Online Campaign Aims to Stop Pregnant Woman from Drinking Alcohol

Amy HendricksNews & Events, Women's Health

“An online campaign targeting pregnant women and their partners has one message – alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix. About one in a hundred New Zealand babies is born with FASD. Matt Claridge, chief of the industry funded outfit Cheers, says there’s a lot of conflicting advice at the moment. “Some of which are from the health professionals. The message is … Read More

Exciting News from MOFAS!

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events, Women's Health

We have some exciting news about our organization: we have a new name! MOFAS has officially been renamed Proof Alliance. Our mission remains the same – to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure and to improve the quality of life for people living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Why Proof? We have the proof that prenatal alcohol exposure is a leading … Read More

CRIA Awarded More Than $4 Million From Nih To Study Effects Of Prenatal Alcohol And Drug Use

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

“Scientists at the University at Buffalo’s Clinical Research Institute on Addictions (CRIA) recently received more than $4 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the effects of drinking, smoking and marijuana use during pregnancy. Roh-Yu Shen, PhD, and Samir Haj-Dahmane, PhD, each received five-year, $1.8 million grants from the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol … Read More

You’re Invited to the NOFAS Celebration of Champions Reception

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

NOFAS is thrilled to invite you to its biggest, most exciting event of the year! Please join us on November 14th in Washington, DC. NOFAS will be honoring the following Leadership Champions: Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Senator Patty Murray of Washington, Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, and Elizabeth Parra Dang of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To purchase … Read More

Prenatal Alcohol Use as a Risk for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Elizabeth MontgomeryHealth Care Professionals, Women's Health

This study finds that, “Binge drinking at any time during pregnancy or low–moderate alcohol consumption in all trimesters of pregnancy was associated with a fivefold increased odds of child ADHD. The combination of both patterns of alcohol use added an increase of 19% in the variance of ADHD’s occurrence… Reducing binge drinking and regular alcohol use of pregnant women may … Read More

CDC Announces Milestone Tracker App Now Available in Spanish

Elizabeth MontgomeryFamilies, Health Care Professionals, Women's Health

The CDC’s NCBDDD is pleased to announce that there is a Spanish version of their Milestone Tracker – a free app for tracking every child’s development in a fun and easy way. The app has been updated and includes several improvements in addition to allowing users to track milestones in their preferred language and switch between languages during use or … Read More

WATCH: NOFAS Recorded Webinar Of Dr. Foroud Explaining Genes and FASD Variations

Elizabeth MontgomeryFamilies, Health Care Professionals, Women's Health

Watch this recorded NOFAS webinar presented by Dr. Tatiana Foroud of Indiana University. Dr. Foroud discusses what is currently known about genes and prenatal alcohol exposure. Dr. Foroud also discusses how her new study will add to our knowledge about the genetics of FASD variation and possibly lead to improved FASD treatments, interventions, and outcomes for families living with FASD. … Read More