Rutgers Study: Drinking During Pregnancy Alters Genes in Newborns, Mothers

Researchers found changes to two genes in women who drank moderate to high levels of alcohol during pregnancy. Credits: Syani Mukherjee/Rutgers University-New Brunswick NEW BRUNSWICK –

Study in rats suggests special occasion drinking during pregnancy may cause harm

by Julia Turan, The Physiological Society If you thought a glass or two of alcohol on special occasions was safe during pregnancy, think again. Research in

Science News: Brain cells that suppress drug cravings may be the secret to better addiction medicines

Date: September 9, 2019 Source: Scripps Research Institute Summary: Scientists have shed light on poorly understood brain mechanisms that suppress drug and alcohol cravings, uncovering

ScienceDaily: Fathers-to-be should avoid alcohol six months before conception

Source: European Society of Cardiology Summary: Aspiring parents should both avoid drinking alcohol prior to conception to protect against congenital heart defects. Aspiring parents should

It’s Here!Let’s Get Real website is launched!

The Prevention Conversation The Prevention Conversation has trained over 15,000 individuals since 2014 to discuss alcohol and the related risks with all women of childbearing age. In addition, over 20,000 people have

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: Alcohol Policy Framework

Alcohol consumption is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in Canada. Nearly 15,000 deaths per year can be attributed to alcohol, and more hospitalizations

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