Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
, Drug Abuse, and the Insanity Defense
A multiple-level, comprehensive approach to the prevention of fetal alcohol syndrome
(FAS) and other alcohol-related birth defects (ARBD).
An editorial in the Boston Globe, for example, cited workers involved with children's programs on one Sioux reservation who estimated "almost half the infants and young children they see show symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome
Covariation of facial shape and neurocognitive variables in fetal alcohol syndrome
individuals vs controls.
Today, out of each 10,000 children born in the United States, between 3 and 30 suffer from fetal alcohol syndrome
The Health Professions Education Partnership Act of 1998 includes a fetal alcohol syndrome
prevention and services program that would support educational programs for medical schools, social services, and educators, counselors, and service providers in all phases of child development.
says Tom Donaldson, president of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Guidelines for identifying and referring persons with fetal alcohol syndrome
This shows that if women drink too much in pregnancy, epigenetic changes may cause some of the permanent symptoms seen in fetal alcohol syndrome
in their children.
A section on etiology and specific conditions introduces relevant fundamentals of genetics, development, and the nervous system, then describes 11 conditions, including Down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome
, HIV, and epilepsy.
NEW ORLEANS -- In a mouse model of fetal alcohol syndrome
, two synthetic peptides have been shown to prevent learning problems in young adults who were prenatally exposed to alcohol.
They talked about possibilities of joining efforts with churches, offering counseling and hiring more special education teachers for students who suffer from fetal alcohol syndrome
or were born addicted to crack cocaine or heroine.