Friday, November 18, 2016

Pregnant Women That Take Tylenol Induce Psychopathology In Their Children

  Prenatal acetaminophen was found to be associated with increased risks of psychopathology such as conduct problems, hyperactivity problems and emotional symptoms (ADHD). (JAMA Pediatr 2016 Aug 15;[pub])
  Common causes for taking acetaminophen during pregnancy include infection and fever both of which can produce epigenetic and brain changes according to an animal study. (Biol Psychiatry 2016 Aug 12;[e-pub])
  Animal data also reveal that prenatal acetaminophen, even without inflammation, can disrupt neurodevelopment. (Toxicol Sci 2014;138-139)
  These studies suggest there should be increased efforts to vaccinate women against influenza and to encourage them to avoid exposure to flu infected individuals.

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