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Latest Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Stories

2012-01-16 21:24:45

    Prenatal exposure to alcohol is associated with a spectrum of abnormalities in the offspring.     A new study has examined patterns of drinking specific to timing of exposure during pregnancy, collecting the information while the mother was still pregnant instead of after delivery.     Numerous specific associations were found, the most significant ones during the second half of the first trimester of pregnancy. Prenatal exposure to...

2011-12-15 17:27:37

    Neonatal meconium can be used to examine gestational alcohol exposure during the second and third trimesters.     A new study has examined fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEEs) and ethylglucuronide (EtG) in meconium samples from public hospitals in seven Italian cities to test for prenatal exposure to alcohol.     Results indicate that fetal alcohol exposure is underestimated or misreported in Italy. In recent years, medical professionals have...

2011-05-16 20:50:04

    * Individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) have numerous motor, behavioral, and cognitive difficulties.    * Deep gray matter, the brain's "relay" stations, may be key to understanding alcohol-related brain injuries.    * Recent findings show significant volume reductions in deep gray matter structures of those with FASD. Individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) have numerous motor, behavioral, and cognitive...

2011-03-23 20:58:08

Male fetuses most vulnerable to alcohol, possibility of treatment with supplements Exposure to alcohol in the womb doesn't affect all fetuses equally. Why does one woman who drinks alcohol during pregnancy give birth to a child with physical, behavioral or learning problems -- known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder -- while another woman who also drinks has a child without these problems? One answer is a gene variation passed on by the mother to her son, according to new Northwestern...

2011-03-21 16:48:51

Alcohol use during pregnancy is common and is associated with significant threats to the health and development of exposed offspring. Despite warnings from the Surgeon General to limit alcohol use if pregnant or contemplating pregnancy, a recent survey by the National Birth Defects Prevention Study(1) found that nearly one-third of women drank alcohol at some time during their pregnancy, with one-fourth of the women surveyed having drunk during the first trimester. Heavy use of alcohol during...

2011-03-15 20:58:00

Children with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure and children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder     * A new study has compared the verbal learning and memory performance of children with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) with that of children with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).    * The children with PAE had initial problems with learning information, reflecting inefficient encoding of verbal material.    * The...

2010-11-16 22:02:46

New research shows that children with fetal alcohol syndrome suffer deficits in both learning and memory when trained in eyeblink conditioning     * Cognitive and behavioral deficits have been found in children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), which is extremely difficult to diagnose    * New findings indicate that those children, when trained using classical eyeblink conditioning, suffer from deficits in both learning and memory    * Using...

2010-10-21 09:02:53

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It has been known for many years that drinking alcohol while pregnant can cause serious and irreversible damage to the baby. Now new research shows one more reason why you should only be concerned with your baby's bottle. Fetal alcohol syndrome is a developmental problem that is caused before birth when a baby is exposed to alcohol. It has been shown to affect many different aspects of brain development, including brain size and difficulties in memory and information...

2010-10-15 16:43:52

Scientific data continue to indicate that higher intake of alcohol during pregnancy adversely affects the fetus, and could lead to very severe developmental or other problems in the child. However, most recent publications show little or no effects of occasional or light drinking by the mother during pregnancy. The studies also demonstrate how socio-economic, education, and other lifestyle factors of the mother may have large effects on the health of the fetus and child; these must be...


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