http://esciencenews.com/articles/2010/11/10/team.colors.cans.change.perceptions.alcohol.risks.mu.study.finds e! science news
Published: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 – 16:35 in Psychology & Sociology
Underage and heavy drinking on college campuses continue to be issues for college administrators. While some campuses, such as the University of Missouri, have made strides in efforts to reduce heavy drinking on campus, administrators are continually trying to educate students about the risks of excessive drinking. Now, two MU psychologists have found that students who viewed images of beer cans packaged and displayed in university colors believed that drinking beer was less dangerous than those students who saw images of regular beer cans. “In this research, we wanted to determine if certain marketing strategies had an effect on whether individuals felt that a certain behavior – in this case, drinking beer – was more or less dangerous,” said Chris Loersch, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Psychological Sciences in the MU College of Arts and Science. “We found that when people identify themselves with a certain group, such as a college or university, and if that group ‘endorses’ a product, people assume the product is safe.”
http://esciencenews.com/articles/2010/11/16/eyeblink.conditioning.may.help.assessing.children.with.fetal.alcohol.exposure e! Science News
Published: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 – 16:36 in Psychology & Sociology
- Cognitive and behavioral deficits have been found in children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), which is extremely difficult to diagnose
- New findings indicate that those children, when trained using classical eyeblink conditioning, suffer from deficits in both learning and memory
- Using eyeblink conditioning could provide a good model for assessing and diagnosing FAS in children
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2010/11/10/mb-mental-health-court-winnipeg.html CBC News Manitoba
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 | 3:05 PM CST CBC News
A Manitoba judge who has been researching how to set up a mental health court for the province says the time has come for it to exist.
The court would divert mentally ill people accused of crimes away from the traditional court system in an effort to reduce rates of criminal reinvolvement.
Currently, Manitoba has a drug-treatment diversion court where some addicts can involve themselves in rehabilitative programs under court supervision and avoid jail or other criminal sanctions. But there have been calls to establish a similar system for the mentally ill.
A new brief describing the key recommendations of the report “Kiskâyitamawin Miyo-Mamitonecikan: Urban Aboriginal Women and Mental Health,” has been produced by the Prairie Womens’ Health Centre of Excellence. The report’s four key recommendations are: to examine how cultural (relationships) and structural (policy) level changes can be made to serve and support the mental health […]
www.beststart.org This newsletter provides information that will help people in Ontario work together to address FASD. It reports on the activities of FASD Ontario Network of Expertise (FASD ONE). The newsletter also shares news of relevance to individuals, caregivers and service providers in Ontario who are working in the area of FASD. This edition includes […]
Latest News Relevant To Alcohol and Pregnancy And Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder New device ‘fingerprints’ the brain; Queen’s University Mark Iype National Post Don Mills, Ont.: Nov 16, 2010. pg. A.8 Breakthrough Canadian technology that uses virtual reality to analyze brain functions will give scientists new insight into the complex inner workings of the brain, […]
Fetal Alcohol Forum – November 2010 Issue (PDF) The International medical e-network newsletter on FASD from NOFAS-United Kingdom
1 Motherisk News: Women’s health experts recommend screening and recording of alcohol use before and during pregnancy to help prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Canada Newswire Thursday, August 12, 2010
OTTAWA — Featured in the August edition of the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canadais a new consensus clinical practice guideline which recommends that screening for alcohol consumption be done periodically for all pregnant women and women of child-bearing age.
The guideline developed by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC), and endorsed by the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM), the Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses (CAPWHN), the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), Motherisk, and the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC), advances recommendations for health professionals on best practice methods to assess, counsel and intervene with respect to alcohol consumption, to help prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
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