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Study: Autism May Be Related to Birth Stress

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Study: Autism May Be Related to Birth Stress

Scientists focus on diuretic to restore neuron function in autistic rodents

With autism rates soaring over the past 20 years, researchers are constantly looking for prevention or treatment methods. One scientist, Yehezkel Ben-Ari of the Mediterranean Institute of Neurobiology in Marseille, France believes autistic children may have suffered stress at birth. As a mother of three autistic children, this peaked my interest, especially since two of them suffered birth trauma.

While Ben-Ari has done some studies on autistic children, most of his research has been limited to mice and rats. Even so, there are noted parallels that seem to make the study applicable to humans in many ways...

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Keep Cool During Your Summer Pregnancy

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Soothe Your Heartburn during Pregnancy

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Soothe Your Heartburn during Pregnancy

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Weird Pregnancy Symptoms

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Weird Pregnancy Symptoms

Wacky, embarrassing and truly gross pregnancy side effects that your doctor may forget to mention.

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Sure, some moms-to-be exude a certain pregnant loveliness—until they fart in an elevator or snore like a foghorn in the night. The fact is, a lot of nasty stuff happens with your body when you’re pregnant — weird symptoms your friends may be embarrassed to tell you about or your doctor may gloss over because they’re not big health concerns, says Trish Booth, author of Pregnancy Q&A: Authoritative and Reassuring Answers to the Questions on Your Mind.

“Pregnant women have questions about what’s happening, yet they’re just told, ‘Oh, that’s normal...

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