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Autism may be linked to preeclampsia
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Autism may be linked to preeclampsia

Davis, CA - A new study published Monday December 8th in the online edition of the journal JAMA Pediatrics links preeclampsia to autism. The study was authored by Cheryl Walker, an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of ...
Project Ice Storm: A stressful pregnancy may increase the risk of having an autistic child
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Project Ice Storm: A stressful pregnancy may increase the risk of having an autistic child

In the news this week was  a new study linking stress during pregnancy to an increased risk of autism-like traits in children. This is far from the first time this hypothesis has been proposed - but the most recent findings come fromProject Ice Storm, an ongoi...
Another Thalidomide Disaster? Risks of Taking the Drug Epilim while Pregnant Largely Ignored
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Another Thalidomide Disaster? Risks of Taking the Drug Epilim while Pregnant Largely Ignored

In 2005, research found rates of autism among babies exposed to Sodium Valproate to be much higher than in the general population. A study published in the journal Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry in 2007, determined that children exposed to a...