Lady Convolvulus
Almost every year for the past ten years there has been a Hysteria Writing Competition. Back in 2012 it was for short stories and poetry and has since then included flash fiction. And every cover reflects one of the category winners entries. Sticking with this month’s theme of being inspired by greatness, I thought it would be interesting to see what other writers make of the base cover image from Hysteria 1. The cover of Hysteria 1 was inspired by the poem Lady Convolvulus by Abigail Wyatt Pretty as a picture in white and pink, Lady Convolvulus lifts up her head; the jewels of the morning adorn her cheeks and her gr...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 11, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Creative Writing picture prompt writing prompt Source Type: news

PTSD a Parkinson's Disease Risk Factor in Men? PTSD a Parkinson's Disease Risk Factor in Men?
The risk for Parkinson ' s is highest in men diagnosed with PTSD later in life, suggesting that PTSD in older men may be a prodromal symptom of Parkinson ' s.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 10, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Does Parkinson ’s disease begin in the gut?
New Yale research suggests that several neurodegenerative disorders may originate not in the nervous system, but in the gut. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 10, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Beat boredom by creating meaning at work
There is no doubt about it, most people, when pressed would say that they would rather do something that interested them than bored them. But what exactly does ‘interested’ mean. I would hazard a guess that at some level it is about creating something meaningful within the context of a working day. I’m fortunate of course, as are many entrepreneurs, we are often doing the things that have meaning for us; we have even built businesses around those things too. Passion, it seems is the order of the day for us, because typically you don’t have an entrepreneur who has no passion for the business he or s...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 10, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Life work Source Type: news

'I got my life back': How doctors are treating a man with Parkinson's disease halfway across the country
The NeuroSphere Virtual Clinic allows doctors to remotely treat patients with neurological conditions from anywhere in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Doctors in Toronto treat man with Parkinson's disease at his home in N.L. Here's how they did it
The NeuroSphere Virtual Clinic allows doctors to remotely treat patients with neurological conditions from anywhere in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Are virtual objective assessments of fall-risk feasible and safe for people with Parkinson's disease? - Afshari M, Hernandez AV, Nonnekes J, Bloem BR, Goetz CG.
BACKGROUND: Falls are inherent to Parkinson's disease (PD) progression, and risk assessment is mandatory for optimal long term management. OBJECTIVE: To determine if the telehealth application of two observer-based, objective measures of fall-risk ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Lars von Trier Diagnosed With Parkinson ’s Disease
The Danish director is receiving treatment and will finish his TV series 'The Kingdom Exodus,' which premieres at the Venice Film Festival later this month. #thekingdomexodus #venicefilmfestival #larsvontrier (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Director Lars von Trier Diagnosed With Parkinson ’s Disease
Lars von Trier has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Zentropa announced. The production company, which von Trier co-founded in 1992 with producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen, said the director… #peteraalbækjensen #zentropa #productioncompany #larsvontrier (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some 'Dopamine Bean' Supplements Show High Levels of Parkinson's Drug
(MedPage Today) -- A type of supplement known as the "dopamine bean" can contain very high levels of levodopa -- in some cases, higher than prescription formulations used to treat Parkinson's disease, researchers found. Among 15 brands of Mucuna... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 8, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study: Dangerous levels of levodopa found in certain botanical supplements
A new study found botanical supplements of mucuna pruriens, a tropical legume, contained high levels of levodopa that could harm health -- and " unpredictably complicate " management of Parkinson's disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decreased vestibular efficacy contributes to abnormal balance in Parkinson's disease - Bohnen NI, Roytman S, Griggs A, David SM, Beaulieu ML, M üller MLTM.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Abnormal balance is poorly responsive to dopaminergic therapy in Parkinson's disease (PD). Decreased vestibular efficacy may contribute to imbalance in PD. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between vestib... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Effectiveness of exergaming-based interventions for mobility and balance performance in older adults with Parkinson's disease: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials - Zhang J, Luximon Y, Pang MYC, Wang H.
BACKGROUND: exergaming-based interventions (EbIs) have been proposed to improve older adults' mobility and balance performance. However, the effectiveness of such interventions for older adults with Parkinson's disease (OAPD) remains unclear. METHO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Monoclonal Antibodies No Better Than Placebo for Early Parkinson Disease
THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 -- The monoclonal antibodies cinpanemab and prasinezumab show almost no benefit for early Parkinson disease, according to two phase 2 trials published in the Aug. 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Anthony E.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 4, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Inspired by greatness
According to T. S. Eliot “Good writers borrow; great writers steal.” so this month we’re on a journey to borrow and perhaps steal from the greats who have gone before us as we are inspired by their greatness. This month’s word is a set of words related to some of the classic writers whether for children, screen or adult. As with all word squares, the aim is to choose one word from each column and weave them into a story, a piece of flash fiction, a poem or even a first paragraph that sets the scene for the reader. My effort is below. My attempts to be the next Enid Blyton were failing miserably. The words, ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 4, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Creative Writing word square wordsquare writing prompt Source Type: news