New Parkinson's disease therapeutics discovered by Ben-Gurion U researchers
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) Dr. Claude Brodski, M.D., head of the BGU's Laboratory for Molecular Neuroscience, discovered that BMP5/7 signaling in neurons was significantly reduced in dopamine-producing brain cells, which could contribute to Parkinson's disease advancement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Personalized brain stimulation alleviates severe depression symptoms
(University of California - San Francisco) Targeted neuromodulation tailored to individual patients' distinctive symptoms is an increasingly common way of correcting misfiring brain circuits in people with epilepsy or Parkinson's disease. Now, scientists at UC San Francisco's Dolby Family Center for Mood Disorders have demonstrated a novel personalized neuromodulation approach that -- at least in one patient -- was able to provide relief from symptoms of severe treatment-resistant depression within minutes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Increased risk of Parkinson's disease in patients with schizophrenia
(University of Turku) A new study conducted at the University of Turku, Finland, shows that patients with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder have an increased risk of Parkinson's disease later in life. The increased risk may be due to alterations in the brain's dopamine system caused by dopamine receptor antagonists or neurobiological effects of schizophrenia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease: The best diet plan to avoid Parkinson's symptoms and signs
PARKINSON'S DISEASE symptoms could be delayed by making certain diet and food swaps, scientists have explained. You could lower your risk of the neurodegenerative brain condition by following a Mediterranean diet, it's been claimed. Are you at risk of Parkinson's disease? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

iTHRIV announces health research pilot project recipients
(Virginia Tech) Multi-institutional teams of scientists, physicians, and engineers will study Parkinson's disease, celiac disease, pediatric heart transplant, pediatric telemedicine, and epilepsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Comunicado de la FDA sobre la seguridad de los medicamentos: Estudio de seguridad en curso sobre el medicamento Mirapex (pramipexole) para la enfermedad de Parkinson y el posible riesgo de insuficiencia card íaca
19 de septiembre del 2012. La Administraci ón de Alimentos y Medicamentos de Estados Unidos (FDA por sus siglas en inglés) le informó al público sobre la posibilidad de un mayor riesgo de insuficiencia cardíaca con Mirapex (pramipexole), un medicamento usado para tratar la enfermedad de Parkinson y el síndrome de piernas inquietas. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - January 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Vitamins C and E Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson ’s Disease
Consuming foods high in vitamins C and E may help protect against the onset of Parkinson ’s later in life, a Swedish study suggests. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Neurology (Journal) Parkinson ' s Disease Vitamins Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Vitamins C and E May Reduce Parkinson's Risk
Vitamins C and E Linked to Reduced Risk for Parkinson's Disease (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

MIND and Mediterranean diets associated with later onset of Parkinson's disease
(University of British Columbia) A new study from UBC researchers suggests a strong correlation between following the MIND and Mediterranean diets and later onset of Parkinson's disease (PD). While researchers have long known of neuroprotective effects of the MIND diet for diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia, this study is the first to suggest a link between this diet and brain health for Parkinson's disease (PD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamins C and E Linked to Reduced Risk for Parkinson's Disease Vitamins C and E Linked to Reduced Risk for Parkinson's Disease
Higher intake of both vitamins had a stronger effect on risk than higher intake of either alone. BMI and coffee consumption also appeared to influence their effect on PD risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Whose truth is it anyway?
I woke up this morning with the title of this blog post pounding a drumbeat in my head and had to write it down immediately. It was born out of a need to focus on this elusive thing we call ‘truth’. In light of recent events in the United States, and closer to home personally, I felt it was time to embrace the conversation that starts something along the lines of ‘there is no such thing as truth’. Then I read Claire Montanaro’s blog post, Freedom of Expression, and she said much of what’s been roiling around in my head over the last few days. I almost decided at that point not to write t...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 11, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Philosophy truth Source Type: news

