Parkinson Food

Food and Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is not something you hear a lot of in the news, especially compared to other neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, but it affects a significant percentage of the population: one to two percent of Americans over the age…

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New Parkinson Drug Approved

Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADMS) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved GOCOVRI (amantadine) extended release capsules (previously ADS-5102) for treatment of dyskinesia in patients with Parkinson’s disease receiving levodopa-based therapy, with or without concomitant dopaminergic…

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Old drug may have potential disease-modifying effects.

The type 2 diabetes drug exenatide (Bydureon, Byetta, AstraZeneca) has potential disease-modifying effects in Parkinson's disease, results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial suggest. Study results show the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist improved off-medication motor scores in patients with…

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Parkinson Scam

BEWARE of scam treatments and promises

Nearly one-third of the advertisements for “memory-boosting” supplements reviewed by a government watchdog may be illegally claiming to cure or prevent diseases like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, according to a recent report. The report suggests that government regulation is failing to…

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Emma fights tremor

Smartwatches may not be as hot as they used to be, but that doesn't mean wrist-worn wearables are dead altogether. Far from it, actually. Take the Emma Watch, a wrist wearable created by Microsoft Research Innovation Director Haiyan Zhang that's…

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