The effects of choral singing on communication impairments in acquired brain injury: A systematic review - Monroe P, Halaki M, Kumfor F, Ballard KJ.
BACKGROUND: Acquired brain injury (ABI), such as Parkinson's disease, dementia or stroke, can result in communication difficulties that lead to an impoverished ability to connect meaningfully with others. Choral singing is a complex task that uses multiple... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

People in early stages of Parkinson's disease are able to intentionally reweight the use of visual information for postural control - Cruz CF, Genoves GG, Don á F, Ferraz HB, Barela JA.
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) leads to several changes in motor control, many of them related to informational or cognitive overload. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of knowledge and intention on the postural control performan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Assessing the relationship between the Enhanced Gait Variability Index and falls in individuals with Parkinson's disease - Schmitt AC, Baudendistel ST, Fallon MS, Roper JA, Hass CJ.
Gait impairment and increased gait variability are common among individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) and have been associated with increased risk for falls. The development of composite scores has gained interest to aggregate multiple aspects of gait ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Dizziness in patients with early stages of Parkinson's disease: prevalence, clinical characteristics and implications - Kwon KY, Park S, Lee M, Ju H, Im K, Joo BE, Lee KB, Roh H, Ahn MY.
This study aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics of dizziness, and the association of dizziness with motor and non-motor sym... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Innovative ways to battle Parkinson's disease
(Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) A team from the Institute of Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Research has won HZDR's (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Innovation Contest. The researchers developed a new substance that could improve image-based differential diagnostics of Parkinson's disease. Their molecule can dock onto receptors on nerve cells, where it can be detected via PET. The team is now ready for the next step on the way to market approval: clinical studies to test the value of their substance in everyday medical practice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cells carrying Parkinson's mutation could lead to new model for studying disease
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) Parkinson's disease researchers have used gene-editing tools to introduce the disorder's most common genetic mutation into marmoset monkey stem cells and to successfully tamp down cellular chemistry that often goes awry in Parkinson's patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Paddles Against Parkinson's: Ping Pong Might Ease Symptoms
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 -- A spirited game of ping pong may be more than just fun: New research suggests it could quell symptoms in Parkinson's patients. The small study found that patients with the movement disorder had significant improvements... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Playing table tennis may 'slow down Parkinson's disease because it sharpens patients' reflexes'
Scientists from Fukuoka University in Japan found five hours' of playing time a week reduced tremors, limb rigidity, slowness of movement and balance for at least six months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Test distinguishes Parkinson ’s disease from related condition
A test that uses samples of cerebrospinal fluid was able to distinguish Parkinson ’s disease from a related condition called multiple system atrophy with 95% accuracy. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gifts totaling more than $2M launch Medical College chair honoring Baird's Kasten
The Medical College of Wisconsin will establish the G. Frederick Kasten Jr. Endowed Chair in Parkinson ’s Disease Research with gifts exceeding $2 million from Robert W. Baird& Co. and others in honor of the company ’s former CEO and chairman who died in December 2019 from Parkinson’s disease. The gifts came from leaders, employees, corporate and community partners of the Milwaukee-based financial firm, the Medical College said. The endowed chair honoring Kasten’s legacy will help recruit… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 24, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Gifts totaling more than $2M launch Medical College chair honoring Baird's Kasten
The Medical College of Wisconsin will establish the G. Frederick Kasten Jr. Endowed Chair in Parkinson ’s Disease Research with gifts exceeding $2 million from Robert W. Baird& Co. and others in honor of the company ’s former CEO and chairman who died in December 2019 from Parkinson’s disease. The gifts came from leaders, employees, corporate and community partners of the Milwaukee-based financial firm, the Medical College said. The endowed chair honoring Kasten’s legacy will help recruit… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

