Tagged: Parenting

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.

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…

REPORT: Drug And Alcohol Review: Special Issue On Intimate Partner Violence

A Special Issue on Intimate partner violence and substance misuse has just been published by Drug and Alcohol Review edited by Dr Gail Gilchrist (King’s College London) and Professor Kelsey Hegarty (University of Melbourne)…

REPORT: Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy And Postpartum Period And Its Predictors In Sindhupalchowk District, Nepal

A substantial proportion of women consumed alcohol during pregnancy and postpartum period with high consumption frequency. Culture sensitive behavior change communication interventions aimed at reducing home brewing and husband’s alcohol use would also be important…

NEWS: UK Parents Use Alcohol As Bribes For Kids

New research by a UK insurance company shows, half of parents with children under the age of 14 allow them to consume alcohol at home. Over a third of parents of under 14s use alcohol as a bribe for good behaviour, according to the survey by Churchill insurance.
Additionally, the study found that 11% of parents with children aged five to seven allowed them to use alcohol at home. The research also suggested that one in five parents would allow minors who are not family members to have alcohol in their house…