NEWS: Australia: Doctors Urge Alcohol Sponsorship Ban

Australia: Leading Doctors Urge Alcohol Sponsorship Ban In Cricket
A group of leading Australian doctors is urgently calling for alcohol sponsorship of cricket to be prohibited. The doctors argue that evidence shows alcohol sponsorship was is harming children…

NEWS: Study: Global Toll Of FAS

Worldwide, an estimated 119,000 children are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) each year, a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows.
The study, published in The Lancet Global Health, provides the first-ever estimates of the proportion of women who drink during pregnancy, as well as estimates of FAS by country, World Health Organization (WHO) region and worldwide…

REPORT: Health In India 2017

Two randomised controlled trials from Goa, India, in today’s Lancet assess brief psychological treatment delivered by lay counsellors in primary care for depression (the Healthy Activity Program; HAP) and for harmful alcohol use (Counselling for Alcohol Problems; CAP). Although WHO recommends psychological interventions for mental health disorders, evidence comes largely from high-income countries. These trials from the Program for Effective Mental health Interventions in Under-resourced health systeMs (PREMIUM), show feasibility, outcomes, and cost in a developing country…

NEWS: UN Data Forum Opens Addressing SDGs

UN Data Forum opens in South Africa to harness power of data for sustainable development
The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum kicked off today in the South African city of Cape Town, bringing together more than 1,500 data experts from more than 100 countries, with the aim of building broad consensus on how to harness the power of data for sustainable development…

REPORT: The Regulation of Alcohol Marketing: From Research to Public Health Policy

Key findings from the collection of peer-reviewed manuscripts include: 1) Exposure to alcohol marketing is associated with youth alcohol consumption 2) Analysis of alcohol promotion during the 2014 FIFA World Cup indicates alcohol marketing practices frequently appeared to breach industry voluntary codes of practice’ 3) Alcohol industry self-regulatory codes do not sufficiently protect children and adolescents from exposure to alcohol promotions, especially through social media.
The Addiction supplement comprises 14 papers, with research presented from around the world…