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.
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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