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A New Tool for Differential Diagnosis in Tremor Syndromes A New Tool for Differential Diagnosis in Tremor Syndromes
Differentiating between Parkinson's disease and essential tremor can be challenging, but a new neurophysiological measure, the Tremor Stability Index, demonstrates a high diagnostic accuracy.Brain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

A Simple Smell Test Might Be Able To Predict Parkinson's Disease 10 Years Before Diagnosis
Researchers have developed a simple scratch-and-sniff test that may have the ability to help identify some people at greater risk of developing Parkinson ’s disease nearly 10 years before the disease could be diagnosed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Bicycling suppresses abnormal beta synchrony in the Parkinsonian basal ganglia - Storzer L, Butz M, Hirschmann J, Abbasi O, Gratkowski M, Saupe D, Vesper J, Dalal SS, Schnitzler A.
OBJECTIVE: Freezing of gait is a poorly understood symptom of Parkinson's disease, and can severely disrupt the locomotion of affected patients. However, bicycling ability remains surprisingly unaffected in most patients suffering from freezing suggesting ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Cueing for people with Parkinson's disease with freezing of gait: a narrative review of the state-of-the-art and novel perspectives - Pieter G, Evelien N, Alice N, Elke H.
Freezing, which manifests during gait and other movements, is an incapacitating motor symptom experienced by many patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). In rehabilitation, auditory and visual cueing methods are commonly applied to evoke a more goal-direct... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease and prion diseases: Discovery of a molecular link
(Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati) Parkinson's disease and prion diseases are very different from each other as regards both origins and course. Nonetheless, a research group of SISSA's has discovered an unexpected and important link between the two pathologies. According to the study recently published in the journal Scientific Reports, the link is given by the complex interaction between two different proteins present in our nerve cells: the so-calledα-synuclein, in its aggregated form, and the prion protein PrPC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diet to prevent Parkinson’s disease: Eating THIS food could protect nervous system
PARKINSON ’S disease is a neurological condition which is incurable - although there are treatments which can slow the progression of the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet to prevent Parkinson’s disease: Eating THIS food could protect you
PARKINSON ’S disease is a neurological condition which is incurable - although there are treatments which can slow the progression of the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Visual structure and function in collision sport athletes - Leong D, Morettin C, Messner LV, Steinmetz RJ, Pang Y, Galetta SL, Balcer LJ.
BACKGROUND: Vision-based measures have been shown to be useful markers in multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer and Parkinson disease. Therefore, these testing paradigms may have applications to populations explaining repetitive head trauma that has been asso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Systems analysis points to links between Toxoplasma infection and common brain diseases
(University of Chicago Medical Center) Nearly one out of every three humans on earth has a lifelong infection with the brain-dwelling parasite Toxoplasma gondii. In the Sept. 13 issue of Scientific Reports, researchers from multiple institutions describe efforts to learn how infection with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii may alter, and in some cases amplify, several brain disorders, including epilepsy, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases as well as some cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Novel genetic mutation discovered in Parkinson's disease patient
(IOS Press) Mutations in the human genome may be responsible for many diseases. In the case of Parkinson's disease (PD), five locations have been the subject of recent attention. Variants of one of these locations, ACMSD (aminocarboxymuconate semialdehyde decarboxylase), may be implicated in PD, but until now, no mutations in ACMSD have been found in any PD patients. In a study in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, researchers found a unique mutation in a 74-year-old man with PD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brain rewiring in Parkinson's disease may contribute to abnormal movement
(Northwestern University) A new study published in Neuron by Northwestern Medicine Scientists suggests that the brain's own compensatory mechanisms contribute to the debilitating motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NeuroBreak: Asthma Drug for Parkinson's? Alzheimer's Captain Ahab
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease symptoms: Being unable to smell THESE scents could reveal condition
PARKINSON ’S disease could be diagnosed earlier than previously thought after scientists discovered a weak sense of smell could be a symptom. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 8 WORST pieces of advice medical doctors give their patients
(Natural News) Just one century ago in America, all of the most popular chronic diseases and disorders that we know so well today barely existed, including cancer, diabetes type 2, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s and heart disease. Still, nearly every medical doctor in the United States blames hereditary genes for these preventable health problems, as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shortage of Parkinson's doctors looms for aging Americans
Only 40 new Parkinson's doctors start each year. But 1.5 million Americans live with the disease, with the rate increasing, warns Dr Michael Okun, a neurologist at the University of Florida. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protein research could help in hunt for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's cures
Research carried out at the University of Kent has the potential to influence the future search for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases that are linked to a family of protein molecules known as 'amyloid'. The findings by a team of scientists led by Dr Wei-Feng Xue in the School of Biosciences could lead to a better understanding of the diseases, and suggest potential diagnostics and therapeutics strategies to combat amyloid-associated disease progression and their possible infectivity. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Protein research could help in hunt for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's cures
(University of Kent) Research carried out at the University of Kent has the potential to influence the future search for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases that are linked to a family of protein molecules known as 'amyloid'.The findings by a team of scientists led by Dr Wei-Feng Xue in the School of Biosciences could lead to a better understanding of the diseases, and suggest potential diagnostics and therapeutics strategies to combat amyloid-associated disease progression and their possible infectivity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The impacts of institutional child sexual abuse: a rapid review of the evidence - Blakemore T, Herbert JL, Arney F, Parkinson S.
While awareness of institutional child sexual abuse has grown in recent years, there remains limited understanding of its occurrence and outcomes as a distinct form of abuse. Drawing on research commissioned by the Australian Royal Commission into Institut... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

