Sunday, June 13, 2021

FASD News - 23/2021

The Conversation - #WineMom: Humour and empowerment or binge drinking and mental health challenges?
As fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) prevention researchers, we are increasingly interested in the growing popularity of this phenomenon and its portrayal on social media.
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EurekAlert - Partners play pivotal role in pregnant women's alcohol use and babies' development
A new study by a team of University of Rochester psychologists and other researchers in the Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD) finds that partners of mothers-to-be can directly influence a pregnant woman's likelihood of drinking alcohol and feeling depressed, which affects their babies' development.
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The Bury Times (UK) - New programme to support women who drink alcohol while pregnant launches in Bury
A NEW programme to support women who drink alcohol while pregnant is launching in Bury. The launch on Tuesday, June 1 2021 follows the successful implementation of the programme in the region last year.
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Burnham-On-Sea.com (UK) - Brean boy, 9, writes and publishes book to raise funds for health charity
A Brean youngster has written and published a new book to raise funds for a special cause close to his heart. Aston Tooker, 9, was diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in 2018, and is keen to raise awareness of the condition.
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BabyGaga (Ireland) - Ireland: One Of Top Countries For Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
New research shows that the rates of pregnant women presenting drug and alcohol addictions have been on the rise in recent years, with Ireland one of the leading countries for prenatal alcohol exposure.
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Emmaus Holder (USA) - FASD Across America
As the older brother of two boys with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, knowing the challenges it poses has motivated me to raise awareness for this disability and tell of the damage it can do. I will be riding my bike across the country, a 4,000-mile journey, to discuss the experiences of those with FASD, and caring for those with FASD.
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FASD Awareness - A Wobbly Day
Each day my daughter does the ‘calendar’. She made this herself with me. Why do I do this with her?
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WISHTV (USA) - Cyclist’s cross-country ride raises money for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
A 19-year-old student from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is riding his bike from North Carolina to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
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CanFASD - #WineMoms in Research
As an FASD prevention and women’s health researcher, I have a particular interest in understanding women’s alcohol use. Since becoming involved in the field of FASD, I have been struck by the pervasiveness of alcohol in our society, from alcohol advertisements to television storylines and social media memes.
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Orchids - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Vision Problems
Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is known to play a role in causing certain ophthalmological problems, including ptosis, refractive errors, strabismus, subnormal visual acuity, and optic nerve hypoplasia.
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Psychology Today - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Adoption
When I was in graduate school at the University of Rochester, I attended a colloquium by Marshall Schecter, a psychiatrist from nearby Syracuse.
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Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (Australia) - New review of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder says more work is needed with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
The Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre has published a Review of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The review states that FASD is a preventable, lifelong disability.
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Science Media Centre - expert reaction to study looking at drinking alcohol and the chances of becoming pregnant
“The title of the press release reads that ‘women should avoid alcohol in second half of menstrual cycle’, but it then goes on to clarify this refers to those who are trying for a baby.
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VIDEOS and MATERIALS
Child Care Answers - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in a Nutshell
Join us as we welcome Susan Elsworth with Indiana NOFAS. This session defines Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder(FASD) and explains the disorders on the spectrum and symptoms associated with FASD.
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SJ CHILDS SHOW - FASD Hope and Blazing New Homeschool Trails with Natalie Vecchione
What is FASD? Learn More in this Episode with Natalie Vecchione, Founder of the FASD Hope Foundation and Author of the New Book: Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities.
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The Friend I Wish I Had - Discussing FASD and MID with Robbie Seale
n this episode, Robbie and I speak about FASD and MID. Robbie Seale is the podcast host of FASD Family Life. She shares her story about parenting children with FASD and she teaches us so much about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. We share and educate each other about the characteristics of these 'invisible disabilities'.
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AKCenterForResourceFamilies - FASD Across the Lifespan: Session 5 Middle School and Challenging Behaviors
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NHS - Making sense of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
This resource is for parents and carers of children and teenagers who have a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) to provide ideas and suggestions to help ensure that they have the best lives possible. This booklet refers to anyone who is caring for, or involved in the care of a child with FASD, as a parent or carer.
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FASD Family Life – A Message from the heart
Welcome to FASD Family Life the podcast where we get real about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Robbie Seale, podcast host, is the mother of five amazing kids; four of whom were adopted and prenatally exposed to alcohol.
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RESEARCH
Cornell University - Detecting Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in children using Artificial Neural Network
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a syndrome whose only difference compared to other children's conditions is the mother's alcohol consumption during pregnancy. An earlier diagnosis of FASD improving the quality of life of children and adolescents.
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Disease Models & Mechanisms - Transcriptomic analyses of gastrulation-stage C57BL/6J and C57BL/6NHsd mouse embryos with differential susceptibility to alcohol
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are a serious public health concern, affecting approximately 5% of live births in the US. The more severe craniofacial and central nervous system malformations characteristic of FASD are caused by alcohol exposure during gastrulation (embryonic day 7 in mice; 3rd week of human pregnancy).
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BMJ Open - Prenatal Exposure And Child brain and mental Health (PEACH) study: protocol for a cohort study of children and youth with prenatal alcohol exposure
This project will forge new understanding of FASD and mental health from a neurobiological perspective, highlighting key time periods (ie, sensitive windows) and brain regions (ie, that may be susceptible to neurostimulation), while identifying factors that predict individual trajectories of anxiety and depression symptoms.
