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1-pillsCommon antibiotics may be linked to temporary mental confusion:

Antibiotics may be linked to a serious disruption in brain function, called delirium, and other brain problems, more than previously thought, according to a “Views and Reviews” article published in the Feb. 17, 2016, online issue of Neurology, a medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology: Read more


pillsBenzodiazepine overdose death rate ‘has increased four-fold’:

Benzodiazepines are a class of sedatives that includes Xanax, Valium and Klonopin. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have focused on opioids in the wake of the worsening drug epidemic in the US, results from a new study place benzodiazepines center stage in this epidemic: Read more


prescriptionPrescription sleep medicine linked to motor vehicle collisions in older adults and women:

A recent study by University of Alabama at Birmingham student assistant John Booth, III, and UAB Department of Epidemiology Professor and Vice Chair Gerald McGwin, Ph.D., published in Sleep Medicine linked the use of prescription sleep medicines containing zolpidem among aged drivers and the incidence of motor vehicle collisions: Read more


5-studysuggestStudy suggests sildenafil may relieve severe form of edema in swimmers:

Swimmers and divers who are prone to a sudden and potentially life-threatening form of pulmonary edema in cold water could benefit from a simple and readily available dose of sildenafil, according to findings from a small study by Duke Health researchers: Read more