Doctors explain why fully vaccinated Colin Powell was at increased risk of death from COVID-19
Doctors say Colin Powell's age, his battle with multiple myeloma - a type of blood cancer - and Parkinson's contributed to his heightened risk of death from Covid despite being fully vaccinated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Improve Walking in People with Parkinson ’s Disease
Problems with walking are common and bothersome to people with Parkinson’s disease, but a new study of over 4,000 people with Parkinson’s and mobility problems found seven “workarounds” that can help. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get ready to embrace your inner publisher
My first attempt at self publishing was a simple 18 page booklet that lived at the back of my masters dissertation folio. Within weeks of submitting that for assessment I was running a tiny support group for women and was photocopying and sending that booklet out in exchange for a stamped addressed envelope and £1 Since those early days of getting batches of 10 at a time photocopied I’ve learnt a lot about what makes a writer a publisher and I’ve come to realise that it’s not just about books or booklets. Instead it’s wh...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 18, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: LP self-publishing Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: The ‘often overlooked’ sign which can occur before motor symptoms
PARKINSON'S disease symptoms are not limited to your movement. There are many potential signs and symptoms of Parkinson's and each person can experience them differently. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Snatched away from me' Billy Connolly issues heartbreaking update on Parkinson's disease
BILLY Connolly has issued an update around his Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is a condition that affects the brain, and causes problems like shaking and stiffness that get worse over time. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apprentice
Little Jinny Fallon ‘ad ‘er arm taken off in the mule. Blood spurting everywhere like water from the pump in the yard, spraying up the walls in bright blades of crimson against the dusty brown and black. And gore everywhere, the salty sweet stench fit to turn your stomach, and many tipped their guts over the cotton to be beaten by the overlooker for spoiling it. Taken up to the big house she was. Looked after proper. No more toppin’ and tailin’ in bed with 2 others> No more stench from the piss pots in the corners and no more weeping, except her own maybe, from the newuns just in from the poor ho...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Fiction friday fiction Source Type: news

A comparative study of time frequency representation techniques for freeze of gait detection and prediction - Ashfaque Mostafa T, Soltaninejad S, McIsaac TL, Cheng I.
Freezing of Gait (FOG) is an impairment that affects the majority of patients in the advanced stages of Parkinson's Disease (PD). FOG can lead to sudden falls and injuries, negatively impacting the quality of life for the patients and their families. Rhyth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Don ’ t judge a book by it ’ s cover
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Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: LP cover images self-publishing Source Type: news

Billy Connolly updates fans on ongoing health battle - ‘There are good days and bad days’
BILLY CONNOLLY has updated fans on his battle with Parkinson's, saying there are "good days and bad days". The update comes as the comedian launches his first memoir, titled Windswept and Interesting. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Art Therapy Linked to Slowed Parkinson's Progression Art Therapy Linked to Slowed Parkinson's Progression
Adding art therapy to standard drug treatment in Parkinson's disease not only improves severity of both motor and nonmotor symptoms, but also slows rates of disease progression, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mike Tindall on Parkinson's Disease
The former England rugby player speaks to those living with the same condition as his father. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mike Tindall meets families living with Parkinson's disease
The former England rugby player speaks to those living with the same condition as his father. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: The sign in your feet and toes - most common symptoms
THERE is no current cure for Parkinson's disease. However, medications and other treatments can help relieve some of your symptoms. In the UK, around 145,000 people are already living with Parkinson's. Every hour, two more people are diagnosed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New report shows more than 260 medicines in development to fight neurodegenerative diseases
With neurodegenerative diseases affecting millions of individuals in the United States, now is an important time to spotlight the increasing impact these diseases have on our country ’s aging population and their families. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - October 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Medicines in Development Research and Development Alzheimer's Chronic Disease Parkinson's Source Type: news

7 surprising mistakes self-publishers regularly make
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Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 12, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: LP self-publishing Source Type: news

Identification of modified dynamic gait index cutoff scores for assessing fall risk in people with Parkinson disease, stroke and multiple sclerosis - Torchio A, Corrini C, Anastasi D, Parelli R, Meotti M, Spedicato A, Groppo E, D'Arma A, Grosso C, Montesano A, Cattaneo D, Gervasoni E.
BACKGROUND: Balance and gait impairments increase fall rate and injury in people with neurological disorders(PwND). The modified Dynamic Gait Index(mDGI) is a scale assessing dynamic balance during walking, however its ability in identifying Fallers and Re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

East Bay Parkinson's drug maker to be swallowed up in potential $450M deal
The acquisition, expected to close by the end of this year or early 2022, includes $400 million in upfront payments. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

East Bay Parkinson's drug maker to be swallowed up in potential $450M deal
The acquisition, expected to close by the end of this year or early 2022, includes $400 million in upfront payments. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

