Thursday, October 29, 2015

Alcohol News - 43/2015

Youth Health Magzine - New Study Explains Why Most Heavy Alcohol Drinkers Are Also Smokers, Effects of Nicotine
One can expect that in a group of alcoholics, the majority of them, if not all, also smoke cigarettes. Although the underlying causes are unclear, it has been suggested that because of the 'pleasure-enhancing effects' of nicotine, alcoholics in session tend to smoke. (USA) - Alcohol has impact on U.S. gun violence
Set aside politics and posturing about gun violence in America and there is still one indisputable fact: Alcohol use plays a primary role in gun violence. (UK) - UK Study: Alcohol-Fueled Violence Against Responders on Rise
A recent UK study shows people under the influence of alcohol are causing issues for responders, who don't feel they are prepared to deal with them.
3News NZ (New Zealand) - Government action needed to curb alcohol harm
The Global Alcohol Policy Conference took place in Edinburgh, Scotland where experts analysed how laws can change drinking habits.
Scientific American - Why Binge Drinking May Wire the Brain for Alcohol Dependence
“Why can’t you stop drinking?” This week at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago announced a new finding that provides a fresh answer to this persistent question that plagues people addicted to alcohol.
Times LIVE - Alcohol found to increase risk of breast cancer
A major new study involving more than 300,000 female volunteers confirms a link between alcohol intake and breast cancer and finds that the risk increases with each additional daily drink.
Irish Health (Ireland) - New alcohol treatment prog 'saves lives'
Alcohol-related harm costs the State an estimated €3.7 billion every year and can have a devastating personal impact on drinkers and their loved ones.
Alaska Commons (USA) - New Report Highlights the Economic Cost of Alcohol Abuse in Alaska
Alaska has an alcohol problem. That much is a fool’s errand to attempt to argue. According to the 2013 State of Alaska Epidemiologic Profile on Substance Abuse, Abuse, and Dependency, consumption of beer, spirits, and wine was consistently greater than the national average, and consumption of spirits was close to twice the national average. In 2010, 42 percent of Alaskans aged 18-25 reported binge drinking.
EuroBelarus (Belarus) - Point of view: Alcohol as a tool of authoritarianism in Belarus
According to the WHO, Belarus holds the first place in worldwide alcohol consumption. Yet the authorities ignore this significant national problem; their recent policies may be making it even worse. (Scotland) - Alcohol linked to a quarter of hospital trauma cases, report finds
Alcohol is linked to a quarter of all trauma cases seen by Scotland's hospitals, statistics have shown. For major trauma patients, one in three cases were associated with alcohol, either drunk by the injured party or another person involved in the incident.
Daily Mail - How adverts fuel underage drinking: Teenagers are FIVE times more likely to buy alcohol after seeing it promoted on TV
Underage drinkers are more than five times more likely to buy alcohol after seeing it advertised on TV, a study has found. Researchers discovered a strong link between what the under 18s saw on television and how they drank in the month afterwards.
The Australian (Australia) - Alcohol-damaged kids with FASD winding up in prison
Ask teachers at Perth’s juvenile jail how many of their students display the telltale signs of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder and they invariably say: “Most of them.”

