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No Link Between Autism and Eating Fish During Pregnancy

A new study challenges popular belief that fish consumption during pregnancy can contribute to ASD in children. Analyzing blood samples in one of the largest longitudinal studies to date, researchers found no links between mercury levels in mothers and autistic traits in their offspring. Surprisingly, the only adverse effect of mercury was noted in children's poorer social skills if the mother did not consume fish at all, especially in girls.... Read More...
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Prolonged Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Linked to Increased ASD and ADHD Risk

A new study reveals a link between prolonged acetaminophen use in pregnancy and an increased risk of offspring being diagnosed with ADHD or ASD. Researchers report children of mothers who had prolonged exposure to the pain killer during pregnancy had a 30% increased risk of developing ADHD and a 20% increased risk of being diagnosed with ASD.... Read More...