Parkinson's disease symptoms: Revolutionary technology could treat the brain condition
PARKINSON'S disease is a neurological brain condition that worsens over time. Symptoms can include a freezing gait, problems swallowing and increased falls. Advances in technology could help manage symptoms of the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transient Orthostatic Hypotension Common in Parkinson Disease
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Transient orthostatic hypotension (tOH) is common in Parkinson disease (PD), according to a study published online Sept. 16 in Neurology. Alessandra Fanciulli, M.D., Ph.D., from the Medical University of Innsbruck in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists to explore new frontiers in Parkinson's disease research with $7.2M grant
(University of California - San Diego) Aligning Science Across Parkinson's initiative has announced a three-year, $7.2 million grant to scientists at UC San Diego and Germany to support research on the biology of a gene linked to Parkinson's disease. The new funding expands efforts at UC San Diego using leading-edge cryo-EM technology to produce previously unseen views of LRKK2, the protein linked to genetically inherited Parkinson's disease. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research is the implementation partner for ASAP. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trials begin for a new weapon against Parkinson's: light
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sinha, G. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases In Depth Source Type: news

Can a Parkinson's Drug Treat Macular Degeneration?
More than 15% of Americans over age 70 have AMD, and 10% to 15% of those cases go on to develop the more severe wet macular degeneration, which can cause swift and complete vision loss. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: The hidden warning sign which lies in your toilet habit
PARKINSON'S disease is a condition whereby parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years. It is commonly associated with movement problems, but the condition can be signalled in other ways too, including this unusual toilet habit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson's Ups the Odds for Dangerous Falls, But Prevention Is Key
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- A major cause of falls in older people is more common among Parkinson's patients, and monitoring for the condition might lower patients'risks, new research shows. Ever feel dizzy and lightheaded when you suddenly stand... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Khurana Selected for Aligning Science Across Parkinson ’s Initiative Grant
A team including Vikram Khurana, MD, PhD, chief of the Division of Movement Disorders, has been awarded $9 million as part of the Aligning Science Across Parkinson ’s (ASAP) initiative. ASAP grants focus on underlying Parkinson’s disease (PD) mechanis (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - September 16, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Yale teams get multi-million-dollar awards to study biology of Parkinson ’s
Two Yale research teams will each receive approximately $9 million in grants over three years from the Aligning Sciences Across Parkinson ’s initiative. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Parkinson's Drug Levodopa Eyed as Treatment for Severe Macular Degeneration
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- A drug long used to treat Parkinson's disease may benefit patients with a severe form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a small clinical trial suggests. One of the leading causes of vision loss in older people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Parkinson's Drug Eyed as Treatment for Severe Macular Degeneration
Title: Parkinson's Drug Eyed as Treatment for Severe Macular DegenerationCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - September 16, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Have you ever ‘ Stormed a Castle ’ and created massive change?
Have you ever got to a point and thought ‘enough is enough, something has to change’? If you have then you have arrived at the castle gates; what you then need to decide is whether you are going to Storm the Castle, issue the challenge and be the change you want to see, or whether you’re going to pass by, unnoticed in the crowd. Everything in the world that we know from the table you might be sitting at or the web you are surfing has been created originally from the mind of one man or woman. Every revolution, from the big to the small, stems from just one person’s willingness to Storm a Castle. They...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness 3 principles change inspiration Source Type: news

Exercise protocol mitigates one of the most incapacitating symptoms of Parkinson's disease
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian researchers use complex training program to stimulate different motor and cognitive skills simultaneously and restore brain regions associated with freezing of gait in advanced-stage patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In conversation with Claire Montanaro
This week I’m in conversation with renowned spiritual teacher, clairvoyant and channel Claire Montanaro. Claire and I first met when I was her social media strategy coach. She later joined me on the Thursday Throng in 2014 with her book Spiritual Wisdom. Claire’s writing is focused on providing a conduit to greater understanding and wisdom for everyone on a spiritual journey. Since the original interview she has also written a new book titled A Handbook for the New Consciousness which, despite being offered a publication deal, remains unpublished as she feels it isn’t yet the right time. Instead, Claire b...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast author interview consciousness empowerment spirituality Source Type: news

