Latest Fetal alcohol syndrome Stories

2008-09-08 12:00:41

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Holli Senior of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, +1-717-787-1783 HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept.

2008-08-29 18:00:39

EDGE Hill university will host a conference looking at the consequences of drinking and drug use during pregnancy. The event, at Ormskirk, in conjunction with foetal alcohol syndrome group FASAwareUK, is on from 8.45am to 4.30pm on Monday, September 8. (c) 2008 Liverpool Echo.

2008-08-26 00:00:00

Pregnant women who drink three or four glasses of wine in a short period elevate the risk of birth defects, U.S. researchers said. Dr.

2008-07-02 12:01:11

By Selena Hernandez, The Eagle, Bryan, Texas Jul. 2--New education and intervention programs for pregnant and postpartum women will soon be available in the Brazos Valley, thanks to a $200,000 grant from the Department of State Health Services.

2008-04-07 15:47:16

Although behavioral studies clearly indicate that exposure to drugs, alcohol and tobacco in utero is bad for a baby's developing brain, specific anatomic brain effects have been hard to tease out in humans. Often users don't limit themselves to one substance, and demographic factors like poverty can also influence brain development.

2008-03-20 00:30:00

Despite public health campaigns, a surprising number of women continue to use substances such as tobacco, marijuana and alcohol during pregnancy and their usage rebounds to pre-pregnancy levels within two years of having a baby.

2006-02-22 16:23:15

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A mutation of an enzyme gene seems to protect the fetus against alcohol consumed by the mother, according to a study of mothers and their infants. Lead researcher Dr. Sandra W.

2005-11-11 13:58:01

A simple test that measures eye movement may help to identify children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and ultimately lead to improved treatment for the condition, say Queen's University researchers.

2005-10-28 15:01:31

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infants whose mothers regularly drank during pregnancy may show poor vision by the age of 6 months, according to a new study.

2005-10-19 13:28:55

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), a disorder that is indicated by distinct facial characteristics, growth retardation, and poor intellectual and attentional function, can occur when mothers drink alcohol heavily during pregnancy. A new study in the October issue of The Journal of Pediatrics shows that prenatal alcohol exposure can also affect an infant's visual acuity or sharpness of vision.

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