Health

Waking up to sleeping pill risks

Insomnia is a real medical issue. But is it so prevalent that millions of Americans need to take sleeping pills every night?

Genetics

Fruit flies with Restless Legs Syndrome point to a genetic cause

When flies are made to lose a gene with links to Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), they suffer the same sleep disturbances and restlessness that human patients do. The findings reported online on May 31 in Current Biology strongly ...

Neuroscience

Increased corticomotor excitability ID'd in restless legs

(HealthDay)—For patients with restless leg syndrome (RLS), the primary motor cortex (M1) exhibits hyperexcitability, which is associated with disease severity, according to a study published recently in Sleep Medicine.

Neuroscience

How does the brain work? The 100-billion neuron question

(PhysOrg.com) -- For centuries, the brain has been the subject of countless philosophical and scientific debates. Recently, many discoveries and theories have cropped up around how the brain works, and those theories are ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

How and why does Parkinson's disease effect women and men differently?

There is growing evidence that Parkinson's disease (PD) affects women and men differently. In this insightful review, published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, scientists present the most recent knowledge about these ...

Health

Sleep disorders found to be highly prevalent in firefighters

Sleep disorders are independent risk factors for heart attacks and motor vehicle crashes, which are the two leading causes of death for firefighters in the United States. In a national sample of almost 7,000 firefighters, ...

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