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Anticholinergic Drugs Linked With Increased Risk Of Dementia

Use of anticholinergic drugs, is associated with increased risk of dementia, even when taken 20 years before diagnosis of cognitive impairment, a large study has found. Anticholinergics are a class of drugs commonly prescribed in the United States and United Kingdom as antidepressants and incontinence medications. An international research team from the US, UK and […]

Bisphenol A May Help Inflammatory Breast Cancer Cells Survive

The chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, appears to aid the survival of inflammatory breast cancer cells, suggests Duke University research that reveals a potential mechanism for how the disease grows. Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is the most lethal and fastest-growing form of breast cancer and quickly develops resistance to treatments. The new study shows that […]

Gluten-free Diet May Increase Exposure To Mercury And Arsenic

Individuals who consume a gluten-free diet could be at risk for higher exposure to the toxic metals arsenic and mercury, which can lead to cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurological effects, according to a report from University of Illinois at Chicago scientists. Gluten-free diets are growing in popularity in the U.S., even though less than 1 […]