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Research links acetaminophen to ADHD

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UNDATED (NBC) - Early new research links attention deficit hyperactivity disorder with taking a common pain reliever during pregnancy.

Researchers in Denmark studied nearly 65,000 children and mothers in that country.

More than half said they'd taken acetaminophen while pregnant; an over the counter drug considered safe during pregnancy.

Kids had a higher risk of ADHD behaviors by age 7 when their mothers had taken the pain killer.

Experts say the research does not prove any cause and effect and is too early to change recommendations.

The fact that the women were taking a pain reliever could point to an underlying condition.

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