Health Alert: Autism linked to flu during pregnancy

(CBS) - A new study suggests being sick while pregnant can increase the risk of having a child with autism. Researchers looked at nearly 97-thousand children in Denmark and found kids whose mothers had the flu during pregnancy were twice as likely to develop autism. Kids whose mothers had a fever that lasted more than a week while pregnant had a three-fold risk.

(CBS) - A new study just out finds 73 percent of parents admit they smoke or let others smoke in their car. Doctors say that could be dangerous for kids. Boston researchers found many of those parents sometimes allow smoking when their children are in the car. The surgeon general says there is no safe level of smoke exposure.

(CBS) - Eating fish may help kids breath easier. A study in the journal "Pediatrics" found kids who were fed fish between six and 12 months were less likely to develop wheezing when they got older. Researchers say follow up studies are needed to see if fish can also lower the risk of asthma.


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