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  • ADHD Tied to Raised Risk of Early Parkinson's

  • Thinning Retina Seen as Early Warning Sign for Parkinson's

  • Scientists Trace Link Between Head Injuries and Parkinson's

  • Alan Alda Reveals Parkinson's Diagnosis

  • Vitamin D No Panacea for Brain Diseases

  • Parkinson's Meds Tied to Higher Rate of Gambling, Sex Addiction Than Thought

  • Diabetes Linked to Risk for Parkinson's Disease

  • Just One Concussion Could Raise Parkinson's Risk

  • Clues to Parkinson's May Be Shed in Tears

  • Brain 'Pacemaker' Might Help Slow Alzheimer's

  • Neil Diamond Reveals Parkinson's Diagnosis

  • Can Caffeine Levels in Blood Predict Parkinson's?

  • Vigorous Exercise May Help Slow Parkinson's Disease

  • Are Women With Parkinson's at a Disadvantage?

  • Brain Disconnects Spotted in Parkinson's Patients With Visual Hallucinations
    Scans showed areas with decreased connectivity

  • Coffee Doesn't Help Parkinson's Motor Disorders
    Caffeine has no impact, says long-term trial that reverses earlier findings

  • Why Your Nose May Be Key to Parkinson's Risk
    Study suggests fading sense of smell often occurs years before symptom onset

  • New Hope From Old Drugs in Fight Against Parkinson's
    Asthma medications may lower risk, but much more research is needed

  • Virtual House Calls for Speedy, Effective Parkinson's Care
    Online visits saved patients more than two hours and 100 miles of driving, study found

  • Singing May Be Good Medicine for Parkinson's Patients
    Voice coaching appears to help swallowing and breathing, study finds

  • Diabetes Drug Shows Promise Against Parkinson's
    Byetta improved symptoms of motor disease in small, short trial, but more research needed

  • White Collar Workers at Higher Odds of Death From ALS, Parkinson's
    Study found richer, better-educated folks with these brain diseases are more likely to die

  • Early Parkinson's May Prompt Vision Problems
    Changes in sight could signal disease a decade before motor symptoms surface, study suggests

  • Parkinson's Disease and Melanoma May Occur Together, Study Finds
    Doctors should counsel patients that if they have one disease, they're at risk of the other

  • Study Hints at Link Between Some Statins, Parkinson's Risk
    But the connection was only seen with certain types of the cholesterol-lowering drugs

  • Does a Low-Fat Dairy Habit Boost Parkinson's Risk?
    Study showed 3 or more servings daily raised chances of the movement disorder, but absolute risk still low

  • What You Need to Know About Antidepressants
    They work by affecting brain chemicals that regulate mood, FDA explains

  • Black, Hispanic Americans Less Likely to See a Neurologist
    They more often wind up in the ER and face higher medical costs than white patients, study shows

  • Study Looks at Parkinson's Effect on Life Span
    2-year difference seen between people with degenerative brain diseases and their healthy peers

  • Parkinson's Disease May Originate in Gut, Study Says
    Swedish scientists find link through vagus nerve removal

  • 150-Year-Old Drug May Shorten 'Off' Time for Parkinson's Patients
    Study finds apomorphine cuts the time until levodopa kicks in for those with advanced disease

  • FDA OKs 1st At-Home Genetic Tests for 10 Disorders
    Saliva analysis can indicate higher risk of Parkinson's disease, among others, agency says

  • Hepatitis Infection May Raise Risk for Parkinson's Disease
    New study adds to evidence that these conditions might be linked somehow

  • Exercising 2.5 Hours a Week May Slow Parkinson's Progression
    Even people with advanced disease might benefit, researchers say

  • FDA OKs Parkinson's Add-On Drug
    Xadago is taken during 'off' periods when symptoms escalate

  • New Parkinson's Drug Xadago Approved
    To help prevent 'off' episodes among users of levodopa/carbidopa

  • Could Parkinson's Disease Raise Stroke Risk?
    Or is the link the other way around? Study finds a connection, but cause-and-effect isn't clear

  • Is It Parkinson's or Something Else? Blood Test Might Tell
    But new technique needs more study, researchers say

  • New Parkinson's Drug May Combat Movement Difficulties
    Opicapone, added to standard treatment, appears safe and well-tolerated, researchers say

  • Welders Showed Increased Risk of Parkinson-Like Symptoms in Study
    Exposure to manganese in welding fumes appears to affect movement, researchers report

  • Exercise May Be Real Medicine for Parkinson's Disease
    Physical activity helps improve gait and balance, research review finds

  • Was Football Safer Back in the Day?
    Study found those who played in high school in 1950s and '60s don't face increased risk of dementia

  • New Parkinson's Gene Identified
    Scientists say it's linked to higher risk of early onset disease in white people

  • Inhaled Version of Parkinson's Drug May Help Keep Symptoms at Bay
    Levodopa pill can wear off, but a powdered version can come to the rescue, study finds

  • Cellular Defect May Be Linked to Parkinson's: Study
    Abnormality might apply to all forms of the disease, researchers say

  • Experimental Test Detects Parkinson's Disease Earlier
    A quicker diagnosis would allow people to participate in drug trials, researcher says

  • Scientists Zero in on Brain Area Linked to 'Parkinson's Gait'
    Discovery could lead to new treatments for the disease's jerky, unbalanced walking, researchers say

