Gene Research Offers Clues to Parkinson’s Disease
In certain people with Parkinson’s disease, mutations in the parkin gene disrupt the proper function of dopamine, the brain chemical that controls body movement.
New Test to Help Doctors Identify, Treat Early Stage Parkinson Patients
Now the pairing of a new drug and a high-tech nuclear brain scan is offering long-awaited help in the early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD).
Exercise can help minimize effects of Parkinson’s
Medication can be used for symptom relief and to minimize adverse effects, but a growing number of studies suggest the exercise approach brings greater benefits for functional performance in individuals with PD than relying on medication alone.
Deep brain stimulation: A competitor for Medtronic in America?
It looks like Medtronic, which had the lucrative deep brain stimulation market all to itself in the U.S., may find itself with some competition.
Mediterranean diet ‘halves risk of Parkinson’s disease’
A Mediterranean-style diet rich in fruit, vegetables and fish can almost halve the risk of Parkinson’s disease, according to new research.
The study revealed healthy eating habits slashed the risk of the incurable brain disorder by up to 46 per cent.
Doctors should screen Parkinson’s patients for signs of abuse
Neurologists treating Parkinson’s disease patients should add one more item to their checklist when visiting with a patient. In addition to checking balance, walking speed and other neurological signs, they should check for signs of physical abuse.
MSU Researchers Identify Path To Treat Parkinson’s Disease
MSU researchers have demonstrated the possibility of treating Parkinson’s disease at its inception by treating the protein that triggers it before the disease can sicken the patient.
Value of Massage for People with Parkinson’s Disease
Medications have been known to control some of the symptoms of the disease but many specialists believe that massage therapy aids patients afflicted with Parkinson’s disease.
SCOTTISH SCIENTISTS IN BREAKTHROUGH ON DANGER GENES
SCOTTISH scientists have made a breakthrough that could see people undergo “genetic testing” to see if they will develop illnesses such as cancer or Parkinson’s disease in later life.
The Truth About the Health Benefits of Tea
The way scientific studies and health gurus alike have touted the perks of tea over the past few years, you’d think the stuff was some kind of all-powerful magical elixir. Improving heart health, reducing cancer risk, warding off dementia and diabetes — there’s barely a health benefit that hasn’t been credited to tea.