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Latest Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Stories

2013-02-21 11:34:39

Molecular switch promises new targets for diagnosis and therapy Fetal alcohol syndrome is the leading preventable cause of developmental disorders in developed countries. And fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), a range of alcohol-related birth defects that includes fetal alcohol syndrome, is thought to affect as many as 1 in 100 children born in the United States. Any amount of alcohol consumed by the mother during pregnancy poses a risk of FASD, a condition that can include the...

2012-10-17 14:15:35

-Prenatal exposure to alcohol (PAE) can lead to serious deficiencies, including deficits in spatial working memory (SWM). -This is the first study to examine the role of family history of alcoholism (FHP) in the neurocognitive effects of PAE. -Results suggest that some of the PAE neural effects are related to factors such as FHP. Prenatal exposure to alcohol (PAE) can lead to serious deficiencies associated with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD),...

2012-08-31 10:19:09

USC-led team has designed a low-cost, easily-deployed method for detecting ADHD, Parkinson´s, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Researchers at the University of Southern California have devised a method for detecting certain neurological disorders through the study of eye movements. In a study published today in the Journal of Neurology, researchers claim that because Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Parkinson's Disease...

2012-08-24 00:16:23

A collaborative research effort by scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Duke University, and University College of London in the UK, sheds new light on alcohol-related birth defects. The project, led by Kathleen K. Sulik, PhD, a professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies at UNC, could help enhance how doctors diagnose birth defects caused by alcohol exposure in the womb. The findings also illustrate...

2012-05-16 09:19:24

-Prenatal exposure to alcohol can disrupt the brain's executive function (EF) and adaptive functioning. -A new study examines these abilities in children with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) and and/or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). -While results indicate similarities in the relation between EF and adaptive abilities among children with ADHD or PAE, the patterns of abilities in these children were different. Prenatal exposure to alcohol often results in...

Report Details Drug And Alcohol Use By Pregnant Women
2012-05-11 05:56:19

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released a report with interesting statistics regarding pregnant women, including the use of cigarettes and other drugs. The article states that 21.8 percent of pregnant White women between ages 15 to 44 (within the past 30 days) smoked cigarettes; this is higher than the level among pregnant Black women (14.2 percent) and pregnant Hispanic women (6.5 percent) in the same 15 to...

Zero Alcohol Consumption Urged For Pregnancies
2012-01-18 09:43:23

Researchers are suggesting in a new study that there are no safe thresholds for alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Published Monday in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, confidential data on drinking patterns from 992 California women during their pregnancies was collected to examine the impact of quantity, frequency and timing of alcohol exposure on the condition. Following childbirth, the babies were examined for signs of alcohol exposure, reports Maureen...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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