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Study claims Paracetamol harmful for pregnant women

A recently concluded study states that Paracetamol is not suitable for those women who are pregnant. It could cause behavior problems in their unborn children.

In their study, a team of researchers tried to find a link between those expecting mothers who used to take painkillers and their newborn kids having emotional and hyperactive issues. 

Paracetamol is considered as one of the most popular painkillers across the globe. Several medical practitioners have deemed it ‘safe’ if one consumes it during their pregnancy. However, a new set of research now claims that it could damage a kid’s initial development in the mother’s womb itself. The study links it with autism, asthma, and infertility.

The University of Bristol recently conducted another study regarding this topic. They examined data belonging to 14,000 kids from the age of six months to 11 years. They also included questionnaires and ‘School Information’ of such kids. They had obtained it from ‘Children of 90s’ study belonging to Bristol. Further, they compared it with data which showed how frequently the mothers had consumed ‘Paracetamol’ while they were pregnant with these kids. They mainly analyzed the period of 18 to 32 weeks of pregnancy.

The study found that there was a causal link between pregnant ladies consuming ‘Paracetamol’ and behavioral issues among their kids, such as attention deficit disorder and even hypertension. Kids at the age of three suffered from such effects strongly. However, once they finished their primary education, the result had started subsiding.

The report was published in a journal named ‘Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.’ As compared to girls, boys were most susceptible to possible effects of this drug. With this study, scientists have tried to warn that pregnant ladies should consume small doses of Paracetamol for the shortest duration. If possible, they should avoid it.

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