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Health News - Parkinson's Disease

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)

New treatment under trial could restore brain cells in Parkinson's
A series of clinical trials have concluded that a new therapy, alongside a novel method of delivery, could be effective in treating Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's: How stem cells can help repair the brain
A new review examines the past, present, and future of stem cell therapy for replacing damaged brain cells in Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

What role does the gut play in Parkinson's disease?
A review of existing research has examined the evidence for a connection between the gastrointestinal system and the progression of Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

Are we facing a Parkinson's pandemic?
The authors of a recent article are suggesting that the gradual rise in Parkinson's is a pandemic. They ask why this is occurring and what can be done. (Medical News Today)

13 early signs of Parkinson's disease
People can sometimes miss the early signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease, as they can be subtle and sporadic. In this article, we look at 13 signs of Parkinson's disease to look out for. (Medical News Today)

Innovative brain implant could improve Parkinson's treatment
A novel device able to both record and modulate electrical impulses in the brain may improve treatments for Parkinson's disease and related conditions. (Medical News Today)

How coffee might protect against Parkinson's
Over recent years, it has been clear that coffee protects against Parkinson's disease. A recent study tries to pin down the exact molecules involved. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's: Dietary compound moves toxic protein from gut to brain
A new study describes how low levels of herbicide mixed with a common dietary compound can transport toxic proteins to the brain, causing Parkinsonism. (Medical News Today)

What role do brain lipids play in Parkinson's disease?
Researchers studying the connection between lipids and toxic protein levels have uncovered a new potential therapeutic target for Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

New brain region 'could be what makes humans unique'
Using modern imaging techniques, a neurologist specializing in mapping the human brain has just discovered a previously unknown brain region. (Medical News Today)

This is how your brain predicts future events
The brain can react appropriately to differently situations partly because it can anticipate results based on cues it receives. But how does this happen? (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's disease: Scientists find new target to destroy protein clumps
In Parkinson's disease, toxic protein clumps accumulate in the brain's motor region. A study shows how targeting an enzyme could prevent this. (Medical News Today)

Scientists confirm the role of 'molecular switch' in Parkinson's disease
Researchers establish that a cellular pathway that protects the brain against damage is disrupted in Parkinson's disease. Two enzymes play key roles. (Medical News Today)

Could singing relieve the symptoms of Parkinson's?
Singing therapy could have real-life benefits for people with Parkinson's disease. A recent pilot study adds to an ever-growing weight of evidence. (Medical News Today)

How coffee protects the brain
New research reveals what gives coffee its protective properties for brain health, and why it can help keep Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease at bay. (Medical News Today)

Could the appendix trigger Parkinson's?
Although Parkinson's is considered a neurological condition, a new study concludes that individuals who have had their appendix removed have a lower risk. (Medical News Today)

Researchers may stop Parkinson's by 'cooling off' brain
In a new study, researchers have managed to stop Parkinson's disease in mice by attacking a key component of harmful brain inflammation. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's disease and its causes
Parkinson’s disease is a long-term, degenerative, neurological disease that causes a person to lose control over some body functions. An early sign may be a tremor in the hands. usually affects older people, but it can happen at any age. Find out more about what Parkinson’s is and what causes it. (Medical News Today)

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