Sunday, July 4, 2021

FASD News - 26/2021

Newswire (Canada) - Government of Canada invests in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention in Atlantic Provinces
Today, Member of Parliament, Scott Simms, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced funding for Toward Prevention, which will increase awareness of FASD, prevent alcohol use in pregnancy, and improve the health and social outcomes for those affected by FASD.
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The Ripon Advance (USA) - Murkowski sponsors bipartisan Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders bill
Federal support would be provided to help individuals and families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) under a bipartisan, bicameral bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).
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Florida News Times (USA) - Fetal alcohol exposure data highlights the need for public health intervention
Alcohol intake during pregnancy can harm developing embryos and foets, but a new study led by the School of Public Health found that a significant number of pregnancies leading to childbirth are still associated with alcohol exposure. I did.
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DATAC (Canada) - Rise in young adult drinking concerns New Brunswick’s fetal alcohol centre
According to new research from the University of New Brunswick (UNB), one-third of young adults in New Brunswick have been drinking more alcohol over the course of the pandemic.
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Yale News - Fetal alcohol exposure data underscore need for public health interventions
While alcohol consumption during pregnancy may result in harm to developing embryos and fetuses, a new study led by the Yale School of Public health finds that a significant number of pregnancies that result in live birth still involve alcohol exposure.
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Oldham Chronicle (UK) - New educational film shows the impacts of drinking alcohol during pregnancy
A new film that will raise awareness in young people of the potential damage caused by drinking alcohol when pregnant will premiere online on Thursday (June 24) at 2pm.
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Susan D Rich - #FASDReSPectAct: A New Bill to Fund Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Research, Services & Prevention
Today I had the opportunity to speak with a dear friend and close colleague who has been a #NationalLeader and Champion in the #FASDcommunity - Tom Donaldson of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS).
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FASD Hope - 64 - Changes for Generations - Part 2 - A Conversation with Dr. Susan Rich
June is Book Month on FASD Hope, to shine a light on a variety of authors in the FASD Community. Episodes 63 and 64 highlight Dr. Susan Rich. Dr. Susan Rich is a Child / Adolescent Psychiatrist and a champion in the field of FASD Clinical work and research.
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VIDEOS and MATERIALS
NOFAS – Run FASD
Run FASD is Strength, Tenacity, Empowerment, Hope, and Vision. A virtual 5k event that can happen at your own pace wherever you are. From September 9th-15th, 2021, Run FASD to bring awareness to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
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OhioMHAS - How to Navigate School when you have a child with FASD: Advocacy, Special Education Issues
Webinar recording from May 14, 2021
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OhioMHAS - Understanding, reducing stigma for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Culturally Competent Practices
Understanding and reducing stigma for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders FASD : Culturally Competent Practices in Caring for Individuals with FASD. Webinar recording from June 4, 2021
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DiG FASD - DiG FASD Study Videos
Videos for Kids • Videos for Adults • NOFAS Webinar
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Health Nexus Santé - FASD Virtual Caregiver Retreat Session 2: Mindfulness with Marvin the Marmot
This recording is part of a 4-session retreat for caregivers of individuals with complex mental health issues including FASD. Children can come and learn valuable mindfulness skills with Marvin the Mindful Marmot who along with his mindful mates, teach kids how to regulate their emotions and calm down.
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Health Nexus Santé - FASD Virtual Caregiver Retreat Session 1: Nutrition and Mental Health
This recording is part of a 4-session retreat for caregivers of individuals with complex mental health issues including FASD.
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Health Nexus Santé - FASD Virtual Caregiver Retreat Session 3: Mindfulness, Acceptance and Gentle Yoga
This recording is part of a 4-session retreat for caregivers of individuals with complex mental health issues including FASD.
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Health Nexus Santé - FASD Virtual Caregiver Retreat Session 4: Family Wellness – Keeping Everyone Safe
This recording is part of a 4-session retreat for caregivers of individuals with complex mental health issues including FASD.
