Parkinson's disease patient: 'I can walk... it's really helped me'
Parkinson's disease patient Gail Jardine can walk more freely after having a spinal implant fitted. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson's results beyond researchers' wildest dreams
Previously housebound patients are now able to walk more freely as a result of electrical stimulation to their spines. Researchers say the small trial of the treatment has gone 'beyond their wildest dreams'. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease - three of the best diet swaps to prevent symptoms
PARKINSON ’S disease symptoms include slow movement, tremors and muscle stiffness. You could lower your risk of the neurodegenerative brain condition’s signs by adding this cheap snack to your daily diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prediction of freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease using statistical inference and lower-limb acceleration data - Naghavi N, Wade E.
Freezing of gait (FoG) is a common type of motor dysfunction in advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) associated with falls. Over the last decade, a significant amount of studies has been focused on detecting FoG episodes in clinical and home environments. Yet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Involvement of cortical dysfunction in frequent falls in patients with Parkinson's disease - Otomune H, Mihara M, Hattori N, Fujimoto H, Kajiyama Y, Konaka K, Mitani Y, Watanabe Y, Mochizuki H.
INTRODUCTION: Gait and balance disorders are common clinical features of Parkinson's disease (PD). Although falls significantly affect the activities of daily living (ADL) and quality of life (QOL) of patients with PD, the underlying neural mechanisms asso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

New parents slapped with surprise $4K bill for out-of-network anesthesiologist
Adam and Laura Parkinsons were charged $3,700 after Laura gave birth to their son last year. The couple had chose an in-network hospital, but got an uncovered anesthesiologist. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBM Watson cuts back on drug discovery, Redox's $33M Series C and more digital health news briefs
Also: Sensor system monitors Parkinson's medication fluctions; Babylon Health ramps up North America hires. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Drug used to treat high blood pressure could relieve Parkinson's, Huntington's and Alzheimer's
A study by the University of Cambridge found the hypertension medication felodipine reduced the toxic build-up of proteins in the brains of mice and zebrafish with these diseases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood pressure drug shows promise for treating Parkinson's and dementia in animal study
(University of Cambridge) A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in mice and zebrafish at the University of Cambridge. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Family hit with $3,700 bill for out-of-network anesthesiologist
When Adam and Laura Parkinson chose their hospital and obstetrician for the birth of their son, they didn't think they would get hit with a surprise bill for the epidural (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gait impairments in Parkinson's disease - Mirelman A, Bonato P, Camicioli R, Ellis TD, Giladi N, Hamilton JL, Hass CJ, Hausdorff JM, Pelosin E, Almeida QJ.
Gait impairments are among the most common and disabling symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Nonetheless, gait is not routinely assessed quantitatively but is described in general terms that are not sensitive to changes ensuing with disease progression. Quant... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Learning to Walk Again
When someone suffers a stroke, he or she often loses some mobility, and some 60 percent of survivors are left with lower-limb deficits. “They usually have one leg that's more impaired than the other leg, and then they undergo rehabilitation and physical therapy. And often they don't fully recover,” said Conor Walsh, professor of engineering and applied sciences at the John A. Paulson Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a core faculty member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, in an interview with MD+DI. But a new device called ReSto...
Source: MDDI - April 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Design Source Type: news

Technology automatically senses how Parkinson's patients respond to medication
(Florida Atlantic University) Adjusting the frequency and dosage of Parkinson's patients' medication is complex. In their 'ON' state they respond positively to medication and in their 'OFF' state symptoms return. Addressing these fluctuations requires a clinical exam, history-taking or a patient's self-report, which are not always practical or reliable. A new technology that combines an algorithm with a senor-based system using wearable motion sensors, automatically, continuously and reliably detects a patient's medication ON and OFF states without patient or physician engagement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: Experiencing this in your eyes is one of the symptoms
PARKINSON ’S DISEASE symptoms most commonly affect problems with physical movement, but there is also an array of other, less obvious symptoms to be aware of. One such symptom is this sign in your eyes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Train your brain, change your brain
(D'Or Institute for Research and Education) Less than one hour of brain training with neurofeedback leads to a strengthening of neural connections and communication among brain areas. This is the main finding of a new study conducted at D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR), published today in Neuroimage. According to the authors, the study may pave the way for the optimization and development of therapeutic approaches against stroke and Parkinson's, for example. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Falls self-management interventions for people with Parkinson's disease: a systematic review - Owen CL, Ibrahim K, Dennison L, Roberts HC.
