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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...

2014-03-18 23:32:06

The latest blog post from leading addiction treatment center A Forever Recovery is exploring a critical question for every mother-to-be: what is the connection between alcohol and birth defects? Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The latest blog post from leading addiction treatment center A Forever Recovery is exploring a critical question for every mother-to-be: what is the connection between alcohol and birth defects? “We don’t think of alcohol as poisonous, but that’s...

2014-02-05 23:22:53

Short-Form Videos Will Inform Health Care Practitioners on Upcoming CDC Vital Signs Report Release New York, NY (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 The Doctor’s Channel, a video website for medical professionals, today announced an upcoming video series with Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Drinking too much or excessive drinking contributes to many negative health outcomes, including medical conditions such as hypertension, cancer, and liver...

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...

2014-01-02 10:21:56

"It is OK to drink a little bit of alcohol during pregnancy" or "a pregnant woman should not touch alcohol at all during her pregnancy". These statements represent the contradictory conclusions that large population studies on pregnancy and alcohol can reach. Psychologist Janni Niclasen has just defended her PhD thesis on the subject at the University of Copenhagen. She was surprised by the different results that were reached, and she decided to get to the bottom of the results by...

2013-12-30 15:59:40

Study utilizing animal model is published in the American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology Recent data shows that more than 500,000 women in the U.S. report drinking during pregnancy, with about 20 percent of this population admitting to binge drinking. Even one episode of heavy drinking can lead to the collection of birth defects known as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Along with growth retardation, head and face abnormalities, and neurological problems, FAS also...

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...

Negative Emotions During Pregnancy Often Leads To Binge Drinking
2013-10-15 13:47:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Pregnant women are advised to generally avoid alcohol, especially when it comes to binge drinking, and a new study of Norwegian women has found that the more negative a woman's outlook is on life, the more likely she is to turn to alcohol. According to the study’s results, published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, the official journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 16 percent of...

2013-09-16 23:23:30

According to a new report, approximately 18 percent of women in their first trimester of pregnancy consumed alcohol within the past month. Illustrating the importance of early detection of drug abuse, those with substance abuse issues should contact a detox center like Harbor Village. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 According to an article on 9/11 by Medical News Today titled, Nearly 18 percent of pregnant women drink alcohol in early stages of pregnancy, during their first...


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