The risk factor more than doubling the risk of Parkinson's and one in four people have it
PARKINSON'S disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Research is ongoing to understand the mechanisms that drive it. A condition that more than one in four people have in England was recently found to more than double the risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enterin raises another $5.7 million to advance potential Parkinson's therapy
A Philadelphia biotechnology company working on a new way to treat Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases has raised another $5.7 million. Enterin Inc.'s debt financing was disclosed in a document the company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company previously raised about $50 million in three rounds of equity financing, including $14 million last year in a Series C round led by Indie Assets and New Venture Par tnerships. Enterin's goal is to be the first company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Assessment of risk factors for falls among patients with Parkinson's disease - Wilczy ński J, Ścipniak M, Ścipniak K, Margiel K, Wilczyński I, Zieliński R, Sobolewski P.
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to assess the risk factors for falls in patients with Parkinson's disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprised 53 participants (52.8% women and 47.2% men). The Hoehn and Yahr 5-point disability scale w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: The foods that can slash your risk of the disease by half
PARKINSON'S disease is a degenerative illness characterised by restricted movement and tremors. Studies suggest the condition is caused by cells undergoing oxidative stress - a mechanism resulting from a bad diet. Some foods have been shown to reduce the risk of symptoms by half. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How biodiversity loss is jeopardising the drugs of the future
From willow bark to mosquitoes, nature has been a source of vital medications for centuries. But species die-off caused by human activity is putting this at riskWhat will biodiversity loss mean for drug discovery?Traditionally used as a painkiller for headaches, snowdrops are now known to slow the onset of dementia.In the 1950s, a natural alkaloid called galantamine was extracted from the bulbs. Today, a synthesised version of this is used to treatAlzheimer ’s disease and scientists are investigating further to see if snowdrops might also be effectivein the treatment of HIV.However, over-harvesting has resulted inman...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Katherine Latham Tags: Biodiversity Science Alzheimer's Medicine Malaria Parkinson's disease Antibiotics Plants Insects Environment Health Wildlife Conservation Source Type: news

Life in the present tense
It was the cards I noticed first this morning. Each one neatly placed on the windowsill. Carefully butted up against the thin line of mastic securing glass into frame; they were spaced almost exactly it seemed, but without the benefit of a ruler I couldn’t be sure. They ran in order, Hearts, then Spades, Diamonds and finally Clubs; each suit starting Ace’s low. You were moving slowly, gathering them up into a neat stack and beginning to lay them out again. I watched you for a while before going to the kitchen to make the first of many cups of tea. The kettle boiled, I poured water into two mugs on top of the te...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 7, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Fiction alzheimers short story Source Type: news

Dementia: Scientists have made a 'promising' discovery - could a cure be in sight?
SCIENTISTS believe they have discovered the system responsible for most, if not all brain diseases. The findings could bring hope to millions of dementia and Parkinson's patients. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA study maps major circuit in the mouse brain
A UCLA study using mice reveals new insights into the wiring of a major circuit in the brain that is attacked by Parkinson ’s and Huntington’s diseases. The findings could hone scientists’ understanding of how diseases arise in the human brain and pinpoint new targets for treatment.Published today in Nature, the research is part of a package of 17 articles  bytheBRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network. The national consortium of neuroscientists aims to unlock the mysteries of the primary motor cortex, a part of the mammalian brain that controls movement.With funding from the National Institute of Mental...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hope for dementia and Parkinson's as scientists find drive for diseases affecting brain function
Scientists claim to have found a type of cell which normally help keep the brain healthy could be driving force behind nearly all diseases affecting brain function in what could help treat a variety of diseases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: The sign in your legs that could appear before a tremor
PARKINSON'S disease is a condition that affects the brain, and well known symptoms include problems like a tremor and stiffness that get worse over time. But other symptoms can present before this. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s: The hot drink that ‘significantly’ lowers your risk - major study finding
PARKINSON's disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Research is ongoing to understand the modifiable risk factors but regular consumption of a popular hot drink was shown to "significantly" lower the risk in one study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Shock type 1 diabetes diagnosis won’t stop me running an ultra'
Just months after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, Reece Parkinson attempts a 50-mile race. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Worsening Motor Function Tied to Post-COVID Syndrome in PD Worsening Motor Function Tied to Post-COVID Syndrome in PD
Half of patients with Parkinson's disease and post-COVID-19 syndrome have worsening motor symptoms and an increased need for dopaminergic medication, results of an international study show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: Surprising lifestyle factor reducing risk of the degenerative disease
PARKINSON'S disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Countless studies are ongoing to determine the exact causes with an interesting hypothesis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease patients benefit from bicycling - a systematic review and meta-analysis - Tiihonen M, Westner BU, Butz M, Dalal SS.
Many Parkinson's disease (PD) patients are able to ride a bicycle despite being severely compromised by gait disturbances up to freezing of gait. This review [PROSPERO CRD 42019137386] aimed to find out, which PD-related symptoms improve from bicycling, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Within-subject variation in the Cognitive Timed Up and Go test as an explanatory variable in fall risk in patients with Parkinson's disease - Sebasti á-Amat S, Tortosa-Martínez J, García-Jaén M, Pueo B.
OBJECTIVE: To explore the use of within-subject variation in the Cognitive Timed Up and Go test (Cognitive TUGwsv) as an explanatory variable in fall risk in the Parkinson's disease population. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Fifty-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Osteoarthritis Tied to Risk of Parkinson's Disease
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - September 26, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Perspective Source Type: news

