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  1. Helping Those With Advanced Parkinson's Disease

    Oct. 3, 2001 -- People with advanced Parkinson's disease move slowly and often "freeze" in mid-step, which can cause falls. In general, walking aids, or walkers, can help make users more stable and prevent falls, but researchers don't know how useful they can be for people with this disease. The res

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  2. Brain Stimulation Improves Parkinson's Movements

    Sept. 26, 2001 -- Parkinson's disease has thankfully been getting a lot of attention in the last several years, but doctors continue to struggle with how best to treat people with the most severe forms of this puzzling medical problem. But now a procedure called "deep-brain stimulation" is showing m

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  3. Long-Term Constipation an Early Sign of Parkinson's?

    Aug. 13, 2001 -- Men who suffer a lifetime history of constipation are nearly three times more likely to develop Parkinson's disease than men with normal bowel movements, according to a new study. Although constipation itself does not cause Parkinson's disease, long-standing problems could be early

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  4. Bush's Stem Cell Decision: What Will It Mean?

    Aug. 9, 2001 (Washington) -- As a political firestorm continues to rage around stem-cell research, President Bush is set to announce his position tonight on federal funding for studies on stem cells taken from frozen human embryos. Bush's prime-time TV announcement from his Texas ranch is a huge and

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  5. Parkinson's Disease: Estrogen Could Help

    Aug. 7, 2001 (Quebec City) -- The debate over whether the female hormone estrogen boosts brainpower continues to rage, although recent evidence suggests that it can be helpful for memory in postmenopausal women. Now, a recent finding shows that it may also be helpful in protecting postmenopausal wom

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  6. Can a Cup a Day Keep Parkinson's Away?

    July 19, 2001 -- Evidence continues to mount that daily coffee drinking may protect against Parkinson's disease, a nervous system disorder characterized by tremors and rigidity that affects as many as one million Americans. So far, several studies have shown an association between high caffeine cons

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  7. New Parkinson's Guidelines: Save Levodopa for Later

    June 11, 2001 -- Levodopa has ended its 30-year reign as the first-line drug for the treatment of symptomatic Parkinson's disease. Even after all this time, levodopa still is considered the most effective Parkinson's treatment. But new treatment guidelines, announced in a special issue of Neurology,

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  8. Physical Therapy Could Help Parkinson's Patients

    May 25, 2001 -- What can be done for those with Parkinson's disease, a devastating neurological condition? Research to date suggests that exercise or physical therapy, when combined with medication, may help some people control their symptoms, at least for a while. Parkinson's disease is a progressi

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  9. Brains at Work Against Parkinson's Disease

    April 18, 2001 (Philadelphia) -- When actor Michael J. Fox retired from the sitcom Spin City last January, he made a commitment to focus his energies on aiding research for Parkinson's disease, an illness he was diagnosed with in 1991. His foundation, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, says a cure for t

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  10. Stem Cell Research: Scientists Wait as Bush Decides

    March 15, 2001 (Washington) -- Scientists are casting a worried eye toward Washington, as federal funding for possible disease-busting embryonic stem cell research is in limbo. And those with religious and moral objections to the research, which requires the destruction of microscopic human embryos,

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