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Alcohol treatment for infants

26th February 2008

Babies under the age of one are being admitted to hospital in a part of Scotland with alcohol-related illness.

Figures show that in the Grampian area there were 165 under-16s admitted in the past three years with such problems and among those treated were two babies and a one-year-old, who had been born to mothers with existing drink problems. The figures, released under freedom of information legislation, showed the largest age-group affected were aged 13, with a total of 59 cases.

 

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Article Information

Title: Alcohol treatment for infants
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 5780
Date Added: 26th Feb 2008

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