Research in Developmental Disabilities – Developmental, sensory and behavioral outcomes among infants and toddlers with prenatal alcohol exposure. Findings suggest that several domains of child functioning may be vulnerable to the teratogenic impact of PAE, and that these delays are evident in the first years of life.

Translational Psychiatry – Synaptic and mitochondrial mechanisms behind alcohol-induced imbalance of excitatory/inhibitory synaptic activity and associated cognitive and behavioral abnormalities. Alcohol consumption during pregnancy can significantly impact the brain development of the fetus, leading to long-term cognitive and behavioral problems. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41398-024-02748-8

Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability – Challenges and strengths experienced by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder diagnostic clinics in Canada. FASD clinics are more alike than not in their approach to assessment and diagnosis. Some clinics are facing similar challenges that others have overcome, supporting the need for mentorship and consistent operating standards.

Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research – Magnetic resonance elastography captures a transient benefit of exercise intervention on forebrain stiffness in a rat model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
This is the first application of MRE to measure the brain’s mechanical properties in a rodent model of FASD. MRE successfully captured alcohol-related changes in forebrain stiffness and damping ratio. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/acer.15265

Children – Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder in Children
This paper reviews SPDs in FASD and the interventions that can be used by practitioners to help improve their therapeutic management, although it is unlikely that any single intervention will be the right choice for all patients.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health – Strong Born—A First of Its Kind National FASD Prevention Campaign in Australia Led by the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) in Collaboration with the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs)
The Strong Born Campaign (2022–2025) was launched by the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) in 2023. Strong Born is the first of its kind national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion campaign to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) within Australia.

Children & Society – Caregivers’ perspectives of support needs for adolescents with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Research focused on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is often deficit-focused, limiting a holistic understanding of individuals’ support needs.

Frontiers in Medicine and Primary Care – Actions to prevent and identify fetal alcohol spectrum disorders to be implemented in general practice: a consensus
Fetal alcohol exposure is the most common preventable cause of non-genetic intellectual disability. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is characterized by intellectual disability and distinctive facial features and affects 0.1% of live births, representing approximately 800 cases per year in France.

Research Square – The feasibility of integrating an alcohol screening clinical decision support tool into primary care clinical software: A review and Australian key stakeholder study
This study explored the feasibility of integrating a clinical decision support tool into general practice clinical management software in Australia to prompt for alcohol screening among patients who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

BioMed Research International – Meconium Indicators of Maternal Alcohol Abuse during Pregnancy and Association with Patient Characteristics
Women who drink higher doses of ethanol during pregnancy, according to metabolite measures in meconium, might be less likely to admit alcohol consumption. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2014/702848/

Qualitative Research in Health – Experiences of alcohol use during pregnancy: A qualitative study of pregnant women at risk of acquiring HIV in Cape Town, South Africa. In South Africa, alcohol use during pregnancy is prevalent and associated with increased HIV risk. Developing locally sensitive and contextually appropriate evidence-based interventions to address alcohol use among pregnant and breastfeeding women in South Africa requires comprehensive understanding of the context of perinatal alcohol use and how relationships and lived environments may serve as barriers or supports for alcohol reduction. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2667321524000039

Healthcare – Primary Care Professionals’ Empathy and Its Relationship to Approaching Patients with Risky Alcohol Consumption
The aim of this study was to estimate the level of empathy among primary care (PC) health professionals and its relationship with their approach to patients at risk due to alcohol consumption.