Navigation Links
Smoking During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism
Date:1/20/2012

FRIDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to women who smoke during pregnancy are not at increased risk for autism, according to a new study.

Smoking during pregnancy has been considered a possible cause of autism in children due to known links between smoking and behavioral disorders and obstetric complications, but previous studies of a connection between smoking during pregnancy and autism have had mixed results.

In this study, researchers analyzed data from nearly 4,000 Swedish children with autism and a control group of 39,000 children without autism. The results showed that 19.8 percent of the children in the autism group and 18.4 percent of those in the control group had mothers who smoked during pregnancy.

The study was published online in December in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and will appear in a upcoming print issue.

"We found no evidence that maternal smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of autism spectrum disorders," study leader Brian Lee, an epidemiologist at the School of Public Health at Drexel University in Philadelphia, said in a university news release.

"Past studies that showed an association were most likely influenced by social and demographic factors such as income and occupation that have associations with both the likelihood of smoking and with the rate of autism spectrum disorders," he added.

Lee said the findings help reassure mothers who smoked during pregnancy that their behavior likely didn't cause their child's autism and "crosses off another suspect on the list of possible environmental risk factors for ASD (autism spectrum disorders)."

However, he reminded women that smoking during pregnancy is unhealthy for mothers and has known risks for their children.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more about

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $418.8 Million for Texas and Cut Youth Smoking
2. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $18.6 Million for Montana and Cut Youth Smoking
3. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $24.8 Million for Wyoming and Cut Youth Smoking
4. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $43.3 Million for Utah and Cut Youth Smoking
5. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $113.9 Million for Colorado and Cut Youth Smoking
6. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $65.3 Million for Iowa and Cut Youth Smoking
7. Quitting smoking especially difficult for select groups
8. New intervention helps Latino parents of asthmatic children quit smoking
9. Warning: Immigrating to North America may foster smoking in children
10. VIDEO from Medialink and American Lung Association: Dont Quit on Your Resolution to Quit Smoking!
11. Smoking significantly increases risk of aneurysm in people with certain genes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2014)... Ticket Down is a reputable source for ... Santa Clara, California. Fans in the United States of international soccer ... club and national teams in the world. Coming off the heels ... the best time to be a fan of soccer in the ... on American soil this year, as well as international friendly games ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 2014 David Kekich, anti-aging icon ... ) is thrilled that the acceptance of his ... Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms and then screening thousands ... acceptance. , “It took longer than ... proof is in," said Kekich. "Client acceptance is ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 2014 Much of the liver,s metabolic function is ... and UC Irvine researchers have now found two ... published online today in Cell , reveals new ... points the way to more focused drug treatments for ... diabetes. , Paolo Sassone-Corsi, UCI,s Donald Bren Professor of ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... New York, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 ... business-to-business publication dedicated to delivering cutting-edge information ... biopharmaceuticals and therapeutics, recently launched its newly ... new website optimizes navigation by providing visitors ... manufacturing, analytical and strategic business areas. As ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... teens never outgrow their "growing pains," according to new ... affecting teens, participation in sports and other activities, a ... can become chronic, the researchers cautioned. "We can ... people between the ages of 12 and 19 experience ... Rathleff, a physiotherapist from Aarhus University. "Seven percent of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Mexico vs. Chile Tickets Levi’s Stadium: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Chile vs. Mexico at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on September 6th 2Health News:Mexico vs. Chile Tickets Levi’s Stadium: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Chile vs. Mexico at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on September 6th 3Health News:MaxLife Solution™ Expands Distribution Globally for Breakthrough Anti-Inflammatory Support Supplement – InflaGene™ 2Health News:Strict genomic partitioning by biological clock separates key metabolic functions 2Health News:BioProcess International Launches New Website 2Health News:Teen 'Growing Pains' May Persist For Years 2
... , CLEVELAND, Aug. 12 The Sisters of Charity ... its legal department. Jerse will serve as General Counsel to St. ... Counsel for the health system. , , "We ... expertise that Shannon brings to this new position," says Sister Judith ...
... patients, survey found , WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) ... problems, according to the results of a patient survey. ... 78, who had two types of cervical neck operations ... Before the surgery, 86.4 percent of the patients reported ...
... NEW YORK, Aug. 12 Gloria Gibbons, President of Ogilvy ... have been appointed Joint Worldwide CEOs of Ogilvy Healthworld, reporting to ... In making the announcement, Mr. Young said, "Donna and Gloria ... individuals. Their joint mandate is to drive the business as ...
... ... business culture and long history of technology innovation to enhance research, development and innovation ... Scottsdale, AZ ... management and security, today announced the expansion of its global operations with the opening ...
... now the greatest threat to the health of Americans, finding an effective ... a new study in the August 2009 issue of the ... portion and calorie-controlled meal replacements used in a structured weight-loss program are ... The st u dy looked at ...
... , SWARTZ CREEK, Mich., Aug. 12 Diplomat ... 2009 Inc. 500, Inc.,s annual ranking of the fastest-growing ... at 235 in the nation is an amazing achievement, the additional details are ... Hagerman refers to are these: , , , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sisters of Charity Health System Welcomes Shannon Fogarty Jerse as Deputy General Counsel 2Health News:Sisters of Charity Health System Welcomes Shannon Fogarty Jerse as Deputy General Counsel 3Health News:Surgery for Neck Pain May Also Relieve Headaches 2Health News:Joint Worldwide CEO's of Ogilvy Healthworld Named 2Health News:Lumension Expands Global Footprint and Strengthens Capabilities with the Opening of a New Development Office in Ireland 2Health News:Lumension Expands Global Footprint and Strengthens Capabilities with the Opening of a New Development Office in Ireland 3Health News:New Published Diet Study Reveals Meal Replacements as Top Strategy for Weight Loss 2Health News:Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Honored By Inc. Magazine As One Of The Nation's Fastest-Growing Companies 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... BURLINGTON, Mass. , July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... committee members—who make decisions about which therapies are ... influence formulary placement, according to a new Manhattan ... Makers 2014 . The study finds that P&T ... and pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) have set a ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Calif. , July 31, 2014 Touro ... it has been selected as the recipient of a ... which will allow the University to increase research and ... about creating state-of-the-art technology for the study of health ... enhance the diverse needs and interests of our students," ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Lazarus Effect, a medical device company focused ... removal of blood clots, announced the closing of a ... EU commercialization of several approved Lazarus Effect devices, as ... Lazarus Cover™ in the United States ... the value of our novel, platform technology as well ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Formulary Decision Makers Say Pharma-Provided Patient Support Solutions Influence Formulary Placement 2Formulary Decision Makers Say Pharma-Provided Patient Support Solutions Influence Formulary Placement 3Touro University California Garners Grant From Long Foundation 2Lazarus Effect Closes $5 Million Financing 2
... - Planning for Phase 3 Trial Initiation on ... Progen,Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX: PGL; Nasdaq: PGLA) today announced ... largest Contract Research,Organisation, to utilise their services for ... includes the execution of the,Phase 3 clinical trial ...
... Presentations on the Topic of Drug Repurposing and ... Indian Clinical ... Inc., an,oncology-focused, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today,that Chief Executive Officer, ... present at the 234th American Chemical,Society National Meeting on Sunday, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Progen Engages Leading CRO to Assist with Phase 3 Trial of PI-88 2Progen Engages Leading CRO to Assist with Phase 3 Trial of PI-88 3Vicus Therapeutics to Present at the 234th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston, MA 2Vicus Therapeutics to Present at the 234th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston, MA 3
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: