A poor sense of smell could indicate deteriorating health conditions, according to a new study. Researchers at Michigan State University said older people with poor olfaction have almost 50 percent increased risk of dying in the next decade.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2019
Scientists use artificial intelligence to translate brain activity directly into speech. By creating a new system that turns signals into recognizable speech, they give new life to patients who lost their voice.
Biotech April 25, 2019
Scientists found that one can actually train the brain to follow what is merely in the imagination. The study sparked hope for patients with neurological conditions, involving impaired brain connectivity.
Neuroscience April 15, 2019
The device called WAND offers hope for patients with neurological conditions who suffer from unwanted movements. It acts like a pacemaker for the brain that can prevent tremors and seizures.
Neuroscience January 1, 2019
A new research found the compound in coffee that might protect drinkers from mental decline later in life. The team said that phenylindanes, instead of caffeine, prevent Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 7, 2018
A new study found that women have a higher risk of being diagnosed with stroke, dementia, or Parkinson's in their lifetime. Researchers observed more than 12,000 people over the course of 26 years to examine their risk of neurological diseases.
Public Health October 4, 2018
Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell announced that has been receiving treatment for Parkinson's disease. He disclosed his medical condition to inspire other people with the disease to receive treatment.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 18, 2018
The Apple Watch will now be able to monitor Parkinson's disease symptoms, through a new API that Apple added to its ResearchKit framework. The API was announced at WWDC 2018, where Apple also unveiled watchOS 5 for the Apple Watch.
Apple June 7, 2018
Results of a mice trial showed that high levels of lipids in the brain are directly related to neurodegenerative symptoms. The same concentration of lipids was found in patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Neuroscience April 30, 2018
Nuplazid, the only FDA-approved drug for the treatment of psychosis in patients with Parkinson’s disease, is now under further evaluation. Acadia’s Parkinson’s drug is linked to a number of deaths, causing public concern and pleas for another review.
Medicine April 26, 2018
Doctors could now potentially alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as poor balance and muscle rigidity. Researchers discovered the significant loss of calcium at beginning stages of the disease, hence the need to stop calcium loss.
Neuroscience April 24, 2018
A new study has been conducted to show that getting at least one concussion puts the person at risk of getting Parkinson's disease. This neurological disorder affects the central nervous system.
Neuroscience April 20, 2018
A new study has shed some light on how Parkinson's disease could be diagnosed and on more clues about the disease. Scientists said they can use tears to see if someone has Parkinson's.
Medicine February 23, 2018
Exenatide is a drug used by diabetic patients to regulate their blood sugar levels. Researchers now find that the drug could also be useful in treating Parkinson's disease.
Medicine August 5, 2017
People who act out their dreams are likely to develop Parkinson's disease and Lewy bodies dementia. More than 80 percent of those with REM sleep behavior disorder develop neurodegenerative diseases.
Public Health May 30, 2017
A single protein named Nrf2 could help in the treatment of various neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, reports a recent study. When Nrf2 was activated it took part in several house-keeping activities and restored the neural cells’ functions by eliminating the mutated proteins, noted the researchers.
Neuroscience January 1, 2017
Paint strokes of seven famous painters revealed that patterns in paintings may hint the onset of neurodegenerative disorders in artists. How does fractal analysis help detect the onset of Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease?
Public Health December 29, 2016
Craving for sugary and fatty foods could be influenced by rapid eye movement sleep loss, reports a recent study. Blocking medial prefrontal cortex neural activity reduces the craving for sugary foods in mice, researchers say.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 8, 2016
A team of researchers discovered that gut bacteria may play a role in the development of Parkinson's disease. According to the research, the microbiome in the gut could be causing the neurodegenerative disease.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 2, 2016
Raritan Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling some belladonna products sold in the market, announced FDA in a press release. The products include CVS Homeopathic Infants' Teething Tablet 135 tablets, CVS Homeopathic Kids' Ear Relief Liquid 0.85 fl. oz. and Kids Relief Homeopathic Ear Relief Oral Liquid 0.85 fl. oz.
Public Health November 26, 2016
Caffeine-based chemical compounds are capable of halting the progression of Parkinson’s disease, reports a recent study. Meanwhile, caffeine is also found to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in older women.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 3, 2016
A new type of biomarker found in urine may help scientists develop treatments for Parkinson's disease, a new study revealed. This may offer hope for patients of this degenerative condition.
Public Health July 7, 2016
A Mayo Clinic report finds that Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism could be getting more common. The increased rates were highly observable among men aged 70 and above based on study findings.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 21, 2016
Muhammad Ali's fight with Parkinson's disease lasted for almost three decades and the boxing champion put up a good fight. Ali died on June 3 at 74 years old in a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.