FUS Subthalamotomy Studied in Asymmetric Parkinson Disease
MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2021 -- For patients with markedly asymmetric Parkinson disease, focused ultrasound subthalamotomy on the side opposite their main motor symptoms improves motor features, according to a study published in the Dec. 24 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: Loss of smell is a lesser-known early warning sign of the condition
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 is said to also affect the olfactory bulb which in turn causes a loss of smell which could be an early warning sign. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paul Sinha health: Fellow chaser expresses 'concern' over Paul's health
PAUL SINHA has a grasp of general knowledge that routinely outwits his opponents on ITV's The Chase. A couple of years back the Chaser went public about his Parkinson's diagnosis. Speaking on Loose Women on Monday, fellow Chaser Anne Hegerty expressed concern about his health. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eye Changes May Identify Parkinsons Disease
Eye Changes May Identify Parkinson's Disease (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cortical Disinhibition in Parkinson's Disease Cortical Disinhibition in Parkinson's Disease
These results of this study suggest that motor cortex disinhibition develops very early in the evolution of Parkinson's disease. Might it be a prodromal feature of this disease?Brain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Eye Changes May Identify Parkinson's Disease Eye Changes May Identify Parkinson's Disease
Researchers have identified changes in the eye in patients with Parkinson's disease that can be seen with noninvasive, inexpensive imaging equipment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Effectiveness of non-pharmacological falls prevention interventions for people with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and stroke: protocol for an umbrella review - O'Malley N, Clifford AM, Comber L, Coote S.
BACKGROUND: Falls are common among people with neurological diseases and have many negative physical, psychosocial and economic consequences. Implementation of single-diagnosis falls prevention interventions is currently problematic due to lack of partic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Vitamins E, C Inversely Linked to Risk for Parkinson Disease
THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2021 -- Dietary vitamin E and vitamin C intake may be inversely associated with Parkinson disease risk, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in Neurology. Essi Hantikainen, Ph.D., from the University of Milano-Bicocca in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can 2 Nutrients Lower Your Risk for Parkinson's?
THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2021 -- People who consume high levels of dietary vitamin C and E may lower their risk for Parkinson's disease by almost a third, a new study suggests. Foods high in vitamin C include oranges, strawberries, broccoli and Brussels... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Focused ultrasound shows promise for Parkinson's disease
(University of Virginia Health System) A scalpel-free alternative to brain surgery has the potential to benefit people with Parkinson's disease symptoms that are much more severe on one side of the body, new research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Extrinsic and behavioral fall risk factors in people with Parkinson's disease: an integrative review - Kuljeerung O, Lach HW.
AIM: The aim of the study was to explore extrinsic and behavioral risks for falls in older adults with Parkinson's disease (PD). BACKGROUND: Falls that cause injury and disability in people with PD are common. Understanding the role of extrinsic a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Expert says Parkinson ’s may start in the gut
In her Distinguished Lecture, Valina Dawson, Ph.D., discussed biochemical signaling involved in the progression of Parkinson’s disease. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Enzyme plays key role in Parkinson ’s disease and inflammation
Researchers reported that an enzyme called soluble epoxide hydrolase plays a key role in Parkinson’s disease and inflammation. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Big data holds promise for Parkinson's disease
Brad Racette, Ph.D. uses big data to help identify environmental factors that increase risk of Parkinson’s disease. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Are we ready for a potential increase in Parkinson incidence?
NIEHS epidemiologist Honglei Chen, Ph.D., asked that question in his editorial on a study in JAMA Neurology, on Parkinson’s disease trends. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Suicide Risk Higher Among Patients With Parkinson Disease
MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2021 -- Parkinson disease (PD) is associated with an increased risk for suicide versus population-based controls, according to a study published online Dec. 16 in JAMA Psychiatry. Ying-Yeh Chen, M.D., from Taipei City Hospital in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dual-task costs of quantitative gait parameters while walking and turning in people with Parkinson's disease: beyond gait speed - Vit ório R, Hasegawa N, Carlson-Kuhta P, Nutt JG, Horak FB, Mancini M, Shah VV.
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of recommendations for selecting the most appropriate gait measures of Parkinson's disease (PD)-specific dual-task costs to use in clinical practice and research. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify measures of dual-task c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Neuroscientists seek Parkinson's, addiction insights by tracking gene expression
(Picower Institute at MIT) Two MIT neuroscientists have received grants from the G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation to screen for genes that could help brain cells withstand Parkinson's disease and to map how gene expression changes in the brain in response to drugs of abuse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Setting yourself free and finding your voice
The period between Christmas and New Year is an odd hinterland of non-doing for me. The celebrations of Christmas pause and wait until the celebrations of New Year begin. In that space between one year and the next its when I try and get through tasks that would normally be difficult to do, not because they’re hard, but because they require discipline and time – not something I’m normally abundent in! This Christmas has been the same, and yet different from those of the past. Yes, I’ve spent a lot of time ticking things off my To – Do list like cleaning the car, sorting out all our paperwork a...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 3, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Philosophy change life Source Type: news

