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Latest Fetal alcohol syndrome Stories

2005-08-15 13:07:47

- Prenatal alcohol exposure is often linked to slower cognitive reaction times and poorer attention. - A new study investigates cognitive function and speed as tasks become more complex. - Findings indicate that alcohol-exposed children can perform as well as other children on simple tasks, but as tasks become more demanding and challenging, processing speed slows down significantly. Decades of research have left little doubt that prenatal alcohol exposure has adverse effects on...

2005-06-14 23:12:58

+ Alcohol abuse is well known to increase the risk of infections in adults. + Newborn infants whose mothers reported alcohol use, excessive drinking or smoking during pregnancy were more likely to be diagnosed with an infection than those whose mothers did not. Despite public-information campaigns and physician advice about alcohol consumption during pregnancy, between 15 and 25 percent of pregnant women continue to drink each month, and five to 10 out of 1,000 pregnant women drink an...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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