BZRAs work by dampening down communication between brain cells. This results in depressed brain activity, thereby facilitating sleep and reducing anxiety.

Benzodiazepines are a family of drugs used in the short-term treatment of problems with sleep and anxiety. When first approved for use, their potentia(...)

Benzodiazepine use by women over 65 in Ireland was 40% higher than for men. Photograph: iStock

People over 65 in Ireland are the highest consumers of benzodiazepine medicine in the OECD, according to a new report published on Monday. Benzodiazep(...)

Since 2008, the 30-day mortality rate for heart attacks after hospital admission has decreased by 42 per cent.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The survival rate for heart attacks has improved by more than 40 per cent in the last decade according to the latest statistics from the Department of(...)