  • Cancer Drug Shows Early Promise for Parkinson's Disease
    Medication was generally found safe, and study findings hinted at a benefit

  • Study Links Severe Head Injury to Parkinson's Risk
    Researchers only found an association, could not explain why connection might exist

  • Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease
    Swedish study of nearly 1.5 million patients finds no increased risk when blood came from affected people

  • Parkinson's Rates Rising Among American Men
    Smoking is known to help shield against the disease, so declines in that habit may play a role, experts say

  • Nuplazid Approved for Parkinson's Hallucinations
    Half of people with Parkinson's may have them

  • Antipsychotic Drugs Tied to Risk of Early Death in Parkinson's Patients
    But it's unclear whether the medications or the disease are the key factor; study only showed an association

  • Rosacea Might Boost Parkinson's Risk: Study
    Research found an association, but did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship between the two conditions

  • Thought Processing a Concern of Parkinson's Patients, Study Says
    Those with thinking difficulties struggle to follow conversations or recall words

  • Agent Orange Linked to Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Panel Says
    Herbicide was used during Vietnam War, and vets with Parkinson's-like symptoms can file claim for the condition

  • Study Questions Use of Physical Therapy for Early Parkinson's
    Future research should investigate more intensive programs, researchers say

  • High Uric-Acid Levels, Lower Risk of Parkinson's?
    Link found only in men, researchers say

  • Dementia Drug May Lower Risk of Falls Among Parkinson's Patients
    Those who took rivastigmine in study were 45 percent less likely to have an accident

  • Early Weight Loss With Parkinson's May Be a Red Flag
    Researchers suspect this could indicate worse form of disease

  • Hepatitis C May Be Tied to Greater Risk for Parkinson's Disease
    People with the virus also nearly 30 percent more likely to develop the nervous system disorder, researchers say

  • Pesticide in Milk Years Ago May Be Linked to Signs of Parkinson's: Study
    Men in Hawaii who drank more milk showed brain changes, but more research needed to confirm link

  • New Clues to Easing Side Effects From Parkinson's Drug
    Studies in mice, monkeys point to a compound that might lessen levodopa's debilitating effects

  • Dizziness After Standing May Hint at Higher Risk of Early Death
    But other conditions, such as dehydration and diabetes, can also make you woozy, experts say

  • Researchers Explore Memory Problems Related to Parkinson's
    Brain scans revealed changes in white and gray matter

  • Common Diabetes Meds Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson's
    Study can't prove cause and effect, but saw dip in odds for people taking drugs such as Actos and Avandia

  • Brain Chemical Dopamine May Boost Risk-Taking in Healthy People
    Study findings echo those of Parkinson's patients taking meds to increase dopamine levels

  • Exercise Benefits People With Parkinson's Disease: Study
    The sooner you start regular physical activity, the better, researchers say

  • FDA Approves Brain Stimulation Device for Parkinson's Disease
    Brio Neurostimulation System is second such device approved for tremor disorders

  • Brain Stimulation Device Approved for Parkinson's and Essential Tremor
    For use after medication alone proves inadequate

  • Depression Tied to Some Risk of Parkinson's Disease
    Swedish study finds association, but overall risk is low -- only about 1 percent

  • Learning Daily Skills Prepares Kids With Autism for Adult Life
    Those who can clean house and make meals more likely to be employed, study says

  • Parkinson's Protein May Spur Immune Response
    Researchers say more work needs to be done to understand findings

  • Ex-Baseball Star Kirk Gibson Has Parkinson's Disease
    The movement disorder often leads to trembling, slowed movement, poor balance and coordination

  • Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Some Parkinson's Pain for Years
    But new aches develop for many, researchers report

  • Skin Test for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Shows Early Promise
    Higher levels of key proteins may point to disease, but more study is needed, experts say

  • Creatine Doesn't Treat Parkinson's Disease, Study Says
    Research in mice had suggested this amino acid might help

  • Blood Test Aims to Detect Parkinson's in Early Stages
    Researchers also hope it will help doctors track treatment

  • Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect
    Parkinson's patients given fake drugs fared better on 'more expensive' medication

  • Exercise May Cut Fall Risk for Some Parkinson's Patients
    Benefit strongest for those with milder symptoms, study finds

  • Methamphetamine Use Linked to Parkinson's Risk
    Study also found women who took the drug had higher odds of the disease than men

  • Neurologists Say Jury Still Out on Medical Marijuana's Use for Brain Disorders
    Easing federal restrictions on pot research might help get answers, doctors say

  • Daily Physical Activity May Help Lower Parkinson's Risk
    Six hours a week of household chores or commuting seem protective, study finds

  • Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors
    Study estimated a 10 percent increased risk of impulsive gambling, shopping and hypersexuality

  • Are Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Raised Parkinson's Risk Later?
    Study sees a connection, but actual risk is small; more study needed, researchers say

  • Scientists Unlock a Key to Cell Stress
    Stressed cells can halt protein production, which could could shed light on diseases like Alzheimer's and ALS

  • Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study
    Rates of complications did not rise with age, researchers report

  • Robin Williams Had Early Stage Parkinson's Disease, Wife Reveals
    Psychiatrist says you can't necessarily link the nerve disease diagnosis with his suicide

