Click here to read CBC’s coverage regarding a large community survey of health outcomes for adults living with FASD. Pictured above are the co-authors Emily Travis, Myles Himmelreich, and C.J. Lutke. The results of the survey were presented at the 7th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Vancouver, BC.
CanFASD staff, researchers, and Family Advisory Committee members worked together in selecting certain articles to highlight some of the work that has been published over the last year in the field of FASD. Over 230 FASD papers published in 2016 were narrowed down to a final list of 30. Take a look at the list!
The NIH:NIAAA recently released a new paper published in Pediatrics, which outlines updated guidelines for diagnosing FASD based on the latest research in field. To learn more, head to the NIH news release here.
Also, here’s a citation and link to the original research paper:
In a recent review article (Drinking During Pregnancy and the Developing Brain: Is Any Amount Safe?) published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, researchers affiliated with the Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD) discuss the risks of drinking during pregnancy, citing evidence from clinical and basic science. The authors conclude that the current state of the science into prenatal alcohol exposure tells us that “there is no known safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.”
In a recently published study in The Lancet, researchers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto describe many of the potential comorbid disorders that are associated with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) resulting from prenatal alcohol exposure.
The AAP recently released a report regarding the dangers of prenatal alcohol exposure.