Happy new year 2022
Looking back, I knew that 2021 was going to be a corker of a year. It just felt ‘right’ somehow. And after all the trouble we’d had during 2020, it certainly needed to earn its keep. It was during February I first noticed that something had changed, not just changed really, transformed. I couldn’t put my finger on it at first and it took a while before I realised that somehow the colours of the landscapre were brighter, more vibrant seeming to shimmer and glow whenever the sun shone brightly – which was frequently. It wasn’t long after that I realised I could hear more birds and insects ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 1, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Fiction friday fiction Source Type: news

Overconfidence in visual perception in Parkinson's disease - Halperin O, Karni R, Israeli-Korn S, Hassin-Baer S, Zaidel A.
Increased dependence on visual cues in Parkinson's disease (PD) can unbalance the perception-action loop, impair multisensory integration, and affect everyday function of PD patients. It is currently unknown why PD patients seem to be more reliant on th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Saving neurons in Parkinson's disease
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ferrarelli, L. K. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Exploring expert perceptions about the cyber security and privacy of connected and autonomous vehicles: a thematic analysis approach - Liu N, Nikitas A, Parkinson S.
Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) constitute an automotive development carrying paradigm-shifting potential that may soon be embedded into a dynamically changing urban mobility landscape. The complex machine-led dynamics of CAVs make them more prone... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Billy Connolly health: Comedian discusses his Parkinson’s and says he doesn’t fear death
BILLY CONNOLLY health: Comedian and former shipyard worker celebrates his impressive 60-year career in an ITV special this evening and how he refused to allow his Parkinson's disease to define him. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In conversation with Emma Lea
How does a dyslexic become a writer? Having inspirational teachers at school helps, as does parents who won’t allow it to become an excuse. Emma K Lea talks about her journey from ghostwriter to self-publisher, her work as a tutor for others who are also dyslexic and selling children’s books on Etsy. She reflects on the impact COVID-19 has had on her tutoring business and her love of hens. Listen to the interview https://healthyhappywoman.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Emma-Lea.mp3 Takeaways from this episode: Emma describes herself as a dyslexic who happens to write Words are critical to the writer’s...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast children's books dyslexia etsy ghostwriting hens self-publishing Source Type: news

In conversation with Emma K Lea
How does a dyslexic become a writer? Having inspirational teachers at school helps, as does parents who won’t allow it to become an excuse. Emma K Lea talks about her journey from ghostwriter to self-publisher, her work as a tutor for others who are also dyslexic and selling children’s books on Etsy. She reflects on the impact COVID-19 has had on her tutoring business and her love of hens. Listen to the interview https://healthyhappywoman.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Emma-Lea.mp3 Takeaways from this episode: Emma describes herself as a dyslexic who happens to write Words are critical to the writer’s...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast children's books dyslexia etsy ghostwriting hens self-publishing Source Type: news

