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2014-09-09 12:29:31

September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs today announced that Governor Corbett has proclaimed September as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Month to remind women of the health risks associated when consuming alcohol while pregnant. Nationally, there are more than 40,000 babies born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) each year. "Far too many...

2014-04-28 16:28:11

OTTAWA, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced the appointment of Audrey McFarlane to the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse (CCSA) Board of Directors for a three-year term. Ms. McFarlane is currently the Executive Director at the Lakeland Centre for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Cold Lake, Alberta. She obtained her degree in Community Rehabilitation and has spent nearly two decades working with children and adults with developmental...

Doctors Not Screening For Heavy Drinking
2014-01-08 13:30:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 38 million Americans drink too much, and doctors are failing at finding out who they are. The CDC says that doctors are failing to talk with their patients about their alcohol consumption to find out if they are drinking too much. The agency recommends that doctors, nurses and other health care professionals should be screening all adult patients...

Alcohol Use During Pregnancy May Lead To Poor Brain Development
2013-12-03 15:08:13

[ Watch the Video: New Research on Pregnant Mother's Alcohol Consumption ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study by neuroscientists at the University of California, Riverside shows how prenatal exposure to alcohol severely disrupts major features of brain development, leading to increased anxiety and poor motor function. Researchers discovered prenatal alcohol consumption significantly altered the expression of genes and the development of a network of...

2013-11-08 23:03:46

On November 15th, Underground Elephant and FASD will be stocking grocery bags with Thanksgiving turkeys and a variety of essentials for the season’s most coveted meal. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Today, San Diego Tech Startup, Underground Elephant announced their partnership with the city’s largest hunger-relief organization, Feeding America San Diego (FASD). The two organizations will join forces November 15th to distribute 2,500 lbs of turkeys to local families in need...

2013-08-01 14:36:16

UAlberta medical researchers examine brain development of FASD participants as they age Medical researchers at the University of Alberta recently published findings showing that brain development is delayed throughout childhood and adolescence for people born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Christian Beaulieu and Carmen Rasmussen, the two primary investigators in the research study, recently published the results of their work in the peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of...

2013-06-14 13:49:32

Study shows autism vulnerability genes are also affected in fetal alcohol disorder In a surprising new finding, a Northwestern Medicine® study has found a common molecular vulnerability in autism and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Both disorders have symptoms of social impairment and originate during brain development in utero. This the first research to explore a common mechanism for these disorders and link their molecular vulnerabilities. The study found male offspring of...

2013-06-14 12:29:03

-Both Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder are neurodevelopmental in origin. -A new rodent study has found that these disorders share common molecular vulnerabilities. -Findings also suggest that a low dose of the thyroid hormone thyroxin (T4) to the pregnant mothers appears to alleviate some of the effects of alcohol exposure on their offspring. The term Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) refers to a continuum of disabilities caused by prenatal alcohol...


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