BACKGROUND: Falls are common in Parkinson's disease (PD). Increased involvement of people with Parkinson's (PwP) in their care has been associated with enhanced satisfaction. Self-management programmes in other long-term conditions (LTCs) have led to impro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Mindfulness Yoga Aids Patients With Parkinson Disease
Effects similar to those of stretching and resistance training for motor dysfunction, mobility (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Mindfulness Yoga Aids Patients With Parkinson Disease
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- Mindfulness yoga is a safe and effective treatment option for patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson disease to help them manage stress and symptoms, according to a study published online April 8 in JAMA Neurology. Jojo... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pilot program will provide motion tracking wearables to UK Parkinson's disease patients
The initial rollout will have 150 patients monitored using the Parkinson's KinetiGraph device. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Finger-bending gadget could diagnose Parkinson's in 30 seconds 
The high-tech finger-bender, developed in Melbourne, Australia's Bionics Institute, could help medics spot symptoms earlier than ever before, at a crucial time for treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease - the amount of water you should drink every day to avoid symptoms
PARKINSON ’S disease symptoms include slow movement, tremors and muscle stiffness. You could lower your risk of the neurodegenerative brain condition’s signs by regularly drinking water. But how much water should you drink every day to lower your chances of Parkinson’s symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga May Help Ease Mood Disorders in Parkinson's Patients Yoga May Help Ease Mood Disorders in Parkinson's Patients
People with Parkinson's disease may have less anxiety and depression when they practice yoga focused on mindfulness and breathing exercises, a small experiment suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Man diagnosed with Parkinson's at 31 is wrongly thought to be DRUNK even by nurses
Ryan Cameron, 36, of Bedfordshire, was shocked at a diagnosis which normally comes over the age of 50. He has been called a 'grumpy git' due to having less facial expressions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Tool Could Improve Balance For Parkinson Patients
BOSTON (CBS) — Researchers at the University of Utah are using a novel way to improve mobility in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Those who live with the disease often develop muscle and movement problems and that can lead to falls and injuries. But researchers say a new virtual reality tool could improve balance. They had 10 patients with Parkinson’s walk on a treadmill while stepping over virtual objects in front of them for 30 minutes three times a week. After six weeks, they had better balance and more confidence in avoiding obstacles in their path. The patients also said it was fun and didn&r...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: This toilet habit is one of the symptoms of the condition
PARKINSON ’S DISEASE symptoms are extensive and don’t just affect physical movement. One much less obvious sign of the disease affects a particular, and common, toilet habit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New technology to empower Parkinson's patients
(University of Plymouth) People with Parkinson's could see their care transformed thanks to a new service involving wearable technology. The project, entitled Developing Home-based Parkinson's Care, is led by the University of Plymouth and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHPNT), and will see patients use a wrist-worn device known as a Personal Kinetigraph (PKG ® ) to help them and a specialist team monitor their condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novel drug delivered direct to brain may halt Parkinson's
A clinical study led by EU-funded researchers is administering a promising Parkinson's drug to the first human patients - delivering it directly to the brain using an innovative drug device. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - April 10, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Yoga may help ease mood disorders in Parkinson's patients
(Reuters Health) - People with Parkinson's disease may have less anxiety and depression when they practice yoga focused on mindfulness and breathing exercises, a small experiment suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Virtual reality reduced Parkinson's symptoms for 10 people
A new technique developed by researchers at the University of Utah restored dynamic movement in 10 patients who trained on the system three times a week for six weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug Derived from Botulinum Toxin Curbs Excessive Drooling Drug Derived from Botulinum Toxin Curbs Excessive Drooling
IncobotulinumtoxinA provides lasting improvement in chronic sialorrhea due to Parkinson disease and other neurologic disorders, phase 3 data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease warning - the shooting pain you should never ignore
PARKINSON ’S DISEASE symptoms develop slowly over a long period of time, and are caused by nerve damage in the brain. The most common signs of the neurodegenerative condition include slow movement and tremors, but you could also be at risk of Parkinson’s if you have this shooting pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advances in deep brain stimulation could lead to new treatments
(Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering) A new paper published in Nature Reviews Neurology suggests that recent advances in deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson disease could lead to treatments for conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and depression. The authors of the paper argue that bi-directional electrodes which can both stimulate and record from deep brain structures -- known as closed-loop DBS -- could have applications beyond Parkinson disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Multicentre, randomised controlled trial of PDSAFE, a physiotherapist-delivered fall prevention programme for people with Parkinson's - Chivers Seymour K, Pickering R, Rochester L, Roberts HC, Ballinger C, Hulbert S, Kunkel D, Marian IR, Fitton C, McIntosh E, Goodwin VA, Nieuwboer A, Lamb SE, Ashburn A.
