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    1. Report Ties Parkinson's Drugs to Gambling

      July 12, 2005 -- Mayo Clinic doctors report that certain drugs for Parkinson's disease may have a rare side effect: problem gambling. M. Leann Dodd, MD, and colleagues outline the possible connection in the Archives of Neurology. "Pathological gambling is a rare potential complication related to tre

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    2. Drug May Reverse Parkinson's Brain Damage

      July 5, 2005 -- An experimental drug may be able to reverse the course of Parkinson's disease in the brain, according to a preliminary report. An analysis of the brain of a man who took the experimental drug called GDNF (glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor) showed regrowth of the nerve fiber

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    3. Small Step Made Toward Parkinson's Vaccine

      June 15, 2005 -- Researchers have made progress in the effort to create a vaccine against Parkinson's disease. The strides were seen in tests on mice. It's not known if years of additional research will eventually help prevent or cure the disease in people. Still, "this shows the first demonstration

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    4. Study Probes Deep Brain Stimulation Failures

      June 13, 2005 - A new report about deep brain stimulation deep brain stimulation failures shows complications from the procedure may be avoidable. The report in the Archives of Neurology does not dismiss deep brain stimulation, an FDA-approved treatment for Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease,

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    5. Pessimism and Anxiety Linked to Parkinson's

      April 13, 2005 (Miami Beach, Fla.) -- Do you always look on the dark side of life? Or fret about things no one else even thinks about? If so, here's something new to worry about: Pessimistic and anxious personalities are associated with the development of Parkinson's disease years down the road, res

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    6. Ibuprofen May Protect Against Parkinson's

      April 14, 2005 (Miami Beach, Fla.) -- In the latest study to suggest that anti-inflammatory drugs may protect against brain disorders, researchers have found that regular use of ibuprofen may lower a person's risk of Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease. But the findings are still preliminary an

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    7. Deep Brain Stimulation May Help in Parkinson's

      April 12, 2005 -- Deep brain stimulation appears to reduce uncontrolled movements in people with Parkinson's disease. Valerie Anderson, PhD, and colleagues report their findings in April's Archives of Neurology. Deep brain stimulation suppresses uncontrolled movements by using electrical impulses to

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    8. Drug May Cut Parkinson's Disease Disability

      March 10, 2005 - An experimental drug called rasagiline may reduce disability in Parkinson's disease patients. That's the indication of an international 18-week study funded by the drug's maker, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and H Lundbeck A/S. Rasagiline hasn't been approved by the FDA for the tre

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    9. Is the Pope's Parkinson's to Blame for Illness?

      Feb. 25, 2005 -- The word from the Vatican Friday was decidedly upbeat, a day after Pope John Paul II was rushed to the hospital for the second time in a month with a serious breathing problem. The 84-year-old pontiff was said to be breathing on his own with no signs of pneumonia after undergoing su

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    10. Intense Physical Activity Cuts Parkinson's Risk

      Feb. 24, 2005 -- Physical activity may lower the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a new study shows. Parkinson's disease occurs when certain nerve cells in an area of the brain (substantia nigra) die or become impaired. These cells produce a chemical known as dopamine, which helps direct and

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