Sunday, June 2, 2013

FASD News - 22/2013

ARTICLES AND NEWS
Irish Independent (Ireland) - Mums-to-be are playing 'Russian roulette' with alcohol
Many middle-class women are putting their unborn children at potential risk of brain disorders by ignoring warnings not to drink alcohol during pregnancy, a new report will reveal.
Wawatay News (Canada) - Saugeen man on hunger strike over FASD
Saugeen’s Paul Machimity is into the second week of his hunger strike to raise awareness about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
NEWS.com.au (Australia) - Pregnancy drinking harming hundreds
IT has been described as Australia's "invisible birth defect" and, in the six months since a major report calling for pregnancy warning labels on alcohol, 1300 children have been born with brain damage.
Mlive.com (USA) - Lansing to Washington: Advocate begins walk to highlight fetal alcohol exposure and mental illness
Jim Casha is walking to Washington D.C. Again. The 58-year-old Michigan native, who currently resides with his in-laws in Canada but is a regular at the state Capitol and Detroit City Council, made the walk three years ago, and despite his advancing age, set out again on Friday morning with plans to reach D.C. in 40 days.
Irish Independent (Ireland) - Still no warning labels on alcohol one year on
NO LABELS have yet been put on alcohol products sold in Ireland containing health warnings about drinking during pregnancy, despite the recommendations of a report a year ago.
vtdigger.org - Health Dept. launches campaign: ‘049’ = Zero Alcohol for Nine Months of Pregnancy
A mother’s use of even small amounts of alcohol can cause health problems for her baby, a fact that many women and their health care providers may not realize. Drinking can affect development in the very first weeks – even before a woman knows she’s pregnant – and throughout pregnancy.
Kansas.com - Drs. Oz and Roizen: Pregnant? Find ways other than alcohol to de-stress
Gwyneth Paltrow was outed for drinking a Guinness while pregnant, but a brand-new study claims she may not have done anything risky. It seems British docs think two glasses of wine a week or the equivalent doesn’t add up to developmental problems in kids. We think they’re off base. A fetus’ alcohol tolerance level is unknowable.
HealthCanal.com - Drugs and alcohol cause problems during pregnancy
A University of Canterbury psychology researcher has identified the first direct evidence that combined use of ecstasy and alcohol during pregnancy causes brain damage.
IBTimes.co.uk (Poland) - Woman Gives Birth to Drunk Baby after Binge Drinking Session
Surgeons in Poland were forced into an emergency Caesarean operation to deliver a baby boy born with severe alcohol poisoning. The 24-year-old mother was reportedly on a drinking binge and collapsed while buying more liquor. The incident took place at a bar in the town of Tomaszow.
SAMHSA (USA) - Report reveals special challenges of pregnant teens in substance abuse treatment
A new report shows that among the approximately 57,000 teenage female (ages 12 to 19) substance abuse treatment admissions each year, about 2,000 (4 percent) involve pregnant teens.

COMING UP
ANNOUNCING TWO MAJOR CONFERENCES ON FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER
These conferences, each the first of its kind, are presented by
These conferences, each the first of its kind, are presented by the Institute of Health Economics, with the support of the Government of Alberta.
National FASD Conference & FACE 2013 – Joint Registration OPEN!
Frontier Regional FASD Training Center - FASD Intervention Strategies Part II – 6.20.13
Thank you for your interest in the FASD Intervention Strategies Part II webinar scheduled for June 20, 2013 brought to you FREE by the Frontier Regional FASD Training Center, funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).

MATERIALS AND VIDEOS
Healthvermont - Alcohol & Pregnancy — Guidance for Health Care Providers
MencapDirector - GP info on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
This video gives vital information for GPs about Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), the signs and symptoms, and the best advice to give to your patients when dealing with FASD.
MencapDirector - Advice for pregnant women about FASD
Information for pregnant women about Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The video is part of a toolkit which aims to help increase understanding of FASD, the effects of alcohol on the foetus, the process of diagnosis for FAS/FASD as well as support and strategies for a person caring for a child or adult with FASD.
CanFASD Research Network - Alcohol Policies to Prevent FASD
"Shining a Light on Canada's Multi-Layered Approach to FASD Prevention," an evening session on promoting women's health and preventing FASD, was held on February 28th, 2013 as a part of the 5th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Vancouver, BC. A series of video clips from the event highlights examples of current FASD-related policies, programs, and initiatives from across Canada.
ABC13Channel - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
You've heard of fetal alcohol syndrome, but most people don't truly understand it.One local center is trying to get a better handle on the condition.As News 13's Jay Siltzer shows us in today's Health Alert, that might lead to earlier diagnoses and care.
David Boulding - FASD and the Law: Training Seminars for Vancouver Coastal Health
Alcohol-Free Pregnancy - Laura - Birth mother of a person with FASD

RESEARCH
INTECH - Clinical Implications of a Link Between Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Autism or Asperger’s Disorder – A Neurodevelopmental Frame for Helping Understanding and Management
The teratogenic effect of alcohol was first observed by paediatrician Paul Lemoine in Nantes, France in 1968, when he linked facial dysmorphic and growth features with maternal use of alcohol (wine) in pregnancy.
Centers for American Indian and Alaskan Native Health - Creating a Culturally Appropriate Web-based Behavioral Intervention for American Indian/Alaska Native Women in Southern California: The Healthy Women Healthy Native Nation Study
Health disparities in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are of high importance to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.
Alcohol - Impaired odor identification in children with histories of heavy prenatal alcohol exposure
Prenatal alcohol exposure can lead to behavioral and cognitive impairments across multiple domains. Many of the brain regions impacted by prenatal alcohol exposure are also linked with olfactory processing, and odor identification deficits have been documented in certain neurological disorders associated with these brain regions.

IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Deon.pl (Poland) - Powstał ośrodek leczenia dzieci z FASD
Pierwszy w Polsce ośrodek kompleksowego leczenia dzieci, których matki spożywały w ciąży alkohol powstał w Specjalistycznym Szpitalu Dziecięcym im św. Ludwika w Krakowie.

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