Articles tagged with: drinking
The specific type of birth defect depends on the systems in the fetus developing at the time of alcohol exposure. Organ systems are most vulnerable to damage by alcohol during the period of most dynamic development. The damage seen in animal models roughly corresponds to weeks 3 to 8 in human pregnancy. However, if a woman drinks any time throughout her pregnancy, damage may occur.
Emergency Department Visits for Underage Drinking Increase on New Year’s Day. Drinking Increase on New Year’s Day. Risk factors for underage drinking can increase around holidays, such as New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July. Greater access to alcohol, less parental oversight, and mixed messages from parents may fuel surges in underage […]
$7.5M grant to fund research on interaction of drinking and HIV infection Individually, HIV and excessive alcohol consumption are international health crises, but when they intersect they can be uniquely troubling. Scientists at the Brown Alcohol Research Center on HIV, a new federally funded center, will explore physiological and behavioral questions raised by the combination, […]