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Parkinson's: doctors missing early warning signs

Wednesday April 18, 2012

Loss of smell, fatigue, problems sleeping, mood changes, constipation and unexplained pain can all be early indications of the disease, best known for the tremors it can cause.

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Aging Challenges for Single Baby Boomers

Wednesday April 18, 2012

Every day for the past 15 months, and every day for the next 18 years, 10,000 Americans will turn 65. New research shows that among this cohort, marriage appears to play a significant role in successful aging.

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Experimental Gel May Help Those With Advanced Parkinson's

Wednesday April 18, 2012

A gel form of two common Parkinson's drugs delivered via a feeding tube-like device may help people with advanced disease reduce medication side effects and possibly avoid brain surgery.

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Scientists develop groundbreaking treatment for Parkinson's disease

Thursday April 12, 2012

UK scientists believe they created a groundbreaking form of therapy that could revolutionize the way Parkinson's disease is treated.

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New Depression Meds Better in Parkinson's

Thursday April 12, 2012

Newer antidepressants boost mood in Parkinson's disease patients without worsening motor function, a randomized trial showed.

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Free-flowing therapy

Wednesday April 11, 2012

In the course of an hour, participants with the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group in Port Angeles found themselves in a full-fledged fun workout from the seats of their chairs.

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Ocular Tremor a Possible Biomarker for Early Parkinson's Disease

Monday April 09, 2012

Ocular fixation instability, also known as ocular tremor, is a pervasive and highly specific feature among patients with Parkinson’s disease, according to findings from a study involving 112 patients and 60 controls.

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Smells Like Parkinson’s Disease

Monday April 09, 2012

Parkinson’s disease has always been primarily seen as a movement disorder resulting in symptoms of shaking, tremors, rigidity, and trouble walking. Interestingly, however, at least 90% of patients with Parkinson’s experience either loss or decreases in the sense of smell. Studies have shown that problems with olfaction actually generally precede the onset of other motor symptoms. Most people are not personally aware of changes in their olfactory acuity, but the increasing range and prevalence of smell tests offer a quick, easy, cheap, and non-invasive diagnostic test, as well as a measure of disease progression. In addition, the shift of focus for researchers from Parkinson’s as a motor disorder to a more global neurodegenerative disorder allows consideration of new paradigms about the causes and disease progression.

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Berries may contain potent weapon vs. Parkinson's

Monday April 09, 2012

Can two or more servings of blueberries or strawberries a week help lower risk of Parkinson's disease?

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Draw and play keep Parkinson’s at bay

Monday April 09, 2012

“I lost the swing in my left arm. It did not work very well. I realised something was wrong”.

“My problems started 11 years ago. So I went to the doctors, and they eventually diagnosed Parkinson’s disease. It was 2002”.

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