Study links sleeping pills to higher risk of cancer, death

02/28/2012 | HealthDay News

Researchers who analyzed data of more than 10,500 people found that those who were prescribed between 18 and 132 doses of sleeping pills a year had more than fourfold greater risk of dying than their counterparts who were prescribed none. People who took the highest doses of sleeping pills were also more prone to develop several forms of cancer. The study appeared online in the journal BMJ Open.

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