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Medical treatment for cramps and restless legs could be putting you at risk for fatal heart problems
(Natural News) A new warning has been issued over quinine, a medicine and ingredient found in beverages like tonic water and bitter lemon. Long used as a drug for malaria, quinine is no longer a recommended treatment for any condition by the U.K.’s two major healthcare watchdogs. However, that hasn’t stopped doctors in the country... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tingling legs when you go to bed? It could be THIS unusual syndrome
RESTLESS legs syndrome affects one in ten people in the UK at some point in their lives, but it ’s most common in middle age and in women. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Future of Sleep
By Brandon R. Peters, MD When considering the means to optimize well-being and function, there must be a prominent place reserved for sleep. Along with diet and exercise, it is a pillar of health, deserving both a daily commitment and unwavering respect. Though often slighted, sleep medicine has been a growth industry for decades, and its future holds both promise and opportunity. Sleep may be one of the most important things that you do on a daily basis. It is the means by which our brains self-cleanse and remove metabolic waste products. Memory is consolidated. Problem solving occurs as new associations and connection...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: Steps to relaxing your restless legs  
Restless legs syndrome is a difficult condition to treat as the underlying cause is not fully understood. Sufferers usually have an irresistible desire to move, twitch or jerk their legs, particularly at night. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Identified 8 Genes That May Be Causing A Lot Of Sleep Problems
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.     function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=spon...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Identified 8 Genes That May Be Causing A Lot Of Sleep Problems
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.     function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=spon...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sleep disruption has genetic links with obesity, schizophrenia
Genome analysis of over 112,500 participants in the UK Biobank links self-reported sleep disruption to obesity, restless legs syndrome, and schizophrenia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Genetic link found between obesity and sleep, other conditions
HealthDay News There may be a genetic link between poor sleep and some medical conditions, including obesity, restless legs syndrome and schizophrenia, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Finds Genetic Link Between Sleep Problems and Obesity
Restless legs syndrome, schizophrenia also have biological ties to sleep disorders, research suggests (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 19, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Research, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Do Sleep Problems, Obesity Share Genetic Link?
Restless legs syndrome, schizophrenia also have biological ties to sleep disorders, research suggests (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Finds Genetic Link Between Sleep Problems and Obesity
Restless legs syndrome, schizophrenia also have biological ties to sleep disorders, research suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Genes and Gene Therapy, Sleep Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Finds Genetic Link Between Sleep Problems and Obesity
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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 19, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Morning Report:'Young' CRC, Restless Legs, & e-Cigs Morning Report:'Young' CRC, Restless Legs, & e-Cigs
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights some of this week's most important medical news, including the rise in young adult colorectal cancer, new practice guidelines for restless leg syndrome, and recent warnings about e-cigarettes.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 16, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

First AAN Guideline on Restless Legs Syndrome First AAN Guideline on Restless Legs Syndrome
Prescribing medication is the first-line recommendation for treating RLS symptoms, according to the new practice guideline. But individualized care is even more important, add AAN's committee members.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Are You Getting Older - Or Are You Getting Sleep Apnea?
By Brandon R. Peters, MD As my 81-year-old grandma likes to remind me on occasion, "It's hell to get old." More than a nuisance, the cumulative decline that comes with aging can significantly compromise one's quality of life and health. What if some of the problems so often associated with growing older didn't need to occur? Better yet, what if some of these physical and mental impairments could be reversed? Consider the role of sleep apnea as an unexpected contributor to many ailments erroneously attributed to aging and the reversals possible with effective treatment. Sleep Changes with Age It is clear that s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anxiety -- An Invasive Species
It starts as scattered seeds -- kernels anchored by anxiety and waiting for the right conditions to sprout. Some days they are fertilized by memories. Some days by fear. Most often they germinate themselves, arriving with a lunchbox of sunlight and water as they feed one another. They don't grow up and out, freeing themselves and me, instead they grow in twisted, circuitous paths around my body. From a seed into an invasive vine. Most of the time I have no idea why I feel anxious. No idea why my brain is trying to prep my body for flight. The more effort I put into getting to the roots of that creeping briar, the deeper ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Striking' Link Between Sleep Disturbances and Stroke'Striking' Link Between Sleep Disturbances and Stroke
Sleep apnea, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome may'represent both a risk factor and a consequence of stroke,'a new literature review shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Sleepwalking: The Science, Cures, and Consequences Sleepwalking: The Science, Cures, and Consequences
Dr Michael Howell discusses his research into sleepwalking, from its earliest descriptions to the newest research linking it to such conditions as restless legs syndrome. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 26, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Have you got restless legs? You could need a dose of IRON, doctors say
Few people, including many GPs, don't fully appreciate the effects of restless legs syndrome, Professor Kailash Bhatia, an expert in RLS at the Institute of Neurology in London, says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The times, they are a-changin’ (and bringing new syndromes)
When are symptoms due to a medical condition, and when are they just a part of life? That’s the question that came to mind as I read about “computer vision syndrome.” So, what is a syndrome, anyway? Before considering the health hazards of working long hours in front of a computer screen, it’s worth asking what a syndrome is. In medicine we often use the word syndrome to describe a group of features, such as symptoms, examination findings or test results, that tend to occur together but without a clear enough understanding of their cause to be considered a specific disease. Some syndromes are descri...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Behavioral Health Eye Health Source Type: news

