Dementia risk from sleeping tablets: Pensioners on pills taken by 1.5m are 50% more likely to be hit, warns Harvard study

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.

The Pill "should be given to girls of 13 without a prescription", report says

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.