New Diagnostic Tool Spots First Signs of Parkinson's Disease
Researchers have developed the first tool that can diagnose Parkinson's disease when there are no physical symptoms, offering hope for more effective treatment of the condition. There are currently no laboratory tests for Parkinson's and by the time people present to a neurologist with symptoms, nerve cells in their brains have already suffered irreversible damage. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - September 8, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Can a Smell Test Predict Parkinson's? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Link between smell and Parkinson's may be strongest in men, whites (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease cure: THIS common drug could slow progression of condition
PARKINSON ’S disease causes tremors, changes in speech and rigid muscles, however symptoms could be slowed by an antidepressant drug already available. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Evidence Links Poor Sense of Smell to Parkinson's More Evidence Links Poor Sense of Smell to Parkinson's
New research extends the association between poor sense of smell and risk for Parkinson's out to almost 10 years before symptoms and finds the link is strongest among men and whites.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Melbourne researchers test drawing speed for Parkinson's
By analyzing how long it took them to draw the spiral and how hard they pressed on the paper with the pen, the team at Rmit University in Melbourne could tell how severe their diagnosis was. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Parkinson's: Sniff test could predict risk up to a decade earlier
New study suggests that a test of olfaction could determine a person's risk of developing Parkinson's disease up to 10 years before a diagnosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's: Sniff test could predict risk up to a decade earlier
New study suggests that a test of olfaction could determine a person's risk of developing Parkinson's disease up to 10 years before a diagnosis. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 7, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Intermittent electrical brain stimulation improves memory
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Intermittent electrical stimulation of an area deep inside the brain that degenerates in Alzheimer's appears to improve working memory, scientists report.Conversely, continuous deep brain stimulation, like the type used for Parkinson's and currently under study in humans with Alzheimer's, impairs memory, according to study results in adult non-human primates reported in the journal Current Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

