OTTAWA -- Legislation that would have legally defined fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and given judges leeway to consider the impact of FASD when determining a sentence was quietly withdrawn last month.
In its place, a study on FASD will be held at the House of Commons justice committee, which Conservative MP Ryan Leef (Yukon) said would help better define the problem and outline an appropriate government response.
Reach for It - a program involving recreation, education, and mentorship for children with youth living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) first began when Ontarian Constable William Hand met Matthew Colombo, who had been diagnosed with FASD at age six.
A new study shows that drinking low to moderate amounts of alcohol while pregnant appears not to be associated with higher risks of adverse birth outcomes such as preterm delivery, low birth weight and other measures of fetal growth.
A new study confirms that moderate alcohol consumption can protect against coronary heart disease. But only for the 15% of the population that have a particular genotype.