A new study reports paracetamol (acetaminophen) could damage the development of male behaviors in offspring if taken while a female is pregnant.
Researchers have discovered an elevated rate of language delay in 30 month old girls born to mothers who took the pain killer acetaminophen during pregnancy. The delay, however, was not witnessed in boys.
Prenatal exposure to heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, and arsenic, and increased levels of the mineral manganese, were linked to an increased risk of ADHD and autism spectrum diagnosis in children.
Children whose mothers consumed alcohol at 18 weeks of pregnancy were 17% more likely to be diagnosed with depression at age 18 compared to those whose mothers abstained from drinking.
Researchers have found significant changes in the brain make up of fetuses and newborn rats exposed to allergens during pregnancy.
A lack of vitamin A during pregnancy or shortly after birth may facilitate Alzheimer's disease later in life, a new study reports.
In utero exposure to anesthesia appears to disrupt the migration of neurons to developing brain areas critical to language and cognition in rats.
A new study reveals antibiotics given to pregnant women with Group B Streptococcus during labor can affect a baby's development of gut bacteria.
Using a mini-brain model, researchers report the popular SSRI antidepressant Paroxetine can induce brain cell developmental abnormalities that could lead to adverse effects in children.
A new study reports antidepressant use in pregnancy is linked to a significant increase in the risk for the offspring to develop autism.
A new study in the BMJ links antidepressant use in pregnant women to a very small increased risk of autism in their offspring. Researchers discovered 4.1% of children exposed to antidepressants while in the womb were diagnosed with ASD, where as only 2.9% of children whose mothers had a history of mental health problems but did not take take medications were diagnosed with autism.