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Alcohol News - 42/2015

EurActiv - Alcohol and flying – not a good cocktail
There are many notorious examples of people - from celebrities to ordinairy holiday-makers - who have become intoxicated on flights to the point of posing a threat to passengers and the flight itself, writes Peter Allebeck.
Horizon2020 - Analysis… Europe’s liver problem
The European Commission must work harder to effectively tackle the EU’s growing liver disease epidemic; Fiona Godfrey, of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), explains why.
CNN - No alcohol during pregnancy -- ever -- plead U.S. Pediatricians
In an effort to once and for all put a rest to any debate about drinking during pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics has put out a clear message: Don't do it. Ever. At all. Not even a tiny bit.
ITV News - Middle-aged 'should curb drinking alcohol to avoid dementia'
Middle-aged people should be warned there is "no safe level of alcohol consumption" and advised to curb drinking to reduce their risk of developing dementia, according to new official guidance.
Ledger Independent - Alcohol and drug abuse affects everyone in the family
Our Nation’s No. 1 health problem is alcoholism and drug dependence. For decades, NCADD and our National Network of Affiliates have seen how the disease of addiction not only affects the individual, but millions of family members.
Medical Daily - The Alcohol Brands Found In Magazine And TV Ads Influence Underage Drinkers' Beverage Of Choice
A person's first drink of alcohol has been a part of Hollywood coming-of-age films for the longest time. Perhaps you remember the first time you had an adult beverage. If you don't remember what that beverage was, a new report might help you remember, as it found that brand-specific alcohol advertising is influential in the type of alcohol underage drinkers consume.
Herald Scotland (Scotland) - Alcohol-related deaths in the Western Isles 'more than twice the Scottish average'
Concerns have been raised about health attitudes in isolated communities after new figures show the rate of alcohol related deaths in the Western Isles is more than twice the Scottish average.
Daily Free Press - Alcohol laws directly correspond to drinking deaths, BU study finds
The strength of a state’s alcohol policies directly correlates to fewer deaths from alcoholic cirrhosis, according to a Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston University School of Public Health study published Thursday.
Tech Times - Swedish Researchers Say New Drug For Alcohol Addiction One Step Closer To Reality
Swedish researchers are one step closer to developing a drug that can help curb alcoholism. They announced on Wednesday that they found a more efficient way to reduce alcohol cravings by normalizing dopamine levels in the brain.
Baltic Times (Estonia) - Estonian Health Minister proposes curb on alcohol advertising and Happy Hour ban
Estonia's Minister of Health and Labour, Jevgeni Ossinovski, has decided to substantially curb alcohol advertising and is seeking opinions on a bill that would ban audio and video alcohol commercials, allowing only a static image to be shown.
Medical Daily - Losing Your Virginity By Way Of Alcohol Places You At Risk For Assault: Women's Health Update
If your first sexual experience involves alcohol, you are likely placing yourself at risk for unintended pregnancy and assault, researchers say. While this may seem obvious, the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions study also offers another more surprising kernel of wisdom: Your future is likely to contain more of the same behavior.
The Northern Echo (UK) - Cheap alcohol behind rising numbers of pensioner deaths, say experts
CHEAP alcohol is contributing to the soaring number of North-East pensioners dying and being admitted to hospital, experts claim.
EurekAlert (UK) - The alcohol industry is not meeting its 'Responsibility Deal' labeling pledges
A new study from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, published online in the journal Addiction, has found that the signatories to the Public Health Responsibility Deal alcohol labelling pledge are not fully meeting their pledge.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

FASD News - 41/2015

The Conversation AU (Australia) - Young offenders must be screened for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders before sentencing
Australia’s prison population is growing at unprecedented rates. In some states Indigenous prisoners far outnumber their non-Indigenous counterparts.
Emporia Gazette - No safe amount
Following three to four years of dealing with infertility issues, Gail Ellis and her husband decided to explore adoption options. Following this decision, the couple began a process of looking at agencies, working with agencies, going through training and then a waiting period.
Medical Daily (UK) - Drinking While Pregnant? UK Experts Demand Clearer Guidelines For Women Who Question Their Alcohol Consumption
"Alcohol is not essential to the health or well-being of a pregnant woman and is known to be harmful to her baby," wrote retired pediatrician Dr. Mary Mather, and Kate Wiles, an obstetrics research fellow at Guys and St. Thomas National Health Service Trust hospital in England. "The only ethical advice that can be given is complete abstinence from alcohol in pregnancy."
Daily Mail (USA) - Deformed by their mother's alcoholism: The Indian territory where hundreds of children are suffering fetal alcohol syndrome because their pregnant moms won't stop drinking
In a Nebraska town, with a population of just 14 people, four stores sold more than four million beer cans in a space of a year.
The Boston Globe (USA) - Study finds state liquor laws saving more women than men
Stricter alcohol laws save lives — but for women more than men. That’s the conclusion of a study published Thursday in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.
Loudoun Times - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Living with the most harmful, yet preventable prenatal disease
On June 23, 2000, Lisa Glasgow and her husband adopted 12-month-old Anzhella and her older brother Robert from Russia. When Glasgow met her daughter for the first time, she knew she wasn’t healthy, but she wasn’t going to walk away from the adoption. She didn’t know it at the time, but Anzhella was a victim of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