  • Robin Williams Had Parkinson's Disease, Wife Says
    He wasn't ready to share diagnosis publicly before he took his life this week, she revealed

  • Brisk Walking May Help Curb Parkinson's Symptoms
    Study found it improved gait, stiffness, mood, attention and overall quality of life

  • MRI Technique May Help Detect Parkinson's Earlier
    Larger research trials needed to confirm study's encouraging findings, experts say

  • Levodopa May Beat Newer Meds for Long-Term Parkinson's Care: Study
    Largest such trial finds the older drug 'edging out' others, but treatment is made on case-by-case basis

  • Study Supports Durability of Parkinson's Treatment
    Transplanted brain neurons appear to remain healthy for up to 14 years, research shows

  • More Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's Risk
    Study also found that genes affect the level of risk

  • Vitamin D Levels Linked to Parkinson's Symptoms
    Better thinking, mood associated with higher levels, study finds

  • Gene Therapy May Hold Promise for Advanced Parkinson's Disease
    Study says new dopamine-producing brain cells help control motor function

  • Nutritional Supplement May Benefit Parkinson's Patients
    Early study found rise in antioxidant levels after taking inosine

  • Could Deep Brain Stimulation Make Parkinson's Patients Better Drivers?
    Study found that they made fewer slight errors than healthy patients and those using meds

  • Exercise Seems to Ease Parkinson's-Related Depression
    Mood problems can be more debilitating than movement issues, researcher says

  • Study Sheds Light on Link Between Pesticides, Parkinson's
    Gene mutation combined with exposure to chemicals used in farming may trigger degenerative disease

  • New Drug Shows Early Promise in Treating Parkinson's Psychosis
    Pimavanserin may have fewer side effects than current therapy, study suggests

  • Depression May Sometimes Foreshadow Parkinson's Diagnosis
    Study from Taiwan found strongest connection among older adults with tough-to-treat cases

  • Parkinson's Patients at Genetic Risk for Dementia Might Be Identified Sooner
    Levels of specific kinds of fat tied to mutation can be measured in blood, study finds

  • Genetic Syndrome May Have Links to Parkinson's Disease
    Study ties inherited condition that causes missing DNA to increased risk of neurological disorder

  • Spinal Fluid Test May Aid Early Detection of Parkinson's Disease
    New study findings also might help predict how quickly the disease will progress, researchers say

  • Alzheimer's Research Takes a New Turn
    Study suggests that gummed-up synapses -- not plaque -- may be at the root of aging brain diseases

  • Statin Use May Reduce Parkinson's Risk, Study Says
    Stopping cholesterol-lowering drug could raise odds of the disease, researchers suggest

  • Deep Brain Stimulation Studied as Last-Ditch Obesity Treatment
    No major side effects seen in 3 patients over nearly 3 years

  • Pesticide Exposure May Raise Parkinson's Risk, Study Suggests
    Farming, country living could play a role, researchers say

  • Eating Peppers Tied to Lower Parkinson's Risk, Study Finds
    Vegetables that contain nicotine may offer some protection, research suggests

  • Muhammad Ali's Daughter Champions Fight Against Parkinson's Disease
    With her legendary father stricken, May May Ali works to raise awareness of his devastating disorder

  • Your Autoantibody 'Profile' Might Someday Help Spot Illness
    Differences showed up in study of people with conditions including Alzheimer's, breast cancer

  • Alzheimer's Patients May Face Looming Shortage of Neurologists
    Medicare payment system undervalues one-on-one evaluations by these specialists, experts say

  • Newly Created Rats Designed to Speed Alzheimer's Research
    The genetically engineered rodents more closely mimic the disease found in humans, scientists say

  • Fewer U.S. Teens Dying in Teen-Driver Crashes
    Risky rider behavior and passenger fatalities have lessened, but texting and speeding remain deadly habits, report says

  • Obama Unveils Vast Brain-Mapping Project
    10-year initiative, with $100 million funding in 2014, designed to lead to breakthroughs for diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

  • Early Thinking Problems May Signal Future Dementia in Parkinson's Patients
    But predictive value of finding still needs to be proved, expert says

  • Acting Out Dreams During Sleep May Signal Dementia
    Small study connects REM sleep behavior disorder with 'Lewy bodies' in brain

  • New Drugs May Offer Hope to Parkinson's Patients
    Results are preliminary, but treatment could improve for millions with the disease, researcher says

  • Human Brain Cells Used to Make Mice Smarter
    Findings could advance research on conditions such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, experts say

  • U.S. Plans Billion-Dollar Project to Study the Brain
    Hope is the initiative will lead to breakthroughs for diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

  • Deep Brain Stimulation May Help in Early Stages of Parkinson's
    Study finding suggests therapy could be useful for more than just advanced cases

  • Review Finds No Evidence Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Are Infectious
    Analysis of patients who received human growth hormone from cadavers saw no increased risk of brain diseases

  • Some Parkinson's Patients Discover an Artistic Side
    Cases suggest prescribed medicine may help unleash creativity

  • Early Parkinson's Patients May Suffer Some Symptoms in Silence
    Yet help is possible if doctors know about the problem, study suggests

  • Meds May Spur Compulsive Behaviors in Some Parkinson's Patients: Study
    Some indulge in gambling or other troublesome activities, but research suggests drugs are cause

  • Ex-President George H.W. Bush Remains Hospitalized
    88-year-old being treated for bronchitis and lingering cough

