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Submitted by admin on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 15:14
Submitted by admin on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 15:28
While roaming around Toronto these days you might have seen some interesting poster ads.
Ads displaying words such as ‘love’, ‘joy’, ‘mom’ and ‘hope’, have been turning heads because the letter ‘O’ is actually the bare belly of a pregnant woman.
FASworld Toronto is the organization behind the campaign to raise awareness about fetal alcohol syndrome.
To read more, click here.
Courtesy FAS Toronto - Two of series of posters that have been turning heads recently in Toronto
Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:38
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Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 11:12
Not only was aerobic exercise found to be associated with less damage to specific parts of the brain’s white matter, but the researchers also found the flip side to be the case - heavy drinking combined with a sedentary life posed risks to brain health.
This study was published in Septembers's journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. To read more, click here.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 10:28
“April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and April 21, 2013 begins National Crime Victim's Rights Week. People with disabilities face a disproportionate amount of sexual trauma. The rate of sexual abuse and assault is twice that is faced by people without disabilities. Those with cognitive disabilities face the greatest risk of all.
To read more about this, click here.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 10:33
A recent article, in the BBC (April 16, 2013) reported on a study from the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). The headlines: “Light drinking ‘not harmful to baby’ say scientists”, and “Light drinking during pregnancy does not harm child behavioural or mental development.”
Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 10:41
The Arctic FASD Regional Training Center and the UAA Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services invites you to attend the 2013 conference on FASDs – FASD: Best Practices in the Last Frontier.
This conference is focused on providing up-to-date information about:
Submitted by admin on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 14:39
The funds from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism will support a handful of studies that will explore the effects of the disorder across a person’s lifespan, says Philip May, a nutrition research professor and primary investigator for the NIH grant.
photo courtesy UNC CHAPEL HILL NUTRITION RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Philip May, a nutrition research professor and primary investigator for the NIH grant, with children in South Africa
Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 14:08
Veteran musher (dogsled racing) Aaron Burmeister will participate in a 1,000-mile ride from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska to raise awareness of FASD and the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. “Burmeister will also be mushing to help the Nome Youth Facility, a facility that hopes to prevent all alcohol-related birth defects, improve the delivery of services to individuals already affected and set a positive example for future generations.”
To read more and to see a related video, click here.
News Item, KTUU-TV. March 2013
Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 14:25