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Parkinson's trial suggests growth factor has regenerative effects in brain

The first trial to test the effect of a growth-factor compound in humans with Parkinson's disease has shown promising results. A report in the <i>Journal</i> …

Shape-shifting proteins play key role in Parkinson's disease

Characterized by tremors and the progressive inability to control muscle movement, Parkinson's disease affects an estimated seven to 10 million …

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Watermark hosts Parkinson’s support group, exercise class

Fitness director Cindy McGuire, right, leads an exercise class for people living with Parkinson’s disease at The Watermark 3030 Park Avenue in …

Spread #PDawareness with APDA

<b>TOGETHER</b> by sharing this message, we can help spread <b>#PDawareness</b> for the Parkinson's community.<p>Here are some facts:<p>Every 9 minutes there is a new …

National Parkinson Foundation Team Hope Lapel Pin

Did Grief Give Him Parkinson’s? - Issue 21: Information

Jack Gernsheimer met my car at the bottom of the lane. He looked good this summery Sunday, rested and tan. The logo on his T-shirt was one he and his …

Garlic slows ageing and protects the brain from disease, study reveals

• <b>Nutrient in garlic offers the brain protection against ageing and disease</b>• <b><br>Could even prevent diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's</b><p>It may be …

Neuroscience

PD Doesn't Have Me

Portrait of a Ballroom Dancer (3) (Small)

Father

My mum has Parkinson’s. She needs me to care for her.

Ryan Reynolds, Michael J. Fox team up to find Parkinson's cure

Ryan Reynolds and Michael J. Fox have been starring together for years now — not in front of the camera, but as friends united in the personal goal of finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.<p>Reynolds got involved with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in 2008, and has since …

Associated Press News

AbbVie's drug for Parkinson's disease wins FDA approval

AbbVie said on Monday that the Food and Drug Administration has approved its drug for Parkinson's disease.<p>Duopa, which is delivered directly into the small intestine with a portable infusion pump, treats symptoms such as tremors and muscle rigidity. The drug is already approved in Canada and dozens …

My civil service colleagues told me to hide my Parkinson's diagnosis

After helping to change the way disabled staff are treated in the civil service I decided to join Scope – because everyone should be able to flourish at work<p>I was told that I had Parkinson’s disease on 14 December 2007. I was 45 years old and had no inkling that anything had been awry. For a …

Disability

Fight Parkinson's: Exercise May Be The Best Therapy

Mike Quaglia was 42 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which gradually robs its victims of their ability to move normally. For the next seven years, his condition deteriorated despite medication.<p>"I was at a point where I was either going to give up and let the Parkinson's take over, or …

Multiple Sclerosis

Breath test for Parkinson's disease

<b>Experts believe that a simple breath test could help doctors detect and diagnose Parkinson's disease.</b><p>The test looks for a unique signature of chemicals in exhaled breath.<p>Small studies in volunteers have begun and early findings suggest the test can identify those with the debilitating brain …

Dementia

How This Woman Is Thriving With Parkinson's Disease -- And Finding Time To Help Others

<i>This is one story from HuffPost Fifty's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ladies throughout the year as they make a radical change in their lives, whether it's embarking on a 500-mile hike, starting a new career or</i> …

Parkinson's Disease

Intel Explores Wearables for Parkinson's Research

A collaboration with the Michael J. Fox Foundation.<p>Intel plans to use wearable gadgets such as smartwatches to monitor patients with Parkinson’s disease and collect data that can be shared with researchers.<p>On Wednesday, the chip maker said it is teaming up with the Michael J. Fox Foundation, …

Being diagnosed with Parkinson's at 13 made me an expert in self-care

Although my neurologist prescribes medication, I’m the one who makes sure I take it, eats healthily and stays physically active<p>When I was 13 years old, I experienced the first symptoms of what almost 20 years later would be diagnosed as Parkinson’s disease. Getting Parkinson’s in your teens is …

Digital Health

Urgent call for new drugs to treat causes of Parkinson’s

Doctors and scientists believe urgent action is needed to discover new medicines to tackle degenerative nerve ailment<p>Deryal Wood was 45 when she first began to suffer tremors in her hands. Her symptoms slowly worsened and she was diagnosed nine years ago as having early onset Parkinson’s disease. …

Medical Research

Trust your gut: E. coli may hold one of the keys to treating Parkinson’s

Original content comes to us from Neuroscience News — ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1wqBogI E. coli usually brings to mind food poisoning and beach …

DNS

Skin may help spot Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease

<b>Scientists have proposed a new idea for detecting brain conditions including Alzheimer's - a skin test.</b><p>Their work, which is at an early stage, found the same abnormal proteins that accumulate in the brain in such disorders can also be found in skin.<p>Early diagnosis is key to preventing the loss of …

Dementia

Simple Skin Test May Detect Alzheimer's And Parkinson's Years In Advance, Study Says

While severe problems with the memory and the nervous system are hallmarks of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's respectively, it's the skin that could detect the disease early on, perhaps even before symptoms surface.<p>A new study says a simple skin test could be the next breakthrough in predicting the …

Dementia

Skin May Hold the Key to Early Detection for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

Photo via Wikimedia CommonsJulianne Moore’s Best Actress win at this year’s Academy Awards, for her role as a 50 year-old woman diagnosed with …

Dementia

How New Technology Will Help Parkinson’s Patients | About Verizon

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> Our mobile devices are becoming our everyday health assistants. From apps to wearables, we rely more and more on mobile as an aid to improve and track our well-being. As a technology company, we at Verizon have a responsibility to make sure our customers are empowered with the mobile …

Ottawa man builds hybrid car from scratch despite Parkinson’s

Charles Guibord has spent thousands of dollars on project over past 7 years<p>An Ottawa man midway through a dream project to build a futuristic, …