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  1. Depression Tied to Some Risk of Parkinson's

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with a history of depression seem to have a higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a large new study reports, adding to the growing body of research linking the two conditions. The Swedish study found th

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  2. Parkinson's Protein May Spur Immune Response

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A protein known to accumulate in Parkinson's disease and other degenerative brain disorders activates the brain's immune defenses, researchers say. The protein is called a-synuclein. The researchers noted that diseases suc

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  3. Ex-Baseball Star Kirk Gibson Has Parkinson's

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kirk Gibson, who played 17 seasons of Major League Baseball and is perhaps best known for a dramatic pinch-hit, ninth inning home run to win a World Series game in 1988, said Tuesday he has Parkinson's disease. Gibson,

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  4. Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Some Parkinson's Pain for Years

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with Parkinson's disease who undergo deep brain stimulation may experience long-term pain relief, a small, new study from Korea suggests. However, three-quarters of the patients developed new pain in muscles and

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  5. Exercise and Risk of Falls in Parkinson's Patients

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercises that focus on balance and leg strengthening may help some people with Parkinson's disease avoid falls, according to a new clinical trial. The study, reported online Dec. 31 in Neurology, found that the benefits w

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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