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Autism Rates Highest Among Babies Conceived in Winter

A study of 800,000 Scottish children shows that children conceived in winter are more likely to have autism and developmental conditions than those conceived in summer, according to the Spectrum. Lack of sunlight and exposure to the flu are possible contributing causes to the anomaly, researchers said. While scientists are still trying to figure out the significance of this — earlier research suggested just the opposite, that babies conceived in summer had more autism — the...

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