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New Genes Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome

Posted 18 Oct 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 – Scientists have pinpointed more gene mutations that may cause restless legs syndrome. A new study involving roughly 46,000 people with restless legs syndrome turned up 13 new gene variants that appear to raise the risk for the condition, which affects up to 10 percent of the U.S. and European populations. "We were able to identify a total of 19 risk-associated genetic ...

Frequent Blood Donations Safe for Some, But Not All

Posted 21 Sep 2017 by

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 – Some people may safely donate blood as often as every eight weeks – but that may not be a healthy choice for all, a new study suggests. The study was done in the United Kingdom, where experts recommend that blood donors wait 12 to 16 weeks before giving again. That's in contrast to the United States, where blood donations are already allowed at eight-week intervals. ...

Living With Purpose May Help Seniors Sleep Soundly

Posted 10 Jul 2017 by

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 – Seniors who believe they have a purpose in life may sleep better, researchers say. Those who have good reasons to get up every day are less apt to have problems that keep them awake at night, such as sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome, according to a new study. People tend to have more trouble sleeping as they age, the researchers added. "Helping people cultivate a ...

Better Sleep Could Mean Better Sex for Older Women

Posted 1 Feb 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 – A more satisfying sex life may be only a good night's sleep away for women over 50, new research finds. Researchers led by Dr. Juliana Kling of the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., tracked data from nearly 94,000 women aged 50 to 79. The investigators found that 31 percent had insomnia, and a little more than half (56 percent) said they were somewhat or very satisfied ...

Study Finds Genetic Link Between Sleep Problems and Obesity

Posted 19 Dec 2016 by

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 – There seems to be a genetic link between poor sleep and some medical conditions, including obesity, restless legs syndrome and schizophrenia, researchers report. "This clinical science is an important step forwards in understanding the biological basis for these conditions, so it's very exciting," said study co-author Dr. Martin Rutter. He is senior lecturer in ...

Health Tip: Do You Have Restless Legs Syndrome?

Posted 4 Jan 2016 by

-- Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a nervous system disorder that's characterized by an itchy twitching of the legs during rest that's relieved by moving them. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says typical symptoms include: Feeling a crawling, tingling, burning, aching, pulling or itching sensation in the legs. Having the urge to move worsens when you are still. Walking and other ...

Health Tip: What's Behind Muscle Cramps?

Posted 28 Oct 2015 by

-- Nothing can end a workout faster than muscle cramps. But have you ever wondered what causes them? The Mayo Clinic mentions these common factors: Straining or overusing muscles. Being dehydrated. Keeping a muscle in the same position for a long time. Having poor blood supply to affected muscles. Having compressed nerves in the spine. Getting less-than-required amounts of dietary minerals, such ...

New Drug Shows Promise for Restless Legs Syndrome: Study

Posted 12 Feb 2014 by

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 – For relieving symptoms of restless legs syndrome and slowing its progression, the drug pregabalin (Lyrica) outperformed the current standard medication in a head-to-head comparison, a new study found. Pramipexole (Mirapex), which is commonly used to treat this neurological disease, makes many people worse, said lead researcher Richard Allen, an associate professor of ...

Restless Legs Syndrome Tied to Earlier Death Risk

Posted 12 Jun 2013 by

WEDNESDAY, June 12 – Men with restless legs syndrome now have another health concern: New research has just linked the condition to an increased risk of dying early. In a study of nearly 20,000 men, Harvard researchers found that men with restless legs syndrome had a 39 percent higher risk of an early death than did men without the condition. "This study suggests that individuals with restless ...

Drugs May Help Relieve Restless Legs Syndrome

Posted 4 Mar 2013 by

MONDAY, March 4 – People suffering from restless legs syndrome may find some relief by taking one of several drugs approved to treat the condition, a new review confirms. The medications, which include Requip (ropinirole), levodopa, Neurontin (gabapentin) and Lyrica (pregabalin), appear to reduce symptoms of the syndrome in more than 60 percent of patients, researchers report. The first two ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Mirapex (pramipexole): Drug Safety Communication - Ongoing Safety Review, Possible Risk of Heart Failure

Posted 19 Sep 2012 by

ISSUE: FDA notified healthcare profesionals about a possible increased risk of heart failure with Mirapex (pramipexole). Results of recent studies suggest a potential risk of heart failure that needs further review of available data. Because of the study limitations, FDA is not able to determine whether Mirapex increases the risk of heart failure. FDA is continuing to work with the manufacturer ...

Drug Patch Approved for Advanced Parkinson's and Restless Leg Syndrome

Posted 3 Apr 2012 by

TUESDAY, April 3 – The Neupro (rotigotine) transdermal system has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced Parkinson's disease and moderate-to-severe restless leg syndrome, the Belgian drug maker UCB said Tuesday in a news release. The continuous drug delivery patch was first approved by the FDA in 2007 to treat early-stage Parkinson's. The dopamine agonist skin ...

Classic Restless Legs Syndrome Not Linked to Parkinson's

Posted 10 Nov 2011 by

THURSDAY, Nov. 10 – People with early Parkinson's disease are not more likely to have restless legs syndrome, but many people with Parkinson's do report leg motor restlessness, according to the results of a new Norwegian study. People with restless legs syndrome, or RLS, have an overwhelming urge to move their legs. This typically occurs at night during rest, and the sensation is relieved by ...

Restless Legs Syndrome May Boost Blood Pressure

Posted 10 Oct 2011 by

MONDAY, Oct. 10 – Middle-aged women who suffer from a common condition called restless legs syndrome may be at increased risk of high blood pressure, U.S. researchers report. Restless legs syndrome is a sensory motor disorder that causes intense, unpleasant leg sensations, and an irresistible urge to move the legs, often at night. The condition, which may affect between 5 to 15 percent of U.S. ...

Genes Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome Identified

Posted 14 Jul 2011 by

THURSDAY, July 14 – An international team of researchers has identified two genetic regions that seem to be implicated in restless legs syndrome. Restless legs syndrome is a condition in which people experience a tingling or "creepy crawly" feeling in the legs, relieved only by movement. One of the most common neurological diseases, the syndrome can lead to chronic sleep loss, daytime fatigue ...

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