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Latest National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Stories

2013-08-21 16:24:29

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new book, Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong-and What You Really Need to Know, misrepresents the risk of alcohol use during pregnancy by concluding that light drinking is completely safe, according to the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS). The book ignores research such as a 2011 study in Alcohol Research & Health that found drinking at low to moderate levels during...

2011-11-16 07:22:00

INDIVIDUALS WITH THE NATION'S LEADING PREVENTABLE DISABILITY OFTEN IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) for a press conference to highlight the legal issues surrounding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) as featured in a special double issue of The Journal of Psychiatry & Law. FASD is the nation's leading preventable cause of developmental disabilities and birth defects,...

2010-04-29 14:00:00

CHICAGO, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most preventable causes of mental retardation and birth defects is the avoidance of alcohol during pregnancy. However, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) still costs approximately $6 billion annually throughout the United Sates. A lack of understanding of the issues that are associated with the disorder remains a consistent problem which contributes to a lack of services for persons with FASD. To educate the public and raise awareness...

2009-09-28 10:05:00

*Immediate Media Interview Availability* WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, the nation's leading preventable cause of mental retardation, will be front and center when the Supreme Court opens its new term this week. Tomorrow, on Tuesday, September 29, the court will consider whether to take up Holmes v. Louisiana, the case of Brandy Holmes, a 29-year-old woman with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome currently on death row in Louisiana. She and a codefendant...