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Learning about Lyme disease the hard way

Thursday January 28, 2010

A month ago, Bart Fenolio was told he had Lou Gehrig's disease and had two months to live. Doctors advised his wife, Heidi, to take him home and call a hospice.

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Common heart medications may also protect against Parkinson's disease, study finds

Thursday January 28, 2010

UCLA researchers have discovered that a specific type of medication used to treat cardiovascular conditions such as hypertension, angina and abnormal heart rhythms may also decrease the risk of developingParkinson's disease.

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Parkinson's patients develop brain abnormalities before symptoms occur

Thursday January 28, 2010

New American research has found that Parkinson's patients develop brain abnormalities before symptoms of the disease start showing.

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Mice reveal clue to spread of Parkinson's

Thursday January 28, 2010

CAMBRIDGE researchers have used mice to help work out how Parkinson's disease might spread in the brain.

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THE AMERICAN PREVALENCE OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Thursday January 28, 2010

The prevalence of Parkinson's Disease in the U.S.A. has been found to differ enormously according to location, age and race. The prevalence of Parkinson's Disease in some counties was found to be nearly 12 times higher than in other counties.

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Study: Better Chemical Safety Laws Could Reduce Chronic Disease Revamping legislation could also lower health care costs

Thursday January 28, 2010

A new study claims the United States could significantly reduce its rates of chronic illnesses -- and potentially its high health care costs -- by reforming its antiquated chemical safety laws.

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New Treatment for Parkinson's Disease Gait Presented at the American Acadamy of Neurology Annual Meeting

Thursday January 28, 2010

A new, in-home training device with virtual reality cues improving gait and balance in patients with Parkinson's disease was presented by lead researcher Dr. Alberto Espay at the American Acadamy of Neurology annual meeting.

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Genes, Diet Offer New Clues to Parkinson's Disease

Thursday January 28, 2010

Researchers say they've spotted a new genetic risk factor for Parkinson's disease, as well as a link between the illness and two other factors, metabolism and vitamin B6.

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Wisdom in mushrooms

Thursday January 28, 2010

For Dr. Marvin Hausman, surgically saving lives has been his life’s calling — until now.

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Discovery May Help Young People With Parkinson’s Disease

Thursday January 28, 2010

Recent research from the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) has identified genes that contribute to the early onset of Parkinson’s disease and might help to identify techniques capable of delaying symptoms.

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