Sleeping pills to sleep easy?

By Margo White In Health

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21st April, 2012
Sleeping pills have been in the news again this year, this time after a study in BMJ Open, which found an association between sleeping pills and early death. Well, pick your poison: too many sleeping pills and there’s an increased risk of lung, colon and prostate cancer; not enough sleep and you run an increased risk of getting diabetes, cardiovascular disease and depression. The paper’s authors acknowledge that an association between sleeping pills and early mortality doesn’t mean the sleeping tablets are to blame. And as University of Auckland insomnia specialist Dr Tony ...

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