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Study Shows Fever While Pregnant May Increase Risk of Autism Health 

Study Shows Fever While Pregnant May Increase Risk of Autism

World (Sputnik) – A new study from Columbia University shows that women who come down with a fever during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to a child with autism. Researchers analyzed data on 95,754 Norwegian kids born between 1999 and 2009, and found that 583 of 15,701 children whose mothers reported having fevers during pregnancy were diagnosed with the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). According to the study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, a fever of 99 degrees Fahrenheit or more, at any time during pregnancy, means a 34-percent higher risk of autism, while fever in the second trimester increases the risk by 40 percent. “This study, using a large, well-characterized Read More

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Pregnant After Menopause: New Treatment Improves Fertility In Older Women Featured Science and Nature Women 

Pregnant After Menopause: New Treatment Improves Fertility In Older Women

World (Futurism) – An experimental treatment for women entering menopause resulted in the reduction of menopausal symptoms in some women, as well as two pregnancies in women who used the treatment in conjunction with IVF. The science behind the treatment’s effectiveness is still unclear. AN AGE WITHOUT MENOPAUSE? Old age affects us all, especially women who want to become mothers. However, a new treatment may give women the opportunity to become pregnant even after they have begun experiencing symptoms of menopause. As they age, women see a drop in fertility as their ovaries release fewer eggs each year. Around the age Read More

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