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Sleeping pills significantly raise the risk of dying

Written By Unknown on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | 10:31 AM

The study found people who took 18 sleeping pills or fewer per year had more than 3.5 times higher a risk for death than those who didn't take any sleeping pills. What's more, people taking more than 132 sleeping pills per year were at 5 times higher risk for death and 35% higher risk for cancer. The risk was found for every age group, but was greatest among 18- to 55-year-olds. Researchers found these elevated risks after ruling out other factors that may contribute to death risk. Read more on CBSNews