Paracetamol and asthma link ‘overstated’

An Australian-led systematic review has questioned the reported link between early-life exposure to paracetamol and childhood asthma, saying the evidence has been “overstated”.

Lead researcher Dr Adrian Lowe says the review will reassure parents who give paracetamol to their child, but says the evidence about paracetamol intake during pregnancy is less certain.

“But at this point … mothers who take