POPFASD - Dan Dubovsky - The Approach
Dan Dubovsky speaks about an approach that we all need to use in our work with individuals with FASD.
POPFASD - Dan Dubovsky - Mental Health Disorders and FASD
Dan Dubovsky speaks about how typical treatments for mental health disorders are not appropriate if FASD is a co-occurring diagnosis.
POPFASD - Dan Dubovsky - Comparing ODD, ADHD, and FASD
Dan Dubovsky compares the differences between ODD, ADHD, and FASD
Brain Matters - Alcohol and the Fetal Brain with Dr. Rajesh Miranda
On this episode of Brain Matters, Matt and Dr. Rajesh Miranda (Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, Texas A&M University) talk about fetal alcohol syndrome. Rajesh is passionate about finding ways to help those who fall on the spectrum of this syndrome by uncovering the ways alcohol interacts with the development of the fetal brain.
University of Manitoba Faculty of Health Sciences - Preventing FASD
A new report by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy at the University of Manitoba finds the InSight Mentoring Program is helping women with alcohol addictions make healthier choices while pregnant and once they’ve given birth.
YourAlberta - Parental Expectations with an Adult Child Impacted by FASD
Parental Expectations with an Adult Child Impacted by FASD Mary Berube, an adoptive mother of two young men with FASD, provides insight into FASD beyond age 18 and how it affects the family and individual.

Behavioural Brain Research - Impairment of social behaviour persists two years after embryonic alcohol exposure in zebrafish: a model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
We found the effects of embryonic alcohol exposure on social behaviour not to diminish with age, a result that demonstrates the deleterious and potentially life-long consequences of exposure to even small amount of alcohol during embryonic development in vertebrates.
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research - A metacognitive strategy for reducing disruptive behavior in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: GoFAR pilot
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are often characterized by disruptive behavior problems and there are few effective interventions available. GoFAR is a novel, 3-part intervention designed to improve self-regulation and adaptive living skills of children with FASD by improving metacognitive control of emotions and arousal.
American Society for Nutrition - Choline supplementation in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
There are no specific biological treatments for FASDs, but rodent models have shown that prenatal or postnatal choline supplementation reduces cognitive and behavioral deficits.

Oberpfalznetz (Germany) - Kleines Gläschen mit großer Wirkung
Die zum Teil schwerwiegenden Folgen von Alkoholkonsum während der Schwangerschaft sind nicht jedem bekannt. Fast jeder Fünfte denkt heute immer noch, dass ein Gläschen Bier oder Sekt in den neun Monaten vertretbar ist.
Życie Jarocina (Poland) - Warsztaty dla rodziców zastępczych
Pierwsze warsztaty szkoleniowe wzmacniające i zwiększające wiedzę oraz kompetencje opiekuńczo-wychowawcze odbędą się środę 28 października w godz. 9.00-14.00. Ich tematem będzie „Dziecko z FAS/FASD - charakterystyka, możliwości pomocy”. Zajęcia poprowadzi Iwona Palicka. Kolejne warsztaty zaplanowano na wtorek, 3 listopada.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Alcohol News - 41/2015

