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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Pope's Frail Health Due to Age, Parkinson's

    Feb. 2, 2005 -- As Pope John Paul II's condition stabilizes in a Rome hospital, millions are concerned about his overall health. The 84-year-old pope -- who was rushed to Gemelli Polyclinic around 11 p.m. Tuesday -- suffered from breathing problems following a bout of influenza. Overnight he receive

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  10. 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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