Fetal Alcohol Spectrum

Pressure on alcohol industry to play larger role in preventing FASD - The World Today - ABC Radio

Public health advocates are calling for alcohol to carry mandatory labels warning of the dangers of drinking while pregnant.<p>They say the warnings are …

Indigenous Australians

FASD: Family finally gets answers in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder diagnosis

Queensland grandmother Sharon Wallace said she needs locks on her bedroom door.<p>That's because her seven-year-old grandson Xavier can be incredibly …

Autism

Alcohol, Pregnancy And FASD. How Pip Archer Could Help Thousands Of Families

FASD is thought to be as prevalent as autism, yet is much less well known<p>Everyone with a child with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) will …

Autism

How alcohol drinking in pregnancy increase baby’s addiction risk

New research suggests the reason fetal exposure to alcohol increases the risk of drug addiction later in life may be related to endocannibinoids, …

Psychology

Yukon halts warning labels on liquor labels over industry concerns

WHITEHORSE -- Concerns from national alcohol companies have prompted the Yukon Liquor Corp., to stop putting warning labels about the risk of cancer …

Prenatal Development

Pilbara child abuse cases to cost $1.8m

Police have charged 44 alleged paedophiles with more than 350 offences against dozens of children after launching an operation in Roebourne and …

Prenatal Development

New draft strategy to curb Aussies' alcohol consumption to increase drink prices

A new government proposal would see an increase in booze prices, with wine lovers and beer drinkers being among the hardest hit. The federal …

Alcohol

NACCHO Aboriginal Health and #Alcohol : @healthgovau National Alcohol strategy 2018-2026 for public consultation Closes 11 February 2018

<i>” The National Alcohol Strategy 2018- 2026 outlines Australia’s agreed approach to preventing and minimising alcohol-related harms.</i><p><i>The National</i> …

Indigenous Australians

Lawyer asks judge to halve mandatory minimum sentence for gunman with FASD

Hay River man convicted of armed robbery not fully culpable for his crime, says Peter Harte<p>A judge's obligation to impose a fair sentence trumps the …

Northern Canada

Conferences

Conferences are also featured in the Lowitja Institute eBulletin Go to Our events to find out about Lowitja Institute conferences.<p>Forthcoming …

Indigenous Australians

Scientists want to develop drugs to reverse fetal alcohol syndrome — but will it reduce prevention efforts?

Print<p>Researchers are developing new drugs that aim to lessen or even reverse the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome, but some scientists are skeptical …

Quebec

Could this software diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders?

Identifying certain types of alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder has proven challenging, but a new approach using a computer-based facial …

Medicine

Scientists want to develop drugs to reverse fetal alcohol syndrome — but will it reduce prevention efforts?

Researchers are developing new drugs that aim to lessen or even reverse the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome, but some scientists are skeptical …

Saskatoon

‘Dry 9’ campaign urges Albertans to support alcohol-free pregnancies

With the holiday season comes festivities and parties, which can make avoiding alcohol a challenge for women who are pregnant or trying to …

Pregnancy

Lithium Chloride Blunts Brain Damages Linked to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

<i>Summary: A new study from researchers at NYU Langone reveals a single dose a lithium chloride, a drug used in the treatment of bipolar disorder, may</i> …

Neuroscience

The curse of bottle babies

EPIDEMIC: From left, Dr James Fitzpatrick, Magistrate Andrew Eckhold, Professor Elizabeth Elliott and Professor John Boulton at a public health forum …

Nelson Bay Rotary hosted a presentation on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

<b>NELSON Bay Rotary hosted a presentation on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) by Jessica Hannan, National Projects Officer, NOFASD.</b><p>Modern Media: …

Indigenous Australians

Study shows lithium chloride blunts brain damage linked to fetal alcohol syndrom

A single dose of lithium chloride, a drug used to treat bipolar disease and aggression, blocks the sleep disturbances, memory loss, and learning …

Neuroscience

Lithium chloride blunts brain damage linked to fetal alcohol syndrome

A single dose of lithium chloride, a drug used to treat bipolar disease and aggression, blocks the sleep disturbances, memory loss, and learning …

The Brain

I said I wouldn’t adopt a child with FASD—and now I have four

Photo: iStockphoto<p>It was a scorching day so I’d taken my children to <b>a splash pad</b>. I was watching my daughters dancing in the water, when out of the …

Lifestyle (Canada)

RIP Sir Noel The Christmas Dog - An FASD Love Story

Once in a while you encounter a being so pure that you simply have to believe.<p>Four years ago, our youngest son was struggling. He was in Year 5. At …

Love

Alcohol and pregnancy not the safest combination

PREVENTION PROJECT: Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders are a range of incurable, but preventable, conditions caused by exposure to alcohol in the womb.<p>…

Indigenous Australians

NACCHO Aboriginal Maternal Health Services News : Part 1.@AIHW releases Report : Part 2 .@HealthInfoNet Free #FASD Webinar 29 Nov

<i>” The gap between the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and non-Indigenous children begins before birth, with babies born to</i> …

Indigenous Australians

WA govt wants alcohol pregnancy warning

Alcohol sold in Australia should be labelled with mandatory health warnings for pregnant and breastfeeding women, the West Australian government says.<p>…

Indigenous Australians

Embracing Caregivers #CareforaCarer

Are you a caregiver for someone with unique needs or health care challenges? I see you. I know you miss many social events, or family gatherings. …

Mental Health

82-year-old Charleston man spends his days rocking NICU babies

Bud Sears’ wife had been ill for a long time before she died in 2013. He had been at her side the whole time.<p>And then his wife of 54 years was …

Babies

‘Human library’ event in Saskatoon uncovers the many stories behind adoption

Shana Mohr’s life changed forever when she adopted her daughter in 2009.<p>“I’m an adoptive parent, but at the end of the day, I say I’m just a mom. …

Disability Advocates and Professionals Join in San Diego for The Arc’s Annual Convention

San Diego, CA, Nov. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This week, The Arc’s National Convention will kick off in San Diego, California with nearly 800 …

Disability

Less that half of WA young people diverted away from court, auditor-general report finds

West Australian authorities are failing young people who come into contact with police by sending most of them to court, instead of issuing cautions …

U.S. Department of Justice

How three women tackled foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in their community

Three Aboriginal women from central Queensland fought for years to have foetal alcohol spectrum disorder recognised in their community.<p>After being …

Indigenous Australians