Sunday, September 17, 2017

FASD News - 37/2017

NHS Choices - No change to alcohol guidelines for pregnancy
This follows a review of international research looking at whether low-to-moderate alcohol consumption – no more than 1 to 2 units, once or twice a week – was linked with adverse pregnancy outcomes.
BBC News (Scotland) - New campaign urges women to avoid alcohol in pregnancy
A new hard-hitting health campaign will urge women to avoid drinking any alcohol during pregnancy.
The Herald (Scotland) - Why it is vital to avoid alcohol during pregnancy
CLAIMS of “fake news” have become rampant, particularly in America. The bigger problem here is one of misleading myths and half-truths about health that are neither innocent nor harmless.
CTV News (Canada) - Looking for change on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day
R.J. Formanek lives with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and addressed a gathering of others affected at the Westminster Family Centre, telling them, “When I got a diagnosis, it freed me to think, ‘What goes on in my brain, while different is not wrong.”
Times LIVE (South Africa) - Silence to highlight dangers of drinking while pregnant
Tomorrow‚ September 9‚ at 9.08am‚ people around the world will stand in silence for a single minute. At 9.09 a bell will be rung to break the silence.
Courier-Times - Bells to remind others of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) encourages businesses or anyone who has a bell to ring it for one minute at 9:09 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 to remind the public of the nine months of pregnancy.
WDEL 1150AM (USA) - A second epidemic: Fetal alcohol syndrome and how Delaware will fight it
As Delaware continues to struggle with an addiction epidemic, substance exposure in infants has been getting worse, but the state is taking steps to combat that problem.
Genetic Literacy Project - Alcohol consumption by fathers could lead to fetal alcohol syndrome
Fathers-to-be have been warned to avoid alcohol or risk affecting the health and well-being of their unborn child. Paternal alcohol use can lead to decreased newborn birth weight, marked reduction in overall brain size and impaired cognitive function.
Reports Healthcare - FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME- WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW?
One of the most destructive diseases linked with alcohol consumption is fetal alcohol syndrome. It is a particular type of disease which is common in women only. Usually, it hits when a pregnant woman drinks high amounts of alcohol which reaches to her fetus, the growing baby inside her.
GuelphMercury.com - Living with fetal alcohol syndrome
It wasn’t until her adopted son had reached kindergarten that Laurie Whyte realized he had fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
Gizmodo - No, Scientists Did Not Say Light Drinking During Pregnancy Was Okay
“I don’t know” and “yes” are very different things. “I don’t know if my child is allergic to peanuts” does not mean, “yes, I should feed my child peanuts.” “I don’t know if this berry is poisonous” does not mean, “yes, I should eat this berry.” And “I don’t know if light drinking will harm my pregnancy” does not mean, “I should drink alcohol while I’m pregnant.”
The New Daily - Scientists reject new study on drinking alcohol while pregnant
UK research has suggested drinking alcohol while pregnant could be safe when consumed in small quantities, but Australian experts are not convinced.
Charleston Post Courier - During Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month, experts underscore danger of drinking while pregnant
Kris Rife adopted her son as a baby more 20 years ago but didn't find out until he was 14 that he had probably been exposed to alcohol in his birth mother's womb.
Huffington Post South Africa (South Africa) - Severe Adverse Effects Of Excessive Alcohol During Pregnancy Are Not Limited To Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
'Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders' is the summary term to describe physical and neurobehavioural problems in children exposed to alcohol in utero. It consists of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), partial FAS, alcohol-related birth defects and alcohol-related neurological disorders.
CBC.ca (Canada) - Yukon looks for better ways to deal with FASD
The Yukon government has created what it calls an "inter-agency committee" to come up with a long-term plan to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the territory.
SteinbachOnline.com - "Talking About FASD And Helping People Understand It"
A man from eastern Manitoba who lives with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) says he wants to speak out more about what FASD is and how to prevent more children from being born with the disorder.
Terrace Standard - Society needs to think about FASD in positive way
When Myles Himmelreich was a child and diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), the doctor only told his parents that he would have trouble learning and reading. But a lot more was going on mentally and physically.
News-Medical.net - Care for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to be expanded following new QLD funding
Care for children and their families dealing with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is to be expanded in Queensland following new funding for a Griffith University project.
The Telegram (Newfoundland and Labrador) - FASD group has recommendations for N.L. Government
A landscape paper on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in Newfoundland and Labrador is nudging the provincial government with recommendations to improve care.
Neurology Advisor - Assessing the Global Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
The global prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) among children is estimated at 7.7 per 1000 in the general population, according to a review published in JAMA Pediatrics.
The West Australian (Australia) - Aussie men urged to forgo alcohol to support pregnant spouse
Aussie men are being urged to take a pregnant pause from drinking to support their partners when they’re expecting a baby.

VIDEOS and MATERIALS
That's Oxfordshire - The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Trust talk to us about FASD Awareness
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is a term which describes the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank during pregnancy. It can effect physical, mental and behavioral as well as learning disabilities.
Telethon Kids Institute - Making FASD History in the Pilbara: Tracy's story
In part 1 of this three part series highlighting the work of Telethon Kids, BHP and the Wirraka Maya Health Service to make FASD history in the Pilbara, we meet Tracy.
Practical Behaviour Solutions – FASD
The disastrous effects of alcohol on an unborn foetus.
Telethon Kids Institute - Making FASD History in the Pilbara: Sissy's story
In part 2 of this three part series highlighting the work of Telethon Kids, BHP and the Wirraka Maya Health Service to make FASD history in the Pilbara, we meet Margaret ‘Sissy’ Ramirez.
Telethon Kids Institute - Making FASD History in the Pilbara: Alfred's story
In the final video of this three part series highlighting the work of Telethon Kids, BHP and the Wirraka Maya Health Service to make FASD history in the Pilbara, we meet Alfred.
REACH For It! Waterloo Region - It's Our Story
"It's Our Story"- A hopeful video celebrating community collaboration and the potential of those living with FASD.
FAREAustralia - National health campaigns and International FASD Awareness Day promote alcohol-free pregnancy
FARE Australia's Pregnant Pause Project Officer Kamara Buchanan shares about International FASD Awareness Day and the two national health campaigns that are raising awareness about being alcohol free to prevent FASD.

