Researchers at the Ohio State University said it can also make people less sympathetic.
“These findings suggest other people’s pain doesn’t seem as big of a deal to you when you’ve taken acetaminophen,” said Dominik Mischkowski, who is co-author of the study and a former Ph.D. student at Ohio State, now at the National Institutes of Health.
Acetaminophen is used in more than 600 medications in the United States.
Researchers would like to do a larger study to get a better understanding the effect.
Here is a full link to the study: https://news.osu.edu/news/2016/05/10/empathy-reliever/
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