Study: Acetaminophen use during pregnancy linked to ADHD

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A new study says use of the common painkiller acetaminophen during pregnancy could be linked to ADHD-like problems in children.

Researchers found that when pregnant women used the pain reliever for 20 weeks or more their child had a 50-percent increased risk of receiving ADHD medicine later in life.

Researchers say acetaminophen may be interfering with maternal hormones that are critical for fetal brain development.


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