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Are caesarean-born babies at a higher risk of developing autism?

Scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and researchers from Australia joined to examine 61 studies involving 20.6 million childbirths linking caesarean section to the development of autism in babies. Though they can’t determine why the risk of developing the disorder heightened regardless of whether the operation is an emergency or not, scientists say that […]

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Psychotic experiences are common even among people who don’t have a mental health condition

The good news is, you’re not alone. Psychosis, also called a psychotic experience or episode, is when someone perceives or interprets reality differently to the people around them. And it’s estimated that around 5-10% of people will have a psychotic experience in their lifetime. While they’re different for each person, psychotic experiences often include hallucinations […]

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Pregnant women with obesity, diabetes may have kids with psychiatric disorders

Even without diabetes, severely obese mothers were 67% more likely to have children with mood and stress disorders than women who maintained a healthy weight during pregnancy, the study found. With pre-existing diabetes, obese mothers were more than six times as likely as other women to have children with ADHD, conduct issues or autism. These […]

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