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Treating Depression With Deep Brain Stimulation Works—Most of the Time

Monday April 24, 2017

Deep brain stimulation originally developed for Parkinson's treats some, but not all patients with depression.

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Parkinson’s disease shows links to depression

Monday April 24, 2017

Research has found an increasing number of clinically depressed Parkinson's patients, but the cause remains unknown and treatment rates remain disproportionately low.

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TOLEDO Trial: Apomorphine Infusions Reduce 'Off' Time in Parkinson's Disease

Friday April 21, 2017

Treatment with subcutaneous infusion (SCI) of the dopamine agonist apomorphine (Britannia Pharmaceuticals) can decrease "off" time in advanced Parkinson's disease (PD), new research suggests.

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New drug provides long-awaited breakthrough for Parkinson's psychosis

Friday April 21, 2017

A newly-approved medication could help to reduce psychosis in some Parkinson's patients.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Affects Cognition in Parkinson's Disease

Wednesday April 12, 2017

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) is linked to higher levels of sleepiness and lower cognitive function scores, according to results published in Neurology.

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Seattle boxing gym giving hope to Parkinson's patients

Tuesday April 11, 2017

There’s a special boxing class at a North Seattle gym that is teaching more than the perfect left hook. It’s helping students battle Parkinson’s Disease.

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A new rhythm

Monday April 10, 2017

Sherry Brown walks gingerly into the dance class, her right elbow anchored at her side, her hand cupped in a ball. Her balance is uneven, so she takes care in finding a seat among the circle of chairs in the light-filled room at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center. As the slow, rhythmic keyboard music begins, her arms, stiffened by Parkinson’s disease, open in a wide, upward arc as if embracing the sky.

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Brain cells reprogrammed to make dopamine, with goal of Parkinson's therapy

Monday April 10, 2017

In a pioneering study, European scientists have “reprogrammed” brain cells in mice to correct some of the movement disorders of Parkinson’s disease.

The scientists also demonstrated the reprogramming in human brain cells grown in cultures.

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FDA allows marketing of first direct-to-consumer tests that provide genetic risk information for certain conditions

Thursday April 06, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of 23andMe Personal Genome Service Genetic Health Risk (GHR) tests for 10 diseases or conditions. These are the first direct-to-consumer (DTC) tests authorized by the FDA that provide information on an individual’s genetic predisposition to certain medical diseases or conditions, which may help to make decisions about lifestyle choices or to inform discussions with a health care professional.

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Combatting the isolation of young onset Parkinson's disease

Wednesday April 05, 2017

Coffs Harbour man Paul Grant thought his life was over when he was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson's disease at the age of 37.

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