Obstetrics & gynaecology

Low-level alcohol use increases miscarriage risk

Women who consume alcohol during pregnancy—even in small amounts—have a 19 percent greater risk of miscarriage than women who don't use alcohol, according to a new study by Vanderbilt researchers.

Pediatrics

AAP report addresses managing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

(HealthDay)—In a clinical report published online Sept. 10 in Pediatrics, recommendations are presented to support pediatric providers in managing patients with a diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

How does alcohol influence the development of Alzheimer's disease?

Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago has found that some of the genes affected by alcohol and inflammation are also implicated in processes that clear amyloid beta—the protein that forms globs of plaques ...

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