May 2022

Study Reveals Low Vitamin B12 Associated With Depression Risk
In a recent study, researchers investigated the potential relationship between folate and vitamin B12 status and incident depressive symptoms in a representative cohort of community-dwelling older individuals. The study was a sample of Irish adults aged 50 years and older. Researchers observed that those with deficient low B12 status had a 51% increased likelihood of developing depressive symptoms over 4 years. Read more.


Melatonin Use Increased Significantly Among U.S. Adults
Findings from a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that there has been a substantial increase in the use of the OTC supplement melatonin, which is marketed for sleep, and some individuals may be taking too much of it. Learn more about the increased popularity of this supplement by American adults.

Study: Analgesics Linked With Risk of Persistent Tinnitus
Research reveals that the use of high-dose aspirin may precipitate tinnitus, but there is minimal data on the use of typical dose aspirin and other analgesics. In a recent longitudinal study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, researchers examined independent correlations between the use of aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, and acetaminophen and the risk of incident persistent tinnitus. Read more.

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