Doctors differ about whether acetaminophen can contribute to a child’s risk for asthma. This relatively small study adds to the research showing a connection.

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.

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Lisa Aliferis

Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing stories and editing them for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis

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