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Stop Drinking Women : Call To Make Drinking While Pregnant A Crime

Women who put their unborn babies at risk by drinking to excess during pregnancy should be prosecuted, say activists Campaigners hoping to make it a crime to...
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Drinking while pregnant

Danish doctors say pregnant women can have eight standard alcoholic drinks per week. Is it safe to drink while pregnant?
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UK: Drinking alcohol while pregnant could become a crime after landmark test case

UK: Drinking alcohol while pregnant could become a crime after landmark test case | Olga Investigation | Scoop.it
A landmark test case due to be heard by the Court of Appeal could  criminalise excessive drinking during pregnancy.

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Is It OK to drink while pregnant? Why scientists really don't know

Is It OK to drink while pregnant? Why scientists really don't know | Olga Investigation | Scoop.it
Women who drink a low amount of alcohol during pregnancy are much healthier in other ways than women who abstain from drinking while pregnant, a new study shows. But studies of drinking during pregnancy don't take this into account.

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Alcohol industry lags on mandatory pregnancy warning labels

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ALCOHOL companies are flouting government guidelines to warn mothers of the dangers of drinking while pregnant.

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Alcohol fetal syndrome victim calls on pregnant women not to drink (Aus)

Alcohol fetal syndrome victim calls on pregnant women not to drink (Aus) | Olga Investigation | Scoop.it
When it comes to the dangers of drinking while pregnant it seems the message is not getting through.

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Alcohol industry lags on mandatory pregnancy warning labels (Aus)

Alcohol industry lags on mandatory pregnancy warning labels (Aus) | Olga Investigation | Scoop.it
ALCOHOL companies are flouting government guidelines to warn mothers of the dangers of drinking while pregnant.

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Drinking Alcohol One Month Before Pregnancy May Cause Intestinal Birth Defect - University Herald

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Drinking Alcohol One Month Before Pregnancy May Cause Intestinal Birth Defect
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... may cause an intestinal birth defect, according to a recent study.
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Alcohol to carry health warnings about risk of drinking while pregnant (Aus)

Alcohol to carry health warnings about risk of drinking while pregnant (Aus) | Olga Investigation | Scoop.it

MANDATORY health warnings on alcohol labels may soon become a reality. Medical experts are today applauding a move by the Federal Government to enforce compulsory warnings about the effects of alcohol on unborn children.


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Women still in the dark on drinking while pregnant

Women still in the dark on drinking while pregnant | Olga Investigation | Scoop.it
More research is needed on the effects of alcohol on foetuses, Tanisha Jowsey and Simone Dennis write.

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Should drinking in pregnancy be seen as a crime? (UK)

Should drinking in pregnancy be seen as a crime? (UK) | Olga Investigation | Scoop.it

A long-running court case set to be heard in the Court of Appeal has reignited the debate over drinking while pregnant - and whether doing so to excess should be considered a crime.


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ReGenUC's curator insight, March 6, 2014 5:58 PM

Just in time for International Women's Day.  While there are obvious concerns about FASD, is criminalising women's behaviour really the best policy option? (We'd suggest not)

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Alcohol in pregnancy causes children to have impaired social skills

Alcohol in pregnancy causes children to have impaired social skills | Olga Investigation | Scoop.it
A recent study has found that drinking alcohol while pregnant means your child is more likely to develop issues with social skills as they grow older.

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Pregnant women ignoring binge drinking risks: study (Aus)

Pregnant women ignoring binge drinking risks: study (Aus) | Olga Investigation | Scoop.it
Researchers are calling for greater education about the risks of drinking while pregnant.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, January 29, 2014 6:03 PM

More coverage of the Uni of Newcastle study.