The what and the who of Linda
A psychic once told me that it was almost as if I had appeared fully formed on earth at the age of 10 – rather like Mr Bean – with no history or family to speak of. With a statement like that I might have felt it incumbent upon me to explain why the age of 10 was so significant in my life, and whilst it surely would have been interesting to you; personally, I’m much more interested in the present.  As Leslie Poles Hartley once said “the past is a foreign country, they do things differently there“. People, I believe, are often tarred with two brushes.  That of ‘WHAT’ they...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 13, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Creativity my story Source Type: news

Cannabidiol (CBD) found to alleviate seizures in those with neurodevelopmental conditions: Study
(Natural News) Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 113 organic compounds in the Cannabis sativa plant, commonly known as hemp. Previous studies on CBD have focused on its medicinal uses for pain relief, epileptic seizures, insomnia and Parkinson’s disease. But a recent study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) found that CBD could also benefit children... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease symptoms: An embarrassing night time accident could be a warning sign
PARKINSON'S disease is most known for its motor symptoms - namely tremors, rigidity and slow movement. However, the neurological brain condition also affects a person's non-motor skills. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Creating diamond devices to detect Parkinson's early
(Michigan State University) Michigan State University researchers are leading an effort to use innovative diamond devices to monitor the brain's biochemistry for early warning signs of disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blood Biomarker May Predict Parkinson's Disease Progression Blood Biomarker May Predict Parkinson's Disease Progression
Although the biomarker, neurofilament light chain (NfL), is not especially specific, it is the first blood-based biomarker for Parkinson's disease. Researchers analyzed data from 176 people with PD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease symptoms: Constant ache and stiffness here could be the first sign
PARKINSON'S disease symptoms extend far beyond movement problems and some even precede them. One of the first signs of Parkinson's is a constant ache and stiffness in these parts of the body. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Levodopa may improve vision in patients with macular degeneration
(Elsevier) Investigators have determined that treating patients with an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with levodopa, a safe and readily available drug commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease, stabilized and improved their vision. It reduced the number of treatments necessary to maintain vision, and as such, will potentially reduce the burden of treating the disease, financially and otherwise. Their findings appear in The American Journal of Medicine, published by Elsevier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: Early sign you may have condition found in a feeling in the muscles
PARKINSON'S disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra. Symptoms generally develop slowly over years but if you feel this sensation in your muscles, it could mean you may be at risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relating Parkinson freezing and balance domains: a structural equation modeling approach - Peterson DS, Van Liew C, Stuart S, Carlson-Kuhta P, Horak FB, Mancini M.
BACKGROUND: People with PD who exhibit freezing of gait (FOG) also exhibit poor balance compared to those who do not freeze. However, balance is a broad construct that can be subdivided into subdomains that include dynamic balance (gait), anticipatory post... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

In conversation with Warren Stribling
This week I’m with Warren Stribling, airman, legionnaire, teacher and writer (oh and author) which is a very eclectic portfolio for any adult life. He now lives in Mexico with his wife, but has been known to teach English as a foreign language in France, after a stint in the French Foreign Legion. Our conversation was interesting as he is the first person I’ve met who is openly a part of the stories he writes, which begs the question about how close to home the fiction is to reality.  As we progressed though it became apparent that although the circumstances and settings may be similar, the story really is...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast author interview consciousness philosophy Source Type: news

