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Paracetamol in pregnancy linked to ADHD – research

John Kerr posted in on September 26th, 2014.

Using paracetamol, one of the mainstays of over-the-counter pain relief, during pregnancy has been linked to the development of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children, according to new research. The University of Auckland study, published today in the journal PLOS ONE, found that self-reported paracetamol use by pregnant women was linked to development of […]

Painkiller research confirms heart risk – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on May 31st, 2013.

New research confirms and clarifies the link between high doses of commonly prescribed painkillers and adverse cardiovascular events such as heart attacks. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NASIDs) —  such as diclofenac and ibuprofen — have been the cornerstone in managing pain in people with inflammatory disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, and are some of the most commonly […]

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