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.
Why we all carry on with those bad habits

Why we all carry on with those bad habits

Innovative approach for creating a cytomegalovirus vaccine

Innovative approach for creating a cytomegalovirus vaccine

Even small amounts of alcohol in pregnancy can affect a child's IQ

Even small amounts of alcohol in pregnancy can affect a child's IQ

Vitamin B3 variant reverses effects of fetal alcohol syndrome in mice

Vitamin B3 variant reverses effects of fetal alcohol syndrome in mice

8 million children born every year with serious birth defects

8 million children born every year with serious birth defects

Key neural system at risk from prenatal exposure to alcohol

Key neural system at risk from prenatal exposure to alcohol

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) occurs far more frequently than generally believed

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) occurs far more frequently than generally believed

Over four percent of pregnant women ages 15 to 44 used illicit drugs during the past month

Over four percent of pregnant women ages 15 to 44 used illicit drugs during the past month

The Irish Government needs to increase its efforts in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

The Irish Government needs to increase its efforts in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

U.S. Surgeon General urges women who are pregnant to abstain from alcohol

U.S. Surgeon General urges women who are pregnant to abstain from alcohol

Prenatal alcohol exposure has effects far beyond fetal alcohol syndrome

Prenatal alcohol exposure has effects far beyond fetal alcohol syndrome

Stable home can lower the risk for problems arising from prenatal exposure to alcohol

Stable home can lower the risk for problems arising from prenatal exposure to alcohol

Agreement on terminology for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Agreement on terminology for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Research provides new hope for people with fetal alcohol syndrome

Research provides new hope for people with fetal alcohol syndrome

Alcohol screening can spot addiction

Alcohol screening can spot addiction