Feature | Culture June 4, 2016
FDA approves the first Parkinson’s-related psychosis drug. Nuplazid (pimavanserin) tablets are designed to treat psychosis-related delusions and hallucinations among some patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Medicine April 30, 2016
Brain neurons extend everywhere, making pathways difficult to identify. Researchers from Caltech, however, were able to do so for neuronal pathways specific to Parkinson’s-related motor impairment, opening a path to a possible new treatment for the disease.
Neuroscience April 23, 2016
Researchers at La Trobe University in Australia have developed a new blood test capable of detecting Parkinson's disease in people. The diagnostic focuses on looking for hyperactivity in the cell's mitochondria, which produces toxic byproducts often seen in Parkinson's sufferers.
Life April 21, 2016
People who are diagnosed with Parkinson's delay sharing their disease from others, even to those who are close to them. Nearly two-fifths of these people have felt forced to hide their symptoms or even lie about their diagnosis.
Life April 20, 2016
Nearly one million people in the U.S. alone are living with Parkinson's disease, but the cause for this disease remains unknown. However there are medications, therapies, lifestyle changes and surgery that can help manage the symptoms.
Life April 17, 2016
A certain class of drugs used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease has been linked to Impulsive control disorders that increase risk of compulsive gambling, shopping, eating etc.
Life April 9, 2016
Former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan goes public with his Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia. The Hall Of Fame coach suffers from increasing symptoms including tremors and hushed voice.
Life April 7, 2016
Individuals with rosacea were found to have increased risk for Parkinson's disease. They are also likely to get diagnosed of Parkinson's disease 2.4 years earlier than the general population.
Life March 22, 2016
University of Birmingham researchers found that physiotherapy and occupational therapy don't help patients with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease. However, the Mayo Clinic argued that patients should still be referred to physical therapy if it appears to benefit them somehow.
Life January 21, 2016
A new stem cell treatment in Australia designed to treat the root cause of Parkinson's disease has received approval for human testing. Cyto Therapeutics will conduct the clinical trial at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Life December 15, 2015
Patients with Parkinson's disease may soon find relief as scientists were able to discover a way to make designer dopamine neurons. The technique is simpler than previous attempts and uses a widely available raw material: skin cells.
Life December 9, 2015
Canadian scientists were able to breach the blood-brain barrier and deliver cancer drugs directly to a patient's brain tumor. The procedure may also be of benefit to other neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
Life November 11, 2015
For the first time, since Robin Williams passed away, widow Susan Williams talks about her husband's death. She points out that it was not depression, after all, that drove Robin to tragically take his own life.
Internet Culture November 4, 2015
Researchers from the National Cancer Institute have revealed that excessive TV watching is associated with the eight leading causes of death in the country. Previous studies have delved into the connection between prolonged sedentary behavior and the increased risk for death.
Life November 2, 2015
On Oct. 28, Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter to announce the death of his father, James C. Reynolds. The 39-year-old actor then honored the memory of his father, by asking people to donate to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research.
Internet Culture October 29, 2015
The ability of a woman in Scotland to detect the scent of Parkinson's disease in her husband has led researchers to investigate the potential of using the sense of smell to diagnose malignancies in patients. A study is now being conducted to find out if dogs can be used to identify the odor of prostate cancer in samples of human urine.
Life October 23, 2015
Researchers will examine the skin of several people with and without Parkinson's disease after a woman from Scotland was reported to have the ability to detect if a person has it. The results may revolutionize Parkinson's treatment and diagnosis.
Life October 22, 2015
A blood test could reveal the beginnings of Alzheimer's disease long before the first symptoms appear, researchers say. That would allow a chance for lifestyle changes to slow the progression and create an opportunity for early treatment, they say.
Life October 20, 2015
Drug meant to treat leukemia shows promise of halting or even reversing the symptoms of Parkinson's, researchers find. Finding of small trial spurs scientists to plan larger trials to test drug with Parkinson's, Alzheimer's.
Life October 19, 2015
Non-inherited Parkinson's disease (PD) may be linked to functional changes in the Interferon-beta (IFN beta), an immune regulating gene. Using a PD experimental model, researchers found an IFN beta gene therapy that can prevent neuronal death and PD development.
Life October 12, 2015
A new study conducted by University of California San Francisco researchers found that misfolded brain proteins called prions are the likely cause of a highly infectious and deadly brain disorder known as multiple system atrophy.
Life September 2, 2015