Topic: Alcohol’s Harm To Others

NEWS: South Korea: Big Alcohol Promotes “Tipsy Live”

South Korea’s leading distiller, HiteJinro, has chosen a new, appalling marketing strategy for a fresh wave of TV commercials. New ads are featuring some of the country’s hottest K-pop stars. The ad campaign is called “Tipsy Live”…

NEWS: Researchers Uncover Genetic Effects Of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

New FASD study makes key fetal alcohol spectrum disorder discovery
Canadian researchers have come one step closer to discovering a biomarker associated with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) after identifying distinct patterns associated with the DNA of children who were exposed to alcohol during pregnancy.
The investigation, led by the University of British Columbia (UBC), analyzed DNA samples from 110 children with FASD from across Canada.
The study relied on data collected through the Kids Brain Health Network, a national collaboration that aims to improve the understanding and treatment of neurodevelopment disorders, such as FASD and autism…

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…

BLOG: Whose Water? Big Alcohol Worsens Global Water Crisis

Is water for the people or for giant multinational corporations? In the face of the global water crisis, alcohol production is causing water insecurity by depleting precious ground water and by polluting natural water sources. But Big Alcohol’s PR work has shielded it so far from being held accountable for their negative water footprint…

NEWS: Tanzania: Alcohol A Burden On Nightlife

Violent behaviour in and around pubs, night clubs and bars in Dar Es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, presents a significant public health, criminal justice and urban management problem. A new survey shows that alcohol fueled violence often occurs in these environments.
Tanzania Media Women Association (TAMWA), an IOGT International Member Organization, conducted a survey on violence in nightlife alcohol use environments. Findings show that violence in the night-time typically involves young males and females who are under the influence of alcohol in the majority of cases…

NEWS: UN: HLPF Themes For Coming 3 Years Adopted

Themes of High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on sustainable development decided for next three years
In the resolution titled “Follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the global level” (document A/70/L.60) adopted on July 29, 2016, the United Nations General Assembly decided the themes for the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development for the next three years…

REPORT: The Effect of Paternal Addiction on Adolescent Suicide Attempts

The findings suggest that in addition to the need to consider paternal addiction in health care plans, it is also necessary to pay attention to other family members, including the adolescents themselves. Health care providers, including nurses, can use the findings from this study for the purposes of prevention and education…