autism risk

Can folic acid mitigate autism risk for kids with epileptic mothers?A new study reveals that folic acid supplementation in mothers treated for epilepsy during pregnancy had children who were more likely to display autistic traits.
Study: Rare type of stroke may be increasing in pregnant womenPreliminary data from a retrospective study suggest that incidence of spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (sSAH) may be increasing among pregnant women. Plus: Study finds lower risk of diabetes a benefit of breastfeeding. Also: Taking prenatal folic acid and multivitamins lowers the risk of autism, according to results of a new case-control study.
Short checkups may overlook autism cluesThe usual 10 to 20 minutes allotted to a well-child visit may not allow enough time to pick up atypical behaviors that point to autism risk.