Sleeping pills increase Alzheimer’s risk

September 10, 2014 2:42 AM

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Long-term use of sleeping pills may be linked to Alzheimer's according to a new study whose authors say unneeded use of the drugs is a public health concern.

The French and Canadian research published in the medical journal, BMJ, on Wednesday found taking benzodiazepines – popular drugs to treat anxiety and insomnia – are associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease.

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