RESEARCH
International Journal of Biological Sciences - In Utero Alcohol Exposure and the Alteration of Histone Marks in the Developing Fetus: An Epigenetic Phenomenon of Maternal Drinking
Here, we attempted to collect all the available information concerning alcohol-mediated histone modifications during gestational fetal development. We hope that this review will aid researchers to further examine the issues associated with ethanol exposure.
Universitaire Pers Maastricht - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - Knowledge Synthesis
This report describes current knowledge and gaps in knowledge regarding FASD in the Netherland.  The  steps  of  Intervention  Mapping  (IM)  are  used  as  a  framework  for analyzing this situation.
Women Health Open J - Pregnant Women Never Drink Alone
Over the course of the next few months, the readers will be provided with a highly topical three part series of articles on the adverse impacts of alcohol on the human foetus, and thus on the offspring who suffer the consequences of the defects they inherit.
Ugeskrift for laeger - A Danish fetal alcohol spectrum disorders definition
The Danish Paediatric Society presents the first Danish definition of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in a new guideline. FASD is an umbrella term for conditions caused by prenatal alcohol exposure.
Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders - Unpacking the Heterogeneity of Cognitive Functioning in Children and Adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Determining the Role of Moderators and Strengths
Children and adolescents with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) experience significant impairments in cognitive functioning, though substantial within-group heterogeneity is often observed.
Bentham Science Publishers - The Hidden Face of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Most studies of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) have focused on children with the disorder. Much less attention has been given to morbidity and mortality among other family members.
The University of Western Ontario - Amelioration of prenatal alcohol effects by environmental enrichment in a mouse model of FASD
Maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy results in a spectrum of behavioural and cognitive deficits collectively known as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Currently, little is know about if and how the external environment may modulate these deficits.
Early Human Development - The effect of prenatal substance use and maternal contingent responsiveness on infant affect
The effects of prenatal substance exposure on neurobehavioral outcomes are inherently confounded by the effects of the postnatal environment, making it difficult to disentangle their influence.
BMJ Paediatrics - Digital assessment of the fetal alcohol syndrome facial phenotype: reliability and agreement study
To examine the three facial features of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in a cohort of Australian Aboriginal children from two-dimensional digital facial photographs to: (1) assess intrarater and inter-rater reliability; (2) identify the racial norms with the best fit for this population; and (3) assess agreement with clinician direct measures.
CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics - Prenatal alcohol exposure enhances the susceptibility to NMDA-induced generalized tonic-clonic seizures in developing rats
Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is associated with a higher likelihood of developing generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) in infants and children. However, experimental studies of PAE-related seizures have yielded conflicting results.
Maternal and Child Health Journal - Patterns of Alcohol Intake of Pregnant and Lactating Women in Rural Western Australia
Monitoring surveys and research outline a paucity of alcohol consumption data for women in the period of lactation, particularly in rural areas of developed countries.
Journal of Clinical Nursing - Pregnant Substance Abusers in Voluntary and Coercive treatment in Norway: therapists' reflections on change processes and attachment experiences
To explore therapists’ discourses on treatment processes, when working with pregnant substance abusers in voluntary and coercive treatment, and looking for the clinical implications of these discourses.
Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology - Prenatal Alcohol Exposure in Relation to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Findings from the Study to Explore Early Development (SEED)
Prenatal alcohol exposure can affect neurodevelopment, but few studies have examined associations with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Cardiff University - Objective Measures of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: A Systematic Review
Current evidence is insufficient to support the use of objective measures of prenatal alcohol exposure in practice. Biomarkers in meconium and placenta tissue may be the most promising candidates for further large-scale population-based research.
Clinical Neurophysiology - Prefrontal cortical responses in children with prenatal alcohol-related neurodevelopmental impairment: A functional near-infrared spectroscopy study
Disruption in the neural activation of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in modulating arousal was explored in children with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), who have known neurobehavioral impairment.
Alcoholism: Clinical and experiment research - Supplementation with the methyl donor betaine prevents congenital defects induced by prenatal alcohol exposure
Despite decades of public education about dire consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure, drinking alcohol during pregnancy remains prevalent.
International Adoption in North American Literature and Culture - “Disastrous Adoption”? Representations of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Disability in Recent Native North American Writing
Chapter 3 focuses on the adoption of children with a severe handicap, specifically Native North American children with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). The primary text examined is Michael Dorris’s The Broken Cord (1989), the autobiographical account of the adoption by a single father of a young Sioux child with FAS.
Journal of alcoholism - Fetal Alcohol Exposure: The Common Toll
Alcohol has always been present in human life, and currently it is estimated that 50% of women of childbearing age consume alcohol.

