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Sleeping pills and Alzheimer’s disease – experts respond

Laura Goodall posted in on September 10th, 2014.

Long term use of benzodiazepines widely prescribed for anxiety and insomnia, such as Valium and Xanax, is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a new study published today in the British Medical Journal.  The team of French and Canadian researchers identified almost 1,800 cases of Alzheimer’s disease over a period of […]

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