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    Parental Age Influences Autism Risk

    Previous studies have linked advancing paternal and maternal age with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Now a new multinational study of parental age and autism risk published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry finds that the children of teen mothers, older parents, and parents with an age gap of 10 years or more […] More

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    Age 30 New High Risk Number for First-Time Mothers

    Age 35 has long been considered the magic number for safely having babies. However, a new study by researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden suggests that the “risk zone” for pregnancy begins even younger, at age 30. As published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, the study discovered that pregnancy and birth complications […] More

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    Obese and Older Moms Suffer from More Severe Childbirth Complications, Says New Study

    According to a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), severe complications during childbirth are on the rise among mothers in the United States. Although still rare overall, severe complications including heart attack and stroke have increased by 75% and 114% for delivery and postpartum hospitalizations, respectively, over the […] More