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Health News - Parkinson's Disease

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)

11 complications of Parkinson's disease
The best-known symptoms of Parkinson's disease are tremor, stiffness, and slow movement, but there are other symptoms and a number of complications. Find out more. (Medical News Today)

The signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease
Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition that affects a person in many different ways. Tremor is a well-known symptom but not the only one. Find out more. (Medical News Today)

Diagnosing Parkinson's disease
Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition. It can be hard to diagnose as it has similar symptoms to other conditions. Find out how doctors diagnose Parkinson’s. (Medical News Today)

What are the risk factors for Parkinson's disease?
Scientists do not know exactly what causes Parkinson's disease, but a number of genetic and environmental factors appear to play a role. Find out more about the risk factors for this condition. (Medical News Today)

Treatment options for Parkinson's disease
Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition that causes a wide range of symptoms. Treatment is available to relieve symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. Medications, lifestyle changes, and surgery can all help. Find out more about the treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's: New molecule can stop neural damage
Researchers from Spain have now identified a molecule that could stop the development of Parkinson's disease and reverse neurodegeneration. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's: Modified protein works like a drug
Scientists have modified the Nurr1 protein so that it could soon be used as a drug to fight off Parkinson's. The protein helps dopamine neurons survive. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's disease: Breath test for early diagnosis steps closer
A sensor array that detects volatile molecules in exhaled breath has potential as a tool for detecting early-stage Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

Contact sports increase Parkinson's disease risk
Contact sports can lead to brain injury, which is why they are associated with dementia. New research explains why they may also increase Parkinson's risk. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's gene affects more people than previously thought
The newly discovered role of the LRRK2 gene may explain all cases of Parkinson’s disease, not just the hereditary ones, as previously believed. (Medical News Today)

Blocking one enzyme could help treat many chronic disorders
New drugs for diverse inflammatory diseases — from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's to cancer and osteoarthritis — may come from the discovery of a new target. (Medical News Today)

Is Parkinson's an autoimmune disease? More evidence emerges
A stem cell study finds that immune T cells kill dopamine cells in people with Parkinson's, supporting the idea that the disease is an autoimmune disorder. (Medical News Today)

Ketamine for Parkinson's? Clinical trial in the works
The most common drug for treating Parkinson's disease can have potentially disabling side effects. Researchers believe these could be relieved by ketamine. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D offers no protection against Alzheimer's
Systematic review of clinical studies finds no robust evidence that vitamin D protects the brain against diseases such as Alzheimer's, MS, and Parkinson's. (Medical News Today)

Deep brain stimulation 'slows Parkinson's progression'
A recently published study finds that deep brain stimulation, used in early-stage Parkinson's disease, could slow the progression of tremor. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's may soon be treated with blood pressure drug
New research shows that isradipine protects the neurons that are affected in Parkinson's disease. The findings pave the way for human trials. (Medical News Today)

What causes internal vibrations?
Internal vibrations, or internal tremors, are shaking sensations felt inside the body, and a person will often exhibit no visible movement. These tremors are associated with conditions such as Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. In this article, learn about the causes and treatments of internal vibrations. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's drugs may lead to compulsive behavior
A new study finds that, with time, half of those who take dopamine agonists develop compulsive shopping, eating, gambling, or sexual behaviors. (Medical News Today)

What does it mean if you have shaky hands?
Shaky hands can interfere with everyday activities, and the tremors vary in severity. Neurological conditions, movement disorders, and issues such as anxiety or withdrawal may be responsible for the tremors, and a wide range of treatments are available. Learn more about shaky hands and types of tremor here. (Medical News Today)

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