The new freezing of gait questionnaire: unsuitable as an outcome in clinical trials? - Hulzinga F, Nieuwboer A, Dijkstra BW, Mancini M, Strouwen C, Bloem BR, Ginis P.
BACKGROUND: Freezing of gait (FOG) is a common gait deficit in Parkinson's disease. The New Freezing of Gait Questionnaire (NFOG-Q) is a widely used and valid tool to quantify freezing of gait severity. However, its test-retest reliability and minimal dete... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Corticomuscular control of walking in older people and people with Parkinson's disease - Roeder L, Boonstra TW, Kerr GK.
Changes in human gait resulting from ageing or neurodegenerative diseases are multifactorial. Here we assess the effects of age and Parkinson's disease (PD) on corticospinal activity recorded during treadmill and overground walking. Electroencephalography ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

MRI reveals brain changes from Parkinson's disease
An MRI technique known as quantitative susceptibility mapping reveals that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI measurements of iron content show impact of stroke Iron particles could lead to MRI contrast alternative MRI links iron in the brain to multiple sclerosis DWI-MRI shows vision changes could predict Parkinson's DTI-MRI sheds light on Parkinson's disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: Tracking brain iron levels ‘could be helpful for early diagnosis’
PARKINSON'S DISEASE gets progressively worse over time but picking up the condition early on can help those affected to manage their symptoms and maintain quality of life for as long as possible. Finding ways to identify the condition in the early stages is therefore a main research priority, and a new study has developed a pioneering approach to early diagnosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Imaging Identifies Iron Deposits Linked to Cognitive Decline
New MRI technique reveals iron accumulations that could lead to Parkinson ’s dementia prediction. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - February 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: Brain MRI Dementia Parkinsons Disease Source Type: news

Impaired ability to turn in bed in Parkinson's disease as a potential rare cause of positional asphyxia: a sensor-based analysis - Sringean J, Anan C, Bhidayasiri R.
BACKGROUND: Nocturnal hypokinesia commonly affects Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, manifesting primarily as an impaired ability to turn in bed and sleeping in specific positions, such as prone that potentially poses the risk of positional asphyxia. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Skiers Study Suggests Fitness May Stave Off Parkinson's
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Love to cross-country ski? Well, all those days spent striding across the snow-covered wilderness may do more than keep you in great physical shape. Swedish researchers report that very fit long-distance skiers were about... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Iron in brain shows cognitive decline in people with Parkinson's
(University College London) A cutting-edge MRI technique to detect iron deposits in different brain regions can track declines in thinking, memory and movement in people with Parkinson's disease, finds a new UCL-led study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As Prices Rise for Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Meds, Patients Go Without
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- Rising drug costs are hampering the care of patients with debilitating neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's, a new study finds. Patients are less likely to fill necessary prescriptions as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

