Long-Term Use of Quinine for Restless Legs Syndrome Linked with Increased Risk of Death

Long-term off-label use of quinine, still prescribed to individuals with muscle cramps despite Food and Drug Administration warnings of adverse events, is associated with an increased risk of death. This is according to a study published by JAMA. Laurence Fardet, MD, PhD, of the Universite Paris Est Creteil, France and colleagues used data from a … Read more…

Stressed-Out High Schoolers Advised To Try A Nap Pod

When 18-year-old Hannah Vanderkooy feels extremely tired or anxious, she heads to a spacelike capsule for a nap — during school. Like many teens struggling to get good grades and maybe even a college scholarship, Vanderkooy doesn’t get enough sleep. And she’s not alone. Various studies indicate that chronically sleepy and stressed-out teenagers might be … Read more…

Sleep Disturbances an Important Health Concern that Should Be Addressed in Primary Care

If left untreated, sleep disturbances are known to have various long-term health consequences. Severe insomnia, one of the more common sleep disturbances, increases the risk for heart disease, hypertension, myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure and diabetes. For this reason, it is essential that primary care physicians monitor and treats sleep disturbances in their patients. However, … Read more…