• Benzodiazepines linked to increased risk for drug overdose among young people

    4 days ago - By Healio

    Benzodiazepines, compared with alternative pharmacologic treatments for common sleep disorders, were linked to an increased risk for drug overdoses among young people, researchers reported in JAMA Network Open.
    Benzodiazepines are prescribed for the treatment of adolescent sleep disorders. However, overdoses occur, often in combination with opioids, Greta A. Bushnell, PhD, of the center for pharmacoepidemiology and treatment sciences at Rutgers Institute for Health in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and colleagues wrote.
    Bushnell and colleagues sought to evaluate whether benzodiazepine...
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  • Aspirin does not reduce fracture risk, may increase serious fall risk

    Aspirin does not reduce fracture risk, may increase serious fall risk

    4 days ago - By Healio

    For healthy older patients, an aspirin a day does not reduce fracture risk and might increase the risk for serious falls, according to researchers.
    “Falls and fractures are frequent and deleterious to the health of older people,” Anna L. Barker, PhD, of the school of public health and preventive medicine at Monash University in Australia, and colleagues wrote in their article, published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
    Aspirin has previously been said to help protect bone fragility and slow bone loss, they wrote. So, the researchers conducted a substudy of the ASPREE randomized clinical
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