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Scientific Discovery May Change Treatment of Parkinson's

<i>Summary: Researchers report medications that boost the effect of naturally produced opioids may be better at reducing anxiety and fear than receptor</i> …

Neuroscience

Drinking Milk Is Linked to Parkinson’s Disease: Study

Studies have found a connection between the consumption of dairy products and a higher risk of developing Parkinson disease, the neurodegenerative …

Neuroscience

Cinnamon might slow Parkinson's, research suggests

The tools to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease might one day come from the kitchen cabinet instead of the medicine cabinet, according to a new study.<p>Parkinson's disease, a neurological condition that causes body tremors and mobility troubles, affects an estimated 7-10 million people …

Dementia

Game-Changers in 2015: Parkinson's Disease

New therapies that offer a better way of delivering carbidopa/levodopa were the biggest clinical advance in Parkinson's disease, according to a …

Can a gluten free or low gluten diet help symptoms of Parkinson's?

I was looking into a gluten free diet for myself after reading that it can help people with Hashimoto's disease (which I have), but I noticed that it …

New Study Links Depression in Newly Diagnosed Parkinson’s Disease Patients to Reduced Striatal Dopamine Synthesis | Journal of Parkinson's Disease

According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, up to 60% of individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) exhibit mild to moderate depression, which is …

Physical Therapy Does Not Help Patients With Parkinson's Disease: Study

Researchers from England found physical therapy does not help Parkinson's disease patients. A study from University of Birmingham found no direct …

Threading

A Pen For People With Parkinson’s

A brain tumor convinced Lucy Jung to design for those in need. Her Arc Pen can help patients with Parkinson’s Disease write legibly.<p>Lucy Jung never thought much about designing for sick people. Then she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She recovered, and the experience has driven her toward what …

Imperial College London

Smart spoon helps stabilize Parkinson's tremors

Lift Labs out of San Francisco says its patented Liftware Spoon will be available next month.<p>For many people living with Parkinson's disease, the mere act of chewing and swallowing can be a challenge. One way to deal with this is to blend foods up to minimize the need to chew. But what if it's …

San Francisco

Can medical marijuana ease Parkinson's symptoms?

Local researchers are looking at whether cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive chemical in marijuana, may help patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease. …

Cannabis

The Stretch That Eases Back and Knee Pain

Stiff hip flexors are bad news for your back. The muscles are attached to your pelvis, so when they’re tight, they tilt your pelvis forward. That makes your butt stick out and your spine curve into a backwards “C,” jamming your vertebrae together, Gaddour says.<p>And if your quads are tight, they’ll …

FDA

Parkinson's May Begin in Gut and Spread to the Brain Via the Vagus Nerve

<b>A major epidemiological registry-based study from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital indicates that Parkinson’s disease begins in the</b> …

New Potential Treatment for Parkinson's Disease

<b>Scientists from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) and McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the United States have</b> …

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

The Beginner’s Guide to Every Type of Yoga Out There

You’ve decided to finally start doing yoga—but after Googling classes in your area, your head is spinning. Should you try Ashtanga or Iyengar? And …

A newly discovered brain disease may point to something disturbing about Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

© AFP/File Thomas SamsonResearch published last week has identified the first new human prion disease in 50 years.<p>The paper's lead author, Stanley Prusiner, who won the Nobel prize in 1997 for his discovery that Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) could be transmitted by a "misfolded" protein, says …

Dementia

Why Long Term Use of L-DOPA for Parkinson's Disease Leads to Dyskinesia

<b>Researchers have discovered why long-term use of L-DOPA (levodopa), the most effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease, commonly leads to a</b> …

Neuroscience

Electronic “Noise” Machine May Help Parkinson’s Patients

HEADLINES Published March9, 2015 By Bernadette Strong<p>Electronic “Noise” Machine May Help Parkinson’s Patients<p>An electronic device that delivers …

Three Israeli Researchers Who Made It Their Life Goal To Beat Parkinson’s Disease

Although it is coined a 20th century predicament, Parkinson’s disease was actually first discovered in 19th century London by Doctor James Parkinson. …

Deep brain stimulation linked to declining brain function in Parkinson's patients

<b>1. Patients that received deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery demonstrated significantly greater decline in neuropsychological function within 6</b> …

301 in Parkinson’s Disease

ARDSLEY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:ACOR) today announced that the first patient has been enrolled in a Phase 3 study …