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Parkinson’s Disease meeting its match in tai chi

Wednesday April 20, 2005

A Ying-Yang, the eternal symbol of balance, hangs in the sun as Parkinson-diagnosed Betty Stirling practices tai chi.

In a tranquil sunny room overlooking George Street, Betty Stirling practices the slow and graceful movements of tai chi

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’Parkinson’s made me enjoy life’

Wednesday April 20, 2005

THERE are 120,000 people living with Parkinson’s disease in the UK, and 10,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. To mark Parkinson’s awareness week, Features Editor Rachael Gordon looks at the effects of the disease and how Peterborough sufferers are determined to live their lives to the full.

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Ovary Removal Elevates Risk for Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism

Wednesday April 20, 2005

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that surgical removal of both ovaries doubles a woman’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonism many years later in life. They also discovered that the younger a woman is at the time of the surgery, the higher her risk.

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Ibuprofen May Protect Against Parkinson’s

Wednesday April 20, 2005

In the latest study to suggest that anti-inflammatory drugs may protect against brain disorders, researchers have found that regular use of ibuprofen may lower a person’s risk of Parkinson’s disease.Parkinson’s disease.

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UA team takes step in finding treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Wednesday April 20, 2005

University of Alabama researchers have found a possible method of halting the onset of Parkinson’s disease that affects about 1 million Americans.

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Anxiety in Decades Past Linked to Parkinson’s

Wednesday April 20, 2005

With the help of a decades old database, doctors have bridged past anxiety and negativism with the development of Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonism years later.

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Miracle for Parkinson’s victim

Wednesday April 20, 2005

One year ago, John Hynes was in terrible shape. A decade-long battle with Parkinson’s disease had eaten away much of the qualities that had earned him the nickname the Human Tornado.
He could not control his movements, speak coherently or even walk.

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Parkinson’s Can Rob Sufferers of Facial, Vocal Expressions

Wednesday April 20, 2005

Adair Wheaton has plenty of reasons to be pleased with his life.
Wheaton, who had a career as a citrus researcher, now enjoys a comfortable retirement at his lakefront Haines City home with his wife, Harriett. He has seven grandchildren, with whom he spends as much time as possible.

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Parkinson’s rate sharply up

Wednesday April 20, 2005

With the incidence of Parkinson’s disease growing rapidly over the past 20 years, Shanghai medical experts are calling for more awareness of how to prevent and control the illness.

April 11 is World Parkinson’s Disease Day.

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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

Wednesday April 20, 2005

IT ALL started in 1991, when Hollywood actor Michael J. Fox noticed a twitch in his little finger while working in Florida. Within six months, the tremor spread to his left hand, and his shoulder was achy and stiff.

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