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Updated: 04/01/2018 08:30:00AM

Painkiller may disrupt sex hormones, placing unborn babies at risk

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By Bradley J. Fikes

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Use of the painkiller acetaminophen during pregnancy may cause harmful sex hormone abnormalities, according to a study led by San Diego researchers.

The study adds to concerns about the drug, sold under the brand name Tylenol. Previous studies have found potential for harming offspring exposed to acetaminophen during pregnancy.

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