Study: Maternal Obesity And Diabetes Bring 'Multiple Hits,' May Raise Autism Risk In Children
One expert says any woman thinking about becoming pregnant should make sure her health is as good as it can be -- in terms of nutrition, weight, infection -- all of these are factors can can affect risk of autism in children.
More Evidence That Growing Up Poor May Alter Key Brain Structures
A new study adds "to the growing awareness of the immense public health crisis represented by the huge number of children growing up in poverty and the likely long-lasting impact this experience has on brain development and on negative mood and depression," researchers write.
Bleeding Disorder? National Expert Discusses Questions Around Cambridge Baby's Death
A specialist talks about the possibility a bleeding disorder may be linked to baby's death. Murder charges were dropped against a nanny after a new report on the child's cause of death did not conclude her 2013 death was a homicide.
I Never Expected To Love My Kids' Sex Ed Course, But I Do
A mother of middle-school kids describes her surprisingly pleasant experience with Get Real, a sex-ed course that aims to involve parents in the process and improve communication. At a time of rising debate over campus sexual assault -- from college rape to this week's New Hampshire prep school trial -- experts say kids need to learn these relationship skills early. The course was created by the Planned Parenthood League of Mass.