If I could ask God a question
I was challenged to come up with the ultimate question, the one I would ask God; and following the asking of the question, answering it! It feels like an impossible challenge, I know this because I wrote the title to this post on Wednesday and here I am on Sunday afternoon only just putting fingers to keyboard. Since Wednesday I’ve been mulling over what my ultimate question would be and it dawned on me when I was watching a video from the Findhorn Foundation about Inner Climate Change, that perhaps the one I should ask, even though it’s one that creates a real sense of discomfort is ‘what could I do to m...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness God Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease symptoms: Do you often feel like this in the evening? Early sign
PARKINSON'S disease is a progressive brain condition that causes a number of movement problems. There are also symptoms not related to movement, including one that may be particularly intense later on in the day. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease: unanticipated sequela of an attempted suicide - Grossman JT, Filatov A, Hammond T.
We present a c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Japan to pay for Insightec MRgFUS for Parkinson's
MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) developer Insightec said that the Japanese...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Insightec's tremor treatment covered by Medicare Focused ultrasound treatment to brain relieves tremors FDA clears Insightec's Exablate for GE's Signa MR scanner InSightec secures expanded Medicare coverage InSightec gets expanded indication for Exablate Neuro (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: Are you having trouble holding household objects? It could be a sign
Parkinson's disease occurs when brain cells responsible for creating a chemical, known as dopamine, stops working or dies. The movement disorder may become apparent when trying to grab hold of household objects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Berwyn biopharm firm begins mid-stage testing of experimental therapy for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
The start of the phase-II clinical trial was temporarily delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease symptoms: The subtle warning sign in your voice
PARKINSON'S disease is a progressive brain condition that most people associate with movement problems. There are a number of signs less obvious to the eye, however, such as a change in your voice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to make 2+2=5
The theme for this month’s blog posts has been WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) and I thought I’d end the month sharing what I’m seeing about the world around me, and us. I’ve recently started reading articles on Medium and the ones that seem to spring out at me are those that feed my inner conspiracy theorist. But I’ve also realised that the part of me that likes to see drama and secrecy is coming out of the closet and into the light. I had thought that maybe I would start with the announcement I made to colleagues back at the beginning of the year that President Trump would be the last...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 31, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness reality Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: Are you having trouble sleeping? It could be a sign of the disease
PARKINSON's disease is a progressive neurological condition caused by the lack of dopamine in the brain. Nerve cells responsible for the creation of this hormone begin to die. Signs of the disease could become apparent during nighttime. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: Orthostatic hypotension is a lesser known warning – what is it?
PARKINSON'S disease is not always related to movement and brain decline. Sometimes the disease can affect other parts of the body including blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: The way you walk may be a sign of the degenerative brain condition
PARKINSON's disease can be difficult to diagnose as there's no specific test for the condition. This is why it's crucial to be aware of the warning signs. The way you walk could be very revealing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MedGenome announces Strategic Collaboration in Parkinson's Disease with Denali Therapeutics
FOSTER CITY, California, Aug. 26, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- MedGenome, a leading genomic diagnostics, research and data company based in Foster City, CA and Bangalore, India, today announced that it has formed a strategic discovery... Diagnostics, Neurology MedGenome, Denali Therapeutics, Parkinson's Disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease - fruit you should avoid to prevent ‘bothersome’ Parkinson’s symptoms
PARKINSON'S disease symptoms develop slowly over a long time, and could be caused by nerve damage in the brain. You could lower your risk of the brain condition's signs by making some diet swaps. This is the fruit you should avoid, as it could be raising your risk of "bothersome" Parkinson's symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new postural stability-indicator to predict the level of fear of falling in Parkinson's disease patients - Pourghayoomi E, Behzadipour S, Ramezani M, Joghataei MT, Shahidi GA.
BACKGROUND: Fear of falling (FoF) is defined as a lasting concern about falling that causes a person to limit or even stop the daily activities that he/she is capable of. Seventy percent of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients report activity limitations due ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Yumanity Therapeutics and Proteostasis Therapeutics Announce Merger Agreement
Combined companies to leverage their common scientific expertise in protein misfolding Focus on Yumanity's lead clinical program in Parkinson's disease and transformative pipeline of disease-modifying treatments for neurogenerative disorders Companie... Biopharmaceuticals, Mergers & Acquisitions Proteostasis Therapeutics, Yumanity Therapeutics (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