  • Former President George H.W. Bush to Stay in Hospital Through Weekend
    88-year-old's bronchitis isn't life-threatening, doctors just playing it safe, staffer says

  • Former President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized With Bronchitis
    88-year-old's condition doesn't appear life-threatening, staffer says

  • Depression a Key Factor in Health of Parkinson's Patients: Study
    Researchers add that it is difficult to diagnose because movement disorder masks symptoms

  • Head Injury Plus Herbicide Exposure May Triple Parkinson's Risk
    People who experienced both of these individual risk factors are much more vulnerable, study finds

  • Exercise a Likely Tool for Parkinson's Patients
    Mobility improved with regular activity, study finds

  • Certain Eye Injuries in Kids May Indicate Child Abuse: Study
    Retinal imaging could help doctors sort out accidents from purposeful injury

  • Telling Patients When They're Unfit to Drive Cuts Crashes: Study
    But people may resent the advice and limit visits with their physician

  • Ex-NFL Players at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's, ALS: Study
    But study was small, and safety has improved over time, experts note

  • Scientists Find Links Among Parkinson's, Cancer and Family History
    Utah study looked at prostate cancer, melanoma

  • Discovery May Improve Diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
    Markers in cerebrospinal fluid might help distinguish different forms of neurological disease, study finds

  • Overloaded Backpacks Can Injure Kids: Experts
    Some tips to lighten the load as the school year approaches

  • Sleep Boosts Memory for Parkinson's Patients, Study Suggests
    Research also found that sleep disorders such as sleep apnea can harm memory

  • Caffeine May Help Treat Parkinson's Disease
    Three cups of coffee daily seems to ease motor symptoms, study finds

  • Parkinson's Patients Experience Declines Years Before Diagnosis
    Physical abilities, quality of life start to deteriorate up to 7 years earlier, study says

  • Smoking, Pesticides Might Spur Rare 'Sleep-Kicking' Disorder
    Having disorder may raise risk of Parkinson's, dementia, researcher adds

  • Sleep May Ease Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease: Study
    Some patients experience a 'sleep benefit' after daytime naps and nighttime shuteye

  • Deep Brain Stimulation May Offer Longer-Term Relief for Parkinson's
    3-year study found similar benefits from stimulating two different areas

  • Genes Might Be Key to Parkinson's Spread
    Certain variants were related to faster progression of movement disorder

  • Eating Berries Might Help Preserve Your Memory
    Blueberries, strawberries found to prevent mental decline in study of older women

  • Experimental Gel May Help Those With Advanced Parkinson's
    Infused treatment of standard drugs appeared better than pills for stabilizing 'off' time, researchers report

  • Newer Antidepressants May Be Safe for Parkinson's Patients
    Paxil, Effexor improved depression without worsening motor symptoms in small study

  • Eye Tremors May Aid Early Diagnosis of Parkinson's: Study
    Inability to keep eye stable during test linked to disease, findings suggest

  • Berries, Tea May Cut Men's Odds for Parkinson's: Study
    These and other foods contain 'neuroprotective' agents called flavonoids, researchers say

  • Drug Patch Approved for Advanced Parkinson's and Restless Leg Syndrome
    Neupro thought to stimulate brain receptors governing movement

  • Can Statins Prevent Parkinson's Disease?
    It's too early to say, but study suggests younger users may gain some benefit

  • Drug Seems to Speed Recovery After Traumatic Brain Injury
    Study suggests amantadine may gently awaken patients in vegetative, minimally conscious states

  • Selenium Supplements May Help -- or Harm
    Too much or too little of the mineral can hurt your health, evidence review finds

  • Weight Training May Help Parkinson's Patients Retain Function
    The regimen seemed to help more than workouts focused on balance, stretching, study found

  • Tai Chi May Help Parkinson's Patients
    Study found twice-weekly training boosted balance, reduced falls

  • Electrical Brain Stimulation May Strengthen Memory, Study Says
    Preliminary results suggest method might hold promise for dementia patients

  • Gene Research Offers Clues to Parkinson's Disease
    Key mutation in certain DNA is tied to a minority of cases of the illness, study says

  • Neurologists Should Screen Patients for Abuse: Experts
    People with certain disorders might be more vulnerable to violence, says American Academy of Neurology

  • Protein That Controls Movement Does the Opposite in Parkinson's
    Study with mice suggests it may be a new drug target

  • Race, Gender, Dementia May Affect Parkinson's Survival
    Large study found higher death risk among men

  • Study Looks at Deep Brain Stimulation in Bipolar Patients
    Research is still preliminary, with few patients involved so far

  • Brain Changes May Be Tied to Parkinson's Dementia
    Study finds differences between patients with and without mental decline

  • Exposure to Toxic Solvents Linked to Parkinson's Disease
    Lifetime jobs, hobbies involving these chemicals raised risk, study says

  • Classic Restless Legs Syndrome Not Linked to Parkinson's
    But many with Parkinson's disease have daytime 'leg motor restlessness,' study found

  • New Guidelines Issued for Common Tremor Disorder
    American Academy of Neurology has updated recommendations for treating essential tremor

  • Bicycle May Speed Up Parkinson's Diagnosis
    Ability to ride a bike may help doctors distinguish between motor disorders, study says

