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Drinking in pregnancy research – In the news

John Kerr posted in on July 8th, 2015.

New research examining women’s alcohol consumption before and during pregnancy has garnered international media attention. The study, published in BMJ Open, pulled together data from several large scale surveys, covering over 17,000 pregnant women the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. The authors found that rates of alcohol consumption varied between countries and even between […]

Drinking in pregnancy ‘common’ – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on July 8th, 2015.

Drinking alcohol while pregnant is common, reveals a study of first time mothers in UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. However much of this could be due mums-to-be being unaware early in their pregnancy, says a Kiwi researcher. The new research, published in BMJ Open, combined data from several recent studies to examine the use […]

ODT: Drinking in pregnancy a worry

Peter Griffin posted in on March 22nd, 2010.

John Gibb writes in the Otago Daily Times about a recent talk in Dunedin by Dr Ruth Napper about the effects of prenatal binge drinking on the development of a child. In addition to Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), which is defined by a strict set of parameters, researchers have also found a larger group of […]

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