One drug, many diseases
(American Chemical Society) It seems too good to be true: a single drug that could treat humanity's worst afflictions, including atherosclerosis, cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and arthritis. All of these diseases have one thing in common -- they involve an inflammatory protein called NLRP3. Now, biotech start-ups and pharmaceutical companies are racing to develop drugs that inhibit the function of this protein, according to an article inChemical& Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society.   (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Young onset Parkinson's disease surgery gives Luton man 'lifeline'
The disease, which normally affects people later in life, forced Ryan to make a "scary" decision. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analysis of age-sex and deprivation stratified trends in assault deaths in Scotland (1974-2015) to identify age, period or cohort effects - Parkinson J, Minton J, McCartney G.
OBJECTIVES: Mortality rates in Scotland are higher, and health inequalities are greater, than in the rest of Western and Central Europe. There was a marked divergence during the 1980s and 1990s in the Scottish rates partly due to rises in alcohol-related a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Molecule offers hope for halting Parkinson's
(Parkinson's UK) A promising molecule has offered hope for a new treatment that could stop or slow Parkinson's, something no treatment can currently do. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Geriatric rehabilitation: gait in the elderly, fall prevention and Parkinson disease - Swanson R, Robinson KM.
Aging-associated anatomic and physiologic decline begins during the fourth decade of life and progresses over the ensuing decades sometimes to a state of frailty, with the decline amplified when there is deconditioning. Aging-related gait and balance disor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease symptoms: The sign on your skin that could signal the condition
PARKINSON'S disease is a progressive neurological condition that causes problems in the brain. Interference with the chemical dopamine leads to symptoms appearing. What's the sign on your skin that could signal the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simple blood test could help predict progression of Parkinson's disease
(IOS Press) In order to provide the best medical care for newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, a method of predicting their cognitive and motor progression, beyond using purely clinical parameters, would have major implications for their management. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Long-distance skiers may have 'motor reserve' that can delay onset of Parkinson's disease
(IOS Press) To better understand the relationship between physical activity and Parkinson's Disease (PD) investigators in Sweden analyzed medical records of nearly 200,000 long-distance skiers who took part in the Vasaloppet cross-country ski race. They established that a physically active lifestyle is associated with close to a 30% reduced risk for PD, which might be explained by a motor reserve among the physically active, however, this dissipates as individuals age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Palliative care could benefit people with Parkinson ’s
Patients and caregivers both had better outcomes when palliative care was integrated into their care Related items fromOnMedica Fund specialist dementia training to improve care and save money Emergency admissions at end of life set to sky rocket One in two women and one in three men will develop neurological disease Poor people have worse end-of-life care Cannabinoids not recommended to treat cancer-related pain (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: Strain of gut bacteria found in probiotics could improve symptoms
PARKINSON'S DISEASE is a condition which slowly damages parts of the brain over many years, but currently there's no cure. A recent study however has linked gut health to the condition, suggesting a certain strain of bacteria found in probiotics could help improve symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Loss of presynaptic inhibition for step initiation in Parkinsonian individuals with freezing of gait - Lira JLO, Ugrinowitsch C, Coelho DB, Teixeira LA, de Lima-Pardini AC, Magalh ães FH, Barbosa ER, Horak FB, Silva-Batista C.
KEY POINTS: Individuals with freezing of gait (FoG) due to Parkinson's disease (PD) have small and long anticipatory postural adjustments (APA) associated with delayed step initiation. Individuals with FoG (freezers) may require functional reorganization o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Outpatient Palliative Care Improves Parkinson Outcomes
MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- Compared with standard care alone, outpatient palliative care is associated with benefits among patients with Parkinson disease and related disorders, according to a study published online Feb. 10 in JAMA Neurology. Benzi M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gene Variant Ups Dementia Risk in Parkinson's Patients: Study
Title: Gene Variant Ups Dementia Risk in Parkinson's Patients: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - February 7, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Gene Variant Ups Dementia Risk in Parkinson's Patients: Study
THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 -- A genetic variant associated with Alzheimer's disease increases the risk of dementia in people with Parkinson's disease, researchers say. The finding could lead to new treatments for dementia in Parkinson's patients,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Young-Onset Parkinson's May Start in the Womb, New Research Suggests
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 -- People who develop Parkinson's disease at a younger age (before age 50) may have malfunctioning brain cells at birth, according to a study that also identified a drug that may help these patients. At least 500,000 people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Parkinson's and the immune system
(Ruhr-University Bochum) Mutations in the Parkin gene are a common cause of hereditary forms of Parkinson's disease. Similar to Parkin, the neighboring Parkin Co-Regulated Gene PACRG regulates a signalling pathway that plays an important role in the innate immune system. This was discovered by a team of researchers led by Professor Konstanze Winklhofer from the Department of Molecular Cell Biology at Ruhr-Universit ä t Bochum (RUB). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study identifies interaction site for serotonin type 3A and RIC-3 chaperone
(Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center) Serotonin type 3A is a member of the protein superfamily known as pentameric ligand-gated ion channels. When these channels don't function properly, these proteins have been linked to Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, schizophrenia, alcohol addiction and myasthenia gravis. Michaela Jansen, Pharm.D., Ph.D., from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center recently completed a study that provides novel insights into a protein-protein interaction that could lead to more effective treatments for these disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parkinson ’s driven by inflammation, genetics, and the environment
David Standaert, M.D., Ph.D., said that early interventions involving anti-inflammatory drugs could help to slow progression of the disease. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