Mild and marked executive dysfunction and falls in people with Parkinson's disease - Pelicioni PHS, Menant JC, Henderson EJ, Latt MD, Brodie MA, Lord SR.
BACKGROUND: Executive dysfunction and risk of falling are hallmarks of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, it is unclear how executive dysfunction predisposes people with PD to falling. OBJECTIVES: To: (i) identify sensorimotor, balance, and cardiovascu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Ultrasound Ablation for PD: Benefit Limited by Adverse Effects Ultrasound Ablation for PD: Benefit Limited by Adverse Effects
Focused ultrasound subthalamotomy improved motor features in patients with Parkinson's disease, but was associated with a high rate of adverse events in a new sham-controlled trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Visual cues promote head first strategies during walking turns in individuals with Parkinson's disease - Baker T, Pitman J, MacLellan MJ, Reed-Jones RJ.
Anticipatory eye movement promotes cranio-caudal sequencing during walking turns. Clinical groups, such as Parkinson's disease (PD), do not produce anticipatory eye movements, leading to increased risk of falls. Visual cues may promote anticipatory eye mov... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: Colour vision, dry eyes and double vision could be early signs
PARKINSON'S disease is a heart-breaking disease in which a person's mind and health slowly deteriorates. The early signs can be found in a change of vision and eyesight. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparison of precision and accuracy of five methods to analyse total score data - Wellhagen GJ, Karlsson MO, Kjellsson MC.
Total score (TS) data is generated from composite scales consisting of several questions/items, such as the Movement Disorder Society-Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS). The analysis method that most fully uses the information gathered is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Beyond changing DNA itself, mutagens also cause errors in gene transcription
(University of Southern California) The discovery that toxic stressors can cause errors in gene transcription opens new avenues of research on diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's and sheds light on the potential role of the " transcriptome " in aging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Reflections on 2020
According to the Cambridge Dictionary a reflection is “the image of something in a mirror or on any reflective surface” and I felt this was a good place to start this post as 2020 has forced us to face some uncomfortable personal experiences at the same time as exposing social flaws and challenges we had perhaps hoped to keep swept under a carpet of denial and delusion. 2020 is a year everyone alive who is of an age where memory kicks in for the long term will look back and say something along the lines of ‘do you remember what you were doing when the pandemic first struck?’. Rather like other iconi...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness 2020 reflections Source Type: news

Risk of suicide among patients with Parkinson disease - Chen YY, Yu S, Hu YH, Li CY, Artaud F, Carcaillon-Bentata L, Elbaz A, Lee PC.
Importance: Parkinson disease (PD) is an increasingly common neurodegenerative disorder in many aging societies. Although comorbidities with mental disorders are common in PD, whether PD is associated with an increased risk of suicide is unclear. Objec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Jeremy Bulloch, 'Star Wars' original Boba Fett actor, dead at 75
Jeremy Bulloch died in a London hospital due to health complications after battling Parkinson's for years, according to a statement from... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philips, InSightec to partner on MRgUS
Philips Healthcare parent Royal Philips and InSightec announced they will collaborate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiology workflow a focus for Philips at RSNA 2020 Philips to launch ops command center at RSNA Insightec touts studies on focused ultrasound Lantheus, Insightec to partner Philips inks 3T MRI contract with SimonMed Japan to pay for Insightec MRgFUS for Parkinson's (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Myeloid Leukemia Drug Disappoints in Parkinson's Disease Myeloid Leukemia Drug Disappoints in Parkinson's Disease
Despite showing neuroprotective effects in preclinical models of Parkinson's disease, the tyrosine kinase inhibitor nilotinib does not appear to have a future for this condition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 16, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Older adults with Parkinson's disease face twice the risk for suicide
Older adults with Parkinson's disease are twice as likely to die by suicide than those without the disease, according to an analysis published Wednesday by JAMA Psychiatry. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rosalind Franklin University researcher elected AAAS Fellow
(Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science) Judith Potashkin, PhD, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Director of Faculty Affairs for Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, has been elected to the rank of fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for her research on Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news