Will calcium really stave off osteoporosis? Fear of the dark leads to sleepless nights, statins linked to fatigue, and more of this week’s top news stories.
Vitamin D, Calcium for Fracture Risk Questioned
Vitamin D and calcium supplements may not prevent osteoporosis-related bone fractures in older women or osteoporotic fractures in men and younger women, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Read more
New Sleep Drug Works in Early Studies
Suvorexant, a new sleeping pill under study, appears to help insomniacs fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer by blocking chemical messengers in the brain known as orexins. Read more
CT Scans, Other Imaging Tests Becoming More Common
A new study that examines the medical records of millions of patients has found that medical imaging tests have tripled in the last 14 years, resulting in more exposure to high or very high doses of radiation. Read more