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Blood Test May Help Identify Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Pixabay Images Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Texas A&M College of Medicine and the Omni-Net Birth Defects Prevention Program in Ukraine have identified a blood test that may help predict how severely a baby will be affected by alcohol exposure during pregnancy, according to a study published November [...]

FASD impacts brain development throughout childhood and adolescence not just at birth

Medical researchers at the University of Alberta recently published findings showing that brain development is delayed throughout childhood and adolescence for people born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Christian Beaulieu and Carmen Rasmussen, the two primary investigators in the research study, recently published the results of their work in the peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of [...]

Committee recommends warnings on alcoholic drinks

ALCOHOLIC drinks may soon have to warn women against consuming them if pregnant. It was one of the recommendations made to the Australian Government in its report on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. FASD is a potential consequence of consuming booze while expecting. A child born with FASD will have a smaller head and brain defects [...]

10 minute activist: Message on a bottle

Despite the fact that nearly a year has passed since the Australian and New Zealand Food and Health Ministers recommended that the alcohol industry be given two years to voluntarily implement alcohol warning labels, less than 16%* of alcoholic products carry a consumer information message. Of those that do, 98% take up less than 5% [...]

Support for FASD as Bill introduced into Parliament

The Federal Government has been called upon to accept FASD as a registered disability. Currently Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is not recognised as a disability by the Australian Government. As a result, individuals living with FASD are not provided with the same level of support and care that is available to those with more [...]

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