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  • Higher acetaminophen intake in pregnancy linked to attention deficits in young children

    Portrait of Susan Schantz and Megan Woodbury in the Beckman Institute at the U. of I.

    A new study links more frequent acetaminophen use in pregnancy to modest but significant problems with attention in young children. Susan Shantz, left, the Illinois Kids Development Study principal investigator and a U. of I. professor emerita of comparative biosciences, led the research with former U. of I. graduate student Megan Woodbury, now a postdoctoral researcher at Northeastern University in Boston.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes:  

    To reach Susan Schantz, email
    To reach Megan Woodbury, email
    The paper “The relationship of prenatal acetaminophen exposure and attention-related behavior in early childhood” is available online

    DOI: 10.1016/