Δευτέρα, 23 Ιουνίου 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News


Antidepressant use during pregnancy may lead to childhood obesity, diabetes

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 06:30 PM PDT

Maternal use of a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, resulted in increased fat accumulation and inflammation in the liver of the adult offspring, researchers have demonstrated for the first time in an animal model. This raises new concerns about the long-term metabolic complications in children born to women who take SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy.

Families with an autistic child are a third less likely to have more kids

Posted: 18 Jun 2014 01:39 PM PDT

Parents who have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are about one third less likely to have more children than families without an affected child, according to a study. This conclusion stems from the largest study of its kind on further child-bearing after a child has been diagnosed with the disorder.

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