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What is Parkinson's disease?

https://nwpf.org/wellness-center/about-parkinsons/overview-of-pd/

What is Parkinson's disease? Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a brain disorder associated with a loss of dopamine nerve cells in a brain region called the basal ganglia. The basal ganglia consist of a net…
April 20, 2016

FDA approves DATScan

https://nwpf.org/stay-informed/blog/2012/02/fda-approves-datscan/

Brain scan can measure what the brain looks like such as a CT scan or MRI or the brain’s activity levels.
February 01, 2012

Diagnosis by keyboard

https://nwpf.org/stay-informed/news/2015/04/diagnosis-by-keyboard/

Analyzing people’s keystrokes as they type on a computer keyboard can reveal a great deal of information about the state of their motor function, according to a new study from MIT.
April 01, 2015

Diagnosis & Progression

https://nwpf.org/wellness-center/about-parkinsons/diagnosis-progression/

The diagnosis of Parkinson’s is a clinical one typically confirmed by a neurologist or a movement disorder specialist. The following criteria are used in determining if a person has Parkinson’s diseas…
May 03, 2016

Does Azilect slow disease progression?

https://nwpf.org/stay-informed/blog/2012/03/does-azilect-slow-disease-progression/

Azilect is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOB I) designed to block the breakdown or metabolism of dopamine in the brain. This means more dopamine is available for use by the nerve calls.
March 23, 2012

Is your environment a high risk PD zone?

https://nwpf.org/stay-informed/blog/2013/07/is-your-environment-a-high-risk-pd-zone/

Is there a toxin or something in the environment that causes Parkinson’s?
July 25, 2013

UAE Scientists Working to Develop Early Detection Tool for Parkinson’s Disease

https://nwpf.org/stay-informed/news/2014/03/uae-scientists-working-to-develop-early-detection-tool-for-parkinsons-disease/

The toll Parkinson’s disease has on individuals can be devastating. Caused by the degeneration of nerve cells in a central part of the brain, it can make walking difficult or even impossible, and caus…
March 15, 2014

Sleep Disturbances, Common in Parkinson's Disease, can be Early Indicator of Disease Onset

https://nwpf.org/stay-informed/news/2014/07/sleep-disturbances-indicator/

Up to 70% of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients experience sleep problems that negatively impact their quality of life. Some patients have disturbed sleep/wake patterns such as difficulty falling aslee…
July 10, 2014

Saliva may provide early test for Parkinson's disease

https://nwpf.org/stay-informed/news/2016/02/saliva-may-provide-early-test-for-parkinsons-disease/

The scientists were searching for a protein in the cells that could indicate early Parkinson's disease. They took the biopsies from one salivary gland to test for it.
February 05, 2016

Russian Doctors Develop New Tests for Parkinson's

https://nwpf.org/stay-informed/news/2014/01/russian-doctors-develop-new-tests-for-parkinsons/

Parkinson's disease afflicts people older than 60 to 70 years, although in recent years its symptoms have been reported by people as young as 30. In Russia, about 2 percent of the population in the 60…
January 27, 2014

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