IN OTHER LANGUAGES
iszczecinek.pl (Poland) - FAS – PŁODOWY ZESPÓŁ ALKOHOLOWY
Światowy Dzień FAS – święto obchodzone na świecie corocznie 9 września mające na celu uświadomienie przyszłym matkom skutków picia alkoholu w czasie ciąży, jego wpływ na rozwój płodu, a w przyszłości – na możliwy, nieprawidłowy rozwój dziecka.
Presseportal.ch (Switzerland) - Addiction Suisse Alcool et grossesse: sensibiliser les futures mères, mais aussi leur entourage
En Suisse, un enfant sur cent présente des séquelles liées à la consommation d'alcool durant la grossesse. Le 9 septembre, la Journée mondiale de prévention du syndrome d'alcoolisation foetale est l'occasion d'une campagne de sensibilisation.
Freie Presse (Germany) - Das Kind aus der Schnapsflasche
Alkoholkonsum in der Schwangerschaft bedroht werdendes Leben mit einem höllischen Erbe. Eine Betroffene aus dem Erzgebirge kämpft mit allem, was ihr geblieben ist, um andere vor diesem Schicksal zu bewahren.
Pharmazeutische Zeitung online (Germany) - Fetales Alkohol-Syndrom: Frauen besser aufklären
Die Zahl der alkoholgeschädigten Kinder steigt nach Angaben des Vereins FASD Deutschland leicht an. «Viele junge Frauen trinken, bevor sie entdecken, dass sie schwanger sind», sagte die Vorsitzende Gisela Michalowski vor dem «Tag des alkoholgeschädigten Kindes» am 9. September.
Terve.fi (Finland) - Sikiön alkoholioireyhtymä lähes yhdellä lapsella sadasta
Sikiön alkoholioireyhtymä kehittyy edelleen lähes joka sadannelle lapselle, oireyhtymän globaalia esiintyvyyttä selvittänyt tutkimus osoittaa. Oireyhtymä johtuu raskaudenaikaisesta alkoholialtistuksesta.
Postimees (Estonia) - Alkohol võib tekitada arenevale lootele üle 400 haiguse
Pole oluline, millisel raseduse perioodil naine alkoholi tarvitab, kuna see avaldab lootele alati mõju, sest alkohol läbib platsenta täielikult.
ceskatelevize.cz/ct24 (Czech Republic) - Nadměrná konzumace alkoholu zkracuje život o víc než 20 let. U těhotných může mít pro dítě doživotní následky
Alkoholismus je závažný problém, který ročně ubírá v české populaci desítky tisíc let života. V Evropě je také až 2,6krát větší výskyt fetálního alkoholového syndromu než ve světě, v jeho důsledku není více než polovina jím postižených dětí schopna samostatného života v dospělosti.
Svenska YLE (Finland/Sweden) - Vart hundrade barn har alkoholskador
Nästan en procent av barnen som föds runt om i världen lider av något slags fetalt alkoholsyndrom, visar global forskning. Syndromet beror på att barnet har utsatts för alkohol under graviditeten.
Savon Sanomat (Finland) - Äidin juopottelu vaurioitti sikiötä – nyt aikuisena oltava rahan kanssa tarkkana
Lyhytpinnaisuutta ja päätöksenteon vaikeuksia, kuvailee MTV:n haastattelema Eevaliisa Nwogu oireitaan. Hänen äitinsä käytti raskausaikana alkoholia, mikä näkyy nyt kolmekymppisen Nwogun elämässä.
BergamoNews.it (Italy) - GIORNATA MONDIALE DELLA SINDROME FETO-ALCOLICA
Il 9 settembre si celebra in tutto il mondo la giornata di informazione sui danni provocati ai bambini dall’assunzione, anche in piccole dosi, di alcol da parte delle donne durante la gravidanza o durante l’allattamento.
Vyšetrenie.sk (Slovakia) - Zdrvujúce závery českého výskumu: Alkohol skracuje život o neuveriteľný počet rokov
Nadmerné pitie alkoholu skracuje život o viac ako 20 rokov, nebezpečná je aj jeho konzumácia v tehotenstve.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Alcohol News - 37/2017

NHS Choices - No change to alcohol guidelines for pregnancy
"There is little evidence having the occasional drink while pregnant harms a baby," reports the Mail Online. This follows a review of international research looking at whether low-to-moderate alcohol consumption – no more than 1 to 2 units, once or twice a week – was linked with adverse pregnancy outcomes.
The Guardian - Drinks industry downplaying alcohol-cancer link – report
The drinks industry is misleading the public by downplaying and misrepresenting the link between alcohol and cancer – especially breast cancer – in a bid to protect its profits, new research claims.
Business Insider - Analysts say that self-driving cars could make people drink more alcohol
Self-driving cars are going to transform city streets, making our roads safer and our lives more efficient. But they will have other, less predictable consequences too — like helping people get way more drunk.
TheCable - Alcohol may cause premature delivery, researchers warn pregnant women
A research team from Bristol University, UK, says light alcohol consumption during pregnancy may lead to premature delivery.
Bangkok Post (Thailand) - Cabinet gives OK to revised alcohol, tobacco excise tax
The cabinet on Tuesday approved ministerial regulations to set the new excise tax rates for alcohol, cigarettes and playing cards.
The Times (UK) - Cuts in services to fight alcohol abuse ‘false economy’, says BMA
Doctors have criticised the Scottish government for cutting the budget to help people with drug and alcohol problems, calling it a false economy.
Prague Daily Monitor - Czech study: Alcohol abuse cuts length of life by over 20 years
Excessive use of alcohol cuts the life expectancy by more than 20 years, a recent study by the National Institute of Mental Health (NUDZ) has found, NUDZ spokesman Jan Cervenka told CTK.
Irish Times (Ireland) - Alcohol a factor ‘in 85% of suicides’ of men aged over 40 in Cork
About 85 per cent of men over the age of 40 who took their own lives in Cork in the last nine years had a history of alcohol abuse, a public meeting has heard.
Radio New Zealand (New Zealand) - Alcohol and rugby: 'Education doesn't change behaviour'
New recommendations to improve the culture of New Zealand rugby have been criticised by Alcohol Healthwatch, which argues the sport can't move forward until the role of alcohol is taken more seriously.
Irish Times (Ireland) - HSE suggests parents organise alcohol-free celebrations
Parents are being asked to take steps to ensure their teenage children celebrate their Junior Certificate exam results safely and are aware of the dangers of underage drinking.
Independent Online (South Africa) - Alcohol abuse costs SA billions
The financial cost of alcohol-related harms to South Africa’s economy is not worth the billions of rand the industry makes each year.
The South African (South Africa) - Western Cape wants to get even tougher on alcohol controls
The six billion rand generated by the Western Cape alcohol industry is a paltry sum, not worth it when compared to the billions in lost revenue, and the deaths, violence and brain-damaged children that are a result of alcohol.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Alcohol News - 36/2017

