Tag: tylenol

Acetaminophen may responsible for the increase in children with ADHD and Autism according to Newsweek Magazine. Try this drug free alternative instead.

Acetaminophen may responsible for the increase in children with ADHD and Autism according to Newsweek Magazine. Try this drug-free alternative instead. Not a day goes by without hearing about another drug causing another side effect.   Autism rates were once thought to be caused by vaccinations.  Could Acetaminophen (Tylenol), the commonly used pain killer be affecting the unborn children of pregnant women resulting in the high Autism and ADHD rates we see today? A recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that Tylenol usage may be linked to these conditions. The study, conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Read More »

Have the Flu, skip the Tylenol says a new study.

Have the Flu, skip the Tylenol says a new study. Tylenol has had a tough time in the news lately, proven ineffective for musculoskeletal pain and now being shown ineffective for flu symptoms. We are at the beginning of flu season, and what do we do?  Should we get the flu shot, how can we improve our immune system response to the flu and if we do get the flu, how can we improve our response to the virus and its symptoms. One of the things we recommend is our cold survival kit, which we have in our offices to Read More »

Tylenol overpromises and under delivers for back pain and other types of pain says The British Medical Journal

Tylenol (paracetamol) overpromises and under delivers for back pain and other types of joint pain says The British Medical Journal Tylenol (paracetamol) has been used for years for fever and joint pain, with back pain being one of the most common uses. According to a new paper in The British Medical Journal entitled “Efficacy and safety of paracetamol for spinal pain and osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo controlled trials“, this once wonder drug may not be so wonderful. Many people take Tylenol for chronic pain relief, and often believe it helps. Apparently, some of the relief may Read More »