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Health News - Parkinson's Disease

What causes your lip to twitch?
A look at lip twitching, a complaint causing involuntary movement. Included is detail on the role caffeine intoxication plays and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's disease: Why do brain cells die?
A new study has shown that a mitochondrial molecule called cardiolipin helps to correctly fold alpha-synuclein protein, whose incorrectly folded forms are found in Lewy bodies. (Medical News Today)

Could your tears help to diagnose Parkinson's?
A new study suggests that checking alpha-synuclein levels in tear samples may serve as a noninvasive test for Parkinson's disease before symptoms appear. (Medical News Today)

'Too much' brain calcium may cause Parkinson's
Calcium may affect how alpha-synuclein — a protein linked to Parkinson's — interacts with structures important for chemical signaling between brain cells. (Medical News Today)

Could an existing drug halt Parkinson's disease?
A new Parkinson's study suggests that drugs for treating a rare genetic disorder may be effective in targeting toxic alpha-synuclein clusters in neurons. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's disease: Boosting dopamine promotes movement
A study with insights for Parkinson's finds that the brain uses a burst of dopamine, not a steady level, to initiate movement and maintain its vigor. (Medical News Today)

Dopamine deficiency: What you need to know
A dopamine deficiency is linked to several health conditions, including Parkinson's disease and depression. Learn more about the symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's: How a 'bad' enzyme might protect the brain
Reduced levels of a mitochondrial enzyme were previously thought to destroy neurons in Parkinson's disease. The opposite may, in fact, be the case. (Medical News Today)

What is Parkinsonism?
Parkinsonism is a condition that causes some symptoms of Parkinson’s disease alongside those of another disorder. We also look at diagnosis and treatment. (Medical News Today)

Is Parkinson's disease passed on through genetics?
Learn about how genetics affects the development of Parkinson's disease, and when to talk to a doctor about family history and genetic testing. (Medical News Today)

What is atypical Parkisonism?
In this article, learn all about the symptoms, causes, and types of atypical Parkinsonism, as well as what treatments are available. (Medical News Today)

What is early-onset Parkinson's disease?
Learn all about early-onset Parkinson’s disease, when the disease occurs before the age of 50. We examine the symptoms, causes, and treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Could measuring blood caffeine catch Parkinson's early?
Researchers investigate the potential of a new test in providing an early Parkinson's diagnosis. Could blood caffeine levels be a marker of the disease? (Medical News Today)

What you should know about bradykinesia
A look at bradykinesia, a condition where a person finds it difficult to move their body quickly on demand. Included are details on diagnosis and outlook. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's stages: Signs and symptoms
While everyone with Parkinson's experiences the disease differently, it is broken down into several stages, depending on the symptoms. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What exercises are good for Parkinson's disease?
Learn about the benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson's disease, including the types of exercise that may be most useful, tips, and considerations (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's disease: How toxic proteins damage healthy brain cells
Scientists have gained insights into how toxic proteins disrupt healthy cell membranes in a process that leads to brain cell death in Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's: Could this existing drug halt disease progression?
A 50-year-old drug that is commonly used to treat tapeworm infections is found to contain a molecule that can protect against Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

Regular high-intensity exercise may stall Parkinson's symptoms
Results of a phase II clinical trial suggest that high-intensity exercise may help to delay the progression of motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

All you need to know about akinesia
A look at akinesia, a condition where a person cannot move their muscles as they wish. Included is detail on the difference between akinesia and dyskinesia (Medical News Today)

Why does restless sleep predict Parkinson's disease?
REM sleep behavior disorder significantly increases the risk of developing Parkinson's disease. A recent study demonstrates that inflammation may be key. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's: Could a high-calorie diet increase lifespan?
Weight loss within a year of a Parkinson's diagnosis may raise the risk of dementia and shorten lifespan, say researchers. Could a high-calorie diet help? (Medical News Today)

Neurodegeneration: New cell death mechanism revealed
New research uncovers the mechanism by which brain cells die in neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia and Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

Dementia: Unprecedented detail of brain damage revealed
Scientists use cutting-edge technology to show how Lewy body dementia affects more than 1 million synapses, the tiny connections between neurons. (Medical News Today)

How does Parkinson's disease influence depression?
A look at the link between Parkinson’s disease and depression. Included is detail on what the symptoms are and the treatments available. (Medical News Today)

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