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New Parkinson's therapy teaches patients to think big

Thursday July 23, 2009

Alan Leibson mirrored the movements of a physical therapist, pushing his arms out wide, then twisting to one side and the other.

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Artist finds Folk Art painting a good therapy for Parkinson's.

Thursday July 23, 2009

Leo Narcisse Robichaud was born in St. Charles, New Brunswick. For twenty-two years he worked for BASF selling paint throughout Atlantic Canada and when that company restructured and moved its operations, he drove school bus until his retirement. "I loved to see the children get on the bus, they were always so happy and carefree." In fact you see a bus in many of his paintings.

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Low Testosterone Linked to Apathy in Parkinson's Disease

Thursday July 23, 2009

Testosterone deficiency appears to be associated with increased apathy that is common among men with Parkinson's disease, results of a pilot study suggest.

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Sue simply turned Parkinson’s disease patient's life around

Thursday July 23, 2009

GRAHAM Wood says his life would not be the same without the help of St Helens Hospital’s Sue Ashley.

Three years ago the lecturer from Clifton Street was struggling to live with the effects of Parkinson’s disease.

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New Parkinson's Treatment on Two Wheels

Thursday July 23, 2009

Neuroscientist Jay Alberts is an avid cyclist, but he never expected to make any medical discoveries on his bike.

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Hope for Damaged Heart Muscle

Thursday July 23, 2009

Researchers have genetically engineered cells that help form scar tissue after a heart attack into a type of cell that does just the opposite -- repairs damage to the heart muscle, a new study in mice shows.

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CoQ10 May Slow Progression of Parkinson's Disease

Thursday July 23, 2009

When experts discovered that Parkinson`s patients have a defect involving the production of energy in the mitochondria, eyes turned to Co-Enzyme Q10, which is a key nutrient for producing energy in the mitochondria. While studies from the last decade are far from conclusive, many still hope that CoQ10 holds an answer for a cure for Parkinson`s.

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Yeast models 'very useful' in Parkinson's disease

Thursday July 23, 2009

Parkinson's disease may be effectively fought with more yeast-based treatments, according to a leading charity.

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Therapy For Parkinson's, Other Diseases Advanced With Miniaturization Of Device

Thursday July 23, 2009

By miniaturizing a device that monitors the delivery of healthy cells, researchers at Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are developing a powerful instrument for physicians to use in treating patients with Parkinson's syndrome, brain tumors and other diseases.

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Help and hope: Parkinson's patients get local support, treatments

Thursday July 23, 2009

There is not a known cure for Parkinson's disease.

But there is help and hope, according to Eva Evans. She was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease about five years ago and is president of the American Parkinson Disease Association East Texas chapter.

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