Medical News Today - Concussion in young women may lead to alcohol abuse
Alcohol is already linked to traumatic brain injuries, since an estimated 33-50% of concussion patients are intoxicated at the time of the injury. The most common cause of nonmilitary brain injuries is a car accident.
Iceland Monitor (Iceland) - All alcohol stores may close due to possible strike
If the Union of Public Servants goes on strike on Thursday, this will mean that the state alcohol shops, Vínbúðin ÁTVR will close Thursday October 15th, Friday October 16th, Monday October 19th and Tuesday October 20th. - Alcohol consumption does not seem to protect against stroke
Light-to-moderate drinking in midlife does not protect against stroke, and even moderate doses of alcohol could increase the risk of haemorrhagic stroke, according to a recently published, large self-report study with over 20 years of follow-up.
The Conversation AU (Australia) - Young offenders must be screened for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders before sentencing
Australia’s prison population is growing at unprecedented rates. In some states Indigenous prisoners far outnumber their non-Indigenous counterparts.
The Courier (UK) - Rise in hospital admissions for alcohol-related psychoses
Alcohol-related psychoses have almost overtaken liver disease as the most common cause of chronic hospital admissions, official figures show.
Irish Times (Ireland) - Social Democrats party proposes junk food levy, alcohol tax
The Social Democrats have proposed a junk food levy and increased alcohol excise, excluding wine, in the party’s pre-budget submission to bring in € 225 million.
The Independent (UK) - Britain tops list of heaviest alcohol drinkers in new survey
6,500 people across the UK, Germany, Australia, America and China were interviewed by Maxus, a media agency for the drinks industry, who found that Britons had the most liberal attitude to alcohol.
Science 2.0 - Smoking And Heavy Alcohol Use Are Associated With Epigenetic Signs Of Aging
Cigarette smoking and heavy alcohol use cause epigenetic changes to DNA that reflect accelerated biological aging in distinct, measurable ways, according to research presented at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2015 Annual Meeting in Baltimore.
Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that the Scottish Government is committed to minimum alcohol pricing, as new research suggests the industry is targeting Scotland’s most deprived areas.
EurekAlert - Lifestyle factors driving more bowel cancer deaths in European men, trends study shows
A new study into rates of bowel (colorectal) cancer in Europe reveals a significant reduction in deaths from the disease in women, but more deaths in men. (New Zealand) - NZ joins the global conversation on alcohol-related harm
It’s estimated between 600 and 800 people in New Zealand die each year from alcohol-related causes. A 2009 Berl study, applying a methodology endorsed by the World Health Organisation, estimated harmful alcohol use cost New Zealand $4.9 billion in 2005/06.
ABC Online (Australia) - Australia's binge drinking culture puts mental health at risk, experts warn
Australians are going to have to wish for more than 'good health' before a bout of binge-drinking to avoid sobering consequences to their mental health.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Alcohol News - 40/2015 (UK) - Pregnant women 'should not touch a drop of alcohol'
Doctors say women should be told to have no alcohol during any stage of pregnancy, because no level is safe, experts write in the BMJ.
Herald Scotland (Scotland) - Sturgeon to tell international alcohol experts: No let up in Scotland's plans for minimum pricing
THE Scottish Government has no plans to give up on its plans to introduce minimum unit pricing and limit the sale of ‘deadly cheap’ alcohol, the First Minister has said.
RT (Russia) - Temperance Wednesdays: St. Pete lawmaker proposes alcohol-free day
A member of St. Petersburg’s city legislature has proposed banning alcohol sales in the city on Wednesdays, claiming that the move would boost productivity, benefit health and improve the spiritual life of residents of the city.
Science News for Students - Alcohol can rewire the teenage brain
Alcohol is a drug. And every day, more than 4,750 American kids aged 15 and younger take their first full drink of this drug. That’s according to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or SAMHSA.
The Moscow Times (Russia) - Russian Government Cracks Down on Counterfeit Alcohol
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a crackdown on counterfeit alcohol products and equipment for their production, in a bid to tackle a rising tide of illegal liquor in Russia.
The Globe and Mail (Canada) - Why Canada needs a new alcohol strategy
It is alcohol – not marijuana, not prescription drugs, not even cigarettes – that attracts the largest number of young people.
Sleep Review (Australia) - Caffeine, Alcohol Interrupting Australian Seniors’ Sleep
A survey of sleep patterns and habits by Sleep Health Foundation, an Australia-based advocate for sleep health, has revealed consumption of caffeine and alcohol increases steadily with age. As a result, people aged over 55 are waking an average of 2.5 times each night, disruptions that affect sleep quality.
Helsinki Times (Finland) - Personal alcohol imports drop notably
The personal imports of alcoholic beverages dropped by 11 per cent over the past 12 months, indicate statistics released by the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).
Scotsman (Scotland/GAPC) - Barbara O’Donnell: Together we can cut deaths from alcohol
This week, hundreds of alcohol campaigners, researchers, health professionals and policymakers from all over the world will gather in Edinburgh for the Global Alcohol Policy Conference.
ABC Online (Australia) - Sale of alcohol in SA supermarkets, drinking by minors up for debate, State Government says
The sale of alcohol in South Australian supermarkets is up for discussion as part of a planned overhaul of the state's liquor licensing laws, the Government has said.
Neurology Advisor - Light Alcohol Consumption Doesn't Prevent Stroke, Study Shows
Light to moderate alcohol consumption at midlife was not found to reduce risk of stroke, contrary to previous findings that suggested alcohol has a protective effect on stroke occurrence.
The Times - Depression and alcohol abuse revealed as major problems in football
Depression and mental health problems among professional footballers are occuring at a far higher rate than previously thought, according to a new study conducted by Fifpro, the international players’ union.
NDTV - Scientists Explain How Binge Drinking Can Lead to Alcohol Addiction
More than 200 million people globally suffer from alcohol addiction which suggests why so much research is being done to uncover both causes and cure.
PR Newswire UK - Drinking Trends Across Europe Increasing Bowel Cancer Risk
It has been estimated that around one in 10 cases of bowel cancer can be linked to alcohol consumption and the risk increases the more alcohol you drink.
Scotsman (Scotland) - Economic recovery has led to rise in alcohol deaths – Sturgeon
THE economic recovery has led to an increase in drink-related deaths among Scots as they have more money to spend, Nicola Sturgeon said today.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

