Exploring The Link Between Acetaminophen Use In Pregnancy, Behavioral Problems In Kids

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Tylenol tablets, which contain acetaminophen. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Acetaminophen, best known by the brand name Tylenol, has long been considered one of the safest pain relievers to take during pregnancy. But a new study out this week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found a link between acetaminophen use in pregnancy and increased likelihood of behavioral problems in children.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with Sharon Begley, senior science writer at STAT, about the study, and what pregnant women should know.


Sharon Begley, senior science reporter for STAT News. She tweets @sxbegle.

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