  • Movement Disorders on YouTube Not What They Seem, Experts Warn
    Group of neurologists says the abnormal movements seem to be triggered by mental illness instead

  • More Evidence Links Genes to Parkinson's
    Theory that the movement disorder occurs randomly is changing, researcher says

  • Parkinson's Patients May Fare Better in Neurologist's Care
    But women, minorities more likely to stick with primary care doctor, study finds

  • Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Parkinson's Symptoms Long-Term
    But it doesn't stop the progression of the disease, researchers say

  • Methamphetamine Abuse May Raise Parkinson's Risk
    Study found users were 76 percent more likely to develop movement disorder

  • 'Virtual Reality' May Help in Parkinson's Therapy
    The technology is a promising tool to improve movement speed in patients, researcher says

  • Parkinson's Patients Still Prescribed Antipsychotics Despite Warning
    Six years after FDA cautioned drugs may worsen symptoms, overall prescription number unchanged, study finds

  • Parkinson's Disease May Boost Melanoma Risk: Study
    Patients with the brain disorder should get checked annually for the skin cancer, expert advises

  • Drifting Pesticides May Endanger People in Nearby Workplaces
    California study finds higher Parkinson's risk among non-agricultural workers

  • Group Visits With Doctor May Benefit Parkinson's Patients
    Longer, shared sessions allow for more discussion, closer observation than routine appointments

  • Dogs' DNA May Aid Research on Hereditary Parkinson's
    Gene mutation that affects both Tibetan Terriers and humans could lead to treatment advances

  • Low-Intensity Exercise, Drug Combo Can Help Parkinson's Patients, Studies Show
    Regimens improved movement and coordination, and reduced tremors

  • Parkinson's May Have Links to Certain Cancers, Study Suggests
    Genealogical data shows higher odds for melanoma, prostate cancer

  • Study Probes Potential Link Between Welding, Parkinson's Disease
    Lifetime manganese exposure might alter brain chemical, but tie to actual illness unclear, researchers say

  • Parkinson's Drugs Linked to Behavior Problems in Study
    Hypersexuality, addictive gambling, binge eating noted with use of dopamine agonists

  • Gene Therapy May Help Reverse Parkinson's Symptoms
    Experimental treatment linked to a decline in tremors; no serious side effects, small study finds

  • Study: Lack of Vitamin D May Precede Onset of Parkinson's
    But levels of the vitamin don't decline as disease progresses, researchers add

  • Ibuprofen Linked to Lower Parkinson's Disease Risk
    New research strengthens association, but more study is needed, experts say

  • Can Prescription Amphetamine Use Raise Parkinson's Risk?
    Study found those who said they had used Benzedrine or Dexedrine showed 60 percent greater likelihood

  • 2 Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's in Study
    Findings on paraquat, rotenone will further understanding of the disease, researchers say

  • Berries May Offer Sweet Protection Against Parkinson's Disease
    They're rich in an antioxidant that seems to shield men and women from the illness, study finds

  • Scientists ID Genetic Clues to Parkinson's
    Finding suggests DNA may play stronger role in disease than previously thought

  • Adult ADHD Often Precedes Certain Type of Dementia: Study
    More than triples risk of developing degenerative brain disease, researchers say

  • Bike-Riding Ability May Distinguish 'Atypical' Parkinson's
    For accurate diagnosis, doctors should ask about bicycling, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Healthy Habits Can Help Parkinson's Symptoms
    Here are some suggestions

  • Black, Low-Income Patients More Disabled by Parkinson's Complications
    Black patients also less likely than whites to receive newer meds for the illness, study shows

  • Anti-Delirium Drug May Harm Critically Ill Patients
    Exelon ineffective, raised risk of death in study

  • New Guidelines Issued for Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's
    Experts publish consensus with ultimate goal of improving patients' lives

  • First Patient Treated in U.S.-Approved Embryonic Stem Cell Trial
    Unnamed individual is receiving controversial cells to treat spinal cord injury

  • Scans May Aid Early Detection of Dementia, Parkinson's
    Imaging tests spotted brain abnormalities before noticeable symptoms developed in study patients

  • Expectation May Affect Placebo Response in Parkinson's Patients
    Being told there was a 75% chance of getting drug spurred neurochemical response: study

  • Sleep Disorder May Help Predict Parkinson's Decades Earlier
    Study appears to confirm link between REM behavior disorder and certain neurodegenerative diseases

  • Vitamins D, E Might Help Maintain Brain Health
    3 studies show links between levels of the nutrients and odds for dementia, Parkinson's

  • Researchers Pinpoint Genetic Tie to Brain Development
    Finding may help in disease research, treatment and more, scientist says

  • Parkinson's Transplant Mystery Solved, Researchers Say
    Study suggests a way to prevent the uncontrolled movements that halted earlier trials

  • Tests Help Predict Which Parkinson's Patients Are Likely to Fall
    Study suggests they could help prevent serious accidents

  • Genetics, Insecticides Might Contribute to Parkinson's
    French study found combination raised risk of movement disorder in men

  • Deep Brain Stimulation Works in Two Sites for Parkinson's Disease
    Choice of area to pinpoint can be tailored to individual patients, researchers say

  • Parkinson's Drugs Tied to Compulsive Behaviors
    Impulse control disorders noted in patients include gambling and binge eating

  • Voice Analysis May Allow Early Detection of Parkinson's
    Changes in speech occur before other symptoms, could help speed diagnosis, findings show

