Pregnant women have been given stern warning to avoid taking paracetamol as it could be very dangerous to them.
Mothers-to-be who take paracetamol are more likely to have children with behavioural problems, new research suggests.
Scientists have found an association between mothers who took the drug in the first and third trimester of pregnancy and hyperactivity and emotional problems in their seven-year-old children.
Paracetamol is the world’s most popular painkiller and is the only one deemed safe to take during pregnancy.
But there is […]
Paracetamol does little to ease hip and knee pain caused by the most common form of arthritis, a major study has found. Scientists have warned that no matter how high the dose, paracetamol is ineffective against osteoarthritis, which affects up to 10 per cent of men and 18 per cent of women worldwide
The painkiller has traditionally been the main treatment for the joint condition, because although stronger drugs are more effective, paracetamol has fewer side effects.
However, growing evidence suggests that […]