Fever in pregnancy increases risk of autism

A new study from UC Davis published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, reported in PsychCentral,  has found that mothers who experienced a fever during pregnancy had a much higher chance of having children who developed autism or other developmental delays.  It appeared that taking medication to reduce fever was moderately preventative, suggesting that the problem was the mother’s body’s elevated temperature on the developing fetus.


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