Sunday, March 16, 2014

FASD News - 10/2014

NEWS and ARTICLES
The Independent - Drinking alcohol early in pregnancy, even in small amounts, increases chances of harming your baby, study finds
Women who drink less than the officially recommended intake of alcohol during the first weeks of pregnancy may still be at higher risk of having smaller babies or of giving birth prematurely compared to women who do not drink alcohol at all, a study has found.
ABC Local (Australia) - Research to look at FASD rates among young offenders
New research is set to provide a better picture of those affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in the WA prison system.
The West Australian (Australia) - Help for alcohol birth defects
The Federal Government plans to make foetal alcohol spectrum disorder a registered disability, which will enable potentially thousands of WA children to get support and treatment they cannot get.
The Guardian (Australia) - ‘Lack of action’ on harmful use of alcohol in Indigenous communities
State and federal governments have failed to take on multiple recommendations to curb the harm alcohol does in Indigenous communities, the Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre (Kalacc) has said in a submission to the government’s latest inquiry.
Daily Mail (UK) - Alcohol link to premature birth: Just three drinks a week in early pregnancy can double the chance
Just three drinks a week in early pregnancy can double the chances of having a premature or unexpectedly small baby - with middle class mothers most at risk, warn researchers.
BBC News (UK) - Pregnancy drinking examined as possible crime in landmark case
A long-running court case set to be heard in the Court of Appeal has reignited the debate over drinking while pregnant - and whether doing so to excess should be considered a crime.
Telegraph.co.uk - Middle-class mothers’ alcohol risk to babies
Middle-class mothers are at greater risk of having premature and smaller babies as they drink too much in pregnancy, a study has found.
Monthly Prescribing Reference - Research Supports Alcohol Abstinence Advice Pre-Conception
Women who consume alcohol before pregnancy and during the first two trimesters are at increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to research published online March 10 in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Two units of alcohol a week risks foetus
Just two alcoholic drinks a week in early pregnancy may increase the risk of having a premature or small baby, and it is middle-class women who are most likely to drink more than this.
TheTyee.ca (Canada) - How 'One-Stop' Care Lifts New Moms from Addiction
Sun streams into the bright room painted in vibrant hues of green and blue. In a messy circle of soft sofas, baby strollers and rockers, six women sit watching infants crawl at their feet and toddlers play with scattered toys.
The Independent (UK) - Offering financial incentives an effective way to encourage healthier lifestyles, researchers claim
One recent study found that smokers in deprived areas who were offered £12.50 per week to quit smoking had a three-month quit rate of more than 30 per cent - more than double the national average.

COMING UP
Webinar: What Nurses Need to Know About FASD
Nurses play a key role in preventing prenatal exposure to alcohol and in empowering individuals and families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs). This webinar will provide a broad overview of both FASD prevention and intervention in the context of nursing. It is geared to nurses from all fields and levels. Professionals, providers, families and caregivers will also find the information useful.

MATERIALS and VIDEOS
30MommasTips - Ten Ways to Help a Child with FASD and a $100 Babies R US Gift Card #Giveaway #PreventFASD
For the first five years of Ainsley's life we spent countless resources trying to figure out ways to help manage her disability. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is incredibly tricky to diagnose, and then to manage on an average day.
Anchorage Daily News - Alcohol & Me: Deb Evensen
Deb Evensen has been educating school districts and other organizations about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders for more than 30 years in Alaska and beyond. She shares a few things she wants every Alaskan to know about FASD.
TheFarleyCenter - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
CAPHC Presents - Moment to Moment: Growing Up with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
The following training video on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is produced by the Washington State Department of Social Services and is part of the Foster Parent Web.
CAPTA Citizen Review Panel Project - Oregon Courts
A presentation by one of the leading authorities on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). Diane V. Malbin, M.S.W., Founder of FASCETS, will explain what FAS is, how.

RESEARCH
Alcohol and Alcoholism - Adolescents' Use of Alcohol, Tobacco and Illicit Drugs in Relation to Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: Modifications by Gender and Ethnicity
The study aimed to investigate (a) the association between low to moderate prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) and the use of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs in adolescence and (b) whether the associations are modified by gender and ethnicity.

IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Telegraaf.nl (Netherlands) - Alcohol verhoogt risisco vroeggeboorte
Dat alcohol niet goed is tijdens de zwangerschap weten we natuurlijk allang, echter wie aan het begin van haar zwangerschap drie glazen alcohol per week nuttigt, loopt een dubbel risico op een vroeggeboorte.
Nationale Zorggids (Netherlands) - ALCOHOL VERHOOGT RISICO OP VROEGGEBOORTE EN BE├ĆNVLOEDT GROOTTE BABY
Aanstaande moeders die in het begin van een zwangerschap drie glazen alcohol per week nuttigen lopen een dubbel risico op een vroeggeboorte. Drinken in de maand voor de conceptie kan daarnaast de grootte van de baby beïnvloeden. Dit meldt de Telegraaf.

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