Sunday, July 15, 2018

FASD News - 28/2018 (Australia) - Federal government needs to take action against alcohol industry’s poor pregnancy warnings, doctors say
AUSSIE doctors have ripped into the alcohol industry’s approach to pregnancy warnings, saying poor labelling could have lifelong consequences for unborn children. (Canada) - First of its kind database aims to reveal how FASD affects Canadians
Saskatchewan, like other provinces, does not collect specific data on how many people have fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). The Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) is launching the first national database, and first globally, on the disorder.
Edmonton Journal (Canada) - Opinion: People must take dangers of FASD seriously
At first glance, Travis doesn’t seem like someone who was born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Towering well past six feet, Travis appears to be a standard young adult —charming, personable, and handsome.
The West Australian (Australia) - Perth mums endanger children by drinking alcohol while pregnant
Alcohol-damaged children are a hidden epidemic, including in Perth’s western suburbs where women “from the chardonnay set” drink while pregnant, according to an expert.
702 (South Africa) - The human face of foetal alcohol syndrome
Watch the story of the life of Jade below, who, due to circumstances, was not able to stop her alcohol and substance abuse during pregnancy.
Mackay Daily Mercury (Australia) - Baby born with FAS after mum drank eight beers a day
LINDA McFadden's second baby nearly died from foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), but that wasn't enough for her to beat a debilitating addiction.
In all of my years of writing, there is a little three-letter word in the dictionary that I have never used before. The word is “sot,” and it means, “a habitual drunkard.”
Women's Health - Apparently 35 Percent Of People Think It’s Totally Fine To Drink During Pregnancy
Listen: It's totally normal to want a glass of wine after a long day at work—yes, even (or, honestly, especially) when you're pregnant.
News24 - Protect your unborn kids from alcohol
That small bit of alcohol you drink before realising you are pregnant can have life-long harmful effects on your baby.
The New Times - Alcohol and the reproductive system
It is harmful to health and damages various body parts like the liver, heart and nervous system. Alcohol also damages sexual reproductive health. The damage caused depends on the amount and type of alcohol consumed, and also the duration.
Daily Mail (UK) - Pregnant mother who drank TWO glasses of wine in one night reveals her husband 'hit the roof' and accused her of 'risking' their unborn baby's health - so who is right?
A mother has shared her concerns after her husband slammed her for drinking alcohol during the second trimester of her pregnancy.
HeraldLIVE (South Africa) - Drinking and smoking during pregnancy more deadly than we knew – study
The danger of even low levels of drinking and smoking by a pregnant woman have been researched in an extensive new study conducted in South Africa and America.
EurekAlert - How do state policies on alcohol use affect pregnant women and infants?
It is well known that if women drink while they are pregnant, they increase the chances that children may be affected by alcohol, including a broad range of serious defects referred to as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Le Roux Schoeman - FASD: The facts about drinking alcohol during pregnancy
American Academy of Pediatrics - Alcohol and Pregnancy: It’s Just Not Worth the Risk
There's no guarantee that a baby will be born healthy or grow up healthy. However, there is an absolute guarantee that a child will not have a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) if a mother does not drink alcohol while pregnant.
Helen Simpson - FASD Celebration of People!
The purpose of this video is to showcase the wonderful and amazing individuals in this world who have the diagnosis of FASD. This video celebrates them and everything they are capable of.
And see her new blog as well - Read here
Parenting and Child Health - Pregnancy and alcohol – risks and effects on the developing baby
If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, no alcohol is the safest choice.
Drinking alcohol in pregnancy significantly increases the risks of a number of alcohol-related birth defects. To what extent does drinking while pregnant affect the unborn child?

