" am Donnerstag, dem 8. September, ein.
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Kehitysvammaliitto (Finland) - ELÄMÄNI KÄÄNNEKOHTIA -BLOGI PÄÄTTYY – LOPUSSA PIENI YLLÄRI
Tää on mun käännekohtien viiminen postaus. Nyt mä haluun palata hetkeks jokaseen postaukseen jokaselt menneeltä kuukaudelta. Mä oon nii ylpee itestäni, ku mietin miten paljon tää vuosi on opettanu mua tän blogin avulla ja oon myös ihmisenä muuttunu varmemmaks.
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Regionalne Centrum Polityki Społecznej w Łodzi  (Poland) - FASD - NIE MA BEZPIECZNEJ DAWKI
Regionalny Punkt Diagnozy i Terapii FASD w Łodzi, oferuje bezpłatną pomoc mieszkańcom województwa łódzkiego w zakresie diagnozy dziecka w kierunku zaburzeń ze spektrum FASD dzieciom  (Spektrum Płodowych Zaburzeń Alkoholowych).
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Friday, August 26, 2022

Alcohol News - 34/2022

CNN - Increased alcohol use linked with higher risk of cancer in new study
People who increased the amount of alcohol they drank also had an increased risk of cancer, according to the results of a large study in Korea published on Wednesday in JAMA Network Open.
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The Conversation - ‘Oh well, wine o’clock’: what midlife women told us about drinking – and why it’s so hard to stop
While alcohol reduction campaigns ask us to check our relationship with alcohol, emphasising the role it can play in causing violence and disease, our research has found many Australian women view alcohol in a different way.
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Scoop (New Zealand) - Council Supports Proposed Change To Alcohol Law
Kāpiti Coast District Mayor K Gurunathan says Council has heard the call from communities distressed about the negative impacts of alcohol, especially in Ōtaki, and will support proposed changes to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act.
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Medical Xpress - Reducing alcohol consumption by working out
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet present new findings about alcohol consumption reduced by training. The three related papers, published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, report findings from the randomized controlled trial, FitForChange.
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Employment Screening Resources (USA) - Statistics Show Alcohol Still the #1 Substance of Abuse in the Workplace
Despite the legalization of medicinal and recreational marijuana having a direct impact on drug testing in the workplace, government statistics show there are still many more alcohol users and abusers in the U.S. than marijuana users, according to an article by Bill Current, President and Founder of Current Consulting Group.
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The Sidney Morning Herald - These harrowing cancer statistics can actually be good news
Until recently, it was believed that lifestyle factors such as smoking, drinking alcohol, a lack of physical activity and poor diet were implicated in one-third of all deaths from cancer. Now, research published in The Lancet on Friday has revealed that figure is closer to half of global cancer deaths.
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IAS Blog - The COVID hangover: more urgency is needed to tackle alcohol harm as an indirect effect of the pandemic
Previous blogs have covered how drinking patterns in the UK changed during the pandemic in 2020 and 2021. In short, hiding behind relatively flat alcohol sales overall, there has been a sustained rise in the proportion of people drinking at increasing or higher risk levels, as well as evidence that heavier drinkers increased their consumption the most.
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Medical Xpress - Tobacco, alcohol are main causes of cancer worldwide: Study
Nearly half of cancers worldwide can be traced back to a known risk factor, primarily tobacco or alcohol, a huge global study found on Friday, which said that behavioral changes can help reduce the threat of disease.
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World Cancer Research Fund - Only 1 in 2 over-55s aware alcohol increases cancer risk
Leading cancer prevention and survival charity highlights low awareness of the links between alcohol and cancer in new poll.
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Albert Lea Tribune (USA) - Editorial Roundup: The high cost of the state’s alcohol abuse
Minnesota has a drinking problem. A recent study from the state Department of Health (MDH), published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, documents that excessive alcohol consumption costs Minnesota nearly $8 billion yearly, around $1,400 per resident, based on 2019 data.
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