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National Juvenile Defender Center - FASD & Youth: What Defenders Need to Know
On March 24, 2021, NJDC and the Mid-Atlantic Juvenile Defender Center hosted a webinar titled FASD & Youth: What Defenders Need to Know.
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AlcoholFreePregnancy - NOFAS Policy & Training Center: June 2021 Virtual Forum
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Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association - Chapter 9 alcohol and Pregnancy: My Responsible Disturbance
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StayWell - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: A Mother's Story
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FASD Hub - Meet David Tucker: Making FASD History in the Pilbara
David Tucker is a researcher and PhD candidate who has been working on the Make FASD History in the Pilbara project. We asked David to share some of the project's findings around the role of men in supporting their partners to not drink alcohol during pregnancy.
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Action Together - Rochdale Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Network Launches Peer Support E-book
Rochdale Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Network has launched the FASD Parent and Carer Experiences E-book to support people caring for children with FASD, raise awareness and shared lived experiences to drive positive change.
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RESEARCH
Rutgers - Implementation of a screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) program for alcohol use during pregnancy
Implementation of SBIRT resulted in an increased number of women identified as at-risk for an alcohol-exposed pregnancy. Among 35 women who were screened for alcohol use, nine (26%) screened at-risk.
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Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet - Summary of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a condition caused by alcohol exposure before birth. During pregnancy, alcohol freely crosses the placenta [1]. The baby cannot process the alcohol and this may result in damage to the baby’s brain and body.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science - Visual dysfunction in a zebrafish FASD model is associated with retinal proteostasis impairment
Together, these results show that binge-like EtOH exposure in immature zebrafish larvae produces visual dysfunction, including effects on cone PR neurons. Part of the damaging effects of EtOH on retinal neurons may involve disruption of proteostasis.
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Applied Neuropsychology: Child - Behavior regulation skills are associated with adaptive functioning in children and adolescents with prenatal alcohol exposure
These results highlight the possibility that targeting particular EF domains among individuals with PAE may benefit behavior regulation, which may also extend to adaptive skills.
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International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders - Oral and written communication skills of adolescents with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) compared with those with no/low PAE: A systematic review
Our results emphasize that for adolescents with PAE, communication skills in both oral and written modalities should be comprehensively understood in assessment and when planning interventions.
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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - Individual and contextual variables associated with smoking and alcohol consumption during pregnancy
individual characteristics and the living environment are associated with smoking, secondhand smoke and alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
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American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Prenatal alcohol consumption and placental outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical studies
PAE increases the likelihood of placental abruption, and is associated with decreased placental weight, altered placental vasculature, DNA methylation and molecular pathways.
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Qualitative Health Research - Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy in Brazil: Elements of an Interpretive Approach
With this research, we aimed to raise elements to enhance the understanding of alcohol consumption among pregnant women in Brazil. Fourteen women identified as alcohol consumers during pregnancy were interviewed.
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Medical Decision Making - Reducing the Prevalence of Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies in the United States: A Simulation Modeling Study
Promoting alcohol abstinence among women who are aware of their pregnancy or seeking pregnancy offers limited potential to reduce the prevalence of AEPs. Programs to avert unintended pregnancies are essential to achieve more substantial reductions in AEPs in the United States.
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Carolina Digital Repository - Maternal Weight and Diet as Protective Factors Against the Adverse Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
This research attempted to better understand maternal weight and dietary intake as factors which may mitigate some of the adverse effects of prenatal alcohol exposure in the early infancy period.
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Springer - The Placenta as a Target for Alcohol During Pregnancy: The Close Relation with IGFs Signaling Pathway
This review tries to examine the current knowledge and gaps in our existing understanding of the ethanol effects in insulin/IGFs signaling pathway, which can explain the mechanism to elucidate the adverse actions of ethanol in the maternal–fetal interface of mammals.
