The British Medical Association says healthcare professionals need more guidance to help them diagnose and treat children suffering from foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) - learning and physical disabilities and behavioural problems caused by women drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

The BMA is also using today's report on FASD to call for the government to provide evidence-based guidelines on alcohol consumption during pregnancy, with 'the only message' being that it is not safe to drink any alcohol.

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