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Dementia risk linked to some medicines

A study links the long-term use of some drugs with a higher risk of dementia. In England, 1.5 to two million people are likely to be taking anticholinergics for depression, Parkinson’s and bladder problems. University of East Anglia researchers found more cases of dementia in patients prescribed larger quantities of …

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What are opioids and what are the risks?

US President Donald Trump has announced measures to combat the country’s opioid crisis. But what are these drugs and why are they such a problem? What are opioids? Opioids are a group of drugs that range from codeine, to illegal drugs like heroin. Prescription opioids are primarily used for pain …

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What are opioids and what are the risks?

US President Donald Trump has announced measures to combat the country’s opioid crisis. But what are these drugs and why are they such a problem? What are opioids? Opioids are a group of drugs that range from codeine, to illegal drugs like heroin. Prescription opioids are primarily used for pain …

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