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Lowering blood pressure may help cut risk of early dementia, study finds

Drastically lowering blood pressure may help protect memory and thinking skills later in life, researchers reported Monday — the first hopeful sign that it’s possible to lower rates of mental decline. The large blood pressure study looked at more than 9,000 people over the age of 50 years old found…

Heroin Users Are Older, Whiter, More Suburban Than in the Past: Study

Heroin users are much more likely to be older, whiter and suburban compared with 50 years ago, a new study concludes. They are almost evenly split between men and women, The Washington Post reports. Fifty years ago, 83 percent of those seeking treatment for heroin use were men. In 2010, three-quarters…