• Top of the Morning: C-Section Not Linked to Autism

    Disproves a study published in 2014
  • 1. C-section not linked to autism

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    A new two-part study reassures parents whose babies were born via C-section that they are not at greater risk for developing autism. Researchers with the Irish Center for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research analyzed data of children born in the past three decades. Children born via C-section were 20-percent more likely to be diagnosed with autism, but among the 13,400 pairs of siblings in the study, one child was diagnosed with autism and the other was not. Ergo, the link was most likely due to the unknown genetic or environmental factors and not because of how the children were delivered. (huffingtonpost.com)


    2. Vaccine bill approved by assembly
    The California Assembly approved a bill that would require nearly all public schoolchildren to be vaccinated -— a major hurdle passed as it now seeks approval of California Governor Jerry Brown. The bill aims to vaccinate nearly all children, rejecting previous exceptions such as religion or personal beliefs, after the recent measles outbreak. Only children with serious health issues, such as a compromised immune system, could be exempted. If the bill is passed, California would have the strictest vaccine laws in the U.S. (yahoo.com)


    3. Matt Evans and wife Katrina expecting second baby

    Kapamilya actor Matt Evans and wife Katrina Fariñas are expecting their second baby, he announced via an Instagram post on Thursday, June 25. He posted a photo of the baby’s first ultrasound and captioned it: “See you soon baby Evans #3!” The two already have a daughter Marley, 11 months, and Matt has a seven-year-old son Hayden from a previous relationship. Congratulations! (abs-cbnnews.com)


    4. Bristol Palin is pregnant again
    After canceling her wedding almost a month ago, Bristol Palin announced that she’s pregnant for the second time. She wrote in a blog post, “I wanted you guys to be the first to know I’m pregnant. Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one. I know this has been, and will be a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you. But please respect [my six-year-old son] Tripp's and my privacy during this time. I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy."  (people.com)


    5. Jennifer Love Hewitt welcomes second child
    Singer and actress Jennifer Love Hewitt and husband actor Brian Hallisay welcomed their second child, son Atticus James. Jennifer and Brian secretly married in 2013, and only revealed it when she announced that she was expecting her first child. Then, just 13 months after giving birth to daughter Autumn, the former “Criminal Minds” actress announced that she’s pregnant a second time. Jennifer and Brian have said before that they don’t plan on hiring a nanny even with two kids under two. (people.com)

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