Restless Legs Syndrome

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  • Restless Legs Syndrome Linked to Changes in Sensory Cortex A new study looking at neural mechanisms involved in restless legs syndrome has come up with some surprising findings -- that the condition seems to be related to changes in the sensory rather than the motor area of the brain.
  • Neurontin Prescriptions Surge Amid Opioid Crisis Prescriptions for nerve pain medicines like Neurontin and Lyrica have more than tripled in recent years, driven by increased use among chronically ill older adults and patients already taking opioids, a U.S. study suggests.
  • Restless Legs Syndrome Linked to Higher CV Death in Women This is further evidence that RLS can have major clinical implications and needs to be taken seriously, the authors of a new study say.
  • Periodic Limb Movements During Sleep May Have a Cognitive Feature Individuals with periodic limb movements (PLMs) show sleep-dependent differences in motor-skill learning, researchers from Canada report.
  • 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.

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