Sleep Aids and Dementia + Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

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You may want to think twice the next time you reach for your over-the-counter sleep aid, and a massive recall of ready-to-eat chicken products have expanded a recall of nearly 2 million pounds of chicken nationwide.

A new study suggests they can increase your risk of dementia. Using brain imaging techniques, researchers found lower metabolism and brain sizes in people taking the drugs. Participants also had worse short-term memories, verbal reasoning, and problems solving tests.

National steak and poultry issued the recall after complaints that some of the chicken was undercooked. Undercooked poultry can harbor bacteria that can lead to serious health issues. The USDA says there have been no confirmed illnesses related to these products.

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