NWPF

News Archives

Filtered by: November 2005

New Resource on Parkinson’s Disease Now Available The First Year® Parkinson’s Disease Useful to Patients, Care Partner

Tuesday November 29, 2005

According to the Parkinson’s Action Network, a new case of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is diagnosed every nine minutes. This means that there are thousands of people who can benefit from reading Jackie Hunt Christensen’s new book, The First Year® Parkinson’s Disease, An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, released by Marlowe and Company in October.

Read Article

Your profession pre-disposes you to Parkinson’s

Tuesday November 29, 2005

Mayo Clinic researchers have found a relation between an individual’s education and career choices, and the risk of Parkinson’s disease in later life.

Read Article

Two Studies Look at Parkinson’s

Tuesday November 29, 2005

Two new studies are helping doctors better understand and treat Parkinson’s disease.

In the first study, researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, N.Y., looked at the incidence of Parkinson’s in various occupational groups and came up with a rather surprising finding: People with more education are more likely to develop the disease. The highest levels of Parkinson’s were observed among physicians, who arguably attend school longer than people in most other occupations. The lowest levels were seen in people with manual, labor-type jobs.

Read Article

ISU researcher helps fight Parkinson’s disease

Tuesday November 29, 2005

Anumantha Kanthasamy spent the early part of his career at the University of California at Irvine.

While there, he worked on creating compounds to protect the way the human brain produces dopamine, a chemical essential to the body’s function because it sends messages between nerve cells in the brain.

Read Article

LRRK2 protein linked to Parkinson’s disease

Tuesday November 29, 2005

Researchers at Johns Hopkins’ Institute for Cell Engineering ( ICE ) have discovered a protein that could be the best new target in the fight against Parkinson’s disease since the brain-damaging condition was first tied to loss of the brain chemical dopamine.

Read Article

Lower calorie consumption may reverse early-stage Parkinson’s disease

Tuesday November 22, 2005

A new Oregon Health & Science University and Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center study suggests that early-stage Parkinson’s disease patients who lower their calorie intake may boost levels of an essential brain chemical lost from the neurodegenerative disorder.

Read Article

Researchers identify new target in fight against Parkinson’s

Tuesday November 22, 2005

A new drug target for fighting Parkinson’s disease has been identified by researchers at Johns Hopkins’ Institute for Cell Engineering (ICE).

Read Article

On TV, Castro scoffs at claim he has Parkinson’s

Tuesday November 22, 2005

Rebutting reports he is suffering from Parkinson’s disease, Cuban President Fidel Castro told the nation in a televised speech ending early Friday that he is feeling "better than ever."

Read Article

MN Orchestra Violinist Fights Parkinson’s Disease

Tuesday November 22, 2005

Minneapolis Kristin Kemper is a world-class violinist who fulfilled a lifelong dream when she was hired by the Minnesota Orchestra.

Looking at her, you wouldn’t know she is dealing with a disease that causes tremors, stiffness and trouble with balance and coordination.

Read Article

Education link to rise in Parkinson’s risk

Tuesday November 22, 2005

PARKINSON’S disease is more likely to strike the highly-educated than manual workers, say researchers.

Scientists found people who had studied for nine years or longer had the highest risk of developing Parkinson’s, with physicians most at risk of contracting the debilitating condition. The researchers said it was possible that early Parkinson’s triggered a desire to spend a lot of time studying, rather than long periods of education increasing susceptibility to the condition.

Read Article
<< Back 1 - 10 of 28 Next >>

Recent News

Nov 17 - 'Moving Day' participant is not letting young-onset Parkinson's disease stop him
Nov 17 - Focused ultrasound shows promise for treating Parkinson's tremor
Nov 17 - New research to target air pollution as a potential trigger for Parkinson’s
Nov 17 - This device will let you feel what it's like to suffer from Parkinson's
Nov 10 - How does Parkinson's disease influence depression?
Nov 10 - House votes to repeal ObamaCare's Medicare cost-cutting board
Nov 10 - Microsoft shows off watch that quiets Parkinson's tremors
Nov 3 - Utah group battling Parkinson's disease with boxing
Nov 3 - UVA-LED STUDY EXAMINES POTENTIAL OF SOUND WAVES TO MANAGE PARKINSON’S DISEASE
Oct 27 - Herbicide's link to Parkinson's disease
Oct 27 - NTU Singapore, KAIST scientists discover new mechanism that causes Parkinsonian symptoms
Oct 27 - 70,000 Washingtonians face higher insurance costs after Trump order, officials say
Oct 18 - Brain disconnections may contribute to Parkinson's hallucinations
Oct 18 - Fighting Parkinson's disease through dance
Oct 17 - Scientists Identify Structure of PINK1, Key Parkinson’s-protective Protein
Oct 17 - Diabetes drug cuts Parkinson's risk by 28 percent, study finds
Oct 10 - Advances in Brain Pacemaker Reduces Tremors, Helps Parkinson's Sufferers Live a More Normal Life
Oct 10 - Medical History Could Help Predict Parkinson's Disease Risk Long Before Diagnosis
Oct 3 - Changes in Olfactory Bulb Explain Loss of Smell in Early Stages of Parkinson’s Disease, Study Finds
Oct 3 - Sleep Disturbances May Worsen Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease, Study Suggests