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Benzodiazepine use may raise risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Posted September 10, 2014, 3:21 pm, Updated December 08, 2015, 3:51 pm Beverly Merz, Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch If you have ever taken Valium, Xanax, or some other benzodiazepine to calm your nerves or sleep better, you may have felt woozy or hungover the next day. Experts have long assumed that people’s heads would clear once they stopped taking the drug. That may not be the case. A study published by…

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