Paracetamol: the all-purpose emotion reliever

16 April 2015

paracetamol Paracetamol is one of the most commonly taken drugs in the world, taken for everything from toothache to hangovers. If you want to thwart a bit of pain, then paracetamol is one of the first things many people go for.

However, some scientists believe that paracetamol also gets rid of your feelings, maaaaan.

According to the egg heads at Ohio State University, people who take the tablets don't seem to be aware of their emotions being affected. Of course, this won't affect 99% of Bitterwallet readers because they don't have any feelings, other than a vague sense of bile.

Volunteers in the Ohio State study found that paracetamol munchers felt emotions that were less strong than usual, when they were shown a bunch of photographs of kittens and the like.

Lead author Geoffrey Durso said: "Most people probably aren't aware of how their emotions may be impacted when they take paracetamol. Rather than just being a pain reliever, acetaminophen can be seen as an all-purpose emotion reliever."

So if you want to look tough in front of someone while watching a weepy film, might be worth having a couple of paracetamol crushed up in your nachos.

TOPICS:   Health

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