March 04, 2016

Kennedy

I think about you every day. I wonder where we’ll be living, how we’ll feel, if I’ll be stressed or relaxed, what kind of parents we’ll be. I think about all of the things I want to teach you and show you. I think about seeing the world through your eyes and giving you all […]
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August 20, 2015

Drinking at Conception Boosts Diabetes Risk for Baby

Ed. Note – research has shown that prenatal alcohol exposure can result in any kind of malformation, mental disability, up to and including death. from EFAN edmontonfetalalcoholnetwork Drinking at conception boosts diabetes risk for baby: UQ studyBabies conceived by women who drink alcohol around the time of conception face dramatically increased risks of type 2 […]
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June 04, 2015

Charity calls for changes on labelling of alcohol

The Courier.co.uk Fife [Scotland] By Michael Alexander, 19 February 2015 Fife Alcohol Support Service (FASS) is calling for the government to introduce better, more informative labelling of alcoholic drinks. Under EU legislation, food and soft drinks packaging must show ingredients and nutritional information but alcohol is exempt from these regulations. Research by the Alcohol Health […]
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June 04, 2015

Many Pregnant Teens Use Alcohol and Drugs, Study Finds

University of Texas at Austin Feb. 17, 2015 AUSTIN, Texas — New research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests that many teenagers, especially younger teens, may not be getting the message about the risks of using alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy — but that having involved parents and being engaged academically can […]
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June 03, 2015

Government anti-drinking messages irrelevant to young binge drinkers

Science Daily March 20, 2015 Source: University of Royal Holloway London Summary: Government advertising campaigns to tackle excessive drinking are dismissed as irrelevant by young binge drinkers, because consuming extreme quantities of alcohol is part of their sub-cultural social identity, according to research published this week (18th March) in the Journal of Business Research. Researchers […]
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June 03, 2015

Ontario Committed to Supporting Safe Consumption of Alcohol

April 16, 2015 11:45 A.M. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Ontario Expanding Beer Sales to Grocery Stores Ontario understands that selling alcohol is a public trust, and with that trust must come a strong sense of sOntarioocial responsibility. That is why Ontario will continue to build on its efforts to raise awareness of the […]
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June 03, 2015

Don’t underestimate risks of expanding beer, wine sales

14 Apr 2015 Toronto Star ASHLEY HALL AND JESSICA NELSON [Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition’s Alcohol Working Group] From the way it’s been reported in much of the mainstream press, one might think that the proposed plan to sell beer and wine in grocery stores was a simple change in the distribution of orange juice. Very […]
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June 03, 2015

New EU Alcohol Strategy Needed…

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/293310.php MNT European Parliament Resolution calls for new EU Alcohol Strategy Last updated: Friday 1 May 2015 The European Parliament (EP) has adopted a Resolution calling on the European Commission to present a new EU Alcohol Strategy to tackle health harm for 2016-2022. The clear message from MEPs comes just a week after EU Health […]
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June 03, 2015

Heaviest drinkers are rich women and poor men, report finds

13 May 2015 The Sydney Morning Herald [Sydney, Australia] Harriet Alexander, Health First OECD report into harmful alcohol use ‘[It] is a really interesting finding that will need us to rethink how we target messages.’ Public Health Association chief Michael Moore The heaviest drinkers in developed countries are poorer, less educated men and wealthier, better […]
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June 03, 2015

Experts Call Unhealthy Behaviors Among Pregnant Teens ‘Huge’ Problem

“Drug and alcohol abuse during pregnancy that leads to serious birth defects… the message often struggles to reach pregnant teens…” BRENTWOOD, TN – May 13, 2015 – MotherToBaby Aims To Curb Trend Through New Partnership With ‘Healthy Teen Network’ Drug and alcohol abuse during pregnancy that leads to serious birth defects is something health care […]
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