  • Adding Surgery to Meds May Improve Life With Parkinson's
    Deep brain stimulation is risky but can be beneficial, researchers say

  • Parkinson's Linked to Genetic Mutation
    In mice, researchers see tie-in to tremors and other motor problems

  • Relief Sought for Secondary Parkinson's Symptoms
    New guidelines target erectile dysfunction, constipation and more

  • Longtime Smokers May Find Protection From Parkinson's
    Finding could help unravel mysteries of neurological and motor disease

  • Extended-Release Mirapex Approved for Parkinson's Disease
    A once-daily treatment

  • Ibuprofen May Help Stave Off Parkinson's
    Finding suggests need to look closer at the disease as inflammatory, expert says

  • Voice Problems May Affect Social Life in Parkinson's
    Patients perceived as 'negative' due to disease-related changes in their speech, study finds

  • Cleaning Agent Tied to Parkinson's in Study
    Trichloroethylene was widely used industrial solvent

  • Parkinson's More Common in Northeast, Midwest
    And far more likely to strike whites than blacks, researchers find

  • Scientists Turn Mouse Skin Cells Into Nerve Cells
    Finding could revolutionize stem cell therapy, but much research remains to be done

  • Genes, Diet Offer New Clues to Parkinson's Disease
    Interaction between genetics, environment may play role in onset, research suggests

  • Compounds Identified That Might Treat Nerve Diseases
    Researchers aim to 'chaperone' proteins involved in diseases like Parkinson's

  • Cutting Parkinson's Drug Dose Linked to Withdrawal Effects
    Decreased use of dopamine agonists can lead to difficult symptoms in patients, study finds

  • PET Scan Improves Diagnosis of Parkinsonism: Study
    Early identification then leads to better treatment, researchers say

  • Using Light to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
    Novel tool might lead to treatments for epilepsy, Parkinson's, researchers say

  • Research Sheds Light on Causes of Parkinson's
    Gene mutations linked to both common and rarer hereditary forms of disease

  • Scientists Zero in on Brain's 'Stopwatch'
    Timing mechanisms in brain cells may hold clues for Parkinson's treatment, researchers say

  • Gene Behind Gaucher Disease a Player in Parkinson's
    Finding from worldwide study could one day lead to new treatments

  • Common Antioxidant Might Slow Parkinson's
    But too much urate can also cause trouble, so more study is needed, experts say

  • Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Parkinson's
    Treatment tested in monkeys addresses only motor issues, though, experts say

  • Common Antioxidant Might Slow Parkinson's
    But too much urate can also cause trouble, so more study is needed, experts say

  • New Parkinson's Drug Draws Mixed Reviews
    Researchers split on whether it slowed disease progression in trial

  • Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's
    Occupational exposure may trigger the neurodegenerative disease, study finds

  • Special Eye Drops May Reverse Glaucoma Damage
    More testing still needed, but nerve growth factor proved effective in study

  • Agent Orange Linked to Parkinson's, Heart Disease
    Study finds possible increased risk of both conditions among Vietnam vets

  • Educated Parkinson's Patients Move to Meds Sooner
    Researchers aren't sure what spurs need for early treatment

  • Final Rules Broaden Pool for Stem Cell Research
    Older stem cell lines eligible for U.S. research dollars, NIH says

  • New Weapons in Fight Against TB?
    Parkinsons drugs may thwart treatment-resistant strain, study finds

  • Hormones May Affect Neurological Disease Risk
    Women are more vulnerable during certain stages of life, study finds

  • Personality May Not Predict Parkinson's
    Finding questions theory that certain traits hint at disease development

  • Protein Might Mute Effects of Methamphetamine
    Manipulation may be used someday against Parkinson's, too, expert suggests

  • NIH May Ease Some, But Not All, Stem Cell Restrictions
    Agency says cells should come from fertility clinic embryos that otherwise would be discarded

  • Parkinson's Drugs Can Trigger Unhealthy Behaviors
    But lower doses of dopamine agonists appear to curb compulsive acting out, study says

  • Pot Belly Boosts Risk for Restless Legs Syndrome
    Obesity may alter nervous system, triggering the movement disorder, researchers say

  • New Parkinson's Treatment Shows Promise in Animals
    Stimulation of spinal cord less invasive than deep brain stimulation, researchers say

  • Parkinson's Treatment Drugs Even Out Over Long Term
    Levels of disability, quality of life similar on levodopa or pramipexole, study finds

  • Obama Lifts Ban on Stem Cell Research
    Scientists applaud his action, which is expected to kick-start efforts to unlock therapeutic potential

  • Obama to End Stem Cell Ban Monday
    Researchers applaud his action, which is expected to kick-start efforts to unlock therapeutic potential

  • Hormones May Help Shield Women from Parkinson's
    But protection limited to natural hormones, not HRT, researchers note

  • Family History of Melanoma Doubles Parkinson's Risk
    Linkage between the two might be genetic, researchers say

  • Scientists Heartened at Prospect of End to Stem Cell Ban
    Move by Obama expected to kick-start efforts to unlock therapeutic potential

  • Deep Brain Stimulation Helps Those With Advanced Parkinson's
    Study found both physical function and quality of life improved

  • Sleep Disorder Could Signal Neurological Disease
    Finding could help docs spot those at risk for dementia, Parkinson's, researchers say