Fox News - Heart benefit of alcohol not seen in people with liver disease
Light to moderate drinkers may have a lower risk of heart disease than teetotalers, but a new study suggests this doesn't hold true for people with fatty liver disease.
Forbes - Alcohol May Affect Brain Function Differently In Men And Women
A new study presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology conference this week finds that the brain cells of young men and women may be affected differently by chronic alcohol use.
Belfast Newsletter - 28% of adults can't enjoy holiday without alcohol
More than a quarter (28%) of adults find it "impossible" to enjoy a holiday without alcohol, according to a new study.
NEWS.com.au (Australia) - Alcohol rising: ‘Australians drink about 680 bottles of beer a year’
FOR or the first time in nine years, alcohol consumption is up in Australia for the first time in nine years, with the average person aged more than 15 knocking back a combined total of 9.7 litres of pure alcohol in 2016, up from 9.52 litres in 2015.
The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Study sparks call to change alcohol warning system
Warnings on alcoholic drinks do little to change the behaviour of younger drinkers, an Australian study has found.
EconomyNext (Sri Lanka) - Sri Lanka to review alcohol taxes; cut moonshine
Sri Lanka will review alcohol taxes to link excise levies with alcohol content, which will reduce the illicit alcohol industry, a government policy document has said, ending interventionist taxes that has been linked to corruption.
Glasgow Evening Times (Scotland) - Women still confused about safe level of alcohol during pregnancy
Experts say many women are still unaware about the risks of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder associated with prenatal drinking.
AllAfrica.com (South Africa) - South Africa: Western Cape to Toughen Alcohol Controls
The six billion rand generated by the Western Cape alcohol industry is a paltry sum, not worth it when compared to the billions in lost revenue, and the deaths, violence and brain-damaged children that are a result of alcohol.
The Independent - RYANAIR CLAIMS DRUNK PASSENGERS POSE A ‘THREAT TO SAFETY’
The row about alcohol and aviation has intensified, with the boss of Europe’s biggest budget airline telling The Independent that stag and hen parties who drink heavily before a flight pose a “threat to safety”.
The Nation (Thailand) - Fears alcohol tax may increase hard-liquor consumption
The Thai Health Promotion Foundation expressed concern yesterday that the new alcohol excise-tax structure would drive drinkers to consume more cheap white liquor at the expense of their health.
Hartford Courant - If You Drink, Consider Breast Cancer Link: Any Amount of Alcohol Heightens Risk, Study Concludes
Women in Connecticut and around the world might want to rethink at least the wine in light of findings from a global research study that suggest drinking any amount of alcohol raises a woman's risk of breast cancer.
Cambrian News (UK) - No-alcohol zones set to continue until at least 2020
NO-ALCOHOL zones in Aberystwyth, Lampeter and Cardigan will continue until at least 2020, despite changes to legislation that will see current public places orders coming to an end in October.
Business in Cameroon (Cameroon) - Alcohol consumption: Cameroonians rank behind Gabonese and Equatorial Guineans in CEMAC zone
Contrary to widespread belief, Cameroonians are not the largest alcohol consumers in Africa. According to a study that has just been published by the World Health Organisation (WHO), a study that calculates the numbers of litres of pure alcohol consumed by year and by inhabitant over the age of 15 years, Cameroon comes in 12th position in Africa, out of 49 countries concerned by the survey.
Irish Health (Ireland) - Alcohol is still leading addiction
The country's largest private addiction rehabilitation centre has said that alcohol is still the leading addiction it deals with, although treatment for gambling addiction is rising among men.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

FASD News - 35/2017

Courier Mail - Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) caused by drinking alcohol while pregnant has devastating effect on children
EVERY day Jazpa Pinnell must relearn how to get dressed for school. Step-by-step, one instruction at a time, the 10-year-old is guided by his aunt, Sam Pinnell.
Independent Online (South Africa) - Partnership trains youth to fight foetal alcohol disorder
The provincial department of Social Development has launched a new youth development initiative using the Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) to boost the fight against Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the West Coast area.
Buzz.ie (Ireland) - Ireland in top five countries for alcohol related birth problems
It has been revealed that Ireland is in the top five countries in Europe for alcohol related birth defects.
The Independent (UK) - One in 13 women who consume alcohol while expecting will go on to have a child with FASD
British mums-to-be are among the most likely in the world to drink during pregnancy and harm their unborn baby as a result, new research finds.
CTV News - Increased suicide risk for moms of children with fetal alcohol syndrome, study finds
Women who give birth to children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) are at an increased risk of attempting suicide and dying by suicide, a University of Manitoba study has found.
Herald live (South Africa) - SA has 14 times global average of foetal alcohol disorders
South Africa has the highest prevalence of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the world – more than 14 times the global average.
Huffington Post Canada - More Women Than We Thought Have Babies With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Drinking while pregnant could be doing more harm than anyone has previously believed. According to Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), one in every 13 women who consumes alcohol while expecting will have a baby born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
CBC.ca (Canada) - Research underway in Yukon to develop quick FASD screening
A research project underway in Whitehorse could lead to much earlier detection of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in people at risk of getting in trouble with the law.
The Star, Kenya - Why prenatal alcohol exposure leads to addiction
Prenatal alcohol exposure is known as one of the leading preventable causes of birth defects, neurodevelopment abnormalities and can also leads to an increased addiction risk later in life.
Connaught Telegraph (Ireland) - Women urged to stay off alcohol during pregnancy
ALCOHOL and pregnancy just don’t mix is the message to mark the International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day which takes place on Saturday, September 9.
Medscape - Antipsychotics Overused in Intellectually Disabled Adults
Antipsychotics are commonly prescribed to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs), frequently in the absence of a documented psychiatric diagnosis.
Radio Kenai - Art Gives A Voice To FASD And Brain Injury In Alaska
Saturday, September 9th, families and individuals affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) are coming together to raise awareness of FASDs in Alaska with a mask making event at the Anchorage Public Library.

