Paracetamol during preg may up ADHD,autism risk in kids

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by Philippine News Agency | Sunday, 03 July 2016

Paracetamol, a common drug used extensively during pregnancy, maybe linked with autism spectrum as well as attention-related and hyperactivity symptoms in newborns, the first-of-its-kind study has found.

Scientists found an independent association between the use of this drug in pregnancy and autism spectrum symptoms in children.

It is also the first study to report different effects on boys and girls. Comparing persistently to nonexposed children, the study has found an increase of 30 per cent in the risk of detriment to some attention functions, and an increase of two clinical symptoms of autism...

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