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ADHD Linked to Mothers Use of Acetaminophen During Pregnancy

acetaminophen during pregnancy

JAMA Pediatrics recently published a landmark Danish study suggesting ADHD in children is linked to acetaminophen taken during pregnancy. Findings report that moms who used pain relievers to treat things like headaches or to reduce fevers saw a 37% increased risk in their kids receiving an ADHD diagnosis and a 29% increased risk in the chances that their kids needed ADHD medications compared with moms who didn’t use the over-the-counter medication at all. Suggesting that acetaminophen may increase the risk of ADHD by interfering with maternal hormones that play a role in fetal brain development. » Read more..

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