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Call for labels on bottles to warn of alcohol's danger to foetuses SydneyMorning Herald, online, 10 April 2012

FOSTER parents and public health groups have urged federal politicians to take urgent action to prevent more babies from suffering foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

FASD receives state, national attention OVERSEAS

The outcome for infants of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) varies, but almost none have normal brain development, according to the National Institute for Health Research. Prenatal brain damage makes learning from mistakes difficult, said Vickie Tinker, ...

Teenagers refuse to grow up The West Australian, Page 11 25-Apr-12

Medical Editor HEALTH RISK WARNING Australian teenagers face more risks from binge drinking unsafe sex

and junk food because they are delaying adult behaviour such as

Alcohol warnings push to save babies The Canberra Times, Page 3 10-Apr-12

Alcohol warnings push to save babies By Peter Jean Health Reporter Foster parents and public health groups have urged federal politicians to take urgent action to prevent more babies from suffering Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Call for labels on bottles to warn of alcohol's danger to foetuses Sydney Morning Herald, Page 5 10-Apr-12

FOSTER parents and public health groups have urged federal politicians to take urgent action to prevent more babies from suffering foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Call for labels on bottles to warn of alcohol's danger to foetuses The Age, Peter Jean, April 10, 2012

Women and Alcohol OVERSEAS

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG) has recently developed the new “Women and Alcohol” website with helpful information and resources including an iPhone application for screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment.

Website, ACOG, April 2012

Misinformation persists about drinking during pregnancy OVERSEAS

Each year an estimated 8,500 Minnesota babies are born with FASD and more needs to be done to prevent this costly disorder.

Article, Brainerd Dispatch, April 3, 2012

Bill letting judges consider FASD passes Senate Alaska’s SB151 bill on including FASD as a mitigating factor in sentencing has unanimously passed in the Alaska Senate.

OVERSEAS

Abuse, violence growing Number of kids in care doubles The Advertiser, Page 9 5-Apr-12

GOVERNMENTS need to better address parental problems such as mental illness and substance abuse to arrest the increasing rates of child abuse a

My daughter was an alcoholic at 13 A MOTHER'S HEARTACHE

The Mercury, Hobart, Page 12 14-Apr-12

When her daughter was well enough to admit what had been going on Anne says those revelations brought her very close to a breakdown Her mother took her to a private clinic in Melbourne for cognitive testing and was warned she may have suffered permanent brain damage Slurred speech Intense moods very happy angry or sad I doubt it very much kids like to push boundaries take risks explore

Booze bottle warning to mums

The Advertiser, Page 44 14-Apr-12

ALCOHOL bottles should carry clear labels warning women of the detrimental effect drinking can have on unborn babies a parliamentary hearing has been told FASD may affect babies of mothers who drink in pregnancy resulting in developmental difficulties such as speech disorders and abnormal structural developments of the face and

Budget boost for grog reform plan

Northern Territory News, Page 5 14-Apr-12

MORE than 18 million will be spent on the Territory's grog reforms for Budget 2012 to help fight crime and unruly behaviour Alcohol Policy Minister Delia Lawrie said the extra cash would continue the Government's work to target problem drinkers and turn them off tap Last year the Government had committed 67 million to the program over five years It has now bumped that total up to 71.5 million

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