Sunday, October 19, 2014

FASD News - 41/2014

NEWS and ARTICLES
Sentinel-Standard - Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: The missing diagnosis
Tracy, the 13-year-old adopted daughter of my friend, was expelled from school for two days last week. When she was asked why. she honestly couldn't remember. But when pressed for an answer, she yelled, "I hate math, I hate my teacher, I hate school!" Ironically, the problem occurred in homeroom, with her English teacher. Why did she lie? Did she lie?
Scoop.co.nz (New Zealand) - More to be done on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
A ‘Call to Action’ released today calls for more to be done to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in New Zealand.
The Georgetown Dish (Italy) - Italy Teams With US
“It was good to welcome back NOFAS this year at our Embassy in support of such an important cause,” said The Ambassador of Italy Claudio Bisogniero at the 25th Anniversary Gala of NOFAS to celebrate International FASD Awareness Day and Smart Moms, Healthy Babies.
KUNM (USA) - Searching For Answers On Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Terry Trujillo’s family has been facing an ordeal that would be familiar to a surprising number of Americans. Holding back tears, she remembers the moment she had to explain to her adopted nephew that his severe learning disabilities, memory problems and behavior issues were the result of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Uniontown Herald Standard - Attorney argues IQ, fetal alcohol syndrome should be considered in death penalty appeal
The attorney for a former Point Marion man on death row for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend argued in a state Supreme Court appeal that the man’s intellectual disability precludes capital punishment and he should be awarded a new trial in light of testimony that police withheld evidence from the original trial.
Open Democracy (UK) - If you could prevent brain damage in a child, would you?
Ahead of a debate in Parliament the eminent paediatrician and former first Children’s Commissioner for England urges the UK Government to take action on the most important preventable cause of brain damage in children.
BBC - Is it ever OK to drink when you are pregnant?
Women who binge drink and later find out they were pregnant at the time are seeking abortions under the misapprehension their babies will suffer foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), a charity has warned.
CBCNews (Canada) - New FASD program builds bridges between children and police
A new recreation program in Waterloo Region is changing the way police officers look at boys with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, a developmental disability caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol.
Sunday Express - Red wine is NOT good for pregnant woman, according to new study
ENJOYING the odd tipple of red wine while pregnant may not be good for you as hoped, according to scientists who say its 'healthy' ingredient could harm the unborn child's pancreas.
CBCNews - Mental illness best detected early in schools, doctors say
Schools can play an important role in reaching children and youth with mental illnesses that last into adulthood, say child psychiatrists who suggest ways to implement better access to care.

RESOURCES
Be With Child Without Alcohol – WEBSITE
Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries is committed to the safe, healthy and responsible use of alcohol. We believe people should be able to enjoy beverage alcohol products but not at the expense of anyone’s health and well-being.
forebygging.no - The Body-Behaviour Connection: A first hand perspective about FASD
Liz Lawryk, Chief Clinical Examiner and Executive Director of the FASD Foundation, Canada. Myles Himmelreich, living with FASD he provides a multidimentional, educational perspective.

RESEARCH
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research - Alcohol consumption during gestation causes histone3 lysine9 hyperacetylation and an alternation of expression of heart development-related genes in mice
Alcohol abuse during gestation may cause congenital heart diseases (CHDs). The underlying mechanisms of alcohol-induced cardiac deformities are still not clear. Recent studies suggest that histone modification may play a crucial role in this pathological process.
Studies in Family Planning - Intended and Unintended Pregnancies Worldwide in 2012 and Recent Trends
Periodic estimation of the incidence of global unintended pregnancy can help demonstrate the need for and impact of family planning programs. We draw upon multiple sources of data to estimate pregnancy incidence by intention status and outcome at worldwide, regional, and subregional levels in 2012 and to assess recent trends using previously published estimates for 2008 and 1995.
Alcohol - Effect of repeated alcohol exposure during the third trimester-equivalent on messenger RNA levels for interleukin-1beta, chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 2, and interleukin 10 in the developing rat brain after injection of lipopolysaccharide
Microglia undergo maturation during the third trimester of human development (equivalent to the first 1–2 weeks of postnatal life in rodents), during which these cells may be particularly sensitive to insult.
Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment - A clinical overview of fetal alcohol syndrome
Fetal alcohol syndrome is the leading cause of mental retardation worldwide and is also the foremost preventable cause of neurobehavioral and developmental abnormalities. In this paper, we discuss those aspects of fetal alcohol syndrome relevant to the clinician: its clinical characteristics, assessment, diagnosis, and prevention.
Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment - Investigation of the Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test (the ASSIST) version 3.0 in pregnancy
To investigate the utility of the World Health Organization’s Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) Version (V) 3.0 for identifying substance use disorders in pregnancy.

IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Temat.net (Poland) - Szuka rodzeństwa, walczy z czasem
Pan Adam* ponad 9 lat temu adoptował chłopca. Nikt wtedy nie przypuszczał, że adoptowany syn po latach okaże się ciężko chory. Pan Adam, oprócz tego, że zajmuje się intensywnym leczeniem syna, próbuje także dotrzeć do rodzin, które adoptowały młodsze rodzeństwo chłopca.
MondoLiberOnline (Italy) - Alcol e abuso: una piaga sociale
Due bambini su cento in Europa e uno su cento negli Stati Uniti soffrono di disordini feto-alcolici, ovvero difetti, disturbi dell’apprendimento, problemi comportamentali e malattie mentali causate dal consumo di alcol della loro madre durante la gravidanza. Per tentare di arginare la piaga, la European Fasd Alliance ha lanciato, in venti Paesi tra cui l’Italia, la campagna-shock “Too young to drink”.
Monitorul de Botosani (Romania) - Obiceiuri interzise în timpul sarcinii
Când afli că eşti însărcinată, începi să devii atentă la tot felul de informaţii şi să auzi tot felul de îndemnuri şi sfaturi, dintre care unele te pot speria mai mult, altele mai puţin.

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