Tag: Parkinson's disease

Poor Sense Of Smell May Predict Early Death

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

New Technology That Transforms Brain Signals Into Speech May Give Voice To People With Parkinson's, Throat Cancer

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 Develop Brain Training Technique That Can Change Your Brain In Less Than 1 Hour

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

New Wireless 'Pacemaker' For The Brain May Prevent Seizures, Tremors In Patients With Epilepsy, Parkinson's

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

New Study Explains How Coffee Protects The Brain From Disease

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 Third Of All Males And Half Of All Females Will Suffer From A Stroke, Parkinson's, Or Dementia: Study

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

Ed Rendell, The 45th Governor Of Pennsylvania, Announces He Has Parkinson's Disease

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

Apple Watch Now Able To Detect Parkinson's Disease Symptoms

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

Accumulation Of Fats In The Brain Could Signal Early Signs Of Parkinson’s

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

Acadia Parkinson’s Drug Nuplazid Under FDA Scrutiny Over Safety Issues And Suspected Deaths

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

New Cell Study Could Possibly Prevent Parkinson's Disease Symptoms

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

One Concussion Could Increase A Person's Chance Of Getting Parkinson's Disease to 56 Percent

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

Parkinson's Disease May Be Diagnosed Using Tears, Study Says

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

Diabetes Drug Exenatide Shows Promise In Helping Parkinson's Disease Patients

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

Sleep Disorder Could Be An Early Warning Sign Of Parkinson's Disease And Dementia

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

Single Protein May Hold Secret To Treating Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s Disease: Study

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

Brushstrokes In Paintings Can Predict Onset Of Neurodegenerative Diseases Like Alzheimer's

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

Direct Link Between Sleep Loss And Craving For Sugary, Fatty Food Discovered

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

Gut Bacteria Found To Play A Role In The Development Of Parkinson’s Disease

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

Voluntary Recall Issued For Homeopathic Products Containing Belladonna Extract

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 Compounds Show Potential In Treating Parkinson’s Disease

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

Biomarker For Parkinson's Disease Detected In Urine: Study

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

Parkinson's Disease Getting More Common: Mayo Clinic Study

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

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dies At 74 After Battling With Respiratory Illness

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

First Drug To Treat Psychosis Linked To Parkinson's Gets FDA Approval

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

Caltech Researchers Map Neurons To Improve Treatment For Parkinson's Disease

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

Australian Researchers Develop Blood Test For Parkinson's Disease

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

Two-Fifths Of Parkinson's Patients Hide Symptoms, Diagnosis: Survey

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

Parkinson’s disease: Signs, Symptoms And Treatment

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

Commonly Prescribed Parkinson's Drugs Up Risk Of Compulsive Gambling, Shopping, Binge Eating, Hyper Sexuality

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

Hall Of Fame Coach Jerry Sloan Fighting Parkinson's Disease, Lewy Body Dementia

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

Rosacea Linked To Increased Risk For Parkinson's Disease

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

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

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

Stem Cell Therapy For Parkinson's Disease Gets Approval For Human Testing

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

Designer Dopamine Neurons From Skin Cells May Help With Parkinson's Treatment

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

Scientists Breach Blood-Brain Barrier To Deliver Cancer Drugs: Method May Also Work For Dementia, Parkinson's Patients

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

Robin Williams' Widow Says Dementia Not Depression Led To His Suicide

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

Watching TV Linked To 8 Leading Causes Of Death

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

RIP Pops: Ryan Reynolds Paid Touching Tribute After Father's Death

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

How A Woman Was Able To Smell Parkinson's: The Science Of Detecting Diseases Through The Sense of Smell

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

Woman Who Can Smell Parkinson's Disease Inspires New Study

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 That Can Reveal Onset Of Alzheimer's Is A Step Closer, Researchers Say

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

Novartis Cancer Drug Beneficial To Parkinson's Disease Patients, Reveals Early Stage Trial

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

Researchers Identify Immune Gene That Can Prevent Parkinson's Disease And Dementia

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

Mysterious And Incurable Brain Disease Now Linked To Mad Cow

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

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