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Study: Brain games don't make you smarter

Thursday April 22, 2010

People playing computer games to train their brains might as well be playing Super Mario, new research suggests.

In a six-week study, experts found people who played online games designed to improve their cognitive skills didn't get any smarter.

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A family that doesn’t bow to Parkinson’s disease

Thursday April 22, 2010

Dressed in her white uniform, a perky 19-year-old Nina clapped the loudest as she and her teammate won a table tennis match at Faisalabad College in 1986. However, while clapping, she realised that it was taking her a lot of effort in doing so and, then, gradually, her right hand went numb.

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Parkinson’s disease 'could be diagnosed by voice changes'

Thursday April 22, 2010

In most cases the devastating neurological disease is identified only at an advanced stage, once sufferers have started to show symptoms.

Now researchers in Israel and America have found a way of measuring speech patterns, inaudible to the human ear, to test if apparently healthy people have the condition.

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Uncontrollable chuckles signal illness

Thursday April 22, 2010

Laughing or crying at inappropriate moments, or out of context to one’s circumstances, can signal underlying illnesses like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

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DAVIS PHINNEY FOUNDATION LAUNCHES NEW “EVERY VICTORY COUNTS” PROGRAM TO INFORM AND EMPOWER PEOPLE TO LIVE WELL WITH PARKINSON’S

Thursday April 22, 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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Rapping helps her push back vs. Parkinson's

Thursday April 22, 2010

A former vice president of the University of Arizona who's in her 60s, Sharon Kha is an unlikely rap star.

But a local rap star she is.

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Parkinson's Support Group launches "Parky to Parky" on YouTube as part of PD awareness month (April)

Thursday April 15, 2010

Parky to Parky will be a collection of stories about people with Parkinson's as told to a person with Parkinson's. It's an interesting concept.

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Parkinson's sufferers refusing to dance to the tune of crippling disease

Thursday April 15, 2010

"My theory on Parkinson's is that exercise is as crucially important as the drugs you take "

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Fox: 'I'd rather drink acid than beer'

Thursday April 15, 2010

Michael J. Fox has said that he would rather drink battery acid than beer.

The actor told US Reader's Digest that he no longer finds it hard to stay away from drink, after he initially struggled with alcohol following his diagnosis with Parkinson's Disease in 1991.

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Apathy in people with Parkinson's 'shows the condition is getting worse'

Thursday April 15, 2010

Apathy among people with Parkinson's disease is a sign that the condition is getting worse, claims a new scientific study.

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