What Causes Parkinson’s Disease?

What causes Parkinson’s disease?

  • 2 February 2018
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This is one of the most frequently asked questions, when an individual has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The answer is, we do not know of just one cause. We do, however, know there are higher incidences in those who…

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Food And Parkinson’s

Food and Parkinson’s

  • 6 October 2017
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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

New Parkinson Drug Approved

  • 27 August 2017
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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.

Old drug may have potential disease-modifying effects.

  • 18 August 2017
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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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BEWARE Of Scam Treatments And Promises

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

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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