BBC (UK) – Better diagnosis of FASD in children needed, adoptive mum says An adoptive mother is calling for the NHS to improve its diagnosis for children exposed to alcohol in the womb, so their families can be helped.
USA – Substance abuse among pregnant women increasing during Covid 19
Verywell Health (USA) – Substance Abuse among Pregnant Women on the Rise During COVID-19 The number of people struggling with substance use disorders has gone up during COVID-19, and a new study out of Washington State University COVID‑19 Infant, Maternal, and Family Health Research Collaborative suggests pregnant women are included in this group.
NIAAA celebrates 50 years of advancing alcohol research.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (17 Nov 20200 NIAAA celebrates 50 years of advancing alcohol. To commemorate five decades of biomedical discovery in the alcohol and health field, NIAAA will host a virtual scientific symposium,“Alcohol Across the Lifespan: 50 Years of Evidence-Based Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment Research”on 30 November and 1 December The […]
Researchers highlight gap in effective mental health and substance use treatment options for people with FASD
News Medical Life Sciences (20 Nov 2020) Researchers highlight gap in effective mental health and substance use treatment options for people with FASD. Link to article here.
Alcohol messages disseminated to pregnant women by midwives
Olufunto A. Olusanya, Temitope Olokunlade, Matthew E. Rossheim, Kaylin Greene & Adam E. Barry (11 Nov 2020) Alcohol messages disseminated to pregnant women by midwives, The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, DOI: 10.1080/00952990.2020.1836187
NIAAA USA (2005-2012) Archive: Proceedings from ICCFASD Special Focus Workshops/Conferences.
NIAAA USA (2005-2012) Proceedings from ICCFASD Special Focus Workshops/Conferences. National Institute of Health USA
‘Minnesota’s Proof Alliance leader wants all pregnancies to be alcohol-free’.
Gail Rosenblum (2 Oct 2020) ‘Minnesota’s Proof Alliance leader wants all pregnancies to be alcohol-free’. Research has shown since 1974 that alcohol during pregnancy harms a developing fetus, but she learned most people “did not have the facts.”
Separate webinars for Parents & Carers and Professionals
FASCETS Inc. Separate webinars for Parents & Carers and Professionals: Neurobehavioral Conditions including FASD: Understanding & Application of the FASCETS Brain-Based Approach. Registration link.https://fascets.org/registration/
20% of U.S. women drink early in pregnancy.
Brian P Dunleavy (6 August 2020) CDC: 20% of U.S. women drink early in pregnancy. UPI Health
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Latest USA research projects and resources
NIAAA (July 2020) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Latest research projects and resources. National Institute of Health USA.