UK sources of information and / or support
NOFAS-UK (National Organisation on Foetal Alcohol Syndrome) is a charity organisation that is committed to helping individuals affected by Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and their families. NOFAS-UK promotes education and public awareness about the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. NOFAS-UK is a source of information on FASD to the general public, press and medical professionals.
A group of parents and professionals in the United Kingdom devoted to raising awareness about Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ARND), to help reduce the incidence of birth defects caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol and to assist individuals and families struggling with the life-long disabilities associated with FAS/ARND.
Information on FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders). Details of support groups for families affected, latest news, research, collaboration with NHS and other statutory bodies. Aim of charity is to provide support for those affected and raise awareness of FASD. Also provides advice on drinking in pregnancy.
Their core work involves providing fostering or adoptive families for children and young people. But, they also offer training to carers and adopters in the area of foetal alcohol affected children.
Further sources / more detailed information
Some non-UK sites
The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.
More detailed medical information
The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.
- PatientPlus - hundreds of medical reference articles provided by Patient UK.
- Evidence Based Medicine - such as from Clinical Evidence, The Cochrane Library, etc.
- Database of UK Clinical Guidelines - from NICE, SIGN, etc.
- Medline - abstracts available from thousands of journals.
- Sites listing free online medical textbooks and journals.
- Sites listing free medical images - pictures, atlases, anatomy, skin diseases, etc.
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