VIDEOS and MATERIALS
The Resource Basket - Understanding and Supporting Youth with FASD
Gain an understanding of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and associated behaviors in youth. Learn practical methods for supporting youth with FASD and creating an inclusive environment. Find out what tools and resources are available for Alaskans.
AlcoholFreePregnancy - NOFAS Webinar: FASD Awareness Month - Media Outreach and Spokesperson Training
The NOFAS communications team presents an overview of the NOFAS traditional media outreach and social media plans for FASD Awareness Month, including opportunities for advocates to join NOFAS activities and to prepare and issue their own media pitch and press release.
NCJTC - Reducing Recidivism: Improving Supervision Outcomes for FASD Probationers
Research suggests that as many as 60% of adolescents and adults with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) come into contact with the criminal justice system.
Het Witte Bos - FAS2025: Isiah’s remembrance of his hilarious and sweet grandmother
Isiah was raised by his grandmother. He has good memories of her: “Grandma was hilarious. She was really sweet”. Once in a while his grandmother took him to the amusement park or the camping site. At the camping site he could play and go for a ride on the skelter.
Het Witte Bos - FAS2025: Singing enables Lorenzo to express his feelings
Lorenzo enjoys dressing up with his girlfriends and to dance around in the most beautiful dresses. It's no surprise he is a champion in being beautiful and kind.

RESEARCH
Maastricht University - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
This report describes current knowledge and gaps in knowledge regarding FASD in the Netherland.  The  steps  of  Intervention  Mapping  (IM)  are  used  as  a  framework for analyzing this situation. 
Laurentian University - Knowledge of the effects of gestational alcohol consumption and FASD in an Ontarian sample
The current document is a two-paper manuscript-based thesis investigating what women in...
University of the Western Cape - Analysing the spontaneous speech of children with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a global problem that affects various communities. FASD denotes a pattern of abnormalities intermittently seen in children born to women who consume huge quantities of alcohol during pregnancy (Church & Kaltenbach, 1997).
CMAJ open - Suicide and suicide attempts among women in the Manitoba Mothers and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder cohort: a retrospective matched analysis using linked administrative data.
The objective of this study was to compare rates of suicide between women who had given birth to children with FASD and women who had not given birth to children with FASD during critical periods in their lives, including before pregnancy, during pregnancy, during the postpartum period (maternal death) and until the end of the study period.
Alcohol - Challenges of Diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Foster and Adopted Children
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) might be 10–15 times more prevalent among foster/adopted children compared to the general population; however, many of these children remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.
Biochemistry and Cell Biology - Global Prevalence of Alcohol Use and Binge Drinking During Pregnancy and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
The current paper presents recent estimates of the prevalence of: i) any amount of alcohol use during pregnancy, ii) one or more binge drinking episode(s) (four or more standard drinks on a single occasion) during pregnancy, iii) FAS, and iv) FASD among the general population globally and by World Health Organization region.
University of Twente - FAScinating Research : a qualitative interview study focusing the situation of foster parents raising children with FASD
Under the term fetal alcoholic spectrum disorder (FASD) several forms of mental disabilities are summarized, characterized by cognitive and behavioural difficulties due to an intoxication with alcohol during pregnancy.
Journal of Pediatric Health Care - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: What Pediatric Providers Need to Know
Prenatal alcohol exposure is the cause of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), the prevalence of which is similar to that of other developmental disabilities like Down syndrome and autism.
JAMA Pediatr. - Global Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Among Children and Youth
In this meta-analysis of 24 unique studies and 1416 unique children and youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, approximately 8 of 1000 in the general population had fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and 1 of every 13 pregnant women who consumed alcohol during pregnancy delivered a child with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
JAMA pediatrics - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder—High Rates, High Needs, High Time for Action
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a common condition that affects a substantial number of children, adolescents, and adults. Individuals can manifest FASD in a variety of ways, with many comorbidities.
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada - No. 245-Alcohol Use and Pregnancy Consensus Clinical Guidelines
To establish national standards of care for the screening and recording of alcohol use and counselling on alcohol use of women of child-bearing age and pregnant women based on the most up-to-date evidence.
Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews - Maternal substance use during pregnancy and offspring conduct problems: a meta-analysis
We conducted meta-analyses of relationships between highly prevalent substance use during pregnancy and offspring conduct disorder problems. In total 36 studies were included.
BMJ Journals - Alcohol consumption in a general antenatal population and child neurodevelopment at 2 years
Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is a community health problem with up to 50% of pregnant women drinking alcohol. The relationship between low or sporadic binge PAE and adverse child outcomes is not clear.
Alcoholism - Tailoring an alcohol intervention for AIAN women of childbearing age: listening to the community
Reduction of risky drinking in women of childbearing age is one strategy that may be employed to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, a sequela of prenatal alcohol-exposure.
Reproductive Toxicology - Skeletal examination in a chick embryo model of fetal alcohol syndrome indicates impaired osteogenesis
Pediatr Res - Genetic predisposition to fetal alcohol syndrome: association with congenital disorders of N-glycosylation.
Our study supports that rare variants of genes involved in N-glycosylation could play a role in the development and severity of FAS under prenatal alcohol exposure.
Psychoneuroendocrinology - Sex differences in associations between white matter microstructure and gonadal hormones in children and adolescents with prenatal alcohol exposure
Despite accumulating evidence from animal models demonstrating that prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) results in life-long neuroendocrine dysregulation, very little is known on this topic among humans with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Kehitysvammaliitto (Finland) - HAUSKAA ILMAN PROMILLEJA – KANSAINVÄLINEN FASD-PÄIVÄ 9.9.
Kansainvälinen FASD-päivä 9.9. muistuttaa yhdeksän kuukauden raittiudesta raskausaikana. Raskaana ollessa alkoholinkäytölle ei ole olemassa turvarajaa, vaan ainoastaan täysraittius suojaa sikiötä.
Ecodiario (Spain) - Un estudio estima el trastorno del espectro alcohólico fetal es de 8 de cada mil en niños y jóvenes
El consumo de alcohol durante el embarazo puede causar una amplia gama de efectos adversos para la salud que pueden tener implicaciones para toda la vida, por lo que el trastorno del espectro alcohólico fetal (FASD, por sus siglas en inglés) es costoso para la sociedad.
Gazeta Częstochowska (Poland) - ŚWIATOWY DZIEŃ FAS. KONFERENCJA SZKOLENIOWA.
W ramach obchodów Światowego Dnia FAS (alkoholowy zespół płodowy, z ang. fetal alcohol syndrome, FAS), w piątek, 8 września w sali sesyjnej Urzędu Miasta Częstochowy odbędzie się konferencja nt. „FASD – Problem kliniczny i społeczny”.
Deutsches Ärzteblatt (Germany) - Hohe Prävalenz des fetalen Alkoholsyndroms in Europa
Eine von 13 Frauen, die während der Schwangerschaft Alkohol trinken, fügt ihrem Kind einen lebenslangen Schaden zu.
FOCUS Online (Germany) - „Ein Glas geht doch!?“ – Fachtag und Ausstellung zum Thema Alko hol in der Schwangerschaft
Den Start ins Leben beginnen in Deutschland jedes Jahr rund 10.000 Kinder quer durch alle Gesellschaftsschichten mit einem bestimmten „Handicap“.
La Stampa (Italy) - Alcol in gravidanza: i deficit che potrebbe causare nel feto
Le raccomandazioni dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità non lasciano spazio a trasgressioni: cessare del tutto di bere alcol in gravidanza (e anche nella fase del concepimento) è il comportamento più sicuro da seguire.
Kehitysvammaliitto (Finland) - ARKEA ALKOHOLIVAURIOIDEN KANSSA
Kun olin 1-vuotias, minut sijoitettiin kiireellisesti lastenkotiin. En ymmärtänyt, miksi äiti päästi minut. Sijoitus kesti viisi vuotta. Sinä aikana kuljin kodin ja lastenkodin väliä 44 kertaa.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Alcohol News - 35/2017

