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A woman’s use of acetaminophen during mid- to late pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of cognitive and behavioral issues in her young children, according to a study in Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. Researchers examined maternal questionnaire and child school data for 12,025 mothers in the United Kingdom enrolled in problems as well as other problem behaviors in the mothers’ young children, especially boys. However, these associations were no longer present by age 11. Boys appeared to be more susceptible than girls to the possible behavioral effects of the drug. (Monitor on Psychology)

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