Dementia risk from sleeping tablets: Pensioners on pills taken by 1.5m are 50% more likely to be hit, warns Harvard study Academics say side effects could be so harmful doctors should avoid prescribing themScientists believe sleeping pills may interfere with neurotransmitters in the brain, possibly causing dementiaDoctors made 10million sleeping pill prescriptions last year | UPDATED: 23:03 GMT, 27 September 2012 Around 1.5m Britons are thought to be taking sleeping pills at any one time, with over 10million prescriptions handed out every year Sleeping pills taken by more than a million Britons significantly increase the risk of dementia, researchers warn today.
Depression alert over progesterone-only Pill as doctors are warned to prescribe with caution | UPDATED: 13:50 GMT, 5 August 2012 Women who take the most widely prescribed type of contraceptive pill may be less likely to suffer depression.
Male Pill could be developed within a decade after discovery of gene key to sperm production | UPDATED: 16:15 GMT, 25 May 2012 A breakthrough by British fertility experts could lead to a male pill and even a 'genetic vasectomy'.
Girls aged 13 'should be given the contraceptive Pill from pharmacies without a prescription' claims NHS report | UPDATED: 00:20 GMT, 26 April 2012 Doctors said there were risks in prescribing contraceptives for the first time to young women without taking a full history Girls as young as 13 should be given the contraceptive Pill without having to see a doctor, according to an NHS report.
Sleeping pill users 'up to five times more likely to die early' Researchers in the U.S.