From broadcaster JEREMY VINE... a moving account of his brilliant father's descent into Parkinson's
Jeremy Vine's father Guy was 72 when he began to decline due to Parkinson's disease. This progressive disorder of the nervous system affects 145,000 Britons each year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Do You Do For Breast Milk Jaundice?
Discussion Almost all infants in the first few days of life have some elevation of their bilirubin because of the various physiologic changes they undergo in the transition to extra-uterine life. This is a common problem managed by many different inpatient and outpatient healthcare providers. This hyperbilirubinemia is usually unconjugated and resolves in the first 1-2 weeks of life. However, when it does not resolve, health care providers have 3 general paths to follow when considering a cause: inadequate breast milk intake, an underlying organic cause or breast milk jaundice. Inadequate breastfeeding is not uncommon and...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 3, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Road Proximity Linked to Incidence of Neurologic Diseases
Incidence increased for non - Alzheimer dementia, Parkinson, Alzheimer disease, multiple sclerosis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Prediction of freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson's disease by identifying impaired gait patterns - Zhang Y, Yan W, Yao Y, Ahmed JB, Tan Y, Gu D.
This study aimed to utilize the impaired gait patterns preceding FoG to build a machine-learning-based model for FoG pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Anxiety, depression and sleep disorders in Parkinson's disease: a complex interaction between body and mind - Rutten S, Vriend C, Berendse HW, Van der Werf YD, van den Heuvel OA.
BACKGROUND: Anxiety and depression in Parkinson's disease (PD) are often unrecognized, partially due to a complex relationship with sleep disorders and other PD-related symptoms. AIM: To gain more insight in anxiety, depression and sleep disorders in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury preceding clinically diagnosed α-synucleinopathies: a case-control study - Hasan S, Mielke MM, Turcano P, Ahlskog JE, Bower JH, Savica R.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and any clinically diagnosed α-synucleinopathy including Parkinson disease (PD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), PD dementia (PDD), and multiple system atrophy (MSA). ME... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Startup Aims to Help Parkinson ’s Patients Stay Mobile
For Sidney Collin, founder & CEO of De Oro Devices, the winner of the BIOMEDevice San Jose 2019 Startup Showcase Pitch Competition, the last two years have been a whirlwind. De Oro Devices’s product NexStride, a device that provides visual and auditory cues to Parkinson’s patients to help them overcome freezing of gait, was inspired by a patient during a program at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where Collin was an engineering student. “The idea that ultimately became the NexStride started as a project in the Quality of Life Plus program a...
Source: MDDI - January 31, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Design Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease symptoms: Noticing a change in your voice could signal early symptom
PARKINSON'S disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Symptoms can start gradually and often those suffering are unaware they have it. There is a lesser known symptom in a person's voice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

KU Leuven researchers discover new piece of the puzzle for Parkinson's disease
(KU Leuven) Biomedical scientists at KU Leuven have discovered that a defect in the ATP13A2 gene causes cell death by disrupting the cellular transport of polyamines. When this happens in the part of the brain that controls body movement, it can lead to Parkinson's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease symptoms: The sleep problems that could be early warning signs
PARKINSON'S disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. An obvious early sign of the disease is uncontrolled movements. Less obvious signs of the condition can appear when a person sleeps. What are they? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Expect in Neuromodulation This Year
The spinal cord stimulation (SCS) market growth should improve in 2020 as leaders in the space launch new products and benefit from recent acquisitions and invest in potential indication expansions, according to Needham & Co.'s Mike Matson. The medtech analyst published a report Monday sharing his takeaways from the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) meeting in Las Vegas, NV over the weekend. Matson noted that SCS device market growth should continue to improve in 2020 and beyond, thanks to a number of factors. The analyst estimates that SCS currently represents about $2.5 billion, wh...
Source: MDDI - January 27, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Abbott's device-controlled deep brain stimulation system receives expanded indication for Parkinson's treatment
The system may now be used to target patients'internal globus pallidus, a portion of the brain associated with Parkinson's disease symptoms. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news