Placebo Exerts Strong Effects in Restless Legs TrialsPlacebo Exerts Strong Effects in Restless Legs Trials
Placebo strongly influences efficacy and adverse effects in intervention trials for restless legs syndrome, a systematic review and meta-analysis shows. Longer trials had more placebo effect. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 1, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Could the misery of restless legs be relieved with a simple foot wrap?
Tests of the foot wrap by researchers in Pennsylvania found the Restiffic wrap helped 90 per cent of those testing it to get a better night's sleep - minus the side effects of any medication. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Foot wrap shows promise as drug-free option to treat restless legs syndrome
A pilot study shows a foot wrap that applies pressure, causing the brain to relax muscles, is 1.4 times more effective than a standard drug treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Restless Legs Syndrome Source Type: news

Foot wrap offers alternative to medication for patients with restless legs syndrome
(American Osteopathic Association) Authors from Lake Erie Research Institute in Pennsylvania report an adjustable foot wrap caused to treat restless legs syndrome is 1.4 times more effective than the standard pharmaceutical treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Continuous L-Dopa Enteric Infusion Relieves RLS SymptomsContinuous L-Dopa Enteric Infusion Relieves RLS Symptoms
Continuous enteric infusion of levodopa markedly relieved symptoms of restless legs syndrome and improved quality of life in a patient with contraindications to alternative drugs, a case report shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 24, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Restless Legs Syndrome: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
It can be uncomfortable and irritating.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Suresh Kotagal discusses restless legs syndrome. To listen, click the link below. Restless Legs Syndrome (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 22, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Strong gender difference for stroke in diabetes patients with restless legs syndrome
CHICAGO – Stroke risk in diabetic women with restless legs syndrome (RLS) is triple that of diabetic men with the sensorimotor disease, Zoe Heis reported at the annual meeting of the American College... (Source: Clinical Endocrinology News)
Source: Clinical Endocrinology News - May 8, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Strong gender difference for stroke in diabetes patients with restless legs syndrome
CHICAGO – Stroke risk in diabetic women with restless legs syndrome (RLS) is triple that of diabetic men with the sensorimotor disease, Zoe Heis reported at the annual meeting of the American College... (Source: Clinical Neurology News)
Source: Clinical Neurology News - May 8, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Strong gender difference for stroke in diabetes patients with restless legs syndrome
CHICAGO – Stroke risk in diabetic women with restless legs syndrome (RLS) is triple that of diabetic men with the sensorimotor disease, Zoe Heis reported at the annual meeting of the American College... (Source: Clinical Endocrinology News)
Source: Clinical Endocrinology News - May 8, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 5, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Assessment of falls in older people: is there any association between restless leg syndrome and falls? - Sılay K, Özkaya H, Yalçın A, Akıncı S, Ulaş A, Öztürk E, Canbaz M, Yalçın B.
OBJECTIVES: The fall risk increases in the elderly due to comorbidities and age. Restless legs syndrome (RLS) might be a potential risk factor since it is a sensorimotor disorder. It is associated with paresthesias and motor restlessness which may cause sl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Can Certain Allergy Meds Worsen Restless Legs Syndrome?
Title: Can Certain Allergy Meds Worsen Restless Legs Syndrome?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/20/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - April 20, 2016 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Neurologist: Some allergy meds worsen restless legs syndrome
HealthDay News Over-the-counter allergy medications may worsen symptoms of restless legs syndrome, a neurologist contends. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Allergy Meds Worsen Restless Legs Syndrome?
Some over-the-counter antihistamines might cause painful sensations that disrupt sleep, expert says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Certain Allergy Meds Worsen Restless Legs Syndrome?
Some over-the-counter antihistamines might cause painful sensations that disrupt sleep, expert says (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - April 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Certain Allergy Meds Worsen Restless Legs Syndrome?
Some over-the-counter antihistamines might cause painful sensations that disrupt sleep, expert says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Allergy, Cold and Cough Medicines, Restless Legs (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Certain Allergy Meds Worsen Restless Legs Syndrome?
TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 -- Over-the-counter allergy medications may worsen symptoms of restless legs syndrome, a neurologist contends. People with the syndrome experience uncomfortable sensations and strong urges to move their legs, which can be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Your Sleep Revolution Begins
With Arianna's book release, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life One Night at a Time, it's a great time to begin and commit to your personal sleep crusade. While longstanding poor sleep habits do not change overnight, simple shifts can give you swift feedback and recognizable results to inspire a full fledged personal sleep revolution. Here are a few tips to get started: • Make your bedroom your sleep sanctuary. First step: Take all tech devices out of your bedroom. If your smartphone is your alarm clock, invest in an inexpensive clock without an LED display. Charge devices elsewhere so you can recharge with...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surprising bone health findings in women with restless legs syndrome
Contrary to the researchers’ expectations, a study shows that women with restless legs syndrome have increased bone mineral density in some sites. (Source: MedWire News)
Source: MedWire News - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news

