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Continuous L-dopa delivery useful for Parkinson’s

Wednesday June 22, 2005

Giving the anti-Parkinson’s drug levodopa continuously through a naso-gastric tube is better than the pill form of the drug at reducing the movement problems seen with the disease, according to a report in the Archives of Neurology.

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Parkinson’s vaccine shows potential in mice

Wednesday June 22, 2005

A vaccine that could possibly prevent the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s disease was shown to be effective in studies involving mice, according to a study in the latest issue of Neuron.

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Villager copes with Parkinson’s disease by gathering information

Wednesday June 22, 2005

Judy Whitmore knew something was wrong about the time she turned 50, but it took four years before she would learn that the sluggishness in her foot represented the onset of Parkinson’s disease.

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After 10 years, Jennings reveals battle with Parkinson’s

Wednesday June 22, 2005

It all started with a slight twitch in his thumb.

Then, Dave Jennings watched his handwriting begin to look more and more like child-like scrawl. When he went long-distance running, his right foot rolled uncontrollably.

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New Parkinson’s/CoQ10 research could stir up further demand

Wednesday June 22, 2005

A new study into the ability of coenzyme Q10 to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease is on the starting blocks. If the results of much-cited 2002 research by the same team are reiterated, there may be no let-up in the hot demand for CoQ10, writes Jess Halliday.

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Continuous L-dopa delivery useful for Parkinson’s

Thursday June 16, 2005

Giving the anti-Parkinson’s drug levodopa continuously through a naso-gastric tube is better than the pill form of the drug at reducing the movement problems seen with the disease, according to a report in the Archives of Neurology.

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Treating the ’voice’ of Parkinson’s disease

Wednesday June 15, 2005

Some ideas are so absurdly simple that nobody has honored them with study and acceptance. Complex ideas tend to get attention. Simple ones slip by without our notice.

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Parkinson’s Disease Vaccine Shows Promise

Wednesday June 15, 2005

A vaccine to treat Parkinson’s disease looks promising in a preliminary animal study, researchers report in the June issue of Neuron.

"What we found is overall there was a significant decrease in disease-related changes in the mice treated with the vaccine," said study co-author Leslie Crews, a research associate at the University of California, San Diego department of neurosciences.

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Symptoms of NPH

Wednesday June 08, 2005

Characterized by three primary symptoms, NPH patients usually exhibit:

Gait disturbance (difficulty walking)
Dementia or forgetfulness
Urinary incontinence (bladder control)

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Florida State University Finds a Clue to Parkinson’s disease Cause

Wednesday June 08, 2005

Popping pills to compensate for vitamin deficiencies can trigger a chain of cellular events in the brain, that may make a person susceptible to Parkinson’s disease, according to researcher at the Florida State University.

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