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Ajc.com: Fever during pregnancy linked to higher risk of autism, study finds

Pregnant women who experience fevers are associated with a higher risk of having children with autism, according to a new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

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When mothers reported a fever over 99 degrees at any time during pregnancy, the risk of autism increased by 34 percent.

Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health analyzed data on 95,754 children born in Norway

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