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Benadryl Increases Risk of Dementia

Benadryl Increases Risk of Dementia

In a report just published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers found convincing evidence that frequent and long-term use of anticholinergic drugs increase the risk of dementia. This makes sense because anticholinergic drugs block the action of acetylcholine, an excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain. Acetylcholine plays a role in a wide variety of neurological functions, including learning and memory.

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Fighting Breast Cancer with Fiber

Fighting Breast Cancer with Fiber

Since October is breast cancer awareness month, let's look at how to reduce the risk of breast cancer. Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Every year about 230,000 are diagnosed with breast cancer, and about 40,000 die from it. That risk can be decreased with 3 lifestyle changes.

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3 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

3 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Since October is breast cancer awareness month, let's look at how to reduce the risk of breast cancer. Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Every year about 230,000 are diagnosed with breast cancer, and about 40,000 die from it. That risk can be decreased with 3 lifestyle changes.

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Are ADHD drugs bad for the bones?

Are ADHD drugs bad for the bones?

A study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics* shows bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD) to be lower among children and adolescents who were taking stimulants compared with those who were not.

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