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Mothers who had a fever while pregnant were more than twice as likely to have a child with autism than mothers who did not have a fever or who took medication to counter its effect.

Full story at Futurity

All of you phone-addicted moms-to-be might want to cut back while your chatting for two. A study by the Yale School of Medicine was released this week that indicates exposure to radiation from mobile phones in utero can affect brain development in little ones, causing behavioral issues like ADHD in their adult life.

Via Discovery News

A mother’s health during pregnancy has measurable effects on her baby’s well-being, but a new study shows that her fitness before pregnancy matters too. Even before conception, a mother’s obesity may affect cognitive development in her baby-to-be.

Via TIME

Contrary to previous findings, having two alcoholic drinks per week raises the risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy. Just two cocktails, beers or glasses of wine a week can increase a woman’s chances of early miscarriage by 66 percent, found a surprising new study that included more than 90,000 women. Despite some evidence that light drinking during pregnancy is OK, the new findings offer the strongest evidence yet that playing it safe might be the best strategy for women who are gestating.

Full story at Discovery News

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Lightning may contribute to the onset of headaches and migraines, a new study says.

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