Apple Devices Identify Early Parkinson's Disease Apple Devices Identify Early Parkinson's Disease
Smartwatch motion sensors, cognitive tasks, and motor exams can differentiate between patients with early, untreated Parkinson's disease and healthy controls, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Pandemic-Related Stressors Identified in Parkinson's Disease Pandemic-Related Stressors Identified in Parkinson's Disease
Although all stressors studied yielded high scores, social stressors such as loss of social contacts and conflict at home exceeded those for"care stressors," such as problems accessing medication.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Parkinson's: Two lifestyle behaviours that more than double your risk - it is not diet
Parkinson's disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Research is ongoing into the causes of Parkinson's, but two surprising lifestyle behaviours have been identified. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in addition to walking training on walking, mobility, and reduction of falls in Parkinson's disease: study protocol for a randomized clinical trial - Nascimento LR, Nakamura-Palacios EM, Boening A, Cabral DL, Swarowsky A, Ar êas GPT, Paiva WS, da Silva Arêas FZ.
This study will examine the efficacy of the addition of tDCS to a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Clinical features and related factors of freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson's disease - Zhang F, Shi J, Duan Y, Cheng J, Li H, Xuan T, Lv Y, Wang P, Li H.
BACKGROUND: Freezing of gait (FOG) is a disabling paroxysmal gait disorder that prevents starting or resuming walking, which seriously negatively affects patients' quality of life (QOL). The diagnosis and treatment of FOG remain a huge medical challenge. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Parkinson's exercise: The 8 best forms of exercise
EXERCISE is an important part of relieving muscle stiffness linked to Parkinson's disease. Here are the 8 best forms of exercise for Parkinson's disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rev. Jesse Jackson Released From Health Facility After Month-Long Battle With Covid-19
Jackson had been transferred to a health facility to receive rehabilitation after his bout of Covid-19 aggravated his Parkinson ’s disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kimberlee Speakman, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Jackson Released From Chicago Facility After COVID Recovery Jackson Released From Chicago Facility After COVID Recovery
The Rev. Jesse Jackson was released Wednesday from a Chicago facility a month after he was hospitalized for a breakthrough COVID-19 infection and intensive physical therapy for Parkinson's disease.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Jackson released from Chicago facility after COVID recovery
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is headed home a month after he was hospitalized for a breakthrough COVID-19 infection and following intensive physical therapy for Parkinson's disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Driving and Parkinson's disease: a survey of the patient's perspective - Brock P, Oates LL, Gray WK, Henderson EJ, Mann H, Haunton VJ, Skelly R, Hand A, Davies ML, Walker RW.
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a multi-system disorder that can impact on driving ability. Little is known about how these changes in driving ability affect people with PD, making it difficult for clinicians and carers to offer appropriate support... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Acute effects of acupuncture in balance and gait of Parkinson disease patients - a preliminary study - Pereira CR, Criado MB, Machado J, Pereira CT, Santos MJ.
INTRODUCTION: Balance and gait disorders are relevant symptoms in the quality of life of Parkinson's patients. Currently, there is no therapy to reverse or treat this condition. Acupuncture treatment is believed to improve motor ability through the cortico... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Trying my hand at poetry
I can’t remember the last time I wrote a poem, most probably it was during creative writing at school. And I have to hold my hand up and admit that, rather like modern art, I don’t ‘get’ a lot of poetry unless its absolutely obvious what the message is. So it was with some surprise that during my morning meditation the following came into my head fully formed. I liked it, I have no idea whether it counts as poetry (good or bad) but I wrote it down and thought I’d share it here. If you do have an opinion, please be gentle   This is a poem of absolute courage in the face of adversity as my...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 21, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Writing poetry Source Type: news

Trying my hand at poetry
I can’t remember the last time I wrote a poem, most probably it was during creative writing at school. And I have to hold my hand up and admit that, rather like modern art, I don’t ‘get’ a lot of poetry unless its absolutely obvious what the message is. So it was with some surprise that during my morning meditation the following came into my head fully formed. I liked it, I have no idea whether it counts as poetry (good or bad) but I wrote it down and thought I’d share it here. If you do have an opinion, please be gentle   This is a poem of absolute courage in the face of adversity as my...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 21, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Creative Writing poetry Source Type: news

Survey Identifies Clinicians' Unease With Genetic Testing in PD Survey Identifies Clinicians' Unease With Genetic Testing in PD
Ahead of new guideline development, a survey of Movement Disorders Society members worldwide shows a number of gaps in clinicians'comfort levels with genetic testing in Parkinson's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease: New tool could help identify condition from your smile
A NEW tool was able to distinguish Parkinson's patients from those without the disease by looking at short videos of facial expressions. The tool, which was explored in a study, could identify the condition from your smile. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news