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Foetal Alcohol Syndrome: Doctors unaware of dangers

A NATIONAL survey of paediatric doctors reveals a worrying percentage of them are unaware of one of the major causes of preventable developmental delay in children.

A study published in the March edition of the Irish Medical Journal suggests that prenatal alcohol exposure may not be routinely considered in the evaluation of children with developmental delay by paediatric doctors in Ireland.

The national survey of paediatricians in Ireland regarding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders shows that 31% were unaware of them.

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Source: The Irish Examiner, 16/03/17 

Posted by drugs.ie on 03/16 at 09:45 AM in
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