EURACTIV (EU) - EU health chief says all alcoholic beverages should be labelled
The European Commission wants the industry’s expected alcohol labelling self-regulatory proposal to cover all alcoholic beverages in order to avoid confusion among consumers.
The Sun (Spain) - Magaluf shops told ‘hide all alcohol’ between midnight and 8am to stop boozy Brits causing mayhem
SHOPKEEPERS in Magaulf are being told to hide all alcohol from drunken tourists between midnight and 8am in a bid to stop boozy Brits causing mayhem.
Irish Mirror (Ireland) - Women can reach weekly booze limit for less than a fiver, alcohol group warns
A man can reach his weekly limit of 17 standard alcoholic drinks for €7.65 while a woman can do it for less than a fiver, it has been claimed.
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Minister Harris to force limit on sale of alcohol
Health Minister Simon Harris will attempt to force through repeatedly blocked plans to restrict the sale and promotion of alcohol before Halloween — despite ongoing vocal opposition from within his own party, writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Political Correspondent.
The Scottish Sun (Scotland/Lithuania) - Scotland fans set for shock ahead of Lithuania trip as alcohol is BANNED due to a public holiday
SCOTLAND fans are in for a shock when they arrive in Lithuania on Friday for the World Cup qualifier – alcohol sales are banned because of a public holiday.
Economic Times (Lithuania) - World's heaviest drinkers are waging a battle against alcohol
Inside a wooden shack next to a Vilnius church, a group of Lithuanian men and women talk about their dependence on alcohol. The moderator is Kestutis Dvareckas, a priest and a decade sober.
HuffPost (USA) - The Way Americans Drink Alcohol Is Changing And Experts Are Worried
Chrissy Teigen opened up earlier this week about struggling with drinking. While her description of her consumption didn’t necessarily meet the criteria of alcohol abuse, the celebrity admitted she was “drinking too much” and she’s now abstaining from booze for the time being.
swissinfo.ch (Switzerland) - Swiss alcohol consumption hits 70-year low
The average Swiss drank 7.9 litres of pure alcohol last year, down from 8.1 litres in 2014 and 2015. That’s the lowest figure in over 70 years, reported the Swiss Alcohol Board on Thursday.
The Irish Sun (Ireland) - Olympic hero Kenneth Egan calls for ban on alcohol TV commercials until 10pm each night to tackle Ireland’s addiction battle
OLYMPIC boxing hero Kenneth Egan has called for a ban on TV alcohol advertisements in order to help the country knock out our growing addiction problem.
Wired.co.uk - Mindfulness reduces alcohol consumption in heavy drinkers
Mindfulness is not a fad. The technique, which encourages people to focus on thoughts, sounds and sensations, is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a means of staving off depression.
The Local France (France) - Alcohol sales in France see biggest drop in a decade, study shows
French wine might be renowned the world over, but alcohol consumption in the country has seen its biggest decline in a decade, a new study shows.
The Scotsman (Scotland) - Alcohol labels fail to inform public of safe drinking limit
Alcohol brands are failing to inform the public of the drinking guidelines and provide health warnings on labels according to new research.
Deccan Chronicle - Study reveals 8 in 1,000 babies are born with alcohol-related birth defects
Beware mothers-to-be, drinking during pregnancy may harm your baby, as a study has recently revealed that globally eight in 1,000 babies are born with alcohol-related birth defects.
The Times (Ireland) - Third worst in the world for alcohol-hit newborns
Irish babies have the third highest rate of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the world, a study claims.
Herald live (South Africa) - SA has 14 times global average of foetal alcohol disorders
South Africa has the highest prevalence of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the world – more than 14 times the global average.
Indialivetoday - Alcohol consumption directly causes cancer in seven areas of human body, reveals new study...
The dangers associated with consuming alcohol have long been known. From the increased incidences of...
The Southern Reporter (UK) - Rise in kids admitted to A&E after drink binges
A Borders MSP has warned that work is still needed to be done to shake off the country’s culture of binge drinking after figures show an increase in the number of alcohol-related attendances at Borders General Hospital.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Alcohol News - 34/2017

