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Fetal alcohol syndrome: dashed hopes, damaged lives

Dienstag 7. Juni 2011 von htm

Since the term was coined about 40 years ago, fetal alcohol syndrome has slowly become recognized as a public health issue. Alicestine October reports from South Africa’s Western Cape province, which has the highest reported rate in the world.
“When I was pregnant with my son I drank a lot – mostly on weekends,” says Marion Williams, a 45-year-old mother who lost two of her five children in childbirth.
Williams lives in one of South Africa’s famous wine-growing areas in the Western Cape. She started drinking as a teenager and was taken out of school, she suspects, to work to buy wine for her parents. … (Source: Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2011;89:398–399. doi:10.2471/BLT.11.020611)

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Dieser Beitrag wurde erstellt am Dienstag 7. Juni 2011 um 17:00 und abgelegt unter Addiction, adults, Allgemein, Children, consumption, Development, Fetal alcohol syndrome etc., Global, Health, morbidity, mortality, Parents, Prevention, Publications, Social Costs, societal effects, Statistics, Watchdogs, WHO, Youth. Kommentare zu diesen Eintrag im RSS 2.0 Feed. Die Kommentare sind derzeit geschlossen, aber sie können einen Trackback auf Ihrer Seite einrichten.

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