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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...

2011-02-10 08:26:27

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy put their babies at risk for fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) a disorder that damages the developing baby's brain. Despite the severe consequences of drinking while pregnant, mothers-to-be continue their damaging habits- up to 3 in every 1000 babies are born with FAS. FAS causes behavioral problems, growth defects, intellectual disabilities, and abnormal facial features. Previously, it was unsure how alcohol causes these effects,...

2011-02-08 12:37:57

Scientists use fruit flies to study how prenatal alcohol exposure causes FAS Drinking excess alcohol during pregnancy can cause fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) due to the damaging effects of alcohol on a developing baby's brain. Despite its harmful effects, pregnant mothers continue to drink alcohol "“ up to 3 in every 1000 babies are born with FAS, which causes intellectual disabilities, behavioral problems, growth defects and abnormal facial features. How alcohol causes these effects is...

2010-12-17 07:39:59

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ On the surface, children with fetal alcohol exposure and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appear to have similar symptoms and issues, but this study shows that each disorder appears to affect different areas of the brain. The researchers used number processing to show that difference in brain stimulation, and the results shows that the treatments for one might not be effective for the other, meaning there's a need to create tailor-made interventions...

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...

2010-09-21 10:40:00

Certain Orofacial Characteristics Can Indicate the Condition CHICAGO, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term that describes the range of effects that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol while pregnant. Each year, FASD affect an estimated 40,000 infants in the United States--more than spina bifida, Down syndrome, and muscular dystrophy combined. Dentists have found themselves to be in a unique position to aid children...


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