A drug to protect unborn babies from the harm caused their mother's excessive drinking is a step closer, with the discovery of a specific way to block alcohol's toxicity.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is the leading preventable cause of mental retardation in children in the US, affecting up to three babies in every 1000 births. While stopping drinking is the most obvious solution, alcoholic mothers can find this very difficult - motivational programs have historically only been about 30 per cent effective.
good news, kid: your loser parents will still wreck your life, but at least you won't be retarded too!
Hey, here's an idea -- if you're an alcoholic, don't fucking breed.
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