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Singing Helps Early-stage Parkinson’s Patients Retain Speech, Respiratory Control, Studies Show

Tuesday August 15, 2017

Singing may help people with Parkinson’s disease — especially in its earlier stages — because it strengthens muscles involved in swallowing and respiratory control, suggests two studies from researchers at Iowa State University.

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16 Tips to Increase Your Mobility Confidence While Living With Parkinson’s Disease

Monday August 14, 2017

Parkinson’s disease affects movement, coordination and mobility and as the disease progresses, it can often begin to ebb away at the confidence a person living with the condition has in their own abilities. However, all is not lost and there are ways that you can improve your confidence in movement

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Boxers are fighting back against Parkinson’s

Thursday August 10, 2017

An intrepid band of seniors gathered on a recent Wednesday to strap up with boxing gloves and have at heavy punching bags hanging from racks.

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Parkinson’s Experiment to Be Aboard Next Flight to International Space Station

Wednesday August 09, 2017

The United States is just four days away from sending a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station whose cargo will include a Parkinson’s disease experiment.

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The Importance of Oral Health in Parkinson’s Disease

Monday August 07, 2017

Oral health is essential for everyone, but people living with Parkinson’s disease need to pay particular attention to their mouth, teeth and gums to limit any problems.

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Researchers Gain Better Insight Into Alpha-Synuclein’s Role in Parkinson’s Disease

Monday August 07, 2017

Researchers have learned more about the true role of alpha-synuclein, a faulty protein involved in the development of Parkinson’s disease. The findings of a recent study add insight into what goes awry in the brain that leads to the onset of this disease.

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New Digital Cognitive Assessment Tool Receives Positive FDA Review

Monday July 31, 2017

The cognitive science company Cogstate received approval to market a new digital cognitive assessment tool to assist healthcare professionals in measuring cognition in patients ages 6 to 99, either in-clinic or at home. This tool, called the Cognigram, could help measure the progression of Parkinson’s disease and other illnesses.

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Parkinson’s DREAM Challenge Uses Mobile Sensor Data to Monitor Health Based on Movement

Thursday July 20, 2017

The Parkinson’s Disease Digital Biomarker DREAM Challenge was just launched by Sage Bionetworks as the first of a series of open, crowd-funded projects designed to help researchers identify ways to use smartphones and remote sensing devices to monitor health and disease.

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What Young-onset Parkinson’s Can Look Like

Wednesday July 19, 2017

When going through my medical history with my movement disorder specialist (every PD patient needs one of these, if at all possible) over the years, we discovered that my journey with PD began way back in high school. Yes, that time of playing in the band at Friday night football games and Thursday night basketball games and wondering why I felt like I was trembling inside while sitting on the bleachers, marching on the field, studying for exams, or whenever they (the internal tremors) felt like making themselves known.

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Parkinson’s Patients Have a Higher Risk of Developing Melanoma — and Vice Versa, Study Finds

Friday July 07, 2017

Parkinson’s disease patients have a significantly higher risk of developing melanoma, and the opposite is also true, according to a new study. But researchers aren’t sure of the cause.

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Aug 15 - Singing Helps Early-stage Parkinson’s Patients Retain Speech, Respiratory Control, Studies Show
Aug 14 - 16 Tips to Increase Your Mobility Confidence While Living With Parkinson’s Disease
Aug 10 - Boxers are fighting back against Parkinson’s
Aug 9 - Parkinson’s Experiment to Be Aboard Next Flight to International Space Station
Aug 7 - The Importance of Oral Health in Parkinson’s Disease
Aug 7 - Researchers Gain Better Insight Into Alpha-Synuclein’s Role in Parkinson’s Disease
Jul 31 - New Digital Cognitive Assessment Tool Receives Positive FDA Review
Jul 20 - Parkinson’s DREAM Challenge Uses Mobile Sensor Data to Monitor Health Based on Movement
Jul 19 - What Young-onset Parkinson’s Can Look Like
Jul 7 - Parkinson’s Patients Have a Higher Risk of Developing Melanoma — and Vice Versa, Study Finds
Jun 27 - The rogue protein behind Parkinson’s disease may also protect your gut
Jun 26 - Do Statins Increase Risk of Parkinson’s Disease? Some Researchers Think So
Jun 22 - A Confused Immune System Could Be Behind Parkinson's Disease
Jun 21 - Predicting cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson’s disease
Jun 20 - Gym offers classes in noncontact boxing for Parkinson’s patients
Jun 19 - Human Limitations Could Prevent Us From Advancing in Science. AI Could Help.
Jun 13 - Brain Cell Transplants Are Being Tested Once Again For Parkinson's
Jun 12 - Smell Test May Sniff Out Oncoming Parkinson's and Alzheimer's
Jun 8 - Smartphones Track Motor Function in Parkinson's Disease
Jun 8 - GKC Enrolls First Patient in Personal KinetiGraph Trial as Part of NPF’s Parkinson’s Outcomes Project