Paracetamol link to ADHD

Women taking paracetamol in pregnancy may increase the risk of their child being born with behavioural problems like ADHD and hyperkinetic disorders (HKD), a study finds.

Used the world over for pain relief in pregnancy, paracetamol (acetaminophen) has been considered a relatively safe bet but recent studies have suggested that it affects sex and other hormones, which can in turn affect neurodevelopment and cause behavioural dysfunction.

Results from a study of 64,322 children and mothers in Denmark showed that the use