Pink to make the boys wink
Where does colour take you? What emotions does it invoke? And how do you know whether the colour you see is the colour someone else sees. Given that sight is dependent on the brain interpreting electrical waves coming through the eyes how do we really know what’s going on out there in the colour of our mind? This week, take a colour, any colour and paint a picture of it for other people so they can see it vividly in their mind’s eye. Paint it with words that allow even those who have never seen your colour to understand what it means. You can see my effort here: Pink to make the boys wink, that’s what my ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 3, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Creative Writing writing prompt Source Type: news

John Q. Trojanowski Dies at 75; Changed Understanding of Brain Diseases
He was able to combine pathology and biochemistry to help figure out how and why people get diseases as disparate as Alzheimer ’s, Parkinson’s and A.L.S. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Alzheimer ' s Disease Parkinson Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis University of Pennsylvania Research Proteins Trojanowski, John Q Lee, Virginia M-Y Tau proteins Source Type: news

How to be a rockstar blogger – part 1
MOTIVATION Before we get down the nitty-gritty of becoming a Rock Star Blogger we need to establish one key thing and that is the motivation behind your desire to achieve blogging superstardom. At a guess, I would imagine you have been reading some free ebooks that have told you all you need to do to become an overnight(ish) millionaire is to start a blog or a website and sell an eager audience your many pearls of wisdom. Would I be far wrong? If you say absolutely wrong Linda, then you have my apologies. I meet so many people who seem to think that the Internet is the key to a lifetime of riches that I can come across as ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 28, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Writing Business blogging Source Type: news

Determinants of 6-minute walk test in people with Parkinson's disease - Üğüt BO, Kalkan AC, Kahraman T, Dönmez Çolakoğlu B, Çakmur R, Genç A.
BACKGROUND: Most of the previous studies, investigating determinants of 6-minute walk test (6MWT), were conducted on small sample sizes and/or have not explored different aspects such as freezing of gait, physical activity, gender, dual-task cost, and/or h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

COVID-19 Killed My Grandfather. But My Dad Was Too Busy Treating COVID-19 Patients to Grieve Him
In early February, I got the call I’d dreaded for months: my 82-year-old grandfather, Charlie Law, had died. I’d tried to prepare myself as best as I could; Grandpa had Parkinson’s disease and dementia, and he had been in physical and mental decline for about four years. Still, I hadn’t seen my grandparents in person for two of those years because of the pandemic. Once the initial waves of shock and sadness had washed over me, I was surprised to find I was angry. Losing my grandfather was inevitable, but it felt as if the disease that finally took his life—COVID-19—was not. Although my g...
Source: TIME: Health - February 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Inside the ping pong ball
I was not always the best student. I freely hold up my hand and admit that sometimes I didn’t pay attention. My mind would wander beyond the confines of the classroom to the fields and woods outside, or to the latest book I was reading. My form teacher, Mr. Griffiths, was mostly patient, but eventually, even he would snap and I would be punished in some way. His punishments were always original. One memorable afternoon I was tasked with an essay on the subject of the inside of a ping pong ball! A whole side of A4 had to be filled, not with a single line “I must pay attention”, but with my first piece of ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 24, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Creative Writing creative non-fiction writing prompt Source Type: news

Risk for Parkinson's Disease Falls After a Heart Attack
Title: Risk for Parkinson ' s Disease Falls After a Heart AttackCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/18/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/22/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 22, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

A theoretical framework for addressing fear of falling avoidance behavior in Parkinson's disease - Landers MR, Nilsson MH.
Postural instability in Parkinson's disease (PD) is associated with several downstream consequences that ultimately lead to a greater risk of falling. Among the prominent downstream consequences is fear of falling (FOF), which is both common and problemati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Imaging Pinpoints Markers of Anxiety Related to Parkinson's Imaging Pinpoints Markers of Anxiety Related to Parkinson's
The insula and frontal cortex are involved in the development of anxiety in adults with Parkinson ’s disease, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 20, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Art and music therapy seem to help with brain disorders. Scientists want to know why
Arts therapies appear to ease brain disorders from Parkinson's to PTSD. Now, artists and scientists have launched an effort to understand how these treatments change the brain.(Image credit: Madeline Gray for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

Sustainability is not sustainable
Over the last few weeks I’ve been offering up a weekly writing prompt and this week is no different. The challenge is to expand our vocabulary and think about what words mean to us. The one I’ve chosen this month is ‘sustainable‘, mostly because I’ve noticed its definition seems to work against what I think of its real meaning. When I looked for a definition online it appears sustainable is connected to the idea of constant economic growth. For example, Merriam Webster tells us it means: “able to be used without being completely used up or destroyed” or able to last or continue for...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 17, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Life writing prompt Source Type: news

Parkinson’s symptoms: The changes to your eyesight that could be a warning sign
PARKINSON'S is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world. Around 145,000 Britons have been diagnosed with the condition - do you know the signs to look out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk for Parkinson Disease Reduced After Myocardial Infarction
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 16, 2022 -- People with myocardial infarction (MI) have a reduced risk for Parkinson disease and secondary parkinsonism during a median follow-up of 21 years, according to a study published online Feb. 16 in the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 16, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Avion Pharmaceuticals, LLC, an Alora Pharmaceuticals company, announces the FDA approval and availability of DHIVY(TM) for the treatment of Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's Disease Treatment is the First and Only Carbidopa/Levodopa (CD/LD) TabletDesigned to be Divided for Precise Dosing ALPHARETTA, Ga., Feb. 14, 2022 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Avion Pharmaceuticals, LLC, an Alora Pharmaceutic... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology, FDA Avion Pharmaceuticals, Alora Pharmaceuticals, Parkinson's Disease, DHIVY (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 14, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Olaris, Inc. Identifies Plasma Metabolic Signature to Classify Male...
Olaris has identified a metabolic signature within plasma that differentiates male patients with the LRRK2 heritable Parkinson's Disease (PD) from male patients with no PD diagnosis.(PRWeb February 14, 2022)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/olaris_inc_identifies_plasma_metabolic_signature_to_classify_male_lrrk2_parkinsons_disease_patients/prweb18494592.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 14, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news