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, […]
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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.
Svetlana Popova, Shannon Lange, Vladimir Poznyak, Albert E. Chudley, Kevin D. Shield, James N. Reynolds, Margaret Murray and Jürgen Rehm (July 2019) ‘Population-based prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Canada’. BMC Public Health Open Access.
NOFAS (July 2019) ‘NOFAS V.P. Kathy Mitchell Presents on FASD at WHO International Alcohol Forum’. NOFAS V.P. and Spokesperson Kathy Mitchell joins Dr. Diane Black, Chair, EUFASD Alliance and Dr. Sylvia Roozen to present on FASD at an international alcohol forum being held in Geneva, Switzerland. S
Lisa M. Chiodo, Caitlin Cosmian, Kristy Pereira, Nicole Kent, Robert J. Sokol, and John H. Hannigan (May 2019) ‘Prenatal Alcohol Screening During Pregnancy by Midwives and Nurses‘. Full text. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Online News (25 June 2019) Drinking alcohol during pregnancy has far reaching implications. FASD is South Africa’s largest birth defect with approximately 60 000 – 72 000 children born with the disability every year. South Africa has the highest rate of FASD in the entire world. Sierra Leone Times
Lori Fullbright (13 June 2019) Rogers County Child Born With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Mother Gets Probation. News on 6, Oklahoma, USA . V Russell Comment: I’ve posted this article because the parent was prosecuted but more because of an underlying story of a mother who voluntarily handed guardianship of an older child, an unwanted pregnancy […]
The Lancet (1 June 2019) UK: New Report Card could mark Governments’ progress in improving preconception health. Summary: There is growing interest in preconception health as a crucial period for influencing not only pregnancy outcomes, but also future maternal and child health, and prevention of long-term medical conditions. Successive national and international policy documents emphasise […]
Up to 17 per cent ofchildren could have symptoms consistent with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder(FASD) according to new research published today (Friday 30 November) in Preventive Medicine. Read article here…
by Sam Dimmer, Coventry Telegraph Radford (United Kingdom) teenager who battled major health problems nominated for Prince’s Trust award. A teenager from Coventry who has battled major health problems before turning her life around is one of three people from the UK to be nominated for a Prince’s Trust award. Antoinette Spelman, of Radford, was […]