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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 20, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 30, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 29, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 22, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 21, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 20, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Parkinson's: Could this 'missing link' be a cause?
Cell defects and genes have been separately identified in Parkinson's disease. Now, scientists suggest a faulty cell mechanism is the missing link. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 15, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Is Parkinson's linked to bacteriophages?
Although Parkinson's is a neurological condition, new research finds that levels of bacteria and bacteriophages in the gut might also be important. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 12, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

This 'light-activated' drug could treat Parkinson's
A drug activated in the brain using light delivered by implanted optical fiber improved motor function and reduced Parkinson's symptoms in mice. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 11, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's: Vitamin B-3 may stop brain cell death
A Parkinson's study using human cells and a fly model found that a form of vitamin B-3 prevented the death of brain cells by preserving their mitochondria. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 8, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Immunosuppressants may reduce Parkinson's risk
A new study finds an association between autoimmune disease and a reduced risk of Parkinson's disease. The link seems to be immune-suppressing drugs. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 4, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's: 'Adaptive' brain implant may improve therapy
Deep brain stimulation is used to improve the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, but it has many limitations. Can an innovative implant avoid the drawbacks? (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 2, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Why pesticides may cause Parkinson's in some people
New research unravels the genetic mechanisms that explain the well-documented link between pesticide exposure and Parkinson's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - May 26, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

What is formication?
Formication is the feeling of having insects crawling on or under the skin. This may lead to severe itching that affects a person ’s quality of life. Near-constant scratching can also lead to complications, including infection and even sepsis. In this article, we look at the causes of formication and how to treat it. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Inflammatory bowel disease may raise Parkinson's risk
Having IBD is tied to a 22 percent higher risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a nationwide Danish population study that covered nearly 40 years. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - May 22, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Parkinson's, dementia: Is this the key to preventive therapy?
A landmark study sheds light on the underlying mechanisms that impact neural health in Parkinson's disease and dementia. Can it lead to better treatments? (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - May 14, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Could eating fish stave off Parkinson's disease?
We know that eating fish protects brain health. A new study identifies the protein responsible for this and explains how it fights 'Parkinson's protein.' (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - April 24, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's: Targeting new compound slows disease in rats
The results of a decade-long study are in: a new therapeutic target is found, and scientists manage to slow the progression of the disease in animals. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - April 22, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

ALS: How 'toxic' proteins could protect neurons
Researchers have found that large, fibrous aggregates thought to drive Lou Gehrig's disease might actually help to protect motor neurons. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - April 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Muscular Dystrophy / ALS Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - March 3, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - February 28, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - February 23, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

'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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - February 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - February 7, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - February 5, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 12, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 10, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 8, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

What is atypical Parkinsonism?
In this article, learn all about the symptoms, causes, and types of atypical Parkinsonism, as well as what treatments are available. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 8, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 7, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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? (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 4, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 1, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 31, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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 (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 30, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 14, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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 (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

What is the definition of 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 (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 8, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

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? (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 23, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 22, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's breakthrough: New disease-causing mechanism found
Groundbreaking research forces us to reconsider what we know about the origin of Parkinson's symptoms; new findings could change treatment practices. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 2, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer could be treated with a Parkinson's drug
Carbidopa, commonly used together with L-Dopa to treat Parkinson's disease, was found to stop tumor growth in mice and human cancer lines. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 29, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Pancreatic Cancer Source Type: news

Diabetes drug cuts Parkinson's risk by 28 percent, study finds
Glitazones - a class of drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes - could lower the risk of developing Parkinson's disease by more than a quarter. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 28, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news