Teleconference: Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Among U.S. Children
On February 14, 2018, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) held a call to discuss the findings and implications of a study on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) prevalence that appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association.     To hear the complete teleconference, visit  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1NiekmT828&feature=youtu.be  (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - April 9, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Was the Florida shooter a fetal alcohol syndrome baby? Symptoms include behavioral, learning, memory issues
(Natural News) A closer look into the past life of alleged Parkland shooter Nikolas de Jesus Cruz has revealed that the troubled young man may have suffered from fetal alcohol syndrome (FASD) as a result of poor decisions made by his birth mother while she was pregnant with him. The 19-year-old, who is said to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fetal alcohol syndrome is grossly under-reported: Researchers discover numbers up to 400% higher than previously thought in some regions
(Natural News) Around one in 20 children are prone to having fetal alcohol syndrome, new data compiled by the University of California, Berkeley, showed. Across different regions, the rates of fetal alcohol disorders are between 13 and 400 percent higher than previous records showed. To illustrate, between 11.3 and 50 out of every 1,000 children are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida shooter may have had fetal alcohol syndrome
Nathalie Brassard, a program director at FASCETS, which works with parents of FASD, told Daily Mail Online Nikolas Cruz, 19, has characteristics of a brain-based condition like FASD. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida shooter, 19, may have had fetal alcohol syndrome
Nathalie Brassard, a program director at FASCETS, which works with parents of FASD, told Daily Mail Online Nikolas Cruz, 19, has characteristics of a brain-based condition like FASD. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Join us for a Teleconference on FASD Prevalence among US Children -- Feb. 14, 2 pm
Teleconference on New Study -- Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Among U.S. Children What:NIAAA is holding a call to discuss the findings and implications of the Feb. 6 study on FASD prevalence that appeared in theJournal of the American Medical Association. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - February 8, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Join us for a Teleconference on FASD Prevalence - February 14
Teleconference on New Study -- Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Among U.S. Children What:NIAAA is holding a call to discuss the findings and implications of the Feb. 6 study on FASD prevalence that appeared in theJournal of the American Medical Association. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - February 8, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

WATCH: Fetal alcohol syndrome in children up to 10 times more common than experts thought
Perhaps as high as one in 10 children suffer from FASD, a new study suggests. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fetal alcohol syndrome in children up to 10 times more common than experts thought
Perhaps as high as one in 10 children suffer from FASD, a new study suggests. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Up to one in 20 children may have fetal alcohol syndrome
Depending on the region, rates of fetal alcohol disorders are between 13 and 400 percent higher than previously thought, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fetal Alcohol Cases More Common Than Thought
The study of four U.S. communities found that at least 1 percent to 5 percent of first-graders had a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or FASD. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fetal Alcohol Disorder May Be More Common Than Previously Thought
In a new JAMA study of more than 6,000 first-graders, researchers estimate that between 1.1% and 9.8% of American children have developmental or neurological problems caused by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs)—a significantly higher number than previous studies have reported. And out of the hundreds of children determined in the study to have FASD, only two had been previously diagnosed. The estimate comes from school-based assessments, family interviews and in-person evaluations of 6- and 7-year-olds in four communities across the country: one in the Midwest, one in the Rocky Mountains, one in the Southeast ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized drinking alcohol while pregnant drinking while pregnant drinking wine while pregnant fetal alcohol effect fetal alcohol spectrum disorder fetal alcohol syndrome fetal alcohol syndrome baby fetal alcohol syndrome definition Source Type: news

Far More U.S. Children than Previously Thought May Have Fetal Alcohol Disorders
New research estimates that neurological disorders caused by mothers drinking during pregnancy are at least as common as autism. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Alcoholic Beverages Children and Childhood Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Mental Health and Disorders Brain JAMA (Journal of American Medical Assn) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention American Academy of Pediatrics Source Type: news