Telegraph.co.uk (UK) - Risky drinking among baby boomers sees them make up half of hospital alcohol admissions
“Risky drinking” among baby boomers has left them accounting for almost half of alcohol-related hospital admissions, experts have warned.
Business Day (South Africa) - Easy access to alcohol and drugs is driving crime in Cape Town and Durban
The availability of alcohol and its role in fuelling crime has come under scrutiny, in a new report released on Wednesday.
ABC Online - Does one drink a day damage your health?
The idea low-level drinking is good for your health is actually a myth, says Professor Tanya Chikritzhs, from Curtin University's National Drug Research Institute.
The Guardian - Baby boomers' drink and drug misuse needs urgent action, warn experts
By 2020, the number of over-50s receiving treatment for substance misuse problems is expected to double in Europe and treble in the US, say researchers.
Reuters - Alcohol may impair tired drivers even if they aren’t drunk
People with blood alcohol levels below the legal cutoff for being considered drunk may still be unsafe drivers if they’re also sleep deprived, a small experiment suggests.
Daily Mail - Is this the most obvious study conclusion ever? Teenagers who end up in manual labour jobs drink MORE alcohol as they end up in the pub rather than at home revising
Teenagers who want to settle as bricklayers drink more alcohol than those seeking a promising career as a banker, a study suggests.
Terre Haute Tribune Star (USA) - Alcohol panel members often accept liquor lobby dollars
Every member of the Indiana General Assembly will likely deal with alcohol legislation at some point. Many also accept campaign contributions from the alcohol lobby.
Times of Malta (Turkmenistan) - Alcohol pulled off the shelves in Turkmenistan's capital
Alcohol stores have been closed down and alcoholic products taken off the shelves of shops in the capital of Turkmenistan ahead of a major international athletic completion next month.
dailytelegraph.com.au (Australia) - Attacks against paramedics often fuelled by alcohol and drugs: NSW Ambulance
FOR paramedics on the front line, aggression and abuse from patients is not an uncommon experience.
Harvard Health - Gender equality? Not when it comes to alcohol and the brain
Gender differences in the brain's reward system could mean that women who need help kicking alcohol may need different types of treatment.
Independent Online (South Africa) - MEC halts plan to sell alcohol at schools
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has requested that the brakes be put on buying and selling booze at Western Cape schools until she meets Education MEC Debbie Schäfer.
EurekAlert - CAMH study shows global estimates of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder among children
Globally, nearly eight out of every 1,000 children in the general population is estimated to have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
CBC.ca (Canada) - Cross-border booze appeal a chance to hit reset on interprovincial trade, MP says
A Conservative MP in British Columbia is urging Canadians to contact their members of Parliament about the New Brunswick case involving cross-border alcohol limits that heads to the Supreme Court of Canada in December.
Cyprus Mail (Cyprus) - State getting tough on alcohol sale to under-18s
One of the anti-drugs council’s (ASK) top priorities is tackling underage drinkers’ easy access to alcohol by increased checks and stricter application of the law, a senior official from the council said on Wednesday.
Medical Xpress - Regular pub binge drinkers are more likely to be violent
People who admit to regularly binge drinking at the pub are more prone to have acted violently in the past 12 months, according to my new research. The findings raise questions about what strategies can be used to reduce alcohol-related violence and suggest promise for measures to modify alcohol pricing and taxation as well as restrictions on pub licences.
The Conversation - The seven tactics unhealthy industries use to undermine public health policies
Across Africa there are examples of governments trying to introduce policies that improve health, and protect the environment only to find their efforts undermined by unhealthy corporations, and their industry associations.

Monday, August 21, 2017

FASD News - 33/2017

Pincher Creek Echo (Canada) - Local learning about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
It is a devastating condition that affects 36,000 Albertans. It can affect memory, create permanent nerve damage and learning disabilities. It is completely incurable, yet, 100 per cent preventable.
ABC Online (Australia) - Teen runaway with FASD ended up drowned, eaten by shark or crocodile
A 15-year-old Indigenous boy in state care who drowned and then had his body mauled by a crocodile or shark in Western Australia's top end was suffering foetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD), a coronial inquest has heard.
The Northern Daily Leader (Australia) - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder rife in Tamworth region
The Tamworth region is suffering at the hands of a completely preventable disorder that results in cognitive, physical, and social disabilities in children, and a local health professional is screaming out for more to be done.
Alaska Public Radio Network (USA) - Preventing fetal alcohol exposure and its effects
On this Line One program the focus is on efforts to prevent fetal alcohol exposure and its effects. We will discuss local and national efforts and the challenges to preventing the lifelong effects that alcohol can cause in the developing fetus.
Neurology Advisor - Animal Model Shows Reversal of Fetal Alchohol Syndrome Effects
Animal research may have yielded a potential treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in children; the new report was published in Molecular Psychiatry.
SalemNews.net (USA) - Moms-to-be and addiction present special needs
Every day there are women who make the decision to stop abusing substances. Most women who use illicit drugs don’t plan to become pregnant. They may not even know they are, and those early weeks of pregnancy are crucial as the baby’s organs are developing.
Social Justice Solutions - Major Breakthrough on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome has Huge Implications for Child Welfare System
One or two decades from now, we might look back at a Northwestern University study completed this month as a major turning point in the history of child welfare, foster care and adoption.
Creating a Family - 5 Sanity Saving Tips for Kids with Fetal Alcohol Disorders (FASD)
Many adoptive parents are faced with the decision of adopting a child that has been or may have been exposed to alcohol during pregnancy. Many others are in the midst of parenting kids that have been prenatally exposed to alcohol.

