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Do you give your kids Tylenol sometimes? If so, you should read this:

Do you give your kids Tylenol sometimes? If so, you should read this:

A new study published in Pediatrics , the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has documented an epidemiologic association between the use of acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) and the prevalence of asthma in children and adults. The results are so compelling that the author, John T. McBride, MD recommends that children with asthma or at risk for asthma should avoid using acetaminophen. How Many People Are Affected by Asthma? According to statistics published by the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology , the number of people affected by asthma keeps increasing. For example, 25 million people (8% of the population) had asthma in 2009 compared with 20 million (7% of the population in 2001). Prior to that, from 1980 to 1994, self-reported cases of asthma increased by 75% . Exploring the Link Between Acetaminophen and Asthma Parents used to give their children...

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