YLE News (Finland) - Finland moves to commit pregnant addicts
Doctors may soon be able to force expectant
substance abusers into treatment if a bill under review is written into
YLE Uutiset (Finland) - Finnish anti-drinking
ad scares Americans sober
Alcoholic parents appear as monsters in a new
Finnish anti-drinking campaign that captured the attention of the American news
Huffington Post (USA) - Children Can Easily
Buy Alcohol On eBay And Other Websites, Reports Show
The Internet can already seem like a dangerous
place for a child. There are the persistent concerns of cyber bullies and
sexual predators, as
well as a child's potential exposure to inappropriate content like
IPPmedia (Africa) - Global meeting on alcohol
policy formulation kicks off
The third international conference on alcohol
policy formulation in the East Africa region begins in Arusha tomorrow. The
two-day conference will attract 80 participants from the region as well as
Malawi, Sweden and Norway, who have a wealth of knowledge to share on the impact
of irresponsible drinking and the role of alcohol policy can play in reducing
the negative impact of drinking.
CBC.ca - Letting kids sip alcohol may not
stave off binge drinking
Some parents allow their children to sip
alcohol, thinking it will help them to resist peer pressure later — but that
might not be the best approach, the authors of an American study say.
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Social
media condemned for alcohol marketing
AUSTRALIA'S peak medical body has censured the
social media giant Facebook for allowing alcohol companies to target
ABC Online (Australia) - Committee calls for
action on fetal alcohol disorder
Parliamentary committee in Western Australia
says fetal alcohol spectrum may be more prevalent than Down's Syndrome-- but a
lack of data means no-one really knows how prevalent it is. The committee has
found that the incidence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Aboriginal
communities could be higher than 25-percent.
Guardian Express - Eight Weeks Abstinence
from alcohol initiate healthier bones for alcoholics with Osteoporosis
To understand Osteoporosis and its effect on the
body, breaking down the word (Osteoporosis) might be as good of a starting place
BBC News (UK) - Alcohol and obesity cause
liver disease death rise
Alcohol abuse and obesity are to blame for a big
rise in liver disease in the North West, says a report.
RedOrbit - Symptoms Of Alcohol Abuse, Not Dependence, May
Better Reflect Family Risk For Alcohol Use Disorders
Individuals with alcohol use disorders (AUDs)
vary widely in their age of onset of use, patterns of drinking, and symptom
profiles. AUDs are often ‘divided’ into two categories: alcohol abuse (AA) and
alcohol dependence (AD), with AA perceived as a milder syndrome that might
develop into AD over time.
Times of India (India) - Alcohol linked to
Alcoholism has long been linked to aggression.
City psychiatrists and NGOs peg the percentage of domestic violence in
households where men are alcohol addicts at 75% and say it cuts across all
sections of the society.
Malta Independent Online (Malta) - Campaign
encourages alcohol-free pregnancy
An increase in binge drinking among young women
has led the health authorities to launch a campaign urging women to avoid
drinking during pregnancy.
Berwick Today (UK) - Minimum alcohol pricing
considered in Northumberland
COUNTY residents have been told by supporters of
a minimum price for alcohol that supermarkets would be hit hardest and local
pubs would not be affected.
News-Medical.net - Light alcohol consumption
may increase risk of certain cancers
The majority of observational studies have shown
that alcohol intake, especially heavy drinking, increases a number of
upper-aero-digestive tract (UADT) and other cancers, and even moderate drinking
is associated with a slight increase in the risk of breast cancer.
PsychCentral.com - Maternal Binge Drinking
Slows Some Fetal Brain Functions
Fetuses exposed to heavy binge drinking required
significantly more time to habituate, or adjust, to repeated stimulation in the
womb and also showed greater variability in test performance, according to a new
Nyasa Times (Malawi) - Malawi NGOs call for
alcohol policy adoption
Alcohol Policy Alliance, a grouping of some
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) has started mobilizing support to push for
quick adoption of Alcohol Policy by Malawi Parliament.