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Latest Fetal alcohol syndrome Stories

2012-09-17 11:21:04

-Habituation refers to the ability of an organism to stop responding to repeated stimulation. -A new study has examined the impact of maternal drinking on fetal habituation or learning abilities while still residing in the mother's womb. -Results showed that those fetuses exposed to heavy binge drinking required significantly more trials to habituate, and also exhibited a greater variability in test performance. While it has become clear that drinking during pregnancy can damage the...

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...

Pregnant Women Continue To Drink Alcohol Despite The Risks
2012-07-20 13:30:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has long been known that drinking alcohol during pregnancy can hinder fetal brain development, and now a government health survey has found that one in 13 women (7.6 percent) drink when they are carrying and some even go on binges, further risking the development of their unborn child. The survey found that older, more sophisticated US women are much more likely to tip up that glass of wine while pregnant than their younger,...

Having A Drink During Pregnancy Not As Bad As Previously Believed
2012-06-21 05:52:27

It must be difficult adapting to the radical changes that accompany pregnancy. In addition to the morning sickness and the general public´s fascination with how large you´ve become, you also have to deal with a changing diet, either by choice or by new, sudden preference. It seems an unusual cruelty, then, that the one thing to take the edge off at the end of the day – a stiff drink or glass of red wine – is also on the forbidden list. Sure, you can imbibe, but you also...

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...


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