FASD News - 39/2015

Alaska Dispatch News (USA) - Proposal may ease access to education services for FASD
A proposed change to statewide regulations may ease the path toward special education services for Alaska students with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders by expanding the range of professionals who can diagnose the condition, according to medical and special education professionals. (USA) - One in 10 Pregnant Women Admit They Drink Sometimes
One in 10 pregnant women in the U.S. admit to drinking alcohol at least every now and then, and a third of the drinkers admit to binge drinking, federal researchers said Thursday.
The Australian (Australia) - Test kids before courts for fetal alcohol syndrome: magistrate
A Perth Children’s Court magistrate says every child charged with a criminal offence should be promptly screened for fetal alco­hol spectrum disorder.
Ottawa Citizen (Canada) - Public largely ignorant of damage alcohol can cause unborn babies, says report
The public needs educating about the effects of alcohol on unborn children in an effort to stem the growing number of babies born with brain damage, says a new, groundbreaking provincial report.
Press Examiner (USA) - Pregnant Women Are Frequent Binge Drinkers
According to the findings of a new study, pregnant women are binge drinking more than those who are not in their pregnancies. This has medical professionals worried, as binge drinking could have harmful effects on pregnancy. It can even cause birth defects.
Irish Independent (Ireland) - Test babies to check if pregnant mums had been drinking: doctor
The extent to which babies are being harmed because their mothers are drinking alcohol during pregnancy needs to be publicly acknowledged, a specialist warned yesterday.

AlcoholFreePregnancy - Nicholas Speaks About Living with FASD
AGLCdotCA - FASD - Kelly and Patricia Morgan
In this one-minute video, Kelly Morgan, an adult living with FASD and her adoptive mother, Patricia Morgan, discuss some of the challenges of living with FASD.
AlcoholFreePregnancy - Dr. William Kennedy Smith - NOFAS Excellence Award
This video is from the 2015 NOFAS International Gala at the Embassy of France in Washington, DC.
POPFASD - Research: Assessment of a Professional Development Program
Would increasing teachers' understanding of FASD and then providing ongoing mentor support throughout a school year improve outcomes for students with FASD?
POPFASD - Dan Dubovsky - Rewards and Consequences
Dan Dubovsky speaks about why rewards and consequences may not work well for our students living with FASD.
POPFASD - School Experiences
Youth with FASD and a parent speak about their school experiences and what worked well.
Their stories clearly support the importance of understanding the learner and providing appropriate accommodations.
maraetv - Child Youth and Family Caregivers
The New Zealand Government wants more voluntary caregivers to help them look after children in state care. But is the Government doing enough to help caregivers now?

