Binge Drinking is a Threat to Young Girls and Women

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, excessive consumption of alcohol accounted for 23,000 deaths each year between 2001 and 2005. ... read more »

Diet Pills, Pregnancy, Fertility, and Conception

The risk of fetal alcohol syndrome is too great, and avoiding alcohol altogether during conception is best. Another thing you should avoid during your conception is taking diet pills. ... read more »

No Alcohol Consumption Is Safe During Pregnancy

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is a condition that affects the growing fetus when a pregnant woman consumes alcohol during pregnancy. ... read more »

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE)

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is one of the most common known causes of mental retardation, and the only cause that is entirely preventable. ... read more »

New Technique For Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is diagnosed based on a set of physical anomalies at birth. These include altered facial formation and development issues. ... read more »

The Invisible Face of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is the term used to describe a series of birth defects associated with fetal alcohol exposure in utero. ... read more »

Study Links Dad’s Alcohol Intake to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

A new study from Korea indicates that dad’s drinking before conception may need some rethinking. ... read more »

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Expected to Rise

Social scientists and epidemiologists warn of a growing number of babies being born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in coming years. ... read more »

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD) Prevalence and Policy

According to the study,cases of fetal alcohol syndrome in Australia are underreported, which could impact the effectiveness of programs designed to reduce the number of children born with or at risk of fetal alcohol syndrome. ... read more »

Cold Medications Prove Hazardous for Pregnant Women

A new warning has been issued for pregnant women about the dangerous effects of taking cold medications during pregnancy. Experts at the CTIS (California Teratogen Information Service) division of Pregnancy Health Information issued the warning. ... read more »

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome More Complex Than Once Believed

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is a series of birth defects associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy. ... read more »

Drinking Habits of Pregnant Women

A new study published in the Ghana Medical Journal sheds light on the drinking habits of pregnant women who choose to drink during pregnancy, despite potential pregnancy and fetal complications. ... read more »

Preconception Interventions to Prevent Pregnancy Alcohol Use

Limiting alcohol exposure during pregnancy is an important part of pregnancy educational goals. Recent studies have proven multi-session programs work to reduce overall AEP occurrences, but attending multiple sessions is not always a viable option for pregnant women. ... read more »

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Test on the Horizon

Researchers have found evidence of gestational alcohol intake in the first infant bowel movement. ... read more »

Crime or Choice: Law Against Drinking While Pregnant in UK

Lawmakers in the United Kingdom (UK) will soon be called upon to determine if drinking alcoholic beverages while pregnant is a crime or merely a reckless exercise of personal choice. ... read more »

Study Reveals Which Moms are More Likely to Drink Alcohol While Pregnant

One in 10 pregnant women participating in an extensive study of the drinking habits of US women of childbearing age responded positively that they did consume an alcoholic beverage while pregnant. ... read more »

White Women Like to Smoke During Pregnancy

If you pass five pregnant white women this week, chances are high that at least one of them has smoked within the past month. ... read more »

Australia May Prosecute Moms Who Drink Alcohol While Pregnant

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a "real problem" in the Northern Territory (NT), according to its attorney-general, John Elferink. ... read more »

How Alcohol During Pregnancy Affects Fetal Brain Development

Neuroscientists at the University of California, Riverside, have found strong new evidence that consuming alcohol during pregnancy causes developmental problems in unborn babies. ... read more »

Imaging Technique for Alcohol-Related Birth Defects

Until now, limited research on embryos has prevented scientists from understanding how maternal use of alcohol causes congenital heart defects. ... read more »

Alcohol in First Trimester of Pregnancy Harms Placenta

The link between a pregnant woman's drinking and fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is clearly established but 30% to 60% of all pregnant women in the world still consume alcohol while pregnant. ... read more »

Pregnancy and Alcohol: Psychological Factors

Studies on the fetal effects of alcohol use during pregnancy seem to contradict one another; one researcher was curious about the disparity in results. ... read more »

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD), ARND, and ARBD

The full pattern of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome usually occurs in offspring of chronic alcohol abusers, most often in women who drink 4-5+ drinks daily. However, it can also occur in women who drink less. ... read more »