Study: Induced labor linked to autism

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- There is some health news that's raising eyebrows. A new study says moms-to-be that are induced have a higher chance of their child having autism. 

    Dr. Kay Chandler with Cornerstone Clinic for Women stopped by "THV 11 This Morning" to talk more.

    Women's Health magazine reports Duke University Medical Center researchers analyzed medical records from more than 625,000 births over the course of eight years for the study.

    They found that children, especially boys, were 27 percent more likely to be diagnosed with autism if their mothers' labors had been induced or augmented.

    Read full study: http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1725449

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