Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Gabapentin enacarbil (GEn) improves restless legs syndrome

SAN DIEGO -- May 14, 2009 -- Gabapentin enacarbil (GEn) improves restless legs syndrome (RLS) while reducing associated pain, according to phase 3 results presented here at the 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society (APS).Results, which were presented on May 9, showed that at week 12 last observation carried forward (LOCF), significantly more patients treated with GEn reported a more than 50% reduction in pain...

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

April 19 – 25, 2009: National Volunteer Appreciation Week

The RLS Foundation is proud to have well over 100 volunteers across the US and Canada. With National Volunteer Week just around the corner, we'd like to take a moment to thank the individuals who make our work possible.

Thank you Board Members: For all you do in governing our Foundation and fostering our mission of raising RLS awareness, bettering treatments and leading us to a cure.

Thank you Support Group Leaders: For offering meetings, phone calls, emails, hope and support to those living with RLS. You are the backbone of our support organization.

Thank you Contacts: Your emails and phone calls are helping individuals realize they are not alone and that information on RLS is just a click away.

Thank you Advocates: For allowing a strong voice to be heard at health fairs, meetings, in newspapers, as well as on the radio and television. Without you, RLS would still be "the most common disease you've never heard of."

Thank you Committee Members: You are singling out issues relative to the RLS Foundation in 2009 and paving a way for the future!

Thank you to everyone who gives to the RLS Foundation. Together we are reaching out to the RLS community, funding research, and bettering the lives of those living with RLS. We are sincerely grateful for your volunteerism and support.

"We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest." -- Orison Swett Marden (American Journalist)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

World Sleep Day 2009

WORLD SLEEP DAY 2009 -- MARCH 20, 2009

World Sleep Day is an international annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders. World Sleep Day 2009 is being held on March 20th, under the slogan ‘Drive alert, arrive safe’. This year’s theme is transportation, focussing on safety, travel and driving alertness.

The first World Sleep Day was launched... (click here to read more)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

How to Spot a Scam

The RLS Foundation recognizes there are many sites online dealing with restless legs syndrome. One quick and easy way to spot a scam or untrustworthy site/product is by simply reading carefully.

The neurological disorder nearly 10% of the American populations lives with night after night is restless LEGS syndrome. There is no such disorder as restless LEG syndrome. If you spot this error, do not trust the information.

For more quick facts on restless legs syndrome, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Potential New Drug for RLS

XP13512 Shows Promising Results in Restless Legs Syndrome: Presented at AAPM
By Emma Hitt, PhD

HONOLULU -- February 2, 2009 -- An experimental treatment for restless legs syndrome (RLS), XP13512, was found to improve symptoms in all patients and reduced pain associated with RLS compared with placebo, according to results of a study presented here at the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) 25th Annual Meeting."Pain is not a criterion for diagnosis of RLS, but many patients report ...

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Exercise Reduces Leg Movements

A recent journal article found exciting new information regarding exercise and sleep in January 2009.
Exercise Reduces Periodic Leg Movements, Improves Sleep Patterns