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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 [...]

Fetal alcohol exposure affects brain structure in children

Alcohol use by expectant mothers can lead to problems with the mental and physical development of their children -- a condition known as fetal alcohol syndrome. Research suggests an incidence of 0.2 to 1.5 per 1,000 live births, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Costs for care of individuals affected by fetal [...]

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 [...]