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Health News - Parkinson's Disease

New study could 'drastically' change how we understand Parkinson's
New findings about Parkinson's disease mechanisms may change doctors' understanding of its development and even alter the way in which they treat it. (Medical News Today)

Cancer drug shows promise in Parkinson's disease safety trial
A small clinical trial of nilotinib in people with Parkinson's disease finds that the cancer drug is reasonably safe and holds promise as a therapy. (Medical News Today)

Transport breakdown in brain cells may lead to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
New research in mice and flies suggests that failure to transport molecules that break down proteins in neurons may lead to neurodegenerative diseases. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's: Ultrasound technology may relieve symptoms
New research shows that a special ultrasound technique can significantly reduce tremors in people living with Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatments for twitching fingers
Many issues can cause finger twitching. Some are harmless, while others are more serious. Read on to learn about the potential causes and their treatments. (Medical News Today)

Study links some antibiotics to a raised risk of Parkinson's disease
New research suggests that certain antibiotics in common use may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease, likely because of their effect on gut microbes. (Medical News Today)

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)

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