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Painkillers kill your emotions and numb your mind, study suggests

4/28/2015 - The active ingredient in Tylenol might numb people's emotional reactions, according to a study conducted by researchers from Ohio State University and published in the journal Psychological Science. "People who took acetaminophen didn't feel the same highs or lows as did the people who took placebos,"...

ADHD development in children linked to use of acetaminophen during pregnancy

3/14/2014 - Pregnant women who take the painkiller drug acetaminophen, known more popularly by the brand name Tylenol, are more likely than pregnant women not taking the popular pharmaceutical to bear children with severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), claims a new study out of Denmark recently...

Avoid common painkillers and cold remedies that destroy your liver and more

1/2/2014 - Do you know what over-the-counter pharmaceuticals Tylenol, Excedrin, NyQuil, Theraflu and prescription painkillers Vicoden and Percocet have in common? They all contain an ingredient that has forced almost 80,000 ER (emergency room) visits, 26,000 hospitalizations and around 500 deaths annually. That...

Tylenol can kill you; new warning admits popular painkiller causes liver damage, death

12/6/2013 - It has been a common household name in over-the-counter pain relief for more than 50 years. But the popular painkiller drug Tylenol is getting a major labeling makeover following a string of personal injury lawsuits. According to the Associated Press (AP), so many Tylenol users these days are suffering...

NSAIDs used for infant fevers tied to higher rates of childhood asthma, other health issues

11/22/2012 - Parents who give their young children acetaminophen (Tylenol) and various other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat fevers and other ailments could be putting them at serious risk of developing childhood asthma. A new study out of Denmark links the use of these potentially deadly...

Drug babies before vaccinating them, doctors demand

4/11/2012 - A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that giving eight-week-old babies several doses of acetaminophen (Tylenol) before and after the barrage of recommended childhood vaccines they typically receive will help them to sleep better, and improve vaccine efficacy. And because many...

Study: Tylenol, acetaminophen linked to causing blood cancer

5/16/2011 - A new study out of the University of Washington (UW) provides even more evidence that taking over-the-counter painkillers can kill you. Published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the study explains that taking acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, for extended periods of time can increase...

Acetaminophen Linked to Asthma

10/7/2010 - Childhood asthma, a common disorder which causes shortness of breath, wheezing and tightness in the chest, has just been linked to the use of acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is widely used as an over the counter pain reliever in children because of its perceived safety. Asthma in children has actually...

Acetaminophen more than doubles risk of asthma in young people

8/17/2010 - Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol and other common painkillers, is under fire after a new study revealed that the drug can significantly increase young people's risk of developing asthma and eczema. According to the report published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care...

Be Aware of the Most Common Over-the-Counter and Prescribed Killer Drugs

4/30/2010 - It has been confirmed that correctly prescribed pharmaceuticals rank among the five highest causes of death in the USA, and that the U.S. medical system is responsible for more deaths in the USA than anything else! And what dangerous ingredient is common to both prescription painkillers and over the...

Common Painkiller Acetaminophen Linked to Asthma

3/9/2010 - The common painkiller acetaminophen may increase the risk of asthma and other allergies in both children and adults, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of British Columbia-Vancouver and published in the journal CHEST. Acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol, is the...

Acetaminophen Linked to Asthma in Children and Adults

11/24/2009 - Acetaminophen is nothing new to NaturalNews readers.1 It is one of the most doctor-recommended drugs for fever, inflammation, and pain today. Recent studies, however, have linked it to asthma and some other allergies, the latest doing so with teenagers. This new study shows that teens...

Taking Common Painkiller (acetaminophen) with Coffee is Extremely Toxic to the Liver

4/21/2008 - Combining caffeine with the active ingredient in Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be extremely dangerous for the liver, according to new research conducted at the University of Washington and reported in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology. Researchers performed the study on E. coli bacteria that...

FDA proposes warning on acetaminophen painkillers 30 years after the fact

12/21/2006 - Dr. Peter Lurie, Deputy Director of the Health Research Group at Public Citizen -- a non-profit consumer advocacy organization -- issued a statement this week questioning the length of time the Food and Drug Administration took to issue recommendations for warning labels on over-the-counter acetaminophen...

11 million bottles of acetaminophen recalled after metal fragments found

11/10/2006 - Generic drug maker Perrigo Co. announced yesterday that 11 million bottles of the popular painkiller acetaminophen are being recalled because they may contain fragments of metal. The recall affects bottles of 500-milligram acetaminophen in varying quantities that were sold under store-brand names...

Long-term use of Tylenol (acetaminophen) found to cause kidney damage, says new study

7/27/2004 - New research shows that long-term use of acetaminophen -- sold under the brand name Tylenol -- harms kidneys. This research was conducted on 1,700 women, and spanned 11 years. Overall, it showed that 10% of the women experienced a decline in their kidney function, indicating that their kidneys were...

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