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American Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Prenatal alcohol-related alterations in maternal, placental, neonatal, and infant iron homeostasis
In this study, greater PAE was associated with an unfavorable profile of maternal-fetal iron homeostasis, which may play mechanistic roles in PAE-related ID later in infancy.
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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Individual and community-level predictors of maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy in Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia: a multilevel logistic regression analysis
The study revealed that alcohol consumption during pregnancy is prevalent in Gondar town. Both individual- and community-level predictors were found to be associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
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Brain Imaging and Behavior - Combining neuroimaging and behavior to discriminate children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder with and without prenatal alcohol exposure
In many patients, ostensible idiopathic attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may actually stem from covert prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), a treatment-relevant distinction.
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Drug and Alcohol Review - Predictors of alcohol use during pregnancy in Australian women
Results emphasise the importance of asking about special occasion drinking, the link between pre-pregnancy drinking and ongoing drinking during pregnancy, and the need to understand why women disagree with the national guideline.
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Current Developments in Nutrition - Fetal Alcohol Growth Restriction Is Not Attributable to Infant Feeding Practices in a Prospective Birth Cohort in Cape Town, South Africa
Infant feeding practices among heavy drinkers and controls were very similar in this low-SES cohort. Fetal alcohol growth restriction was not attributable to differences in infant feeding practices and is thus likely a teratogenic effect of PAE.
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Theseus.fi - The Risks of Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Use for the Fetus: Descriptive Literature Review
The aim of this thesis was to study the harmful effects of prenatal drug and alcohol use for the exposed fetus. The purpose was to conduct a literature review, and with it raise awareness of the risks of prenatal substance use.
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Current Developments in Nutrition - In a Preclinical Model of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, an Iron Supplementation Intervention Reduces Anxiety-Like Behavior in Both Sexes and Improves Growth in Males
This work is the first to investigate gestational iron supplementation as an intervention for alcohol-exposed pregnancies. These results suggest iron supplementation may improve outcomes such as growth in males and anxiety in both sexes in alcohol-exposed populations.
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Pediatric Research - Prenatal alcohol exposure and adverse fetal growth restriction: findings from the Japan Environment and Children’s Study
Low-to-moderate alcohol consumption during pregnancy might affect fetal growth. Public health policies for pregnant women are needed to stop alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
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American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Heterogeneity in prenatal substance use screening despite universal screening recommendations: findings from PRAMS, 2016-2018
Our study finds that despite recommendations for universal prenatal substance use screening, there are differences in who is actually asked about substance use during prenatal care appointments.
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Human Reproduction - The association between alcohol intake and fecundability during menstrual cycle phases
Results suggest an inverse association between alcohol and fecundability, and support the relevance of menstrual cycle phases in this link.
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Research Square - Factors Inuencing Medical Students' Attitudes Towards Substance Use During Pregnancy
Our study shows that about 20% of surveyed medical students favoured punishing substance-using pregnant women. Awareness and training work seems to be necessary to ensure adequate care and support for this already vulnerable population.
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medRxiv - Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Greater Manchester, UK: an active case ascertainment study
Despite high levels of prenatal alcohol exposure in the UK, evidence on the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is lacking. This paper reports on FASD prevalence in a small sample.
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Frontiers in Pharmacology - Patchouli Alcohol Modulates the Pregnancy X Receptor/Toll-like Receptor 4/Nuclear Factor Kappa B Axis to Suppress Osteoclastogenesis
The incidence of osteoporosis, which is primarily characterized by plethoric osteoclast (OC) formation and severe bone loss, has increased in recent years. Millions of people worldwide, especially postmenopausal women, suffer from osteoporosis.
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IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Schwarzwälder Bote (Germany) - Alkohol in der Schwangerschaft kann schlimme Folgen haben
Alkohol während der Schwangerschaft kann gravierende Folgen haben: Das Kind wird unter Umständen mit der Behinderung FASD geboren. Annette Hauer hat sich zur Fachfrau fortbilden lassen und will nun für das Thema sensibilisieren.
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Radio TOK FM (Poland) - Skutki picia alkoholu w ciąży mogą sięgać czterech pokoleń. "Nawet diagności mają problem z rozpoznaniem FAS"
Czasami picie w ciąży nie wywoła FAS, ale utworzy podatność na zmiany w kolejnych pokoleniach, która ujawni się nawet po spożyciu niewielkiej ilość alkoholu - tłumaczy dr Teresa Jadczak-Szumiło, psycholog i pedagog zajmująca się m.in. badaniem płodowego zespołu alkoholowego.
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Le Cronache Lucane (Italy) - FAD : corsi sul counselling telefonico e sulla Sindrome Feto-Alcolica
Formazione a distanza, ancora posti disponibili per i corsi sul counselling telefonico e sulla Sindrome Feto-Alcolica.
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Pädiatrie - Fetale Alkoholspektrumstörungen – Versorgung von Kindern und Jugendlichen
FASD ist laut statistischer Schätzung die häufigste bei Geburt bestehende chronische Erkrankung und geht mit erheblichen Einschränkungen der selbstständigen Alltags- und Lebensgestaltung einher.
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Ohne Alkohol mit Nathalie (Germany) - FASD – Schäden durch Alkohol in der Schwangerschaft
Wie viel Alkohol in der Schwangerschaft ist ok? Nichts. Nada. Niente. Zero. Wirklich. Warum nicht, das erfährst Du in diesem Video.
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