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Over-the-counter sleep aids linked to dementia

A new study has found a significant link between high use of anticholinergic drugs – including popular non-prescription sleep aids and the antihistamine Benadryl (diphenhydramine) – and increased risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people. Many medications – including some popular over the counter drugs – have strong anticholinergic effects. Anticholinergics are …

Get Free Online Mental Health Support

Some people feel embarrassed to ask for help. Online you can be anonymous and find support anywhere, anytime.  Please be aware that the information on our website is not intended as a substitute for professional advice. You should see a qualified health provider about any concerns. General beyondblue resources and information about depression and anxiety Black Dog …

13 Random Health Facts You Never Knew

1) Motorists who talk on cell phones are more impaired than drunk drivers with blood-alcohol levels exceeding .08. 2) Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour. 3) In some parts of the world, they protect their babies from disease by bathing them in beer. 4) The word ‘gymnasium’ comes from the …

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