INMA: “Prenatal Exposure to Paracetamol may Increase Autism Spectrum and Hyperactivity Symptoms in Children”
Paracetamol (acetaminophen), which is used extensively during pregnancy, has a strong association with autism spectrum symptoms in boys and with attention-related and hyperactivity symptoms in both genders.
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