Blood test may identify alcohol disorders in foetus: Study
Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have identified a blood test that may help predict how severely a newborn can be affected by alcohol exposure during pregnancy. The findings could facilitate early intervention to improve the health of infants and children who were prenatally exposed to alcohol, researchers, including those from University of California San Diego in the US, said. Fetal alcohol syndrome is a severe form of a spectrum of mental and physical disabilities called foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) that can affect children’s development with long-lasting consequences....