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American Journal of Physiology - Prenatal ethanol exposure impairs the conduction delay at the atrioventricular junction in the looping heart
Our findings reveal regional differences in the AVJ myocardium even at this early stage in heart development. These findings reveal the early steps leading to the heterogeneity and complexity of conduction at the mature AVJ, a site where arrhythmias can be initiated.
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Drug and Alcohol Dependence - Cortical gyrification in children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and prenatal alcohol exposure
Children with ADHD + PAE uniquely demonstrate lower mid-dorsolateral LGI, with widespread lower LGI related to more severe facial dysmorphia and neurobehavioral impairments.
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Sex- and Gender-Based Analysis in Public Health - Women, Alcohol and the Public Health Response: Moving Forward from Avoidance, Inattention and Inaction to Gender-Based Design
This chapter discusses the need for sex-, gender- and diversity-based analysis to be brought to bear on the topic of women and alcohol, the uptake to date by public health and much-needed directions forward.
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Syracuse University - Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders Deserve Plans of Safe Care
Substance use among women who are pregnant is a growing U.S public health issue. Approximately 340,000 infants are affected by prenatal exposure to illicit drugs annually, leading to an increase in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), and Child Protective Services involvement.
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Utah State University - Pregnancy and Substance Use
The use of alcohol and other harmful substances, such as cocaine, opioids, and marijuana during pregnancy has increased over the last decades (Sebastiani et al., 2018).
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Drug and Alcohol Dependence - Central white matter integrity alterations in 2-3-year-old children following prenatal alcohol exposure
Widespread altered white matter microstructural integrity at 2–3 years of age is consistent with findings in neonates in the same and other cohorts, indicating persistence of effects of PAE through early life.
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Child Neuropsychology - Halstead Category Test sensitivity to neurocognitive deficits in prenatal alcohol exposed and cognitively impaired children
The findings support the use of the HCT as a sensitive measure of executive functions in both PAE and non-PAE cognitively impaired children with no evidence of gender and ethnic bias.
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University of Melbourne - Women’s Perspectives on the Impact of Trauma on Pregnancy, Substance Use and Parenting
Findings suggest that PTSD diagnostic criteria will not adequately capture the impact that adverse events have had on a pregnant substance using population.
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Preventive Medicine Reports - Maternal smoking trajectory during pregnancy predicts offspring’s smoking and substance use – The Northern Finland birth cohort 1966 study
The aim was to characterize the association of maternal smoking trajectory during pregnancy with offspring’s smoking, alcohol and substance use behavior.
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Addictive Behaviors - Maternal personality and alcohol use during pregnancy in Japan: The Tohoku Medical Megabank Project Birth and Three-Generation Cohort Study
Different personality scales are associated with alcohol use at different points during pregnancy.
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IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Nordbayern (Germany) - Junge Erwachsene mit FASD wollen sich untereinander austauschen
Mütterlicher Alkoholkonsum während der Schwangerschaft verursacht häufig vorgeburtliche Schädigungen bei Kindern. Zusammengefasst werden diese unter dem Begriff "Fetale Alkohol Spektrum Störung" (FASD).
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Maminka.cz (Czech Republic) - Alkohol v těhotenství: Ublíží sklenička vína miminku, nebo ne?
Pití alkoholu v těhotenství není prospěšné, na tom se samozřejmě shodnou všichni lékaři. Následky mohou být fatální, varují. Je to tak ale i v případě, že si dáte k obědu malé pivo nebo občas večer s partnerem dvojku vína? Co alkohol v těle těhotné ženy způsobuje a jak ohrožuje miminko?
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PebMed (Brazil) - A presença paterna na prevenção do uso de bebidas alcoólicas e depressão na gestação
Hoje, mesmo com acesso facilitado à informação, a incidência de mulheres que ingerem bebidas alcoólicas durante a gestação é de 10% (POPOVA et al, 2017). Esse fator está correlacionado com nossa cultura de glamourização da ingestão de bebida alcoólica.
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