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Lack of sleep may boost Alzheimer's risk-6373

Lack of sleep may boost Alzheimer's risk

Losing just one night of sleep led to an immediate increase in beta-amyloid, a protein in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study by researchers at the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

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Medical marijuana users more apt to use/misuse other drugs-6371

Medical marijuana users more apt to use/misuse other drugs

While some people believe medical marijuana might help fight the opioid epidemic, a recent study suggests that people who use medical marijuana actually have higher rates of medical and non-medical prescription drug use - including pain medications.

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Unnecessary meds prescribed after dementia diagnosis-6369

Unnecessary meds prescribed after dementia diagnosis

Following a diagnosis of dementia in adults ages 65+, medication use increased by 11% per year overall, while the use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) increased by 17%, according to a study of close to 2,500 older adults followed for 10 years.

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Meniscus repair doesn't help older adults-6350

Meniscus repair doesn't help older adults

One of the most common procedures for knee pain, called arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, has been shown repeatedly in randomized clinical trials to provide no benefit compared to exercise and physical therapy for individuals with degenerative meniscus tears.

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Stats: Fewer than 13% of Boomers screened for HCV-6335

Stats: Fewer than 13% of Boomers screened for HCV

Approximately one in 30 Boomers is chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), and almost half of all liver cancer cases in the U.S. are caused by HCV.

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Older adults overdosing on opioids-6303

Older adults overdosing on opioids

The latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the US opioid epidemic continues to worsen.

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