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Protecting fetuses from alcohol

June 23rd, 2009 by Vader

From an article at USA Today:

Simulation only. No actual fetuses were poisoned to make this image.

No actual fetuses were harmed to create this image.

Drinking during pregnancy can seriously harm a baby’s brain, yet thousands of mothers-to-be still do. Now scientists have begun testing whether a prenatal nutrient might offer those babies a little protection, part of a growing quest for ways to reverse the damage.

The only help today: intense behavioral or educational therapies once children with fetal alcohol-caused disabilities reach preschool or school age, says new research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency is spending $1.5 million this year to start spreading those programs so more youngsters can find care.

Wouldn’t it be better to apply the intense behavioral or educational therapies before the baby is conceived?

Comments (4)
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June 23rd, 2009 10:47:14
4 comments

GST
June 23, 2009

Sheesh, ya think you could put that picture after the jump, maybe?


Vader
June 23, 2009

I aim to please.


Man SL
June 24, 2009

Lord Vader,
foolish drinking and getting pregnant go hand in hand.


Vader
June 25, 2009

More on motherhood and alcohol:

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090624/D991B4B80.html

Evidently the ability to hold your liquor is not an excuse, in the eyes of the law, for consuming large quantities of it.

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