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the effect of a physiotherapist-delivered fall prevention programme for people with Parkinson's (PwP). METHODS: People at risk of falls with confirmed Parkinson's were recruited to this multicentre, pragmatic, investigator bl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Age-old lessons from the stage bring new hope for Parkinson's patient
Almost 30 years ago, Candace Cox was an actor who learned about the Alexander Technique to help improve stage presence and performance. Now, she's sharing those lessons with Parkinson's patients. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Parkinson's Disease
-- Parkinson's disease is a movement disorder that affects some 1 million Americans. Symptoms typically include trembling, stiffness and poor coordination. often beginning gradually on one side of the body. As the disease progresses, both sides... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 is identified as the inhibitor of a key enzyme in hereditary Parkinson's disease
(University of the Basque Country) Iban Ubarretxena, an Ikerbasque Researcher and Director of the Biofisika Institute (CSIC-UPV/EHU), participates in a piece of research that has enabled new inhibitors to be identified and which could be used to develop drugs to combat Parkinson's. The research has been published in the prestigious journal Cell Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Detecting eye and brain disease earlier
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are developing imaging techniques that will allow them to study minute changes in the retina that indicate the early stages of brain diseases like Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exercise doesn't need a prescription: It can reduce Parkinson's disease, even delay its progression
(Natural News) You don’t need expensive pharmaceutical drugs to fight off the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s disease. Working out for 2.5 hours every week can achieve the same protective benefits without causing harmful side effects. Regular sessions of physical exercise can even slow down the development of the disease, which no drug can do. In... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fight Parkinson's with these 6 alternative treatments
(Natural News) Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects movements. Treatment for this condition focuses on managing its symptoms. Here are six alternative treatments that might help people with Parkinson’s disease. Acupuncture: A traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture enhances the appetite, promotes relaxation, boosts energy levels, promotes better sleep, and combats stress – all of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Functional Decline and Psychosocial Changes With Parkinson ’s Disease
Mr. R is a 79-year-old white male with a history of Parkinson ’s disease, hypothyroidism, depression, benign prostatic hypertrophy, degenerative joint disease, and hypertension. He transitioned into the nursing home 3 years ago when his care needs, especially for transfers and ambulation, increased. At the time of admission, he was no longer able to transfer independently or ambulate the short distance to the bathroom. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Barbara Resnick, Paige Hector Tags: Interdisciplinary Teams Source Type: news

Parkinson’s sufferer Michael J Fox inspired 15-year-old to create a new program to spot disease
Erin Smith, now 19, outlined FacePrint during a Dragons’ Den-style pitch at a conference in London last week run by tech magazine Wired. FacePrint can spot signs of Parkinson's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of tai chi exercise on reducing falls and improving balance performance in Parkinson's disease: a meta-analysis - Liu HH, Yeh NC, Wu YF, Yang YR, Wang RY, Cheng FY.
INTRODUCTION: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder that may increase the risk of falls, functional limitation, and balance deficits. Tai Chi was used as an option for improving balance in people with PD. The aim of this meta-anal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Questions Remain About Safety of Parkinson Disease Psychosis Drug
FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 -- There are many unanswered questions about the safety and effectiveness of a drug used to combat hallucinations and delusions in Parkinson disease patients, says a report from a drug safety group. The nonprofit Institute for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'Gun therapy' eases symptoms in Parkinson's sufferer
David Smith was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at just 38. His hands shake uncontrollably, making even eating nearly impossible. But shooting is retraining his brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virtual Reality could be Used to Treat Autism
Playing games in virtual reality (VR) could be a key tool in treating people with neurological disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease. The technology, according to a recent study from the University of Waterloo, could help individuals with these neurological conditions shift their perceptions of time, which their conditions lead them to perceive differently. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Health Highlights: March 29, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Questions Remain About Safety of Parkinson's Psychosis Drug: Report There are many unanswered questions about the safety and effectiveness of a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

MRI brain map links early brain atrophy to HIV
Based on brain MR images of people with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV),...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI measurements can change Parkinson's diagnosis MRI shows drug slows brain atrophy in MS patients Brain MRI shows long-term adverse effects of West Nile virus MRI advances detection of Zika-related brain abnormalities fMRI finds cognitive issues in HIV-positive patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MSU lands $1.8 million NIH grant to improve brain implants
(Michigan State University) Michigan State University has landed a $1.8 million National Institutes for Health R01 grant to improve brain implants -- 'electroceuticals' used to treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, depression and traumatic injuries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Safety watchdog questions FDA's approval of Parkinson's psychosis drug
A drug safety watchdog has renewed its criticism of the government's approval of a Parkinson's psychosis medication and is calling for stronger warnings on its label for patients and their families. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reproducibility and responsiveness of gait initiation in Parkinson's disease - Papa EV, Addison O, Foreman KB, Dibble LE.
Persons with Parkinson's disease (PD) have significant impairments in functional mobility, including the ability to initiate gait. Three-dimensional analysis of kinetic and kinematic outcomes has become one of the most powerful tools in evaluating abnormal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news