A 2016 scientific report suggests that taking the painkiller paracetamol (also called acetaminophen in some countries) may cause autism or hyperactivity in children if taken while pregnant. This typical article reports:
Women who take paracetamol in pregnancy are more likely to have autistic or hyperactive children, scientists suspect.
Just one dose could significantly raise the risk of brain-related health problems, they said.
Is this true? Is there any other evidence either way?