VIDEOS and MATERIALS
ACOGNews - “What You Should Tell Her?” -- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Prevention Project
Alcohol use during pregnancy is a common area of concern for expectant women. The patient is receiving multiple opinions from her relatives and friends on whether or not she should indulge in drinking during her pregnancy.
ACOGNews - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention: Promoting Screening & Brief Intervention
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) are the full spectrum of birth defects caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. One prevention challenge is that women receive mixed messages regarding the risks of alcohol use during pregnancy.
Kortney Gehlert - The Best I Can Be: Living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Effects
Improvisation Institute - Community Improv FASD & Social Isolation
This project is lead by Dr. Michelle Stewart and Dr. Rebecca Caines with the University of Regina. The community-based research project starts with the premise that people living with FASD are the experts on FASD, and hold artistic and imaginative potential to harness unique improvisation skills such as impulse, imaginative narrative, and spontaneity.

RESEARCH
Chemosphere - Developmental ethanol exposure impairs locomotor movement in Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) larvae targeting epigenome
Evidence indicated ethanol exposure during development disrupts brain functions that induces fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) phenotypes with behavioral abnormalities.
Biochemistry and Cell Biology - Age-Related Differences in Neuropsychological Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Cross-sectional Study
This cross-sectional study examined six key areas of neuropsychological functioning (cognitive, academic, attention, executive function, adaptive skills) comparing adolescents and school-age children with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE).
Biochemistry and Cell Biology - FASD: Folic acid and Formic Acid - An unholy alliance in the alcohol abusing mother
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy remains a significant cause of preventable birth defects and developmental disabilities, however, the mechanism of toxicity remains unclear.
Journal of Food Science - Turmeric Extract Rescues Ethanol-Induced Developmental Defect in the Zebrafish Model for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Prenatal ethanol exposure causes the most frequent preventable birth disorder, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). The effect of turmeric extracts in rescuing an ethanol-induced developmental defect using zebrafish as a model was determined.
Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology - Human Brain Abnormalities Associated With Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a common neurodevelopmental problem, but neuropathologic descriptions are rare and focused on the extreme abnormalities.
American Journal of Occupational Therapy - Functional and Neuropsychological Assessment in Adults With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
The first study to investigate functional abilities in adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder advanced knowledge in three ways: (1) Psychosocial skills have to be tested for guiding treatments, (2) functional skills explain the severity of disease, and (3) the psychosocial element has to be added to the diagnostic guidelines.
Psychiatry, Psychology and Law - Assessment and Evaluation of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and its Potential Relevance for Sentencing: A Clarion Call from Western Australia
LCM was a child of 15 whose diagnosis of FASD was not made prior to his being sentenced for the senseless and brutal manslaughter of his infant son. The diagnosis arrived at by a multidisciplinary team shortly before his appeal to the Western Australian Court of Appeal in LCM v The State of Western Australia [2016] WASCA 164 resulted in a significant reduction in his sentence.
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Ethanol-induced Damage to the Developing Spinal Cord: The Involvement of CCR2 Signaling
Ethanol exposure during development causes fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). A large body of evidence shows that ethanol produces multiple abnormalities in the developing central nervous system (CNS), such as smaller brain size, reduced volume of cerebral white matter, permanent loss of neurons, and alterations in synaptogenesis and myelinogenesis.
University of South Australia - Decreasing alcohol consumption among pregnant women in Australia: The effectiveness of a public health approach
This research utilised a mixed methods design to explore the knowledge and attitudes of pregnant women and their partners on the topic of alcohol consumption during pregnancy; the nature of the information that is available to women about alcohol consumption during pregnancy; and evaluated the effectiveness of a public health intervention.
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Convergence of online daily diaries and timeline followback among women at risk for alcohol exposed pregnancy
Researchers and clinicians interested in assessing drinking and unprotected sex in evaluating risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancy (AEP) have limited options.
EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY - The Use of Trace Eyeblink Classical Conditioning to Assess Hippocampal Dysfunction in a Rat Model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Trace eyeblink classical conditioning (ECC) was used to assess hippocampal-dependent associative learning in adult rats that were administered a high concentration (11.9% v/v) of alcohol during early neonatal brain development.
Brain Research - Effect of prenatal exposure to ethanol on the pyramidal tract in developing rats
Prenatal exposure to ethanol induces a relative increase in the numbers of pyramidal tract axons relative to the number of corticospinal projection neurons in somatosensory/motor cortices in the adult rat.

IN OTHER LANGUAGES
innsalzach24.de (Germany) - Lehrreiche Mitmach-Ausstellung für Fachleute und Schülerinnen
Mühldorf a. Inn - Rund 50 Pädagogen aus verschiedenen Einrichtungen und Beratungsstellen waren nach Mühldorf gekommen, um sich mit dem Thema „Fetale Alkoholspektrumstörung“, kurz FASD, auseinanderzusetzen.
NOZ - Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (Germany) - 6700 Euro für FASD-Selbsthilfe Lingen
Lingen. Die Krankenkasse DAK-Gesundheit in Lingen unterstützt die Arbeit der Selbsthilfegruppe FASD mit 6200 Euro.