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Health News - Parkinson's Disease

Scientists propose new theory of Parkinson's disease
In a new review of the evidence, scientists propose two main types of Parkinson's, depending on which part of the nervous system the disease originates in. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's: New treatment approach shows promise in brain cells
A new study suggests an innovative strategy for tackling an enzyme that is typically affected in Parkinson's disease. The findings show promise in neurons. (Medical News Today)

What is a neurologist?
Neurologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the nervous system. Here, learn about the conditions they treat and the procedures they perform. (Medical News Today)

Looking for links between Parkinson's and bipolar disorder
According to a recent review, individuals with bipolar disorder may have an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life. (Medical News Today)

What to know about acetylcholine
Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in brain and muscle function. Here, we look at what acetylcholine does and describe medical conditions linked with it, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and their treatments. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's disease: Scientists review male and female differences
In a new review, scientists sum up the role of biological sex in the development, features, mechanisms, risks, and treatment of Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

How 'exergaming' can help people with Parkinson's
New research investigates the benefits of an at-home computer game exercising program for people living with Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

Could estrogen help treat Parkinson's?
Several studies have hinted at the neuroprotective effects of estrogen. A recent study in mice looks at how it might defend against Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

How a gut infection might spark Parkinson's
Scientists are still unpicking the processes involved in Parkinson's. A new study ties together bacterial infection, mitochondria, and the immune system. (Medical News Today)

What are the side effects of amantadine?
Amantadine is a drug that helps treat Parkinson's disease. This article takes a close look at the side effects of amantadine, which can range from mild to severe. (Medical News Today)

Could this newly discovered protein help treat Parkinson's?
Researchers have identified a protein that could reduce toxic aggregations in the brain. Their finding could lead to new therapies for Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

Scientists track Parkinson's journey from gut to brain in mice
In a mouse model of Parkinson's disease, scientists can now track the journey of toxic protein from the gut to the brain via the vagus nerve. (Medical News Today)

These common drugs may increase dementia risk
Drugs that doctors often use in the treatment of overactive bladder, gastrointestinal conditions, and depression may increase dementia risk by almost half. (Medical News Today)

Gut bacteria can alter how well a medication works
New research uses the example of a Parkinson's disease drug to show how gut bacteria can influence the efficacy of certain medications. (Medical News Today)

How ultrasound could help curb Parkinson's
Mouse study shows that focused ultrasound and injected microbubbles can help curb early Parkinson's disease by allowing drugs to access the brain. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's: New gene therapy shows promise for prevention
Researchers from Japan have tested a new gene therapy against Parkinson's disease using mouse models. Their results suggest that the approach is effective. (Medical News Today)

Bipolar disorder may increase risk of Parkinson's
A recent study concludes that experiencing bipolar disorder during adulthood increases the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease later in life. (Medical News Today)

Using EEG data to diagnose Parkinson's disease
A team of researchers behind a new study believe that an EEG could be a noninvasive and affordable way to detect Parkinson’s disease. (Medical News Today)

Study finds evidence of 'clear relationship' between appendectomy and Parkinson's
A study of 62 million people in the United States finds that those who have had their appendix removed are more likely to develop Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

Can a blood pressure drug protect the brain from Parkinson's?
At blood levels that are typical in humans, an approved high blood pressure drug was able to clear toxic proteins of Parkinson's disease from mouse brains. (Medical News Today)

Do people with Parkinson's disease smell different?
With the help of a 'super smeller,' researchers conclude that those with Parkinson's disease smell subtly different. The results may aid earlier diagnosis. (Medical News Today)

Manganese and Parkinson's: Mechanism may explain link
New research discovers a mechanism that may explain why exposure to manganese induces Parkinson's symptoms. The findings may aid diagnosis and treatment. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's: Study reveals how cancer drug reduces toxic protein in brain
An analysis of trial results reveals the mechanism through which the cancer drug nilotinib increases brain dopamine in people with Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

This sleep disorder puts people at 'very high risk' of Parkinson's
A large study found that those who experience a certain sleep disorder are also at high risk of Parkinson's disease, but this knowledge can aid prevention. (Medical News Today)

How does exercise impact cognitive function in Parkinson's?
A recent systematic review suggests that exercise improves not only motor function in people with Parkinson's disease, but also their memory. (Medical News Today)

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