Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand) - Hui marks 'groundbreaking day' for people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Not many people understand how Eriapa Dalbeth’s brain works. The 17-year-old said too much information makes him overwhelmed, his memory fails him and sometimes he can’t pay attention.
Department of Health and Aged Care (Australia) - National Fetal Alcohol
Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Strategic Action Plan 2018-2028 – Three-year
This report shares review findings of the National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Strategic Action Plan 2018-2028 implementation. The review’s aim is to inform the Australian Government if the plan is on-track to achieving its goals.
Senator Lisa Murkowski
(USA) - Murkowski, Klobuchar Reintroduce Bill to Prevent Fetal Alcohol
Spectrum Disorders While Supporting Individuals Living with FASD
U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) today reintroduced the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Respect Act of 2023, legislation which reauthorizes programs and funding to aid individuals and families impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
Castanet - Mom with
FASD fights intergenerational trauma: 'I chose my kids'
A Vernon mother says she is being forced to move out of town due to lack of supports. The woman suffers from fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and her family has a history of drug and alcohol abuse. But, she says that ends with her – she doesn’t drink or do drugs.
The West Australian
(Australia) - Caroline Bower: Professor behind landmark FASD study in
juvenile jails named in King’s Birthday Honours
A leading professor who successfully lobbied for mandatory pregnancy warnings on alcohol bottles and cans, and led a landmark study into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder at Banksia Hill Detention Centre has been named in the King’s Birthday Honours.
Medical Xpress - Fetal
alcohol syndrome: Facial modeling study explores technology to aid diagnosis
Fetal alcohol syndrome is a lifelong condition caused by exposing an unborn baby to alcohol. It's a pattern of mental, physical and behavioral symptoms seen in some people whose mothers consumed alcohol during pregnancy.
Scoop (New Zealand) - Time
For Action On Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder In Aotearoa
Alcohol Action NZ welcomes the establishment of the FASD Advisory Roopuu, announced by the Associate Minister of Health Hon Willow-Jean Prime today, and the appointment of Raawiri Ratuu (Kaiaarahi of Kookiri ki Taamakimakaurau Trust) and Professor Māmari Stephens (Te Rarawa) as its co-chairs.
CanFASD - Trainee
Series: Learning about FASD through the eyes of criminal justice professionals
I am a researcher working on a project to better understand and support those with FASD in the criminal justice system. This blog describes what I’ve learned about FASD in the context of criminal justice, and how it corresponds with my knowledge of FASD in the education system.
The Journal of Clinical Investigation - Preconception paternal ethanol exposures induce alcohol-related craniofacial growth deficiencies in fetal offspring
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is characterized by a range of structural birth defects, including facial dysmorphia, central nervous system growth deficits (microcephaly), and prenatal/postnatal growth restriction, which correlate with the magnitude of prenatal alcohol exposure. Although exclusively attributed to the maternal consumption of alcohol during pregnancy, multiple clinical studies and case reports have emerged describing instances in which infants presenting with alcohol-related birth defects were born to mothers who denied consuming alcohol during pregnancy.
Journal of Integrative
Neuroscience - Enhancing Understanding of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
(FASD) across the Globe
This Special Issue ‘Enhancing understanding of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) across the globe’ aims to increase our knowledge in research relevant to FASD, mechanistic insights, prevention, and comorbid conditions.
Adaptive Functioning - Prevalence of Epilepsy and Pathological Eeg Findings in a Norwegian Sample of Children with Fasd: Impact on Cognition, Adaptive Functioning
There was an increased prevalence of epilepsy. A high number of children in all FASD subgroups had pathological EEG-findings, even in absence of an epilepsy. Irrespective of epilepsy, ADHD and FASD subgroup, children with frontal EEG pathologies showed significantly reduced processing speed and working memory, which may indicate clinical significance and a possible target for intervention.
Journal of Autism and
Developmental Disorders - Dog-Assisted Therapy vs Relaxation for Children
and Adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Randomized Controlled
The rationale of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Dog-assisted Therapy (DAT) in children and adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
and Experimental Research - Results of an FASD screening tool are associated
with neuropsychological and behavioral measures
Results from the FASD-Tree screening tool were associated with neuropsychological and behavioral outcomes. Participants classified as FASD-Positive were more likely to have impairment in all domains tested.
Neuroscience - Behavioral Changes in FPR2/ALX and Chemr23 Receptor Knockout
Mice Are Exacerbated by Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) causes neuroinflammation that may contribute to the pathophysiology underlying Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Frontiers in Neuroscience
- Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
Disorder (FASD): Linking immune function to mental health status
Taken together, to our knowledge, this study is the first to examine the impact of the pandemic in adults with FASD. And while it may be too soon to predict the long-term effects of the pandemic on mental health, our data suggest that it will be important that future work also takes into account how immune function may be modulating mental health outcomes in this population.
Child: Care, Health
and Development - Establishing a multidisciplinary specialist centre for
fetal alcohol spectrum disorders—Lessons learned from a model project in
Our service was used by both caregivers and professionals who reported numerous and complex concerns and needs. Professionally sound and multidisciplinary services are viable instruments to meet those needs, bearing the potential for quick and notable relief among individuals affected.
Journal of Exercise
Science - Efficacy of a 6-week Novel Exergaming Intervention Guided by Heart
Rate Zones on Aerobic Performance in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
Disorder and Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Feasibility Study
he purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of a novel exergaming intervention guided by heart rate zones for children and adolescents with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
bioRxiv - Prenatal
alcohol exposure alters expression of genes involved in cell adhesion, immune
response, and toxin metabolism in adolescent rat hippocampus
Alcohol exposure during fetal development is associated with a wide range of behavioral and physical symptoms that can be observed from childhood throughout adolescence and beyond.
Developmental Disabilities - Parental scaffolding in play: A comparison of
fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and autism spectrum disorder
This preliminary exploratory study suggests that parents of children with developmental disabilities may differentially ‘match’ their child’s play level. Further research on developmental play levels during parent-child play is warranted.
Integrative Neuroscience - Contextualizing The Impact of Prenatal Alcohol
and Tobacco Exposure on Neurodevelopment in a South African Birth Cohort: An
Analysis from the Socioecological Perspective
Research on neurodevelopment following community-levels of PAE and PTE should more regularly consider the ecological context to accelerate understanding of teratogenic outcomes.
bioRxiv - The
influence of prenatal alcohol exposure and maternal diet on offspring DNA
methylation: a cross-species study
Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is associated with changes to offspring DNA methylation and adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes.
Radio Centrum (Poland) - Czym są FAS i FASD?
FAS oraz FASD były tematem spotkania zorganizowanego w Lubelskim Centrum Konferencyjnym. Prelegenci spotkali się w celu popularyzacji i edukacji o problematyce nadużywania alkoholu w czasie ciąży.
Stadt Pforzheim (Germany)
- Fachvortrag zum Thema "Fetale Alkoholspektrum-Störungen" (FASD)
Die Stadt Pforzheim lädt mit der Sozialpädagogin und FASD- Fachberaterin von „FAZIT Gesellschaft für lösungsorientierte Jugendhilfe mbH“, Susanne Sommer, zum Fachvortrag „FASD – eine Herausforderung im pädagogischen Alltag“ ein.
N-LAND (Germany) - Risiken
von Alkoholkonsum in der Schwangerschaft
NÜRNBERGER LAND – Wenn Frauen während der Schwangerschaft und Stillzeit Alkohol trinken oder andere Rauschmittel zu sich nehmen, kann dies schwere Auswirkungen auf die Gesundheit des ungeborenen Kindes haben.