  • Older Drugs Better at Fighting Depression in Parkinson's Patients
    Study finds more success when multiple brain receptors are targeted

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries Linked to Long-Term Health Issues for Iraq Vets
    Government report notes problems include dementia, aggression, depression

  • Parkinson's Patients More Prone to Vitamin D Deficiency
    Study found their levels were lower than Alzheimer's patients, healthy controls

  • Sensor Detects Levels of Brain Chemicals
    Could help in treatment of Parkinson's, epilepsy and depression, researchers say

  • Mediterranean Diet Cuts Death From Chronic Diseases
    Those who eat this way reduce risk of many illnesses by almost 10%, study says

  • Compound Could Reduce Heart Attack Damage
    Acts against destructive free radicals, researchers say

  • Mouse Model to Aid Sinusitis Research
    Genetically engineered rodents will help in study of loss of smell, researcher says

  • MS Patients at Higher Risk for Restless Legs Syndrome
    But more study is needed to confirm the link, one expert said

  • Sprinters Closest to Starter's Pistol Have Edge
    Study says startle response sped up reactions

  • Parkinson's Drugs Again Linked to Compulsive Disorders
    Impulsive gambling, shopping, sex and binge eating common among patients, study shows

  • New Hope for Parkinson's Patients
    Experimental drug, patch for current drug both control symptoms better, studies show

  • Drug May Cut Tremors Associated With Parkinson's
    But relief not on way, since FDA has said evidence of drug's effectiveness lacking

  • Electrode Placement Key to Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Patients
    Re-implantation of devices at shorter distances improved motor scores, researchers find

  • Common Medications Could Cause Physical Impairment in the Elderly
    Drugs for acid reflux, urinary incontinence 'slow down' seniors, studies say

  • Eye Cell Implants Improve Parkinson's Symptoms
    Small study found measurable gains in those with moderate to severe disease

  • Sleep Disorder Linked to Neurodegenerative Conditions
    Rapid eye movement disorder can involve anxiety, low attention levels and Parkinson's

  • Elevated Urate Levels May Slow Parkinson's in Men
    Those with highest amount had almost half the risk of needing to start treatment

  • Reprogrammed Cells Reduce Parkinson's Symptoms
    Rodent studies could lead to therapeutic applications in humans, researchers say

  • One-Third of Dementia Cases Laid to Small Blood Vessel Damage
    Findings back control of hypertension, diabetes that may contribute to cumulative effects

  • Parkinson's Disrupts Stem Cell Therapy Transplants
    Dopamine neurons may not work long-term, as disease causes pathologic changes in cells

  • Antipsychotic Drugs of Little Benefit to Alzheimer's Patients
    They offered some relief, but results were not statistically significant

  • Poor Sense of Smell May Be Early Sign of Parkinson's
    Those with lowest odor identification scores had 5 times greater risk, study finds

  • Family Study Associates Pesticide Use With Parkinson's Risk
    Study found strongest ties to herbicides and insecticides

  • Therapeutic Cloning Works in Mice With Parkinson's
    Injecting neurons that were genetic match improved symptoms, avoided rejection

  • Gene Linked to Form of Parkinson's Disease
    Finding could lead to better understanding of the incurable neurological disorder

  • Parkinson's Drug May Fight Cancer
    Dopamine prevents tumors from gaining a blood supply, studies suggest

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Might Prevent Parkinson's
    Preliminary study finds some benefit from calcium channel blockers

  • DNA Fingerprints Predict Brain Disorders
    Researchers found certain variations may indicate higher risk of ALS, Parkinson's

  • Industrial Solvent May Increase Risk for Parkinsonism
    Study links trichloroethylene exposure to nervous system disorder

  • Research Gets Closer to Origin of Parkinson's Disease
    Modified protein hastens nerve cell death, scientists say

  • Relatives of Parkinson's Patients at Higher Psychiatric Risk
    This suggests a link between the illness and depression, anxiety disorders, researchers say

  • Scientists Find Way to Track Stem Cells in Brain
    It could be a breakthrough for neurological research, experts say

  • NSAIDs Protect Against Parkinson's Disease
    Over-the-counter pain meds reduced risk by as much as 60%, researchers say

  • Parkinson's Linked to Risk of Alzheimer's
    Relatives of Parkinson's patients more likely to develop dementia, study finds

  • Health Tip: Spotting a Tremor
    Here are typical symptoms

  • Stem Cells From Testes Produce Wide Range of Tissue Types
    Work with mice might lead to treatments for diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer's

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Parkinson's Disease
    While more research is needed, finding could prove significant

  • Removing Ovaries Before Menopause Leads to Memory, Movement Troubles
    Hormone-replacement therapy seems to lessen likelihood of problems, study finds

  • Patients With Early Parkinson's Exhibit Sleepiness, Hallucinations
    Gender, age, overall health key factors identifying those at risk, study finds

  • Cigarette Smoking May Lower Parkinson's Risk
    Tobacco products conferred some protection, although not for those over 75, study says

  • First Skin Patch Sanctioned for Alzheimer's
    Reduces risk of gastrointestinal side effects

  • Enzyme Damage Could Be Key to Parkinson's
    In mouse study, reversing this cellular injury healed the brain

  • Study Identifies Drug Target for Parkinson's
    Finding could have implications for other diseases, like Alzheimer's, researchers say

  • 1st Gene Therapy Trial Effective Against Parkinson's
    Small study showed symptoms were eased, but treatment needs larger testing, researchers say.

