Your Emotions Compromised by Tylenol

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    Apr 22, 2015 3:10 AM GMT
    NYT: Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is a popular pain reliever, but it may also blunt emotions, both positive and negative, a new study shows.

    In a randomized, controlled trial, 85 people took 1,000 milligrams of Tylenol or a placebo. After one hour, researchers showed them a selection of 40 images in random order. They ranged from the extremely pleasant (children laughing in a park with kittens, for example) to neutral (a rolling pin on a table) to extremely unpleasant (an overflowing toilet).

    Compared with those who took the placebo, those who took Tylenol were about 20 percent less likely to rate images as extremely pleasant and 10 percent less likely to rate them extremely unpleasant.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/20/tylenol-may-blunt-emotions-and-not-just-pain/?ref=health
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    Apr 22, 2015 8:17 PM GMT
    One more reason to stick w/ good old aspirin!
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    Apr 23, 2015 2:00 AM GMT
    1,000 milligrams...wow...that sounds like a lot.