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Maternal Diabetes Linked to Autism Risk

When a pregnant woman develops diabetes during the first 26 weeks of gestation, her baby has an increased risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, according to a new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. No one knows what causes autism spectrum disorder, but researchers are learning more about it. Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is a developmental disorder where the brain does not function normally. ASD doesn't go away, and those who have it have...

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