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Lifestyle: Dating with Disease

Monday April 25, 2016

I’ve always hated dating, so when I was thrown into singledom, this time with a vulnerable child, I was apprehensive at best. Then, two months after the worse type of rejection, my divorce, I was diagnosed with a progressive, non-curable disease, Parkinson’s.

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Scientific breakthrough in fight against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

Monday April 25, 2016

Scientists believe they have made a breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.

A five-year study by an international team led from the University of Leicester has found a way of "reversing" symptoms of degenerative brain diseases.

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Breakthrough Parkinson's disease blood test

Wednesday April 20, 2016

A blood test to detect Parkinson's disease has been developed by Australian researchers, a breakthrough which will allow for earlier intervention and treatment of the debilitating condition.

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Tissue biomarker for dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease

Tuesday April 12, 2016

Accurate diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, and the related disease "dementia with Lewy bodies," can be difficult in the early stages of both conditions. While brain biopsies can be more accurate, the risk of complications has been considered too high. New research indicates that a biopsy of the submandibular gland can help identify the same pathology that is seen in the brain, providing some of the increased accuracy of brain biopsy, but not the increased risk.

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Yoga for Every Body: Experts say yoga can ease pain and improve mobility for people with neurologic conditions

Monday April 11, 2016

People with a variety of neurologic conditions who try yoga report tangible physical improvements such as increased flexibility and range of motion, better balance, increased strength, and less fatigue. Some people who practice yoga also notice emotional rewards. “When you have a chronic condition, you have to deal with so many negative emotions,” says Agosto. “Yoga helps quiet my mind.” Researchers have noted yoga's ability to promote relaxation and reduce stress since as far back as 2004, as evidenced by a review article in the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology by Sat Bir S. Khalsa, PhD, a neuroscientist and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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Commonly prescribed Parkinson's drugs up risk of compulsive gambling, shopping, binge eating, hypersexuality

Saturday April 09, 2016

Commonly prescribed drugs for the treatment of Parkinson's disease have been linked to an increased risk of Impulse Control Disorder (ICD) in patients, according to a new study.

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Pfizer and IBM Launch Innovative Research Project to Transform Parkinson's Disease Care

Thursday April 07, 2016

Pfizer and IBM are launching an innovative new research project focused on Parkinson’s disease, which the companies hope will ultimately help deliver better care to patients and speed up clinical trials for new drugs.

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Parkinson's Drug Highly Effective for Resistant Depression

Thursday April 07, 2016

Pramipexole (Mirapex, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc), which is used to treat Parkinson's disease, can significantly improve symptoms of treatment-resistant depression, provided patients can tolerate the doses needed to achieve a therapeutic effect, new research suggests.

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Speech therapy program helps Parkinson’s patients regain speaking ability

Tuesday April 05, 2016

Hustrulid, 75, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease three years ago, and started noticing his voice getting weak – a symptom of Parkinson’s – when his wife began frequently asking him to repeat himself. [...]
Every week, he participates in a therapy program brought to the Spokane area by Doreen Nicholas, a speech-language pathologist at Eastern Washington University, after she underwent training by Parkinson Voice Project, a Texas-based nonprofit dedicated to helping Parkinson’s patients retain their ability to speak.

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New research maps out pesticide exposure and Parkinson's disease in Nebraska

Monday April 04, 2016

A new study looking at exposure to pesticide and Parkinson’s disease rates in Nebraska found the two to be strongly linked but also concluded that exposure most likely isn’t the sole factor in the development of the chronic and progressive nervous system disorder.

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Recent News

Apr 25 - Lifestyle: Dating with Disease
Apr 25 - Scientific breakthrough in fight against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's
Apr 20 - Breakthrough Parkinson's disease blood test
Apr 12 - Tissue biomarker for dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease
Apr 11 - Yoga for Every Body: Experts say yoga can ease pain and improve mobility for people with neurologic conditions
Apr 9 - Commonly prescribed Parkinson's drugs up risk of compulsive gambling, shopping, binge eating, hypersexuality
Apr 7 - Pfizer and IBM Launch Innovative Research Project to Transform Parkinson's Disease Care
Apr 7 - Parkinson's Drug Highly Effective for Resistant Depression
Apr 5 - Speech therapy program helps Parkinson’s patients regain speaking ability
Apr 4 - New research maps out pesticide exposure and Parkinson's disease in Nebraska
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Mar 28 - Chemists identify structure of protein that forms fibrils in Parkinson's patients
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Mar 21 - Rosacea Might Boost Parkinson's Risk: Study
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