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Antidepressants linked to premature births


Taking antidepressants during pregnancy could put women at a higher risk of giving birth prematurely, according to a new study review.

Scientists believe autism begins in the womb


For the first time, scientists have found evidence of autism developing long before birth in a discovery that could pave the way for earlier detection and help us better understand the condition.

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Healthy pregnancies can vary by five weeks: studyDoctors have long been aware that pregnancy length can vary dramatically even when a baby is not premature, but have always put it down to poor conception date calculations.

Expert Advice

Pregnant women should avoid canned food and plastic containers: studyEating food from cans and heating food in plastic containers, as well as handling receipts, increase pregnant women's chance of miscarriage by 80 percent, according to US scientists.

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