People on antidepressants have a lower risk of Parkinson's
The research published in the journal Neurobiology of Disease found extended use of the drug nortriptyline prevented abnormal proteins building up in the brain, which trigger the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can you draw a spiral? It affects your risk of Parkinson's
By analyzing how long it took them to draw the spiral and how hard they pressed on the paper with the pen, the team at Rmit University in Melbourne could tell how severe their diagnosis was. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia news: Alzheimer's and Parkinson's sufferers have more of THESE nutrients in brain
DEMENTIA types include Alzhiemer's disease and Parkinson's disease, and scientists have found sufferers of both have higher levels of iron and zinc in their brains. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Your Nose May Be Key to Parkinson's Risk
Study suggests fading sense of smell often occurs years before symptom onset Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Parkinson's Disease, Taste and Smell Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma Drug May Signal'Radical' New Parkinson's Treatment Asthma Drug May Signal'Radical' New Parkinson's Treatment
Drug-repurposing research shows that salbutamol cuts the risk for Parkinson's disease by about a third, while propranolol doubles the risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Spiral drawing test detects signs of Parkinson's
Australian researchers have developed software that measures writing speed and pen pressure. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cutting Inflammation Key to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Prevention? Cutting Inflammation Key to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Prevention?
Four modifiable risk factors have the potential to cut the growing incidence of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease on a global scale, a new review suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Why Your Nose May Be Key to Parkinson's Risk
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 -- Losing your sense of smell may be an early sign of an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests. Researchers say that people with a poor sense of smell may have as much as a five times... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 6, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Antidepressants could delay Parkinson's progression
Nortriptyline - a tricyclic antidepressant - can prevent the formation of toxic brain clusters associated with Parkinson's disease, a new study finds. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Antidepressants could delay Parkinson's progression
Nortriptyline - a tricyclic antidepressant - can prevent the formation of toxic brain clusters associated with Parkinson's disease, a new study finds. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

New diagnostic tool finds first signs of Parkinson's
Researchers at RMIT University have created the first tool that can diagnose the earliest signs of Parkinson's disease even before there are symptoms. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cellular 'time machine' could offer Parkinson's treatment
Researchers from the University of California, Los Angles (UCLA) were able to lengthen the life-span of the insects by between 10 and 20 per cent by increasing levels of a protein called Drp1. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compound regulates genetic risk factor in Parkinson's disease
Suchi Mittal and colleagues have identified beta-2 adrenergic receptor ( β2AR) agonists as compounds that can reduce levels of the alpha-synuclein gene, which has been implicated in increased risk... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

UCLA biologists slow aging, extend lifespan of fruit flies
(University of California - Los Angeles) In research that potentially could delay the onset of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and other diseases of aging, UCLA biologists have produced a genetic one-two punch that significantly slowed aging and improved health in the middle-aged fruit flies they studied. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Zinc transporter key to fighting pancreatic cancer and more
(Michigan State University) Patients suffering from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease harbor significantly higher levels of zinc and iron in their brains than healthy patients. Those with pancreatic cancer have an unusually high amount of a specific zinc transporter. So, controlling those levels could be an effective plan of attack against these diseases and others, said Jian Hu, Michigan State University biochemist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scratch-and-sniff test could predict Parkinson's even earlier
(Michigan State University) A new study provides further evidence that a simple scratch-and-sniff test could predict Parkinson's disease even earlier than previously thought. According to Michigan State University researcher Honglei Chen, lead author and professor of epidemiology, the test could potentially identify certain people who are at an increased risk of developing the disease up to 10 years before they are actually diagnosed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Monkeys with Parkinson's disease benefit from human stem cells
One of the last steps before treating patients with an experimental cell therapy for the brain is confirmation that the therapy works in monkeys. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 5, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Longtime antidepressant could slow Parkinson's
(Michigan State University) Michigan State University scientists now have early proof that an antidepressant drug that's been around for more than 50 years could slow the progression of Parkinson's. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Papers of note in Science 357 (6354)
This week’s articles describe how glia contribute to visual system development; a potential therapy for Parkinson’s disease; and how gut microbes regulate body composition. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - September 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ferrarelli, L. K. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease discovery: Medication could HALVE risk of condition
PARKINSON'S disease is a non-reversible degenerative brain condition which occurs when nerve cells in the brain die. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news