Study links fevers to babies born with autism

DAVIS, Calif.

The study found that mothers who had fevers during their pregnancies were more than twice as likely to have a child with autism or a developmental delay than mothers who controlled their temperatures with medication or mothers who didn't have a fever at all.

The study, published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, is believed to be the first of its kind.

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