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Update: SSS - September Issue Released

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 dhingsburger@vitacls.org and indicate if you'd like the single issue or a subscription.

Prenatal alcohol exposure is associated with later excess weight/obesity during adolescence

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

Pre-pregnancy Risk Drinking Can Increase Behavior Problems in Toddlers

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 […]

How Well-Intentioned Public Health Campaigns Can Wind Up Shaming Women

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

Alaska Puts Free Pregnancy Tests in Bars

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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

Alaska Bars to Distribute Free Pregnancy Tests to Help Prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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 offer free pregnancy tests

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

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

Vending Machines: Bars in Alaska to Offer Pregnancy Test Kits in Bathrooms

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...

Free pregnancy tests to be distributed in Alaskan bars, must bring own pee.

2 months agoOdd : Happy Place

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

Alaskans: Not Sure If You're Pregnant? Go to the Bar

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

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...

Alaska’s Newest Bar Pairing: Pregnancy Tests And Beer

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : Mommyish

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

Coming To A Bar Bathroom Near You: Pregnancy Tests!

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 [...]

Alaska to Put Free Pregnancy Tests in Bar Restrooms

3 months agoHealth : Healthland

The program will help combat the state's high rate of fetal alcohol syndrome

Being From Texas Is Like Having Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

3 months agoOdd : Thought Catalog

The gist of his idea is that homosexuality, like alcoholism, is an impulse you can choose not to engage in. It’s a shit analogy for a couple of reasons, mainly because no one ever ran over a bunch of kids because they were sucking a dick while driving.

why sociology is a bit more threatening than economics: the case of fetal alcohol syndrome

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 […]

ADHD May Be Overdiagnosed in Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder

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 […]

Lawmaker Demands Bars Offer Pregnancy Tests But Why Stop There?

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

Today in Great Ideas

[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

State Senator Wants to Provide Gov’t-Funded Pregnancy Tests in Bars

5 months agoNews : Mediaite

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.

Insane Alaskan Senator Thinks That Women Should Have To Take Pregnancy Tests Before Drinking In Bars

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

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