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Cautious Personality Might Boost Parkinson’s Risk

Thursday February 23, 2006

Specific personality traits might boost the risk for Parkinson’s disease, British researchers report.

A more cautious, risk-averse approach to life may be linked to increased odds for the motor neuron disease, says a team reporting in the February issue of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

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CHARITY LAUNCHES PARKINSON’S EMPLOYMENT GUIDE

Thursday February 23, 2006

A charity has released a new manual today which aims to help people with Parkinson’s disease make crucial decisions about their future in the workplace.

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Health Alert: Parkinson’s treatment

Thursday February 23, 2006

More than one million people in the US have Parkinson’s disease. Medications help control the shaking and tremors that are often seen with the disease. Now a new and improved procedure is helping Parkinson’s patients get their life back.

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Gene May Explain Men’s Raised Risk for Parkinson’s

Thursday February 23, 2006

For years, it’s been a puzzle: Why are men 50 percent more likely than women to develop Parkinson’s disease?

Researchers now say that a gene long associated with fetal gender is also crucial to a Parkinson’s-linked area of the male brain.

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Parkinson’s Patient Develops Device To Aid Walking

Thursday February 23, 2006

A former Raleigh police officer who suffers from Parkinson’s disease has invented a device to help people with the neurological disorder get around.

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Parkinson’s puzzle

Thursday February 23, 2006

Parkinson’s disease, a complex disorder of the central nervous system, affects an estimated 500,000 Americans, and some estimates are much higher, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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Help For Parkinson’s Disease? Study Offers Encouraging Results

Thursday February 23, 2006

A pilot study suggests there might be a way to slow the progress of Parkinson’s disease.

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It’s not just death of a spouse that can be bad for your health

Friday February 17, 2006

The elderly really can die of a broken heart, not only when their spouses die but also when they are hospitalized. But the problem reflects increased stress more than romantic loss, according to the first large study to examine the phenomenon.

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Parkinson’s Doesn’t Slow Him Down

Thursday February 16, 2006

Brian Osgood traveled more than 5,000 miles from Hawaii to be inducted into the Eau Gallie High School Baseball Hall of Fame and take the mound at his alma mater for the first time in more than two decades.

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The Godfather of Journalism

Thursday February 16, 2006

Warwick Roger set the standard for New Zealand journalism when he founded Metro magazine 25 years ago. He mentored a generation of writers and editors, including his wife Robyn Langwell. But now Roger’s biggest enemy is the Parkinson’s disease that rules his every day. Cate Brett reports.

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