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Over-the-counter drugs may be linked to memory decline

In the Journals A class of drugs commonly used in over-the-counter medication may be associated with cognitive impairment, according to a study published online April 18, 2016, by JAMA Neurology. The research involved 451 people, ages 56 to 92. Sixty of them had, for at least one month, taken at least one medication with a medium or high anticholinergic effect, which means the drug blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which helps brain and nerve…

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