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Random Fluctuations Give Rise to Odd Genetic Phenomenon

Thursday February 18, 2010

For years, biologists have wondered how it is possible that not every person who carries a mutated gene expresses the trait or condition associated with the mutation. This common but poorly understood phenomenon, known as incomplete penetrance, exists in a wide range of organisms, including humans.

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Voice Problems May Affect Social Life in Parkinson's

Thursday February 18, 2010

People with Parkinson's disease may experience social difficulties due to the way they talk, a Canadian study reports.

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Huntington's, dementia, Parkinson's are 'all detectable'

Thursday February 18, 2010

People who are worried about loved ones and their personal health should bear in mind that many major conditions are easily detectable.

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Mom’s obesity puts kids at risk for host of ills

Thursday February 11, 2010

Obese mothers put newborns at greater risk for Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, stroke, heart disease and other ills, new research suggests.

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Art program offers support for people with Parkinson's disease

Thursday February 11, 2010

His head shakes in unison with his trembling hands as he moves his marker across a white paper, leaving behind traces of blue ink.

Chip Colley, 54, is a self-taught artist. He’s also one of about one million Americans with Parkinson’s disease, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Foundation Launches 'Every Victory Counts'

Thursday February 11, 2010

For the more than 1.5 million Americans living with Parkinson's disease, the importance of medication is well understood, but discussion is far less frequent on key topics that impact the quality of daily living with Parkinson's, such as exercise, nutrition, cognitive changes and depression.

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Concord vet who tested Agent Orange now lives with consequences

Wednesday February 10, 2010

Bob Decker fought prostate cancer a decade ago, then three years ago got another jolt — a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

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Researchers Say Exercises Can Reduce Parkinson's Effects

Wednesday February 10, 2010

Scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh and University of Southern California discovered that exercise can slow the progression of Parkinson's disease (known as "PD").

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Head Injuries, Boxing Linked To Parkinson’s Disease

Wednesday February 10, 2010

People who have suffered head injuries are four times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease (also known as “PD”) than those who have never had head trauma, according to Mayo Clinic researchers. This finding might have far-ranging implications for sports such as boxing and football.

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Parkinson's drugs can cause severe withdrawal symptoms

Wednesday February 10, 2010

Some people with Parkinson's disease develop severe withdrawal symptoms when they try to taper off a widely used type of Parkinson's drug, researchers are reporting.

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