NCBI - Prevalence and characteristics of fetal alcohol syndrome and partial fetal alcohol syndrome in a Rocky Mountain Region City
This active case ascertainment study in a Rocky Mountain Region City assessed the prevalence and traits of children with FAS and PFAS and linked them to maternal risk factors. Diagnoses made by expert clinical dysmorphologists in multidisciplinary case conferences utilized all components of the study: dysmorphology and physical growth, neurobehavior, and maternal risk interviews.
Current Developmental Disorders Reports - Improving recognition of children affected by prenatal alcohol exposure: detection of exposure in pediatric care
Early identification of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) is important for providing services and preventing secondary disabilities. Recent studies indicate that many FASDs are undiagnosed, partly because there is a need to improve detection of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE).
Current Developmental Disorders Reports - Neurobehavioral disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure (ND-PAE): review of evidence and guidelines for assessment
The effects of prenatal alcohol use have been well documented. In this review, we discuss the inclusion of Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE) as a condition for further study in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fifth Edition (DSM-5).
Current Developmental Disorders Reports - Advancing recognition of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: the proposed DSM-5 diagnosis of 'Neurobehavioral Disorder associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE)'
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are a surprisingly common, yet under-identified set of lifelong neurodevelopmental disabilities with substantial economic and social costs—and high rates of debilitating secondary conditions.
Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine - Fetal exposure to ethanol: relationship between ethyl glucuronide in maternal hair during pregnancy and ethyl glucuronide in neonatal meconium
In recent years, fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEEs) and ethyl glucuronide (EtG) in meconium emerged as reliable, direct biological markers for establishing gestational ethanol exposure. We investigated whether EtG in maternal hair measured during the three trimesters of pregnancy correlated with EtG and FAEEs in neonatal meconium.
Journal of Neuroinflammation - Exposure of neonatal rats to alcohol has differential effects on neuroinflammation and neuronal survival in the cerebellum and hippocampus
Fetal alcohol exposure is a leading cause of preventable birth defects, yet drinking during pregnancy remains prevalent worldwide. Studies suggest that activation of the neuroimmune system plays a role in the effects of alcohol exposure during the rodent equivalent to the third trimester of human pregnancy (i.e., first week of neonatal life), particularly by contributing to neuronal loss.
American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A - Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: clinical phenotype among a high-risk group of children and adolescents in Korea
Little is known about the prevalence and phenotype of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) or spectrum disorders (FASD) in Korea. This study was performed to describe the distribution of alcohol-related physical features in a genetically homogeneous sample of children and adolescents in institutional settings in Korea.
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research - Overexpression of serum response factor in neurons restores ocular dominance plasticity in a model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
Deficits in neuronal plasticity underlie many neurobehavioral and cognitive problems presented in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Our laboratory has developed a ferret model showing that early alcohol exposure leads to a persistent disruption in ocular dominance plasticity (ODP).
Current Developmental Disorders Reports - Educational needs and care of children with FASD
The effects from prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) can cause a range of neurobehavioral deficits that impact learning and functioning in school. As a result, children affected by PAE have diverse learning needs and may experience problems in school.
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research - Maternal iron deficiency worsens the associative learning deficits and hippocampal and cerebellar losses in a rat model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
Gestational alcohol exposure causes lifelong physical and neurocognitive deficits collectively referred to as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). Micronutrient deficiencies are common in pregnancies of alcohol-abusing women.

Miejska Platforma internetowa Magiczny Kraków (Poland) - Ciąża bez alkoholu
Gmina Miejska Kraków, Województwo Małopolskie i Państwowa Agencja Rozwiązywania Problemów Alkoholowych będą współpracować w zakresie upowszechniania wiedzy o negatywnych konsekwencjach spożywania napojów alkoholowych przez kobiety w ciąży.
YLE (Finland) - Alkoholi vahingoittaa vuodessa jopa tuhansia sikiöitä – "Ainoa kehitysvammaisuutta aiheuttava syy, joka olisi täysin ehkäistävissä"
Suomessa syntyy vuosittain arviolta 600–3000 lasta, joille äidin raskaudenaikainen alkoholinkäyttö on aiheuttanut eriasteisia vaurioita. He voivat tarvita eriasteista tukea päivähoidosta työelämään saakka. Vaikeinta aikaa on kehitysvammaliiton FASD-koordinaattorin mukaan nuori aikuisuus, jolloin oireet viimeistään tulevat esiin.
DocCheck News (Germany) - Schwangerschaft: In anderen Umtrünken
Wenn Anziehen und Zähneputzen zum unüberwindlichen Hindernis werden: Bundesweit kommen pro Jahr 10.000 Kinder mit fetalen Alkoholspektrum-Störungen (FASD) auf die Welt. Bei mehr als 2.000 diagnostizieren Pädiater ein voll ausgeprägtes fetales Alkoholsyndrom (FAS).