Acetaminophen in infancy again tied to asthma

Posted: 11/9/2012

From Reuters: Babies given acetaminophen for fevers and aches may have a heightened risk of asthma symptoms in their preschool years, a new study suggests.

The findings, from a study of 411 Danish children, add to a mixed bag of research into whether there's a link between acetaminophen - better known by the brand-name Tylenol - and kids' asthma risk.

Researchers found that the more acetaminophen kids were given as infants, the more likely they were to develop asthma-like symptoms in early childhood. Read more.