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Fri, 13 Jul 2012

Foetal alcohol syndrome is getting worse

The cases of foetal alcohol are becoming more prevelant and Dr Russell Wills, Children's Commissioner is presenting at a select committee on the perils of alcohol in the community. Dr Wills said that about a fith of the kids being referred to paediatricians have problems with development and behaviour - he blames foetal alcohol.

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