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Pregnant mothers who took ACETAMINOPHEN during pregnancy may give birth to children with ADHD and Autism

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  • According to studies, pregnant women who took the renowned painkiller acetaminophen found in the United States with the brand name Tylenol, are likely to give birth to children with ADHD and Autism. 

According to a study published in the JAMA Psychiatry, say that the painkiller has specific properties that may lead to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and even autism too. 

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The researchers of Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health conducted a study where the blood samples of the pregnant mother and the baby’s, from the umbilical cord, were taken. It was then tested to see the percentage of acetaminophen that has already consumed by the mother. 

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The researchers again conducted a study on the same children, whose blood showed a higher percentage content of acetaminophen after ten years. The children were again taken through a blood test and found out that they have higher chances of developing autism and ADHD than the children who did not consume any acetaminophen. 

Approximately 997 children were recognized, among which, 257 were detected with ADHD, and 66 of them have been detected with the probability of autism. The rest of the 327 children were identified with negative discernible developmental disabilities.

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