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Parkinson's disease and depression often go hand in hand

Washington Post - 14 Aug 2014
This story has been updated. Comedian Robin Williams was grappling with severe depression when he committed suicide Monday, and on Thursday we learned that he also was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease. Sadly, the two conditions are often ...
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8 Common Treatments for Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's News Today - 21 Sep 2017
Parkinson's disease is a long-term degenerative disease that affects the central nervous system. To date, there is no cure for the condition, but there are medications and therapies available to address some of the symptoms and improve quality of life ...
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Parkinson's Disease support group to host symposium

Las Cruces Sun-News - 19 Sep 2017
LAS CRUCES - The Parkinson's Disease Support Group of Southern New Mexico is hosting a Parkinson's Symposium on Saturday, Oct. 14. It will take place at the Las Cruces Home Builders Association, 2825 N. Main Street, Las Cruces. Registration is from ...
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Adverse Effects Compared for Multiple Parkinson's Disease Drugs

Monthly Prescribing Reference (registration) - 21 Sep 2017
HealthDay News — Ropinirole, bromocriptine, and piribedil are associated with the highest incidence rates of adverse effects in Parkinson's disease, according to a review published online September 4 in CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics. Bao-Dong Li ...
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Nourishing Nutrition — Food & its effect on Parkinson's Disease

Freepress Online - 21 Sep 2017
Parkinson's Disease (PD) is not something you hear a lot of in the news, especially compared to other neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, but it affects a significant percentage of the population: one to two percent of Americans over the age ...
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Boxing Class Helps Seniors Fight Parkinson's Disease

U.S. News & World Report - 18 Sep 2017
It's called Rock Steady Boxing — a program specifically designed for those with Parkinson's to help strengthen motor skills, balance, speech and sensory function, a decline in which are all symptoms of the neurological condition. And following ...
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CSMD1 gene mutations can lead to familial Parkinson disease - 15 Sep 2017
Mutation of the CSMD1 gene, which encodes a protein that participates in complement activation and inflammation in the CNS, leads to familial Parkinson disease (PD) in the absence of other gene mutations, new research published in Neurology: Genetics ...
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Researchers find the key to loss of smell with Parkinson's disease

Medical Xpress - 18 Sep 2017
Parkinson's disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder of the brain. Symptoms include tremors, stiffness or rigidity, and slowness of movement. According to Parkinson's New Zealand, approximately 1 percent of people over the age of 60 have the ...
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Back to basics: striving to stall Parkinson's disease progression

The Pharmaceutical Journal - 21 Sep 2017
First described 200 years ago, Parkinson's disease remains without a cure. After many failed clinical trials, researchers are getting back to basics to try to gain a better understanding of the challenges, and a new generation of treatment ideas are ...
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Stupid Question of the Day

Parkinson's News Today - 20 Sep 2017
As reported: “Michael Gibson was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease when he was just 18. But despite Parkinson's being a serious, progressive neurological illness with no known cure, the 36-year-old from Chorley says assessors who were ...
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Researchers find new path to promising Parkinson's treatment

Medical Xpress - 19 Sep 2017
Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder, is estimated to afflict between seven and 10 million people worldwide with approximately 60,000 Americans diagnosed each year. Current therapies include treating the symptoms of the disease such as ...
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New drawing test could help detect Parkinson's disease

Atlanta Journal Constitution - 07 Sep 2017
“We've long known that Parkinson's disease affects the writing and sketching abilities of patients, but efforts to translate that insight into a reliable assessment method have failed – until now,” chief investigator Dinesh Kumar said in a statement.
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Interrupting Parkinson's disease

Northwestern University NewsCenter - 07 Sep 2017
CHICAGO - Scientists have identified a toxic cascade that leads to neuronal degeneration in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and figured out how to interrupt it with an antioxidant, reports a Northwestern Medicine study published Sept. 7 in the ...

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