Mayo Clinic Q and A: Restless legs syndrome in children

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My child moves around a lot at bedtime and has trouble falling asleep. She describes "bugs" on her legs. As someone who was diagnosed with restless legs syndrome, I am wondering if children can develop restless ...

Medical research

Blocking sphingolipids counteracts muscular dystrophy

EPFL scientists have made the first link between muscular dystrophy and a group of bioactive fats, the sphingolipids, which are involved in numerous cell functions and other diseases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How worried should you be about the new COVID subvariant?

First, there was alpha, then delta, then omicron. And now there's the so-called "son of omicron," a subvariant that was flagged by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday as a new variant to track.

Medical research

Simple and reliable ALS diagnosis with blood tests

Blood tests may enable more accurate diagnosis of ALS at an earlier stage of the disease. As described in a study by researchers at University of Gothenburg and UmeƄ University, it involves measuring the blood level of a ...

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