Parkinson's

Sniffer Dogs Are Being Trained To Recognise The Coronavirus In The Uk

The dogs are already experts at recognising diseases like cancer, malaria and Parkinson's by their scent.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Malaria

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Phone-based Therapy Beneficial For Depression In Parkinson Disease

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2020 -- Telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy (T-CBT) seems to be an effective intervention for depression in Parkinson disease (PD), outperforming treatment-as-usual (TAU) on all depression, anxiety, and quality-of-life...
Related topics: Depression, Anxiety

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Kelly Osbourne: Ozzy Is Making “mind-blowing” Progress After Stem-cell Treatment

Ozzy Osbourne recently went to Panama to receive a stem-cell treatment as he battles Parkinson’s disease and continues to recover from a serious fall he had at home last year. Now, his daughter Kelly reports that the results of the treatment...
Related topics: Stem Cells

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Sniffing Out Parkinson's; Teleneurology Explodes; What's This About Anosmia In Covid-19?

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Meet the woman who can smell Parkinson's disease. (NPR) For dementia caregivers, COVID-19 is "a double whammy." (New York Times) Witnessed apneas were tied to elevated tau PET levels in cognitively unimpaired older adults...
Related topics: Dementia

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Neil Diamond Opens Up About Parkinson's

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Singer/songwriter Neil Diamond gave a surprise performance on the stage at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas last week. Diamond had retired from touring two years ago after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease...

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Brain-stimulating Implant Can Turn Down Parkinson’s Symptoms As Required

Approach may be better than regular deep brain stimulation

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'natural Killer' Cells Could Halt Parkinson's Progression

Researchers have found that 'natural killer' white blood cells could guard against the cascade of cellular changes that lead to Parkinson's disease and help stop its progression.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Parkinson's Disease Linked To Gene Targeted By Blue-green Algae Toxin

Scientists have discovered a possible link between Parkinson's disease and a gene impacted by a neurotoxin found in blue-green algae.
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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New Insights Into Vision Problems In Parkinson's

Visual impairment, including double vision and blurriness, are significantly more common in patients with Parkinson disease than in healthy persons, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medical Research

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How To Use Your Mac To Help The Fight Against Coronavirus

Folding@home is a distributed computing project for disease research that simulates protein folding, computational drug design, and other types of molecular dynamics. In addition to cancer, Alzheimer's, Huntington's, and Parkinson's, Folding@home...
Related topics: Huntington Disease, Medical Research, Proteins, Cancer, Oncology, Alzheimer's Disease

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Neil Diamond Returns To The Stage Two Years After Retiring Due To Parkinson's Diagnosis

Neil Diamond retired from his music career in January 2018 after revealing to the world that he has Parkinson’s disease. The 79-year-old singer-songwriter returned to the stage to perform at Keep Memory Alive’s Power of Love Gala on...
Related topics: Festival

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Ozzy Osbourne Says He Will “absolutely” Play Live Again: “i’m Not Ready To Hang Up My Mic”

Ozzy Osbourne said he will “absolutely” play live again despite his recent health issues. In a new interview, the singer said he hopes to return to the stage soon despite canceling his North American tour to undergo treatments for Parkinson’s...

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Boxing Helps Knock Out Nonmotor Parkinson's Symptoms

A noncontact boxing program may motivate patients with Parkinson's to exercise, improving quality of life and common nonmotor symptoms of the disease such as fatigue, depression, and anxiety. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Depression, Anxiety

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Cells Carrying Parkinson's Mutation Could Lead To New Model For Studying Disease

Parkinson's disease researchers have used gene-editing tools to introduce the disorder's most common genetic mutation into marmoset monkey stem cells and to successfully tamp down cellular chemistry that often goes awry in Parkinson's patients.
Related topics: Stem Cells, Genetics, Medical Research

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Paddles Against Parkinson's: Ping Pong Might Ease Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 -- A spirited game of ping pong may be more than just fun: New research suggests it could quell symptoms in Parkinson's patients. The small study found that patients with the movement disorder had significant improvements...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Sangamo Partners With Biogen To Target Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s Development

Many of the larger biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies have changed strategies from making acquisitions of speculative biotech outfits. In many cases it is far cheaper to just partner up with...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Biotechnology

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Picking Up A Pingpong Paddle May Benefit People With Parkinson's

Pingpong may hold promise as a possible form of physical therapy for Parkinson's disease. People with Parkinson's who participated in a pingpong exercise program once a week for six months showed improvement in their Parkinson's symptoms, according...

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Iron In Brain Shows Cognitive Decline In People With Parkinson's

A cutting-edge MRI technique to detect iron deposits in different brain regions can track declines in thinking, memory and movement in people with Parkinson's disease, finds a new study.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Ozzy Osbourne Says He’s In Constant Pain, But It’s Not Parkinson’s Disease That’s His...

Ozzy Osbourne recently postponed plans for a solo tour, saying he’s heading to Switzerland for treatments of Parkinson’s disease. But the former star of TV’s The Osbournes said in an interview today that the degenerative disease...

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Skiers Study Suggests Fitness May Stave Off Parkinson's

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Love to cross-country ski? Well, all those days spent striding across the snow-covered wilderness may do more than keep you in great physical shape. Swedish researchers report that very fit long-distance skiers were...
Related topics: Medical Research

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