Sunday, January 24, 2021

FASD News - 3/2021

Government of Western Australia (Australia) - New campaign highlights risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy
A new public education campaign launches today to inform the Western Australian community about the risk to babies from alcohol use during pregnancy.
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Business Daily (Nairobi) - Drinking wine or beer in pregnancy
When it comes to alcohol consumption, there is a common public misconception that drinking during pregnancy is safe depending on the type and quantity of alcohol, or timing during pregnancy. But alcohol is harmful to a foetus.
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KXXV (USA) - Central Texas doctors look to raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome amid pandemic
Every year between 800 and 8,000 babies are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. It's a preventable statistic, and one health experts are worried it will increase due to COVID-19.
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Standard (Kenya) - How alcoholism trickles down generations
Babies exposed to alcohol from the mother during pregnancy experience varying degrees of brain damage and growth problems in their lifetime. FAS is also known as Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
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CanFASD (Canada) - Claudette Bradshaw FASD Innovation Award
Claudette Bradshaw recently retired from the Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) Board of Directors and this award is to recognize her many years of service to the field of FASD, early education and homelessness.
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CanFASD - ‘Falling through the cracks’: The impacts of COVID-19 on people with FASD
This pandemic has been challenging for all of us. But for those with disabilities and those who are disadvantaged in systems already, these challenges are much greater. This is the case for most individuals with FASD and their families. In some cases, families have been able to cope better during this time, finding comfort in limited societal expectations.
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VIDEOS and MATERIALS
PreventionInstitute1 - Young Children with FASD Strengths and Challenges
Every child with FASD is unique. Every child has strengths and challenges. This webinar provides an introduction to common strengths and challenges and some strategies to help children succeed.
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PreventionInstitute1 - FASD and Dental Health in Young Children
Tooth decay remains the most common chronic disease of childhood and the most common cause of day surgeries in Canada. Children with untreated tooth decay can suffer from malnutrition, poor growth, and a reduced oral health related quality of life. Recent evidence suggests that children with FASD may be at a higher risk for dental caries and have greater overall treatment needs.
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Alcoholthinkagain – One Drink
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What They're Worth - Episode 25- Natalie: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, more commonly known as FASD is an under spoken phrase in the foster care and adoption community (and in the community overall). This episode is eye-opening and educational.
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NTI Upstream - Educational & Behavioral Interventions for Children & Teens with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
If you have adopted a child whose birth mother used drugs or alcohol during pregnancy, you are struggling daily with efforts to support your child’s schoolwork as well as teaching your child how to behave appropriately.
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Spotlight on FASD - Podcast Season 2, Episode 3 - Martin Clarke, A Social Worker's Take On FASD
This week we talk to Martin Clarke and listen to his wonderfully honest take on FASDs and Social Work. Martin has over 25 years of experience as a social worker in child protection and has spent the last 14 years delivering FASDs training on behalf of TACT  to foster carers and other professionals.
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RESEARCH
Drug and Alcohol Dependence - An investigation of the link between prenatal alcohol exposure and sleep problems across childhood
Heavy PAE was associated with significantly more sleep problems across childhood and a higher probability of reporting persistent sleep problems, relative to children with no PAE. Implications for the understanding and management of sleep in young children with PAE and FASD are discussed.
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Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: an overview of current evidence and activities in the UK
Estimates for the UK suggest that alcohol consumption during pregnancy and prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)—the most common neurodevelopmental condition—are high.
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Experimental Biology and Medicine - White matter abnormalities in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Focus on axon growth and guidance
We present evidence for the need for further study on how prenatal alcohol exposure affects the formation of neural connections which may underlie disrupted functional connectivity in FASD.
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Affilia - The Shame of Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant: The Production of Avoidance and Ill-Health
In this article, we examine the operation of shame in the alcohol use habits of pregnant women and the responses of their families and associated institutions.
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International Journal of Moleculat Sciences - Epigallocatechin Gallate Ameliorates the Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure in a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder-Like Mouse Model
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is the main preventable cause of intellectual disability in the Western world. Although binge drinking is the most studied prenatal alcohol exposure pattern, other types of exposure, such as the Mediterranean, are common in specific geographic areas.
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American Journal of Physiology - Folic acid prevents functional and structural heart defects induced by prenatal ethanol exposure
Increased regurgitant blood flow has been linked to endocardial cushion defects and resultant congenital heart diseases (CHDs).
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Scientific Reports - An enriched biosignature of gut microbiota-dependent metabolites characterizes maternal plasma in a mouse model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) causes permanent cognitive disability. The enteric microbiome generates microbial-dependent products (MDPs) that may contribute to disorders including autism, depression, and anxiety; it is unknown whether similar alterations occur in PAE.
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bioRxiv - White Matter Alterations in Young Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) can lead to cognitive, behavioural, and social-emotional challenges. Previous neuroimaging research has identified alterations to brain structure in newborns, older children, adolescents, and adults with PAE; however, little is known about brain structure in young children.
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IN OTHER LANGUAGES
NostroFiglio (Italy) - Alcol e droghe in gravidanza: i rischi per la donna e il bambino
Fino a non molti anni fa alle donne in dolce attesa si diceva di bere la birra perché "fa latte". Per fortuna oggi sappiamo che non solo non è vero, ma che è anche potenzialmente molto pericoloso.
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Children with FAS (Ukraine) - Діти з ФАС - це стосується всіх НАС
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Children with FAS (Ukraine) – Stefaniya
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