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2013-08-30 23:27:35

Alcohol Treatment Pensacola takes a look into the economic consequences of alcoholism. Pensacola, FL (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 Alcohol abuse brings a heavy price. Not only does it damage the physical and mental health of its sufferers, it also contributes to financial ruin. Each year, billions of dollars are lost as a result of alcoholism. Recently, Alcohol Treatment Pensacola conducted a study on the economic impact of its patients. The results were recently published in the New England...

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...

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...

Effects Of Alcohol On Brains Of Unborn Children Studied
2012-11-25 07:54:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Drinking during pregnancy can have a severe, adverse effect on the central nervous systems of children after birth, researchers from Poland have discovered. The study, which was presented Sunday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), looked at 200 children who were exposed to alcohol during their fetal stage, as well as 30 other kids whose mothers did not drink while pregnant or during...

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),...


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