Fetal Alcohol Syndrome News and Research

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If you are pregnant and drink alcohol, so does your baby. This can hurt your baby's growth and cause life-long physical and behavioral problems. One of the most severe effects of drinking during pregnancy is fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). FAS is a group of problems that can include; mental retardation, birth defects, abnormal facial features, growth problems, problems with the central nervous system, trouble remembering and/or learning, vision or hearing problems, behavior problems. FAS lasts for a lifetime. There is no cure. Special school services can help with learning problems. Routines and consistency at home may help with behavior problems. Women can prevent FAS and other problems related to alcohol use by not drinking when they are pregnant or might get pregnant.
Michael Charness named recipient of Henry Rosett Award for FASD research

Michael Charness named recipient of Henry Rosett Award for FASD research

Study: Nearly 5% of U.S. children affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Study: Nearly 5% of U.S. children affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

MU researcher gets $1 million from CDC to enhance FASDs prevention efforts

MU researcher gets $1 million from CDC to enhance FASDs prevention efforts

Study urges women not to drink during full nine months of pregnancy

Study urges women not to drink during full nine months of pregnancy

UCLA creates new program that helps adoptive parents, children navigate through international adoption process

UCLA creates new program that helps adoptive parents, children navigate through international adoption process

Binge drinking during pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol syndrome

Binge drinking during pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol syndrome

Binge drinking during pregnancy linked to negative emotions

Binge drinking during pregnancy linked to negative emotions

Beverage coaster campaign reminds pregnant women on dangerous effects of alcohol

Beverage coaster campaign reminds pregnant women on dangerous effects of alcohol

Cytomegalovirus employs a novel trick to hide from immune detection

Cytomegalovirus employs a novel trick to hide from immune detection

Research finding aids efforts toward cytomegalovirus vaccine

Research finding aids efforts toward cytomegalovirus vaccine

Signaling pathway might determine genetic susceptibility for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Signaling pathway might determine genetic susceptibility for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Alcohol exposure during fetal development alters brain structure and metabolism in children

Alcohol exposure during fetal development alters brain structure and metabolism in children

Two Chicago students develop novel treatment method for fetal alcohol syndrome

Two Chicago students develop novel treatment method for fetal alcohol syndrome

Maternal choline intake could essentially change fetal genetic expression into adulthood

Maternal choline intake could essentially change fetal genetic expression into adulthood

Brigham Young University scientists discover cellular cause of birth defects

Brigham Young University scientists discover cellular cause of birth defects

Alcohol can cause more than one pattern of birth defects

Alcohol can cause more than one pattern of birth defects

Prenatal alcohol exposure effects last well into childhood

Prenatal alcohol exposure effects last well into childhood

Study tracks effects of heavy PAE on growth and body composition throughout childhood

Study tracks effects of heavy PAE on growth and body composition throughout childhood

Alcohol during pregnancy can be harmful for the developing baby

Alcohol during pregnancy can be harmful for the developing baby

Sanford Health CAO receives NOFAS Excellence Award for commitment to FAS

Sanford Health CAO receives NOFAS Excellence Award for commitment to FAS