Category: Research (CMigrator copy 1)

Researcher to study Canada’s success in preventing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

University of Queensland News (16 October 2019) ‘Researcher to study Canada’s success in preventing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder‘. Associate Professor Deborah Askew’s newly awarded Churchill Fellowship will allow her to learn from urban First Nations communities in Canada and Alaska about how they have successfully reduced rates of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

Russia’s alcohol policy: a continuing success story

The Lancet (5 October 2019) ‘Russia’s alcohol policy: a continuing success story’. Russians are officially drinking less and, as a consequence, are living longer than ever before: life expectancies reached an historic peak in 2018—almost 68 years for men and 78 years for women—according to a WHO report examining the effects of alcohol control measures […]

Accuracy of five self-report screening instruments for substance use in pregnancy

Steven J. Ondersma, Grace Chang, Tiffany Blake‐Lamb, Kathryn Gilstad‐Hayden, John Orav, Jessica R. Beatty, Gregory L. Goyert, Kimberly A. Yonkers (21 June 2019) ‘Accuracy of five self-report screening instruments for substance use in pregnancy‘. Findings: Performance of all instruments varied significantly with race, site and economic status. Addiction