June 25, 2015

Call to ban booze ads during sports

AAP: Australia June 24/15 Alcohol advertising should be banned during sports broadcasts before 8.30pm and a minimum floor price on booze should be adopted. Those are just two of 23 recommendations a parliamentary committee has made to government it says should be urgently adopted because of the damage alcohol is doing to some indigenous communities. […]
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June 23, 2015

Pregnant women should not drink any alcohol, BMA warn

The Telegraph [U.K.] Tuesday 23 June 2015 British Medical Association call for stricter Government advice and “more explicit” warnings of the risks of alcohol to developing babies By Laura Donnelly, Health Editor 21 Jun 2015 (Ed. Note: British medical authorities continue to send mixed messages and fail to acknowledge that avoidance of alcohol should start […]
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June 23, 2015

Taxpayers face £40m bill for babies harmed in the womb by mothers who were alcoholics

“…The [U.K.] Ministry of Justice has budgeted for 87 young claimants to get compensation worth up to £500,000 each if judges rule that the alcoholism of their pregnant mothers meant they were the victims of crimes while still in the womb…” 21 Jun 2015 [Daily Mail, U.K.] By Martin Beckford This case could stigmatise women’ […]
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June 22, 2015

Huge hike in disabled pupil figures

9 Jun 2015 The Cairns Post [Australia] EDUCATION advocates are warning of a crisis in disability education as new data suggests the number of students with special needs has doubled. (Ed. Note: As long as governments ignore growth of FASD, the Special Ed costs will continue to spiral out of control) A 2014 South Australian […]
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June 22, 2015

New alcohol and pregnancy campaign for NZ – Don’t know? Don’t Drink

The first phase of HPA’s (Health Promotion Agency) alcohol and pregnancy ‘Don’t know? Don’t Drink’ campaign went online on Sunday 14 June. It is a mainly online campaign focused on young women. It reminds them that alcohol can harm developing babies and if they ‘don’t know’ whether or not they’re pregnant then ‘don’t drink’. The […]
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June 22, 2015

Focus on fetal alcohol growth

“Health and community workers across Northland are concerned at the growing number of young people who are being diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder…” 10 Jun 2015 Northern News [Wellington, New Zealand] Health and community workers across Northland are concerned at the growing number of young people who are being diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum […]
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June 08, 2015

Alcohol labelling falls short: – midwife

Worth Repeating: “…A Manawatu midwife is not only disappointed alcohol warning labels for pregnant women have not been made compulsory but thinks the industry should take it a step further…” (Ed. Note: Canadian beverage alcohol industry continues to fight against labelling in spite of overwhelming evidence that alcohol is a teratogen and should be identified as such.) 10 […]
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June 04, 2015

New Data on Pregnancy re Binge Drinking in Russia

Women’s Health Weekly June 4, 2015 Researchers at Pedag University Have Reported New Data on Pregnancy (Using a single binge drinking question to identify Russian women at risk for an alcohol-exposed pregnancy) By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Women’s Health Weekly — Fresh data on Women’s Health are presented in a new report. According […]
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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 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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