ARTICLES AND NEWS
Irish Independent (Ireland) - Mums-to-be are
playing 'Russian roulette' with alcohol
Many middle-class women are putting their unborn
children at potential risk of brain disorders by ignoring warnings not to drink
alcohol during pregnancy, a new report will reveal.
Wawatay News (Canada) - Saugeen man on hunger
strike over FASD
Saugeen’s Paul Machimity is into the second week
of his hunger strike to raise awareness about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
NEWS.com.au (Australia) - Pregnancy drinking
IT has been described as Australia's "invisible
birth defect" and, in the six months since a major report calling for pregnancy
warning labels on alcohol, 1300 children have been born with brain damage.
Mlive.com (USA) - Lansing to Washington:
Advocate begins walk to highlight fetal alcohol exposure and mental
Jim Casha is walking to Washington D.C. Again.
The 58-year-old Michigan native, who currently resides with his in-laws in
Canada but is a regular at the state Capitol and Detroit City Council, made the
walk three years ago, and despite his advancing age, set out again on Friday
morning with plans to reach D.C. in 40 days.
Irish Independent (Ireland) - Still no
warning labels on alcohol one year on
NO LABELS have yet been put on alcohol products
sold in Ireland containing health warnings about drinking during pregnancy,
despite the recommendations of a report a year ago.
vtdigger.org - Health Dept. launches
campaign: ‘049’ = Zero Alcohol for Nine Months of Pregnancy
A mother’s use of even small amounts of alcohol
can cause health problems for her baby, a fact that many women and their health
care providers may not realize. Drinking can affect development in the very
first weeks – even before a woman knows she’s pregnant – and throughout
Kansas.com - Drs. Oz and Roizen: Pregnant?
Find ways other than alcohol to de-stress
Gwyneth Paltrow was outed for drinking a
Guinness while pregnant, but a brand-new study claims she may not have done
anything risky. It seems British docs think two glasses of wine a week or the
equivalent doesn’t add up to developmental problems in kids. We think they’re
off base. A fetus’ alcohol tolerance level is unknowable.
HealthCanal.com - Drugs and alcohol cause
problems during pregnancy
A University of Canterbury psychology researcher
has identified the first direct evidence that combined use of ecstasy and
alcohol during pregnancy causes brain damage.
IBTimes.co.uk (Poland) - Woman Gives Birth to
Drunk Baby after Binge Drinking Session
Surgeons in Poland were forced into an emergency
Caesarean operation to deliver a baby boy born with severe alcohol poisoning.
The 24-year-old mother was reportedly on a drinking binge and collapsed while
buying more liquor. The incident took place at a bar in the town of
SAMHSA (USA) - Report reveals special
challenges of pregnant teens in substance abuse treatment
A new report shows that among the approximately
57,000 teenage female (ages 12 to 19) substance abuse treatment admissions each
year, about 2,000 (4 percent) involve pregnant teens.
ANNOUNCING TWO MAJOR CONFERENCES ON FETAL
ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER
These conferences, each the first of its
kind, are presented by
These conferences, each the first of its kind,
are presented by the Institute of Health Economics, with the support of the
Government of Alberta.
National FASD Conference & FACE 2013 –
Joint Registration OPEN!
Frontier Regional FASD Training Center - FASD
Intervention Strategies Part II – 6.20.13
Thank you for your interest in the FASD
Intervention Strategies Part II webinar scheduled for June 20, 2013 brought to
you FREE by the Frontier Regional FASD Training Center, funded by a grant from
the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
MATERIALS AND VIDEOS
Healthvermont - Alcohol & Pregnancy —
Guidance for Health Care Providers
MencapDirector - GP info on Foetal Alcohol
Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
This video gives vital information for GPs about
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), the signs and symptoms, and the best
advice to give to your patients when dealing with FASD.
MencapDirector - Advice for pregnant women
Information for pregnant women about Foetal
Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The video is part of a toolkit which aims to
help increase understanding of FASD, the effects of alcohol on the foetus, the
process of diagnosis for FAS/FASD as well as support and strategies for a person
caring for a child or adult with FASD.
CanFASD Research Network - Alcohol Policies
to Prevent FASD
"Shining a Light on Canada's Multi-Layered
Approach to FASD Prevention," an evening session on promoting women's health and
preventing FASD, was held on February 28th, 2013 as a part of the 5th
International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Vancouver, BC. A
series of video clips from the event highlights examples of current FASD-related
policies, programs, and initiatives from across Canada.
ABC13Channel - Fetal Alcohol
You've heard of fetal alcohol syndrome, but most
people don't truly understand it.One local center is trying to get a better
handle on the condition.As News 13's Jay Siltzer shows us in today's Health
Alert, that might lead to earlier diagnoses and care.
David Boulding - FASD and the Law: Training
Seminars for Vancouver Coastal Health
Alcohol-Free Pregnancy - Laura - Birth mother
of a person with FASD
INTECH - Clinical Implications of a Link
Between Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Autism or Asperger’s
Disorder – A Neurodevelopmental Frame for Helping Understanding and
The teratogenic effect of alcohol was first
observed by paediatrician Paul Lemoine in Nantes, France in 1968, when he linked
facial dysmorphic and growth features with maternal use of alcohol (wine) in
Centers for American Indian and Alaskan Native
Health - Creating a Culturally Appropriate Web-based Behavioral Intervention
for American Indian/Alaska Native Women in Southern California: The Healthy
Women Healthy Native Nation Study
Health disparities in fetal alcohol spectrum
disorders (FASD) are of high importance to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN)
Alcohol - Impaired odor identification in
children with histories of heavy prenatal alcohol exposure
Prenatal alcohol exposure can lead to behavioral
and cognitive impairments across multiple domains. Many of the brain regions
impacted by prenatal alcohol exposure are also linked with olfactory processing,
and odor identification deficits have been documented in certain neurological
disorders associated with these brain regions.
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Deon.pl (Poland) - Powstał ośrodek leczenia
dzieci z FASD
Pierwszy w Polsce ośrodek kompleksowego leczenia
dzieci, których matki spożywały w ciąży alkohol powstał w Specjalistycznym
Szpitalu Dziecięcym im św. Ludwika w Krakowie.