In conversation with Elizabeth Milovidov
In this week’s conversation I’m chatting with Elizabeth Milovidov, a member of the Working Group of experts on Digital Citizenship Education and an independent expert on Digital Parenting and Children and Internet for the Children’s Rights Division of Council of Europe.  She is also the author of many books and workbooks for parents, children and families, all are designed to be tools that allow parents to start the conversation with their children. It became clear very early on that Elizabeth is also a passionate advocate of children’s rights online and...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast author interview children's rights digital digital law Source Type: news

Finding the everyday miracles in life
Last week I was writing about what it takes for a miracle to happen and one of my commentators, the lovely Patsy Collins who joined me on the podcast not that long ago, pointed out that there are all sorts of miracles that happen, including some everyday miracles we never know about, because they happen behind the scenes. And it got me thinking about the all the little miracles that have happened in my life over the years. And, once I got thinking, I got into musing about what life would be like if they hadn’t happened. And, as it’s been a week of ups and downs on the exam front I thought I might as well start ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness miracle Source Type: news

Parkinson's breakthrough as study finds deadly cells
SCIENTISTS have pinpointed the area of the brain where Parkinson's disease originates, raising hopes of treatments to prevent or even reverse the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy Diets Inversely Linked to Early Parkinson's Symptoms Healthy Diets Inversely Linked to Early Parkinson's Symptoms
Adherence to a healthy eating pattern like the Mediterranean diet is inversely linked to prodromal features of Parkinson's disease, including constipation and depressive symptoms, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Novant Health to offer new Parkinson's treatment at Mint Hill Medical Center, growing its investment in neurology
Patients struggling with tremors will soon have a less invasive treatment option. Starting in September, Novant Health will offer a magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound treatment at Mint Hill Medical Center. The outpatient procedure treats essential tremor and tremor-dominant Parkinson's disease. It uses an MRI to find what is causing the tremor and then leverages ultra sound technology to treat the problem brain tissue with beams of sound-wave energy. No incision or anesthesia is necessary.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

The darker side of chocolate – Friday fiction
“Would you like some of my chocolate grandma?” I looked at Ben and smiled. The last time I’d had a bar of chocolate must have been before the war started, before the rationing came and there was no time, or money for things like sweets. I remember my mother staring at me in horror when Mr Greaves came to the door to tell her what I’d done. “I really don’t know you Lucy”, she’d said. And I, shame-faced, had fiddled with one end of my hair, eyes filling with tears. She’d handed over the money and pushed me forward to apologise. “Go on Lucy, apologise for what you&rs...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 21, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Creativity chocolate friday fiction Source Type: news

Wearable technology to assess bradykinesia and immobility in patients with severe depression undergoing electroconvulsive therapy: a pilot study - Powell A, Graham D, Portley R, Snowdon J, Hayes MW.
The psychomotor retardation that may be seen in major depression represents an interesting parallel to bradykinesia, a core feature of Parkinson's disease. Psychomotor retardation has been correlated with the severity of depression and is a predictor of re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Hopeful News on Parkinson's: More Than 100 Trials Underway
THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2020 -- While there are treatments to alleviate symptoms of Parkinson's disease, there is no known cure or preventive drug. But a recent review offers some encouraging findings. The review found more than 100 clinical trials are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Might Lower Your Odds for Parkinson's
THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2020 -- People who eat healthfully may be less likely to develop a constellation of symptoms that can precede Parkinson's disease, a large new study suggests. Researchers found that people who closely adhered to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Healthy Diet Inversely Linked to Prodromal Parkinson Disease Features
THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2020 -- Increased adherence to alternate Mediterranean (aMED) and Alternative Healthy Eating Index (AHEI) dietary patterns is inversely associated with prodromal features of Parkinson disease (PD), according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease warning: ‘Common but overlooked’ Parkinson’s sign - are you at risk?
PARKINSON'S disease is a condition that causes the brain to become progressively more damaged over time, said the NHS. You could be at risk of the neurodegenerative condition if you develop this "common but overlooked" sign. Should you speak to a doctor about early Parkinson's signs and symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news