Melatonin for children — 5 things to know
Your child’s lack of sleep is beginning to affect her school performance. You’ve tried to establish a consistent bedtime, to no avail. You’re half-crazy with sleep deprivation yourself tending to her insomnia. You’ve heard melatonin — a natural hormone — can help. Perhaps your pediatrician has already recommended it. But is it really beneficial, and can your child take it safely? Thriving checked in with Dr. Judith Owens, director of the Sleep Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, and her answer is: Probably. But we don’t really know for sure. What is melatonin? The melatoni...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 16, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nancy Fliesler Tags: Ask the Expert Kids' Safety Judith Owens melatonin sleep Source Type: news

Mother in Yorkshire accidentally given pills to treat schizophrenia
Henryka Barszczowska, 60, from Roundhay, West Yorkshire, suffers from restless legs syndrome and expected a prescription to treat that - but instead was given anti-psychotic drug risperidone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What We Know (And Don't Know) About Melatonin's Effects On Kids
In increasing numbers, parents around the country are turning to over-the-counter melatonin in hopes that the drug will help their kids sleep better. But how effective -- and how safe -- is it? Science doesn't yet point to clear answers. Here's where we stand. What we do know is that the melatonin parents are purchasing at drug and health-food stores to help their children sleep is a synthetic form of a hormone that our brains naturally produce to help us fall asleep. Melatonin is a “biomarker” of what are known as circadian rhythms, or a complex network of internal “clocks” which regulates not onl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Without treatment, RLS can make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Once or twice a week my legs feel “jumpy,” to the point that I can’t fall asleep. Is this normal, or could it be restless legs syndrome? Does having restless legs syndrome usually mean that something else is wrong? ANSWER: If the sensation in your legs is making it hard for you [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 17, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Parkinson drug may prevent, delay AMD
A significant discovery has been made that might lead to the delay or prevention of the most common cause of blindness in the elderly: age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Patients who take the drug L-DOPA (for Parkinson Disease, Restless Legs or other movement disorders) are significantly less likely to develop AMD and, if they do, it is at a significantly later age. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Restless Legs, Silent Cerebrovascular Disease LinkedRestless Legs, Silent Cerebrovascular Disease Linked
Nocturnal dips in blood pressure are theorized as a possible mechanism for the association of restless legs syndrome with silent cerebrovascular disease. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 14, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Study ties restless legs syndrome to heart, kidney problems
Those with restless legs syndrome are at higher risk for stroke, heart and kidney disease, and earlier death, a database study of Veterans found. Studies in the past had suggested such links, but the new research provides the strongest evidence yet. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 8, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study ties restless legs syndrome to heart, kidney problems
(Veterans Affairs Research Communications) A database study of Veterans found that those with restless legs syndrome are at higher risk for stroke, heart and kidney disease, and earlier death. Studies in the past had suggested such links, but the new research provides the strongest evidence yet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What We've Learned About Kids And Sleep In 2015
Kids’ sleep is truly precious. For parents, hardly anything beats the sight of their little one wrapped in a blanket, curls strewn over the pillow, breathing softly and looking happy and serene. But what if your child is tossing and turning, snoring or moaning in her sleep? How will the quality of her nighttime rest affect how she fares socially, emotionally and academically? These were some of the questions that leading medical professionals discussed at SLEEP 2015, which took place in Seattle in June. Underscoring the importance of children’s sleep, the conference added to a wave of newly released research th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news