Tylenol Use During Pregnancy Linked To Higher Rate Of Autism
[Source: Disability Scoop]
Exposure to acetaminophen in the womb may have some connection with a child’s risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder, suggests a new study published this week in JAMA Psychiatry.
But experts caution that it is too soon to tell pregnant women not to use the over-the-counter painkiller, better known as Tylenol.
The study, conducted by researchers with the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and funded by the National Institutes of Health, does not prove a causal relationship between the common over-the-counter pain medication and the disorders.