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VA Doctor Touts New Discovery: He Hopes For a Cure

Friday September 19, 2003

A neurobiologist who operates a small laboratory and pharmaceutical company in southwest Virginia believes he has found a possible cure for Parkinson’s disease, a debilitating illness that afflicts approximately four million people world-wide. Dr. Keith Latham spoke to members of the Northeast Tennessee Parkinson’s Support Group Tuesday evening at Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital.

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Don’t forget to flex your brain

Monday September 15, 2003

This is a summary of a new book that focuses not just on how to improve a fading memory, but how to develop habits that will keep your brain functioning better overall. Buy the book or not, there are some interesting points in here for anyone concerned about changes in their thinking related to age.

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Teva Seeks U.S. Approval of Parkinson’s Treatment

Tuesday September 09, 2003

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TEVA) submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration a new drug application for Rasagiline for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

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Study: Power in Positive Thinking

Tuesday September 02, 2003

Most people accept the idea that stress and depression chip away at the body’s natural ability to fight off disease. But many medical scientists have remained skeptical that the mind can exert such a direct influence over the immune system. In recent years, however, evidence has accumulated that psychology can indeed affect biology.

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