Tagged: Parenting

NEWS: How to Support Children of Impaired Carers

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management has published a new guideline for paediatricians on how to support children of impaired carers. The guideline provides ethical, professional, and legal obligations of a paediatrician when dealing with a caretaker whose ability is impaired from alcohol or other drug use…

NEWS: Scotland: Support Needed for Children of Parents with Alcohol Problems

More support is needed for children of parents with alcohol problems says Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland. In Scotland, up to 51,000 children are estimated to live with a parent or carer with an alcohol problem…

NEWS: Study: Fathers Should Also Skip Alcohol

A new study says both parents should stop alcohol use prior to conception to protect the baby from developing congenital heart disease. Previous studies have always focused on mothers’ alcohol use when it comes to babies developing congenital heart disease. This is the first study to take fathers’ alcohol use also into consideration…

REPORT: Parental Alcohol Consumption and the Risk of Congenital Heart Diseases in Offspring

Although the role of potential bias and evidence of heterogeneity should be carefully evaluated, our review indicates that parental alcohol exposures are significantly associated with the risk of CHDs in offspring, which highlights the necessity of improving health awareness to prevent alcohol exposure during preconception and conception periods…

NEWS: Ukraine: National Campaign on Alcohol and Pregnancy

Sparked by the high number of women consuming alcohol while pregnant leading to high fetal alcohol syndrome cases, Ukraine has launched a national campaign to address the problem. It is estimated that 25–35% of women in Ukraine consume alcohol during pregnancy. As a result, the country has one of the highest rates of fetal alcohol syndrome cases (50 cases per 10 000) in the world…

NEWS: Ireland: More than 1,000 Kids Treated for Alcohol Issues

According to the Irish Daily Mail over 1,000 kids across Ireland were treated for alcohol and other drugs related issues in 2018. Out of 1,100 cases, 290 were children under the age of 10 years. Professor Deirdre Murray, Consultant Paediatrician at Cork University Hospital, discusses child and teenage alcohol use on RTE Radio 1…

REPORT: Genetic Changes Resulting from Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

These data suggest that prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) significantly elevates DNA methylation of POMC and PER2and increases levels of stress hormones. Furthermore, these results suggest the possibility that measuring DNA methylation levels of PER2 and POMC in biological samples from pregnant women or from children may be useful for identification of a woman or a child with PAE.

REPORT: Alcohol Use in Pregnancy and Miscarriage

This review provides evidence that alcohol consumption during pregnancy is associated with a dose‐mediated increase in miscarriage risk. Future studies evaluating change in alcohol use in pregnancy are needed to provide insight into how alcohol consumption prior to pregnancy recognition impacts risk…

NEWS: UK: Parents Want Alcohol Ads Restrictions

The majority of parents want alcohol advertising restrictions, according to a new survey in the UK.
Some 71% of parents want alcohol ads restricted on television.
And 71% also want restrictions of alcohol ads on social media and the internet, the YouGov poll for the Alcohol and Families Alliance (AFA) shows.
More than half of parents (52%) think alcohol ads should not be seen by children under 18 at all.
67% of parents think alcohol advertising ‘normalises’ alcohol consumption for most people…

REPORT: Relationship between Parental Attitudes and Children’s Alcohol Use

Less restrictive parental attitudes towards children’s alcohol use are associated with increases in children’s alcohol use onset, alcohol use frequency and intoxication. Children’s perception of less restrictive parental attitudes is associated with children’s alcohol use…