Taking antidepressants during pregnancy is unlikely to raise the risk of having a child with autism.
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High blood pressure, preterm birth and other pregnancy complications may increase the risk of autism.
Children born to women who received a routine vaccine while pregnant are not at an increased risk of autism.
Children born to women who had diabetes or high blood pressure while pregnant may be at an increased risk of autism.
Autism and intelligence share genetic variants, researchers grow Neanderthal mini-brains and see overlap with autism, and maternal diabetes is an autism risk factor.
A partial ban in Europe on the use of a drug called valproate during pregnancy could deny women effective treatment for serious conditions.
Brain networks in newborns may reflect the degree of inflammation their mothers experienced during pregnancy.
Researchers can enjoy a complete collection of organoid-related publications, transgenerational effects on the brain are tied to a powerful estrogen, and an app that translates infant cries might aid autism research.
Epilepsy in infancy and the use of prescription medications during pregnancy are the strongest of 29 known risk factors for autism in a child.