IMO calls for alcohol screening for pregnant women

The Irish Medical Organisation has called for alcohol screening for pregnant women.

The measure is designed to reduce the number of alcohol-related disorders among babies.

Dr Ann Hogan, the IMO's former President says the tests would benefit both doctors and patients.

She said: "It gives the doctor an opportunity to make a brief intervention which has been proven to be effective in stopping drinking during pregnancy and in other behavioural issues."

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- Digital Desk

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