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Kyowa Hakko: non-approvable letter for Parkinson's treatment

Friday February 29, 2008

The FDA has issued a non-approvable letter for Kyowa Hakko's new treatment for Parkinson's disease. The FDA's non-approvable letter for istradefylline (KW-6002) represents a major setback for Kyowa Hakko. The company had intended for the novel drug to gain approval as an adjunctive treatment in advanced Parkinson's disease. However, the FDA's decision is good news for Eisai, as it will reduce competition to its late-stage Parkinson's disease compound, E2007.

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Parkinson's disease: when fatigue rings alarm bells

Thursday February 28, 2008

Until Brussels became famous for its diminutive Mannequin Pis fountain and as the fount of the laws that flow as continuously as the small boy's urine, the city made little impact on most Britons.

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Ali's wife enters ring for Parkinson's patients

Thursday February 28, 2008

Her husband was the champ - make that THE CHAMP and you wouldn't get an argument from boxing authorities - and that has made Lonnie Ali about the best known caregiver in the country.

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Out-of-whack Protein May Boost Parkinson's Disease

Wednesday February 27, 2008

A single change in a protein may play a role in whether someone develops Parkinson's disease, say University of Florida Genetics Institute researchers writing in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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In its initial stages, NPH can be mistaken for Parkinson's

Tuesday February 26, 2008

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I saw the TV bit about a man who shuffled and was misdiagnosed with Parkinson's disease. He actually had normal pressure hydrocephalus, NPH. Will you comment on that?

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Effects of Parkinson's reduced through exercise

Tuesday February 26, 2008

The effects of Parkinson's disease and stroke can be debilitating.

The conditions can make it difficult for patients to walk or control their bodies, therefore affecting nearly all of their daily activities. Parkinson's disease affects about one million people in the U.S. Most begin to develop their symptoms in their late 50s or early 60s, though it can strike earlier in some younger patients.

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Ortiz's spirit is all that matters

Monday February 25, 2008

`COULD I help you?" I asked the old gentleman as he seemed to be sliding down in the seat of his wheelchair.

"No thanks," he said.

"Well, you seemed to be having a bit of trouble there," I said.

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Coping with disease harder alone; Orillia man seeking Parkinson's sufferers to start support group

Saturday February 23, 2008

Parkinson's disease has changed things for Orillia resident Jack Fountain.

Diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease 11 years ago, today he finds activities such as climbing the stairs, walking or even standing for extended periods of time tiring and difficult.

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Special Assignment: Game for Treatment

Friday February 22, 2008

You know the Nintendo Wii as a video game system that's almost impossible to find, but some patients at the Medical College of Georgia know it as something else.

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Exercise for Parkinson's

Friday February 22, 2008

Most medical studies look at the effects drugs have on various diseases. But doctors in Maryland want to see if good old sweat and hard work can make a difference for patients with Parkinson's.

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