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Older Adults on PPIs at Higher Risk of Pneumonia, Study Finds

A study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that long-term use of proton pump inhibitors was associated with... Read more »

New Warning About Benzodiazepine Use and Dementia Risk

Yet another study has linked benzodiazepine use to an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Even though the association between benzodiazepine... Read more »

Analysis of ADHD Drugs: Use Methylphenidate in Kids, Amphetamines in Adults

A meta-analysis of the drugs used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the short term finds the best choices to be methylphenidate... Read more »

Metabolic Syndrome Risk Greater in Adults Born with Low Birth Weight

Adults born pre-term with very low birth weights may face increased risk for metabolic syndrome, according to findings published in The... Read more »

Finally, a Winner for Alzheimer’s?

Positive results for an anti-amyloid agent in patients with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is drawing praise, but experts are calling for... Read more »

Anticholinergic Drugs and Dementia

Antidepressants, drugs for Parkinson’s disease, and urologic medications that have definite anticholinergic activity increase the risk of developing dementia up to... Read more »

Is Autism Linked to Food Allergies?

Could there be a link between autism and food allergies? A new study from the University of Iowa suggests one, but... Read more »

Statins: The Next Class of Inhaled Drugs?

An emerging area of investigation in asthma and chronic pulmonary disease (COPD) is use of statins. The basis for this interest... Read more »

New Autism Genetics Study Could Help Explain Huge Spectrum

Genes responsible for a number of autism’s characteristics come in two varieties, which could help explain not only the condition’s diversity,... Read more »

For Adults with Autism, Specialized Therapy May Boost Employment Odds

New research suggests that a type of therapy relying on computer-based exercises and small group sessions can yield big gains for... Read more »