Tackling impact of alcohol on babies and children - Media Release Senator The Hon Fiona Nash Assistant Minister for Health

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The Australian Government has welcomed a new report from the AIHW which identifies strategies to address information gaps regarding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

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The Australian Government has welcomed a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare which identifies strategies to address information gaps regarding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

FASD describes a range of growth, behavioural and central nervous system abnormalities caused by exposure of a fetus to alcohol during pregnancy. The report found that relatively little is known about the incidence or prevalence of FASD in Australia and internationally.
 
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