NWPF

News Archives

Filtered by: April 2005

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

Read Article

’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.

Read Article

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.

Read Article

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.

Read Article

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.

Read Article

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.

Read Article

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.

Read Article

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.

Read Article

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.

Read Article

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.

Read Article
<< Back 11 - 20 of 43 Next >>

Recent News

May 20 - Book Review: Aging in the Key of Humor
May 19 - Press Release: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Joins Multinational Critical Path for Parkinson's Consortium
May 19 - Congress reaches deal to overhaul chemical regulation
May 16 - Lifestyle: Why Parkinson's disease won't stop me rowing across the Pacific
May 16 - Many biomarkers for PD fail to inform on progression
May 10 - Parkinson's Cell Transplant Shows Good Reinnervation at 24 Years
May 7 - Growing art installation gathers stories of living with Parkinson's
May 5 - New technique can provide better cell transplants against Parkinson's disease
May 2 - What's Good For The Heart Is Good For The Brain
Apr 29 - Press Release: FDA approves first drug to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease
Apr 28 - Dopamine-making neurons can be chemically controlled in animal model of Parkinson's
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 15 - Living with Parkinson's
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