Beware of The #1 Cause of Acute Liver Damage

The number one cause of acute liver failure in America is a common fever and cold relief ingredient. Acute liver failure is a one way ticket to the great beyond, while liver damage or stress among those who don’t suffer acute liver failure is the source of much of our poor health and chronic disease.

 

Over-the-counter pharmaceuticals Tylenol, Excedrin, NyQuil, Theraflu, and prescription painkillers Vicoden and Percocet all contain acetaminophen. This ingredient has forced almost 80,000 ER (emergency room) visits, 26,000 hospitalizations, and around 500 deaths annually. (more…)

Tylenol Just Once A Month Raises A Child’s Asthma Risk 540%

Tylenol Just Once A Month Raises A Child's Asthma Risk 540%

The vast majority of babies are given Tylenol (acetaminophen) within the first six months of life. It is the go to medicine for modern parents whenever discomfort or fever strikes even very young children and its use is frequently encouraged by many pediatricians.

Now, a major study of over 20,000 children suggests that giving this popular medicine even as infrequently as once per year could have a permanent, life-threatening health effect.

Researchers at the University of A Coruna in Spain asked the parents of 10,371 children ages 6-7 and 10,372 adolescents aged 13-14 whether their children had asthma and how often they had been given acetaminophen within the previous year and when they were babies.

The children in the younger age group who had received the medicine only once per year were at 70% greater risk for asthma while those receiving Tylenol once a month or more were shockingly 540% more likely to have asthma. (more…)

The Frightening Link Between Blood Cancer and Acetaminophen

As if we didn’t have enough reasons already to cast a wary eye on that acetaminophen bottle in the medicine cabinet, scientists have now just given us one more. And it’s a doozy.

The over-the-counter drug—commonly known as Tylenol here in the United States and paracetamol in Europe—has now been linked with potentially deadly blood cancers. (more…)

Study: Tylenol, acetaminophen linked to causing blood cancer

A new study out of the University of Washington (UW) provides even more evidence that taking over-the-counter painkillers can kill you. Published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the study explains that taking acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, for extended periods of time can increase a person’s risk of developing blood cancer.
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