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Sleeping pills linked with higher death risk

People who take sleeping pills could be at a higher risk of death, as well as cancer and heart disease, researchers have found.

The study, published in the journal BMJ Open, revealed that eight of the most commonly used hypnotic drugs, including Ambien and Restoril, were associated with increased risk of death and disease even after controlling for age and health differences.

Researchers recommended that physicians consider alternatives to sleeping pills.

Read more at Scripps Clinic

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