Sarah Rogers (2 August 2019) ‘Quebec to launch new developmental screening program for young children’. The government has committed $48 million to deploy the province-wide initiative in 2019-20, with an annual contribution that’s set to increase to $88 million by 2024, the government said in a press release. Nunatsiaq News.
Eureka Alert (29 July 2019) ‘Midwives and nurse-midwives may underestimate the dangers of prenatal alcohol use.’ The study, “Prenatal alcohol screening during pregnancy by midwives and nurses,” appears in the June 11, 2019 issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
Shiva M Singh (29 July 2019) ‘Alarming Ontario drinking statistics obligates reappraisal of the impact of alcohol on newborns.’ CMAJ
Hillel Aron ‘Alcohol Causes Cancer. Should There Be a Warning Label on Bottles and Cans?’ Fair Warning.
BioSpace (24 July 2019) ‘Government of Canada supports projects to address and prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Canada’. Source: PHAC
Leslie Young (2019) ‘Women, young adults visiting the ER for alcohol-related issues in growing numbers.’ Global News VIDEO m
The Guardian (18 July 2019) ‘Aboriginal woman wins battle to keep baby after six court appearances’.
Kate Kyle (July 2019) Yellowknife, Canada. ‘You’re not alone: New program helps foster kids with FASD prepare for life on their own’. CBC News
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, […]
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.