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Corticomotor Hyperexcitability Found In Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome, also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease, begins with excitability and hyperarousal in a part of the brain that controls leg movement, a new study reports. Some 10 percent of adults in the United States experience RLS at one time or another, and about one in 500 reports that the condition is severe and […]

Daytime Drowsiness Could Be Warning Sign Of Alzheimer’s

Excessive sleepiness in the daytime could be an indicator of Alzheimer’s disease, research from the Mayo Clinic indicates. The study found that daytime drowsiness is associated with amyloid beta plaque buildup. Accumulation of this protein in the brain is a classic sign of Alzheimer’s. The study was a longitudinal cohort analysis of 283 elderly participants […]