Study of first-graders shows fetal alcohol spectrum disorders prevalent in U.S. communities
NIH-funded research examined over 6,000 children to determine prevalence of FASD ranged from 1.1 to 5 percent. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Children affected by prenatal drinking more numerous than previously estimated
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found a significant number of children across four regions in the United States were determined to have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). The new findings may represent more accurate prevalence estimates of FASD among the general population than prior research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study of first-graders shows fetal alcohol spectrum disorders prevalent in US communities
(NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) A study of more than 6,000 first-graders across four US communities has found that a significant number of the children have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), with conservative rates ranging from 1 to 5 percent in community samples. The new findings represent more accurate prevalence estimates of FASD among general US communities than prior research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study of first-graders shows fetal alcohol spectrum disorders prevalent in US communities
NIH-funded research examined over 6,000 children to determine prevalence of FASD ranged from 1.1 to 5 percent  (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - February 5, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Study shows lithium chloride blunts brain damage linked to fetal alcohol syndrom
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) A single dose of lithium chloride, a drug used to treat bipolar disease and aggression, blocks the sleep disturbances, memory loss, and learning problems tied to fetal alcohol syndrome, new experiments in mice show. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In Memoriam: Dr. Ernest Noble
Ernest Noble, M.D., Ph.D., who served as the second Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) from 1976 to 1978, passed away on October 17, 2017. Dr. Noble was a driving force in expanding NIAAA ’s research mission during the Institute’s early years and played a vital role in recognizing the alcohol-related birth defects known today as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).    (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - November 3, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

New materials on prevention and diagnosis of FASD
The National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome-UK (NOFAS-UK) has launched new materials designed to increase awareness about the risk of prenatal exposure to alcohol. The new materials include posters and a pre-release version of a booklet, which explains how to identify possible cases of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH awards Wayne State $2M to analyze 20 years of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders data
(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health has awarded Wayne State University $2,063,188 for a new study that will analyze longitudinal data spanning 20 years collected from five US cohorts, including 480 African-American mothers and children in the Detroit Longitudinal Cohort Study, to take a closer look at the key developmental outcomes and prenatal alcohol exposure levels that characterize FASD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: MEC Launches Initiative to Combat Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
[Govt of SA] Western Cape Social Development MEC, Albert Fritz, has launched a groundbreaking youth development initiative using the Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP), to boost the fight against Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the West Coast area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 28, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Global Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 7.7 per 1,000
Highest prevalence of FASD among children seen in South Africa, Croatia, Ireland (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

8 in 1,000 babies born with fetal alcohol syndrome
A new study at the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, found fetal alcohol syndrome is far more common than previously thought. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CAMH study shows global estimates of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder among children
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Globally, nearly eight out of every 1,000 children in the general population is estimated to have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). In addition, it's estimated that one out of 13 women who consumed any alcohol at any point or frequency during pregnancy delivered a child with FASD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fetal alcohol syndrome: Causes, treatment, and symptoms
Fetal alcohol syndrome is one of a range of disorders, related to alcohol affecting fetal development. Learn about at the causes, symptoms, and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy found to have transgenerational damaging effect on developing brains
(Natural News) Previous studies confirmed that alcohol consumption can lead to lifelong disabilities in children such as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). However, medical doctors only assumed a connection between the mother and the exposed fetus. A transgenerational effect was never studied until now. A new study made by researchers at the University of California,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking alcohol while pregnant could have transgenerational effects
(University of California - Riverside) Soon-to-be mothers have heard the warning - don't drink while pregnant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued numerous statements about the dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, as it can lead to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in newborns. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lessening Morbidity Associated With Fetal Alcohol Disorders Lessening Morbidity Associated With Fetal Alcohol Disorders
Explore strategies that may help prevent prenatal alcohol exposure and reduce morbidity associated with fetal alcohol syndrome disorders.Archives of Disease in Childhood (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and competency to stand trial (CST): suggestions for a 'best practices' approach to forensic evaluation - Brown JM, Haun J, Zapf PA, Brown NN.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), an umbrella term for neurodevelopmental conditions caused by prenatal alcohol exposure, is overrepresented in the U.S. juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. The brain damage in FASD manifests in a combination... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Mothers of kids with fetal alcohol syndrome speak out
Many believe having a child with fetal alcohol syndrome means you were an alcoholic. Six mothers prove (three of them pictured) that is just the opposite as they struggle to raise their children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ICCFASD to meet April 12 and 13
The Interagency Coordinating Committee on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (ICCFASD) will host 2 events: On Wednesday, April 12, view a webinar:  Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): Promising Practices for System Involved Youth with FASD. View additional  details here:  https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/iccfasd-webinar-april-12-2017  (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - April 10, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

