Prenatal exposure to maternal fever during the second trimester raised odds of autism spectrum disorder by 40 percent, Mailman researchers found.
Researchers have found that the prevalence of depression has been consistently higher among smokers than among former smokers and people who have never smoked.
Infection with the herpes virus in early pregnancy doubles the chance that a fetus will develop autism spectrum disorder later in life, Mailman researchers found.
Findings from HIV surveys in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia reveal that the rate of new infections is stabilizing or declining in those countries.
More than 40 percent of American children live in low-income families, according to a report from Mailman’s National Center for Children in Poverty.
Traces of flame retardants were found on the hands of all 3-year-olds in a Mailman study of 25 households in New York City.