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Novel Parkinson's treatment strategy involves cell transplantation

Thursday March 25, 2010

UCSF scientists have used a novel cell-based strategy to treat motor symptoms in rats with a disease designed to mimic Parkinson's disease.

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Cookin’ up cash for Parkinson’s group

Thursday March 25, 2010

Maureen Brisson was horrified when she went online and looked at what was in store for her.

It was nearly eight years ago, and she had just been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

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Dealing with misconceptions surrounding Parkinson's Disease

Thursday March 25, 2010

With awareness comes understanding.

This is the hope of those who are coping with Parkinson's Disease, a disorder of the brain which produces a wide variety of symptoms, the most common being trembling.

But that isn't the only symptom, nor the only effect the neurodegenerative condition has on people and their families, said Joanna Chisnell.

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Parkinson's - It Could Be the Wild Card in Your Retirement!

Thursday March 25, 2010

I was reminded recently as I moderated the 1st Annual Kingdor Parkinson Speech Competition of an article I wrote back in 2007 - “What’s Happening to Granny” by one of the contestants who referenced it. And I would like to share it with you as Parkinson could be the wild card in your retirement.

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“Today, hope and change have triumphed"

Thursday March 25, 2010

Carnahan says that in addition to preventing insurance companies from denying coverage to people with preexisting conditions or dropping coverage when people get sick, it gives Americans access to the same kinds of coverage choices available to members of Congress.

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In studies of human populations, don't believe everything you read

Thursday March 25, 2010

All those studies linking broccoli, fiber, blueberries, wine, fat, sugar, this, that, with a greater or lower risk for cancer, heart disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, headache, earache, you name it. Perhaps you sometimes wonder: How big of an effect are we talking about? Or even: Should I believe this?

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Evidence Suggests That Sleep is a Common Problem for People With a Wide Range of Neurological Conditions

Thursday March 25, 2010

Patients with neurological diseases need more help with their associated sleep-wake disturbances that can often make their underlying illness worse, say leading sleep specialists attending a sleep meeting hosted by biopharmaceutical company, UCB, to mark World Sleep Day.

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'Jacob helps me stand up to disease'

Thursday March 25, 2010

AS HE looked at his tiny son sleeping peacefully in the hospital crib, Joel Mason was filled with a sense of wonder. Very, very gently, he picked up the newborn Jacob.

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Guideline issued for treating sleep, constipation, sexual problems in Parkinson's disease

Thursday March 18, 2010

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The American Academy of Neurology has issued a new guideline recommending the most effective treatments to help people with Parkinson's disease who experience sleep, constipation, and sexual problems, which are common but often underrecognized symptoms. The guideline is published in the March 16, 2010, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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10 Body Clues To Watch As Disease Predictors

Thursday March 18, 2010

What size do you wear? How's your sense of smell? What's your blood type? Scientists are discovering more and more that physical quirks may be early signs of disease. But if you explore all of this early, you can change the future of your health.

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