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Parkinson's disease linked to H. pylori infection

Thursday August 28, 2008

Parkinson's disease may be associated with the peptic ulcer causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori, say researchers who found that eradication of the bacterium significantly improves certain physical abilities in people with the neurological condition.

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Scientists Reprogram Adult Cells' Function

Thursday August 28, 2008

Scientists have transformed one type of fully developed adult cell directly into another inside a living animal, a startling advance that could lead to cures for a variety of illnesses and sidestep the political and ethical quagmires
associated with embryonic stem cell research.

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Uncertainty at Assmang

Thursday August 28, 2008

A diagnosis of manganism is "not cast in stone" and there is a great degree of uncertainty among those dealing with the disease, a labour department inquiry investigating several cases of manganese poisoning heard on Wednesday.

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Bees spark brain research buzz

Thursday August 28, 2008

Ever wondered what goes on inside a bee's brain?

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Parkinson's Disease patient turns her life around thanks to music

Thursday August 28, 2008

The Gloucestershire County Council officer was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's Disease at 47.

But two years later, she has managed to pull herself through a multitude of symptoms, including chronic fatigue, to play an integral part in the Five Valleys Wind Band in Gloucester.

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Mozart gets Parkinson's sufferers back in tune

Thursday August 28, 2008

Parkinson's sufferers got their groove back with the help of a world-renowned choreographer.

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He likes being called 'chiseler'

Thursday August 28, 2008

Darrell Riggs has chipped and chiseled his way through pieces of wood for four years now, never once letting Parkinson's disease hold him back.

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Teva says study shows Azilect slows Parkinson's

Thursday August 28, 2008

Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Denmark's Lundbeck (LUN.CO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said on Tuesday a Phase III trial showed patients treated with their Azilect Parkinson's drug showed improvements compared to those who started taking the drug later.

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A Moving New Parkinson's Disease Campaign Aims To Stamp Out Inequalities In Treatment And Care Across Europe

Thursday August 28, 2008

The European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA) urged European decision makers and politicians to end inequalities in care and treatment access for people with Parkinson's disease.

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Late Stage Trial Confirms Effectiveness of Parkinson’s Drug

Thursday August 28, 2008

Parkinson's disease, which is caused by the progressive loss of neurons in a part of the brain that controls muscle movement, has no cure, although there are treatments for specific symptoms of the disease. However, there is a new drug on the horizon that could help slow the progression of the disease and would be a blessing for the 1 million+ Americans that have Parkinson's (including actor Michael J. Fox and boxer Muhammed Ali).

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