EU FASD News 8 Jan 2023

University of Helsinki (Finland) – Early prenatal alcohol exposure affects genes involved in embryonic development. Alcohol exposure in early pregnancy can change gene function during the tightly regulated embryonic development, and consequently cause developmental disorders – especially neurodevelopmental disorders. CBC (Canada) – Walking together. It was also around that time she was diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum […]

EUFASD News 27 November 2022

Insider – Less than 1 alcoholic drink a week in pregnancy is enough to change the fetal brain, study suggestsHaving less than one alcoholic drink a week during pregnancy is enough to change the fetal brain in ways that can lead to problems once a child is born, like language deficits, new research suggests. Love What […]

EUFASD News 7 Nov 2022

National Indigenous Times (Australia) – The Roebourne foetal alcohol disorder sufferer turning disability into opportunity for local mob. For 43-year-old Ieramagadu (Roebourne) woman Rachel Samson, her diagnosis of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder opened the door to work and putting smiles on the faces of mob in the Pilbara. Vitalité Health Network (Canada) – New Brunswick Fetal Alcohol […]

EUFASD News 24 Oct 2022

CBC (Canada) – Mi’kmaw elder wants more funding for fetal alcohol syndrome treatment in First NationsA service model that supports youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is making a positive difference in First Nations communities, but more resources are needed to make access to it more equitable, says a Mi’kmaw elder. Independent Australia (Australia) – Children with […]

EUFASD News 9 Oct 2022

FASD Hub Scotland – Download ‘You Are My Song’ – FASD MonthDonate to receive an email link to download ‘You Are My Song’ featuring Darren Day and the FASD Choir (Minimum donation £1 of which £0.69 is the download price, all other sums directly support our FASD work). The song will also be performed live by […]

EUFASD News 25 September 2022

University of Salford – UK registers remarkable presence at the EUFASD 2022 conferenceThe much-awaited 6th European FASD conference was held in Arendal, Norway from the 12th to 14th September, after two years of delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Government of Yukon (Canada) – Statement from Minister of Health and Social Services on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder […]

EUFASD News 14 Sep 2022

Nordic Welfare Center – How to strengthen the focus on children affected by prenatal alcohol exposure to help them lead a good life?The primary focus of this report is the post-pregnancy period and the support and follow-up for children born with prenatal alcohol exposure, and their families. Government of Northwest Territories (Canada) – September is FASD Awareness […]

EUFASD News 29 Aug 2022

The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland – Supporting Community Nurses and MidwivesThis is the sixth and final blog in the series presenting key elements from Professor Moira Plant’s forthcoming report. So, what do health professionals want?  More initial education, continuing professional development and other training around alcohol, preconception/interconception health, pregnancy and FASD would be great place to […]

EUFASD News 8 Aug 2022

The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (Scotland) – FASD ACROSS THE LIFESPAN: BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMSThis is the fourth blog in the series presenting key elements from Prof Plant’s forthcoming report. While the last blog looked at the physical problems experienced by people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, this blog explores some of the behavioural problems. Scoop (New Zealand) […]

EUFASD News 24 July 2022

The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (Scotland) – Women, Alcohol, Pregnancy and FASDIn this first blog of six, Professor Moira Plant shares highlights from her report to be published this summer. National Geographic – The overlooked toll of drinking alcohol while pregnantEstimates suggest up to 5 percent of people in the U.S. have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Here’s […]