Author: Vicki Russell

‘10 areas governments could work with to reduce the harmful use of alcohol’.

World Health Organisation (July 2019) ‘10 areas governments could work with to reduce the harmful use of alcohol’. Each year 3 million lives are lost due to harmful use of alcohol. The WHO global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol seeks to improve the health and social outcomes for individuals, families and communities, […]

‘Study probes effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on brain development’

Katherine Gammon (10 July 2019) ‘Study probes effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on brain development’.  Researchers have long known that babies born to mothers who drank heavily while pregnant have impairments. Now, an innovative study will test their sensory processing — in a community where drinking while pregnant is socially acceptable. University of Southern Carolina.

Racial differences in the relationship between alcohol/pregnancy policies and birth outcomes and prenatal care utilization

Sarah C.M. Roberts, Nancy F. Berglas, Meenakshi S. Subbaraman, Amy Mericle, Sue Thomas, William C. Kerr (August 2019) ‘Racial differences in the relationship between alcohol/pregnancy policies and birth outcomes and prenatal care utilization: A legal epidemiology study’. Drug and Alcohol Dependence Vol. 201, August 2019, pp 242-252.