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Prolonged Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Linked to Increased ASD and ADHD Risk

A new study reveals a link between prolonged acetaminophen use in pregnancy and an increased risk of offspring being diagnosed with ADHD or ASD. Researchers report children of mothers who had prolonged exposure to the pain killer during pregnancy had a 30% increased risk of developing ADHD and a 20% increased risk of being diagnosed with ASD.... Read More...
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Can Psychedelic Drugs ‘Reconnect’ Depressed Patients with Their Emotions?

Two new studies consider the potential of using psychedelics to help treat depression. Imperial College London researchers report psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms, can help to relieve symptoms of depression without the dulling of emotions associated with SSRIs. The researchers note the psychedelic experience could help to maintain long term mental health for those with treatment resistant depression.... Read More...