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The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released of a new "State Action Guide on Mandatory Point-of-Purchase Messaging about Alcohol and Pregnancy"-- a resource to promote the expansion of state and local policies that mandate point-of-purchase warnings on the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
The New York Times reported that the country’s leading group of pediatricians is recommending that children receive double the usually suggested amount of vitamin D because of evidence that it might help prevent serious diseases.
Advance for Nurses published an article in its most recent magazine about ways nurses can fight fetal alcohol syndrome through education and spreading the word of its devastating effectsMore babies were born in the U.S. last year than ever before.
The New Jersey Regional Diagnostic Centers use the diagnostic system developed at the University of Washington Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention and Diagnostic Network (FASPDN), and the Centers thank the staff of the FASPDN for their innovation and commitment to refining the diagnostic criteria for FAS. The N.J. diagnostic system describes the severity of the expression of the effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol by examining deficits in growth, facial abnormalities, brain function, and confirmation of prenatal exposure to alcohol.
The President"s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities has submitted a report to the President. The Promise of Research and Prevention includes a lengthy section entitled, sultiplesbonus.org Defeating the Single Most Preventable Cause of Intellectual Disabilities in the United States: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.