CLEVELAND - Autism is estimated to affect 1 out of every 88 children born in the U.S. Now a new study says that having a fever or the flu for a week during pregnancy doubles the chances of a child being born with the disease.
Danish researchers said it's possible that activation of a mother's immune system - caused by the flu virus - could affect a fetus' developing brain.
Researchers caution that the new findings are early and should encourage future research.
They also say that women should not panic but take regular precautions, including getting a flu shot.
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An Akron woman finally accessed the troubled healthcare.gov website Monday only to find she can't afford the insurance they're offering.
The folks in charge of fixes at Healthcare.gov released a progress report on the capacity and performance of the health insurance shopping and enrollment system on Sunday.