Category: International News

‘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.

UK: New Report Card could mark Governments’ progress in improving preconception health

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 […]

Teenager born with FASD nominated for Price’s Trust award

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 […]