NIH releases improved guidelines for diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

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:

Hoyme HE et al. (2016). Updated Clinical Guidelines for Diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Pediatrics, 138(2).


Dangers of Light to Moderate Drinking during Pregnancy – Published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences


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.

Click here to find out more about research projects being conducted by the CIFASD.

More than 400 conditions co-occur with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) – New study published in The Lancet

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.

Click here to read CAMH’s press release. And here’s a link to The Lancet research article.