The September Issue of Service, Support and Success, the newsletter for direct support professionals published by Vita and Hands: The Family Health Network. This month's issue is about supporting people with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. If you'd like a copy, or to subscribe, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate if you'd like the single issue or a subscription.
Growth deficiency is a defining feature of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). A new study has found that rates of excess weight/obesity are elevated in adolescents with partial fetal alcohol syndrome (pFAS). Females with FASD may be at a greater risk for excess weight/obesity than males during adolescence. read more
The risk of drinking during pregnancy and giving birth to a baby with fetal alcohol syndrome is well known, but a new study using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study shows that risk drinking before pregnancy is risky as well. A mother who drinks alcohol before becoming pregnant can increase the risk of […]
We can all agree that fetal alcohol syndrome is a tragedy. But although American public awareness campaigns about the dangers of drinking while pregnant have good intentions at heart, recent media initiatives have deployed tactics that shame moms, while ignoring bigger issues. Show More Summary
As a push to cut down on the high fetal alcohol syndrome rate in Alaska, 20 bars in the state will stock free pregnancy tests, thanks to a state-funded research project working in conjunction with a nonprofit called Healthy Brains for Children. Show More Summary
A $400,000 University of Alaska project will put free pregnancy tests in the bathroom of 20 bars and restaurants across the state, starting in December. The post Alaska Bars to Distribute Free Pregnancy Tests to Help Prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
Bars in Alaska have installed free pregnancy tests in their women's bathrooms in an effort to curb drinking among pregnant women. The tests are subsidized by the state of Alaska as part of a campaign to reduce fetal alcohol syndrome, which is more prevalent in Alaska than in any other state. Read the rest
This year, Alaska will install pregnancy test vending machines in 20 bars and restaurants across the state. The move is part of a two-year program aimed at finding a way to lower the state's high fetal alcohol syndrome, reports...
Come on in and pee on a stick! (via Trip Advisor) If you are in Alaska and don't know if your uterus is occupied, go to the bar. They're giving out free pregnancy tests now. Alaska has the highest rate of fetal alcohol syndrome in the...Show More Summary
Alaska will soon become the second state to give away free pregnancy tests in bars. The program, organized by Healthy Brains For Children, is intended to reduce fetal alcohol syndrome in Alaska, which has the highest rate of the condition in the country. Read more...
Ever seen one of those threatening, “A pregnant woman never drinks alone,” signs in a bar bathroom stall to prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome? Alaska has just released the 2014 version of the advisories—by placing free pregnancy tests in 20 bar restrooms throughout the state, beginning in December. Show More Summary
Alaska has the highest rate of fetal alcohol syndrome in the United States, so apparently, the obvious solution to lawmakers is to put free pregnancy tests in the restrooms of local bars so women can make sure there’s no bun in the oven before they order a beer. I don’t know about you, but nothing [...]
The program will help combat the state's high rate of fetal alcohol syndrome
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Consider the following approaches to the same in issue – fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). In 2000, Elizabeth Armstrong and Ernest Abel published an article in the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism arguing that fetal alcohol syndrome had become a moral panic. Even though people had become obsessed with FAS, there was actually very little evidence to […]
Researchers from McGill have suggested that there may be an overreporting of attention problems in children with FASD, simply because parents and teachers are using a misplaced basis for comparison. They are testing and comparing children with FASD with children of the same physical or chronological age, rather than with children of the same mental […]
Post by Jenny Erikson. An Alaska lawmaker with a bee in his bonnet about fetal alcohol syndrome is pushing for state-funded pregnancy tests in bars. You know, because the first thought the usually runs through a woman's head when she's out for a night on the town is, "Huh? Could I be pregnant?" I'm just saying... Show More Summary
[Content Note: War on agency; misogyny; choice policing.]This guy sounds like a genius:An Alaska lawmaker on a mission to eradicate fetal alcohol syndrome is defending his plan to provide state-funded pregnancy tests in bars in case birth control fails "chronic drinkers."State Sen. Show More Summary
Alaskan State Sen. Pete Kelly is on a crusade against fetal alcohol syndrome. The Republican lawmaker wants to eradicate the defect so badly that he has devised a plan to flood local bars with state-funded pregnancy tests for female patrons.
Getty Image State Senator Pete Kelly (R) of Alaska has an awesome plan to eradicate fetal alcohol syndrome. Just make high-falutin’ ladies who want to drink alcohol take a pregnancy test first! His plan is to make pregnancy tests — not...Show More Summary