News of Interest for Late-in-Life Moms December 3, 2007
Here's what's in the news:
More Pregnant Women Getting Scans
Pregnant women are receiving more high-tech imaging scans, including CT, nuclear medicine, and plain film x-rays, than a decade ago, according to a recent study. And while the study from Brown University states that the level of radiation exposure are low, they still carry a slight risk to an unborn child.
Brain Abnormalities Mapped in Autistic Children
Autistic children have enlarged gray matter in areas of the brain that control social processing and sight-based learning than children without the developmental disability, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.