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New Study Links Long-Term Use Of Popular Sedative To Alzheimer's Disease

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Benzodiazepine, a sedative that is widely prescribed to treat people suffering from anxiety and insomnia, have been linked to a 50 percent increase in the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a team...

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U.S. doctors suggest the depression sometimes linked to a stay in the intensive care unit may be rooted in care issues. The study, published online in Critical Care Medicine, tracked 160 intensive care patients that survived six months after coming to one of 13 Baltimore hospitals for acute lung injury -- a respiratory distress syndrome that despite greatly reduced mortality rates still kills about 40 percent of those affected. The researchers found 26 percent scored above the threshold for...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'