Child Neuropsychol. - Factors predictive of a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder diagnosis: Parent and teacher ratings.
Diagnostic assessment in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is informed by multidisciplinary assessment incorporating objective (i.e., test measures) and subjective means, such as parent and teacher behavior ratings.
Journal of Neuroinflammation - Role of MCP-1 and CCR2 in ethanol-induced neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration in the developing brain
MCP-1/CCR2 signaling played an important role in ethanol-induced microglial activation/neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration in the developing brain. The effects may be mediated by the interaction among MCP-1/CCR2 signaling, TLR4, and GSK3β.
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research - “But problems dwell so the urge is constant…..” Qualitative Data Analysis of the OST CHOICES Program
While understanding their milieu, our study also unraveled different struggles (such as violence, peer pressure, financial burden and depression) encountered by Native women in their daily lives.
Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice - Understanding and Supporting Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Strategies for Health Professionals: an Opinion Piece
This editorial provides health professionals with information to understand and support adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Specific strategies related to initiating referrals to community services, communicating intentionally and responding positively to behavioral challenges are discussed.
Europe PMC - An evaluation of the predictive validity of the SAVRY and YLS/CMI in justice-involved youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
Despite the high prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in youth criminal justice settings, there is currently no research supporting the use of violence risk assessment tools in this population.
Alcoholism - Regional patterns of alcohol‐induced neuronal loss depend on genetics: Implications for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Mutation of the nNOS gene substantially increases vulnerability to alcohol‐induced cell loss in a brain region where the gene is expressed (olfactory bulb), but not in a separate brain region, where the gene is not expressed (facial nucleus).
PloS one - Does prenatal alcohol exposure cause a metabolic syndrome? (Non-)evidence from a mouse model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Although prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) reduces offspring growth, it may increase obesity risk at adolescence. Animal models of PAE display glucose intolerance and increased adiposity, suggesting that PAE causes metabolic reprogramming.
PCOM PSYCHOLOGY DISSERTATIONS - An Analysis of Teachers’ Judgements of the Executive Capacities of Students Classified as Emotionally Disturbed/Behaviorally Disordered and a Matched, Non-Clinical Student Group
The findings of this study highlight the fact that assessment at this level could lead to better understanding of how and why EF is so broadly impacted across mental health disorders, and thus aid in improved interventions, targeted treatment, and increased positive outcomes for this population.
Philosophies and Sociologies of Bioethics - ‘Can Someone Please Decide?’ How the Media Represent the Risk of Drinking During Pregnancy
Taking the case study of a UK media controversy from 2007 to 2008 about apparently conflicting risk advice from two public health bodies about the recommended limits of alcohol during pregnancy, this chapter will examine how the prevention paradox can play out in public and explain the delicate public position public health advice can find itself.
Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy - “I think we should all be singing from the same hymn sheet” – English and Swedish midwives’ views of advising pregnant women about alcohol
Many countries have adopted abstinence guidelines for pregnant women, due to uncertainty around the risk of harm caused by small amounts of alcohol. There is a lack of research exploring frontline midwives’ attitudes towards alcohol use during pregnancy and comparisons of practices in different countries.
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Evaluation of a retrospective diary for peri-conceptual and mid-pregnancy drinking in Scotland
Women reported higher consumption levels when completing the Retrospective Diary, especially regarding peri-conceptual ‘binge’ drinking. Routine clinical practice methods may not capture potentially harmful or irregular drinking patterns.
Journal of Advanced Nursing - Peri-conceptual and mid-pregnancy drinking
Significant peri-conceptual consumption levels suggest a substantial proportion of alcohol-exposed pregnancies before pregnancy recognition.
University of New Mexico - Moderate Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Impairs Performance in an Object-Place-Paired-Associate Task
Memory impairments, including spatial and object processing, are often observed in individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Much attention has been directed towards the hippocampus, which displays significant alterations after moderate prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE).
Contemporary Drug Problems - Exploring Professional Accounts of the Transition Into Parenthood of Pregnant Women Who Use Substances
In this article, the aim is to analyze professional accounts of the transition of substance-using pregnant women into parenthood.
Am Acad Pediatrics - Misalignment of Coronary Microvasculature Detected in a Model of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure using Optical Coherence Tomography
Congenital coronary anomalies can result in severe consequences such as arrhythmias and sudden death. Research has been dedicated to coronary development, but gaps exist in this area of study due to a lack of tools to visualize all the vessels.
Families in Society - The Policy to Practice Gap: Factors Associated With Practitioner Knowledge of CAPTA 2010 Mandates for Identifying and Intervening in Cases of Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure
This article describes results from a state-wide survey of social services professionals (n = 259) regarding knowledge of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act Reauthorization of 2010 (CAPTA), clinically based markers of prenatal substance exposure (PSE), and appropriate child protection responses following a PSE referral.

IN OTHER LANGUAGES (Germany) - Trinken während der Schwangerschaft ist nie in Ordnung – über 400 Bedingungen Co-auftreten mit fetalen Alkohol-Spektrum-Störung
Alkoholkonsum während der Schwangerschaft ist seit langem als No-No aufgeführt. Jüngste Forschungen haben diese Vorstellung jedoch in Frage gestellt und sich gefragt, ob das Trinken von Alkohol während des ersten Trimesters wirklich so schlimm ist, wie wir denken.
Max und das Fetale Alkoholsyndrom
Das Fetale Alkoholsyndrom (FAS) ist eine Fetale Alkoholspektrumstörung (FASD), die erheblichen Einfluss auf das Leben des Betroffenen und sein Umfeld hat. Am Beispiel Max wird erklärt, welche späteren Auswirkungen Alkoholgenuss beim Ungeborenen hervorrufen können.

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