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  1. Daily Physical Activity May Lower Parkinson's Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A moderate amount of physical activity in your daily life may reduce your risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study. "We found that a medium level of daily total physical activity is associated with a lower ri

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  2. Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease may raise the risk of so-called impulse control disorders, according to a new review. These disorders include compulsive gambling, compulsive shopping and/or hypersexuality. Th

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  3. Deep Brain Stimulation & Older Parkinson's Patients

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of complications when implanting deep brain stimulation devices in the brains of people with Parkinson's disease is no greater in older patients than younger ones, a new study shows. The treatment involves placin

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  4. Michael J. Fox's Crusade for a Parkinson's Cure

    Michael J. Fox has always been a poster boy. With his youthful good looks and intelligent charm, he rose to fame playing a sassy Republican teenage son of ex-hippie parents in the TV sitcom Family Ties. In the blockbuster Back to the Future film trilogy, he was a time traveler with perfect comedic t

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  5. Bee-Venom Acupuncture Shows Promise in Parkinson's

    June 18, 2014 -- Both acupuncture and bee-venom acupuncture improved symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease, a small study shows. Acupuncture has been used for years in Asia to relieve Parkinson’s symptoms. Early studies show it may help protect nerve cells like the ones the disease destroys. R

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  6. More Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified a number of common pesticides that increase the risk of Parkinson's disease, and that they've also discovered that people's genes can affect their level of risk. In a previous study, the U

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  7. Gene Therapy May Hold Promise for Advanced Parkinson's Disease

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new, preliminary treatment involving triple-gene therapy appears safe and effective in helping to control motor function in Parkinson's disease patients, according to new research. The therapy, called ProSavin, works

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  8. Drug Shows Promise in Treating Parkinson's Psychosis

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Many people living with Parkinson's disease suffer from hallucinations and delusions, but an experimental drug might offer some relief without debilitating side effects. The drug -- pimavanserin -- appears to significantly r

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  9. Pesticide Exposure May Raise Parkinson's Risk

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Prolonged exposure to pesticides, bug and weed killers, and solvents appears to raise the risk for developing Parkinson's disease, a new study says. Italian investigators who reviewed more than 100 prior studies found exposure to s

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  10. Eating Peppers Tied to Lower Parkinson's Risk, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Eating vegetables that naturally contain nicotine, such as peppers and tomatoes, may reduce your risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a new study. Previous research has found that smoking and other types of tobac

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