5 misconceptions about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

5 misconceptions about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
Children and adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders struggle with lifelong learning and behavioral problems. Without appropriate support, they are at high risk for secondary conditions, such as mental health problems, trouble with the law, school disruption, and substance abuse. Christie Petrenko, assistant professor at the University of Rochester MedicalRead more

Blood Test May Spot Babies at Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Blood Test May Spot Babies at Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
A blood test on expectant mothers may help identify infants at risk for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), according to a new study. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders occur when women drink large amounts of alcohol during pregnancy. The condition can affect a child's development and cause long-lasting physical and mentalRead more