Hospital infection in pregnancy tied to higher risk of autism

A new study finds that hospital-diagnosed bacterial infections in pregnancy are associated with a higher risk of autism spectrum disorders.Researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research report their findings in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Parenting skills tied to reduced inflammation in low-income children

An intervention focused on strengthening families can reduce inflammation, a chronic over activation of parts of the immune system that is important for long-term health, research shows. Children of low socioeconomic status often experience such inflammation and poorer health at all stages of life than their more advantaged peers — from lower birth weights at […]