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Parkinson's Disease Health Center

News and Features Related to Parkinson's Disease

  1. Gene Mutation Linked to Cause of Parkinson's Disease

    Jan. 18, 2005 -- A change in just one gene may affect the risk of Parkinson's disease. That could lead to genetic testing for Parkinson's, say scientists. The gene in question is the LRRK2 gene. It's the topic of three studies in the Jan. 18 online edition of The Lancet. A single mutation in the LRR

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  2. Cutting Calories May Cut Parkinson's Risk

    Dec. 13, 2004 -- Cutting back on calories may help protect against Parkinson's disease over the long run, according to a study in animals. Researchers say the study suggests that calorie restriction may lessen the natural loss of dopamine that occurs with age and may reduce the risk of developing Pa

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  3. Tracking Dementia in Parkinson's Disease

    Dec. 13, 2004 -- Parkinson's disease patients with dementia can lose their mental abilities at almost the same rate as people with Alzheimer's disease, say Norwegian researchers. Parkinson's disease belongs to a group of conditions called movement disorders. Symptoms of Parkinson's disease include t

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  4. L-Dopa Doesn't Hasten Parkinson's Disease

    Dec. 7, 2004 -- A new study helps put to rest worries that the drug L-dopa might speed Parkinson's disease. L-dopa is the gold standard treatment for Parkinson's disease. It helps reduce many of the disease's most troubling symptoms: trembling, slow motion, rigidity, unstable posture, and frozen gai

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  5. Mild Electricity to Brain May Help Parkinson's

    Dec. 1, 2004 - Electrically stimulating the surface of the brain appears to improve the symptoms of Parkinson's disease without causing side effects. That's what French researchers found in lab experiments with baboons. Parkinson's disease scrambles the brain's movement signals to the rest of the bo

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  6. Can Coffee Help Women Fight Parkinson's?

    Nov. 5, 2004 - Postmenopausal women who take estrogen may not reap at least one of the potential health benefits of drinking coffee. According to a new study, postmenopausal estrogen use alters coffee's protective effect against Parkinson's disease. Previous studies have shown that men who drink cof

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  7. Exercise Helps Slow Parkinson's Disease

    Oct. 25, 2004 -- Exercise may slow the onset of Parkinson's disease, a new animal study shows. A pilot study is under way to test this theory in Parkinson's disease patients. It's a wake-up call for the rest of us to get some regular exercise, the researchers say. "The concept is emerging that exerc

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  8. Drug Averts Parkinson's Disease Brain Damage

    Oct. 13, 2004 -- Mirapex, a drug used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease, might also help guard the brain against the disease's damage. The finding, published in the Oct. 11 issue of the online journal BMC Biology, is based on lab tests with mice given Parkinson's disease. Previous research su

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  9. Depression Common With Parkinson's Disease

    Sept. 29, 2004 -- Depression affects almost half of all people with Parkinson's disease, says a University of Rochester neurologist. The depression isn't a dismayed reaction to Parkinson's disease. Rather, it's part of the illness, says Irene Richard, MD, of the University of Rochester Medical Cente

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  10. Cell Implants Might Help Parkinson's Disease

    June 21, 2004 -- Stem cell implant surgery is offering hope for some people with Parkinson's disease. In a study of this new experimental procedure, patients under age 60 regained some movement after having stem cells implanted. The report appears in the current issue of Archives of Neurology. "We s

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