7th International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health - Streaming Sessions
March 31 - April 2, 2017. Multiple sessions available for streaming, including newborn screening, obesity, diabetes, climate change, nutrition, physical activity, social determinants of health, behavioral health, suicide, environmental healthoral health, fetal alcohol syndrome, and more. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome a Global Problem
Countries with highest alcohol use during pregnancy include Belarus, Britain, Denmark, Ireland and Russia Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Health Statistics (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome a Global Problem: Report
TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 -- About 119,000 children worldwide are born each year with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), a new report finds. The syndrome refers to a group of conditions that include poor growth for the baby both in the womb and after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome
Worldwide, an estimated 119,000 children are born with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) each year, a new study shows. The study provides the first-ever estimates of the proportion of women who drink during pregnancy, as well as estimates of FAS by country, World Health Organization region and worldwide. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New report shows prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome worldwide
Amy WallaceTORONTO, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A study from the Center for Addiction and Mental Health has found that 119,000 children are born with fetal alcohol syndrome, or FAS, each year worldwide. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Worldwide, an estimated 119,000 children are born with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) each year, a new study from Canada's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health shows. The study, published in The Lancet Global Health, provides the first-ever estimates of the proportion of women who drink during pregnancy, as well as estimates of FAS by country, World Health Organization region and worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How thinking about behavior differently can lead to happier FASD families
(University of Rochester) A new study from the University of Rochester sheds light on how parents and caregivers of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders can best help their kids, and at the same time, maintain peace at home and at school. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Blood test may spot babies at risk for fetal alcohol syndrome
HealthDay News A blood test on expectant mothers may help identify infants at risk for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Test May Spot Babies At Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Study singled out infants who showed physical, mental signs of exposure Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Fetal Health and Development, Prenatal Testing (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Test May Spot Babies at Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 -- A blood test on expectant mothers may help identify infants at risk for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), according to a new study. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders occur when women drink large amounts of alcohol... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 9, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

FASD Twitter Chat: Join us on September 13
At 1:00 PM ET on Tuesday, September 13, NIAAA will participate in a #FASDchat hosted by NOFAS, the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.  Hosted by  NOFAS  @NOFAS_USA    Partners:CDC    @CDC_NCBDDD National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - September 12, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

September 9 is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day
Alcohol is now recognized as the leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disorders in the United States. Each year thousands of children are born with life-long disabilities because they were exposed to alcohol prenatally. On September 9th, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism recognizes International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day as a reminder that there is no “safe” level of drinking while pregnant. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - September 7, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Diagnostic Guidelines for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Updated Diagnostic Guidelines for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Updated
Proposed updates to diagnostic guidelines for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders reflect advancements in understanding of the cognitive, behavioral, and physical distinctions of these disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 15, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The Oglala Sioux Tribe CHOICES Program: Modifying an Existing Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy Intervention for Use in an American Indian Community
Describes how an existing alcohol-exposed pregnancy prevention program, Project CHOICES, for non-pregnant women was modified and integrated within an American Indian community to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Also, provides the steps necessary to develop a similar program at another tribal or rural site. (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - August 12, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

New, improved guidelines for diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
A group of experts on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders has produced proposed clinical guidelines for diagnosing FASD, which can result when a mother drinks during pregnancy. The proposed guidelines include a new definition of documented prenatal alcohol exposure, guides to evaluating facial and physical deformities characteristic of FASD, and updated information about the cognitive and/or behavioral impairments seen in different FASD subtypes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

NIH releases improved guidelines for diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
A group of experts on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), organized by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), has produced proposed clinical guidelines for diagnosing FASD, which can result when a mother drinks during pregnancy. The new guidelines clarify and expand upon widely used guidelines issued in 2005, which were the first to help clinicians distinguish among the four distinct subtypes of FASD described by the Institute of Medicine. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - August 10, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Experts release improved clinical guidelines for diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
A group of experts on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) has proposed updated clinical guidelines for diagnosing FASD, which can result when a child is exposed to alcohol during prenatal development. The new guidelines clarify and expand upon the guidelines published by Hoyme and colleagues in 2005, which were the first to help clinicians distinguish among the four distinct subtypes of FASD described by an expert panel organized by the Institute of Medicine. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - August 10, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news