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Recession Putting Triple Strain on Nonprofits

Nonprofits are facing growing demand for services, rising operating costs and lagging revenues in the face of the nationwide recession, according to a variety of studies. An overview report published by the National Council of Nonprofits cited more than a …

Public Money Coming Slower, and in Smaller Amounts

Nonprofits are experiencing delays in public funding as a number of states struggle to approve budget plans in the face of massive revenue shortfalls, the Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 31. States currently owe nonprofits $15 billion in back payments, …

Another Bloody Attack on a Mexican Treatment Center

Gunmen have attacked another drug-treatment center in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, gunning down 10 patients and staff members just weeks after a similar incident resulted in 18 deaths. The Associated Press reported Sept. 16 that the latest killings, likely carried out …

College Drinking Reduced by Online Interventions

College students who received Internet-based screening and brief interventions were less likely to drink alcohol, according to researchers from Australia and New Zealand. For the study, more than 7,200 undergraduate students ages 17-24 were prescreened for alcohol use. Those classified …

Give Us Your Drugs, County Officials Say

Officials in Nassau County, N.Y., are hoping to get to the drugs in your medicine cabinet before your kids do as they battle rising abuse of prescription medications, Newsday reported Sept. 9. The county announced that it would accept unused …

Binge Drinking, Not Necessarily Beer, Expands Waistlines, Study Finds

A study from Europe finds that the much-lamented “beer belly” isn’t necessarily from drinking beer per se, but rather a consequence of binge drinking regardless of alcohol type. WebMD reported Sept. 2 that a study of more than 28,000 middle-aged …

Beer Price Hikes Spark Antitrust Concerns

The recently announced price hikes by Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors — which together control 80 percent of the U.S. beer market — has some observers wondering if the industry is setting itself up for an antitrust investigation by the Obama …

Alcohol Ads Air More Frequently When Kids Watch, Study Says

Alcohol companies have pledged to avoid advertising on TV programs with 30 percent or more youth viewership, but a new study of cable TV shows that the programs that fall under this threshold but retain the most popularity with kids …

CAMY Gets New Life with $4 Million CDC Grant

Monitoring of alcohol-industry advertising and its effects on youth will continue for at least the next five years thanks to a $4 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the Center on Alcohol Marketing …

Plan to Certify Mexico’s Human Rights Record Rejected

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has put a hold on a State Department plan to endorse Mexico’s human-rights record, putting in jeopardy U.S. antidrug aid to its southern neighbor. Reuters reported Aug. 5 that Leahy balked at the State Department’s …