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Largest Disease Modification Trial for Parkinson’s Disease Completes Enrollment

Wednesday December 27, 2006

The largest clinical study to investigate disease modification in early Parkinson’s disease (PD) has completed enrollment. The ADAGIO (Attenuation of Disease progression with AZILECT(R) GIven Once-daily) study is evaluating approximately 1,200 recently diagnosed patients worldwide to determine if treatment with once-daily AZILECT(R) (rasagiline tablets) can slow the progression of PD.

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Their Fight to be Understood

Wednesday December 27, 2006

Martin Romoff used to rely on his voice to make a living as a Los Angeles tire salesman. But two decades of Parkinson’s disease muffled his speech and spoiled the art of easy conversation. Even his wife, Shirley, asked him to repeat himself over and over.

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Pesticides exposure associated with Parkinson’s disease

Wednesday December 27, 2006

In the first large-scale, prospective study to examine possible links between chronic, low-dose exposure to pesticides and Parkinson’s disease ( PD ), researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health ( HSPH ) have shown that individuals reporting exposure to pesticides had a 70 percent higher incidence of Parkinson’s disease than those not reporting exposure. No increased risk of Parkinson’s disease was found from reported exposure to other occupational hazards, including asbestos, coal or stone dust, chemicals, acids, or solvents.

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Center’s classes aid Parkinson’s understanding

Wednesday December 27, 2006

The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center is offering a four-week seminar, Parkinson Disease 101, for those with Parkinson’s disease and their families.

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Parkinson’s Linked to Low LDL Cholesterol that is Good for Heart

Thursday December 21, 2006

Most of us strive to lower our LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol – that’s the bad stuff for good cardiovascular health. But, a new study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has found that people with low levels of LDL cholesterol are more likely to have Parkinson’s disease than people with high LDL levels. This disorder that affects nerve cells in the part of the brain controlling muscle movement is most common in senior citizens.

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PARKINSON’S Disease is one of the most common disorders of the nervous system.

Thursday December 21, 2006

PARKINSON’S Disease is one of the most common disorders of the nervous system. Each year in Scotland alone there are about 1000 new cases diagnosed.

And, although the disease is most common in those over the age of 60, it is by no means always a disorder of old age. About one in 20 of all people diagnosed as suffering from Parkinson’s are under the age of 40, with men more likely to be affected than women.

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Cannabinoid Treatments May Offer Novel Therapy For Parkinson’s Disease

Thursday December 21, 2006

Cannabis-based medicines could offer therapeutic relief for symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and may also moderate the course of the illness, according to a scientific review published this month in the journal Current Medicinal Chemistry.

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New research program tackles Parkinson’s disease

Tuesday December 19, 2006

A new research collaboration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison aims to move promising new therapies for Parkinson’s disease from primates to patients.

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Reduced Diet May Offer Parkinson?s Help

Tuesday December 19, 2006

A long-term low calorie diet, already reported to extend life span, may also offer protection from Parkinson’s disease- at least in monkeys.

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More Than a Boxing Trainer: The Life and Times of Freddie Roach Part II

Tuesday December 19, 2006

RSR continues with the candid conversation with one of boxing greatest trainers, Freddie Roach. In Part ll of this interview, he talks about his life, and how he is dealing with Parkinson’s Disease, and how it all began. Roach touches on what it is about boxing that he loves so much, and why he wants to be in the sport for a long time coming. The interview wouldn’t be complete without Freddie talking about his pride and joy, Filipinio Superstar, Manny Pacquiao, and what the future may bring for him. You will also find out what this great trainer does outside of the boxing ring, and how the sport that he loves has sometimes stood in the way of romance.

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