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Study: Acetaminophen Tied to Risk of ADHD

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New research shows moms who take acetaminophen during pregnancy may increase their kids' risk of ADHD.

Researchers looked at data for 64,000 children.

They found the ones whose moms took acetaminophen for 20 weeks or more during pregnancy had a 50 percent higher risk of receiving ADHD medicine later in life.

Researchers said acetaminophen may be interfering with maternal hormones that are critical for fetal brain development. Other scientists say acetaminophen has been considered safe for pregnant women for years and more research needs to be done on this issue.

The study was published by published in JAMA Pediatrics.

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New research shows many men are more willing to share their thoughts and feelings on social media than face-to-face.

 Psychologists say sharing online is a less threatening form of communication and may give men an illusion of security.

The Pew Research Center found that slightly more women share their feelings online. Seventy-one percent of women post about their lives on social media, and 62 percent of men do.

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