  • Parkinson's Linked to Pesticides, Head Trauma
    More exposure means a higher likelihood of the motor illness, research shows

  • Low-Dose CoQ10 Supplements Won't Ease Parkinson's
    Widely touted remedy had no impact on symptoms, study finds

  • Skin Patch Approved for Early Parkinson's
    Delivers drug that mimics dopamine

  • Depression May Be Early Sign of Parkinson's Disease
    Too often, doctors may blame mood change on impact of diagnosis, experts say

  • Study Probes Parkinson Drugs' Effect on Motivation
    Agents that act on dopamine may trigger compulsion, apathy

  • Exercise May Help Ward Off Parkinson's Disease
    Researchers still looking for cause of the apparent benefit

  • Gene Transfer Therapy Eases Parkinson's Symptoms
    Movement improved after treatment to stop death of dopamine-producing brain cells, study finds

  • Deep Brain Stimulation Can Boost Memory
    It may help patients with severe depression and other disorders, study finds

  • Coffee Lovers, Smokers at Lower Parkinson's Risk
    Family study supports a link, although reasons behind it remain unclear

  • Drug Cuts 'Off' Time for Parkinson's Patients
    Ropinirole reduced return of symptoms by 2.1 hours a day, study finds

  • Parkinson's Drug Pergolide Withdrawn Over Heart Concerns
    Studies linked the medication to leaky heart valves, FDA says

  • Diabetes-Parkinson's Link Grows Stronger
    Overweight diabetics 83% more likely to get the brain disease, study found

  • Clinical Trial to Examine Creatine as Parkinson's Treatment
    Substance may act as antioxidant, preventing damage to brain cells

  • Drug Shields Parkinson's Patients Against Fracture
    Risedronate counters inactivity-linked weakening of bone, study finds

  • Study Probes Behaviors Linked to Parkinson's Treatment
    Some patients develop gambling or sex addictions, experts note

  • Marijuana-Like Brain Chemicals Ease Parkinson's Symptoms in Mice
    The treatment is much more targeted than smoking marijuana, researchers say

  • Parkinson's Drugs Can Damage Heart Valves
    Pergolide and cabergoline have same effect as now-banned Fen-phen, studies find

  • Epilepsy Drug May Help Parkinson's Patients
    Subjects taking zonisamide showed up to 40% improvement in tests, study finds

  • Cholesterol's Role in Parkinson's Remains Elusive
    Study finds a paradox as subjects with low levels of 'bad' LDL more likely to have disease

  • Parkinson's May Lower Driving Safety
    Drivers with the illness made more mistakes while distracted, study found

  • Parkinson's Gene Reveals Its Secrets
    The mutation produces malfunctioning proteins that disrupt brain-cell networks, study finds

  • Parkinson's Patients Face Tough Treatment 'Balancing Act'
    Michael J. Fox's shakiness caused by long-term medication, not the disease, experts say

  • Scientists Spot Brain's Self-Defense 'Switch'
    A protein activates natural antioxidant toxin-fighters

  • Marijuana-Like Compound May Slow Alzheimer's
    And the club drug Ecstasy is giving scientists clues to Parkinson's disease

  • Dopamine Plays Critical Role in Sleep
    Findings offer important insights into Parkinson's disease, researchers say

  • Banned Pesticide May Be Linked to Parkinson's Disease
    Effects of dieldrin persist for years after exposure, study suggests

  • Brain Stimulation Effective for Parkinson's
    Offers greater benefits, fewer side effects than drugs, study reports

  • Gene to Blame for Some Parkinson's Cases
    Targeting a protein produced by the gene might treat the disease, experts say

  • Potential Drug Target Found to Treat Huntington's Disease
    Enzyme critical to maintenance of cell health could hold key, study finds

  • Neurologists Can Improve 'Deep Brain' Therapy for Parkinson's
    Having a brain expert on hand does make a difference, study found

  • Apathy Without Depression a Sign of Parkinson's
    Finding could help avoid patient misdiagnosis, experts say

  • Exelon Approved for Parkinson's Dementia
    Already sanctioned for Alzheimer's

  • Pesticides Could Raise Parkinson's Risk
    Type and duration of exposure needed isn't yet clear, researchers say

  • Researchers Reverse Parkinson's Symptoms in Animals
    Findings could lead to new drug treatments for humans

  • Zelapar Cuts 'Off' Time for Parkinson's Patients
    Reduces span when symptoms return as medicines wear off

  • Azilect Approved to Treat Parkinson's
    Prevents breakdown of key brain chemical

  • Health Tip: About Parkinson's Disease
    Medications can help reduce tremor and other symptoms

  • Gene Linked to Parkinson's Cripples Mitochondria
    Fruit fly experiments may lead to new treatments, researchers claim

  • Parkinson's Drugs Linked to Compulsive Behaviors
    Heavy gambling, hypersexuality reported in rare cases

  • Discovery May Spur Huntington's, Parkinson's Research
    A clumped protein once thought harmful may actually protect the brain, experts say

  • Gene May Explain Men's Raised Risk for Parkinson's
    Surprise discovery shows that gender-linked gene affects brain chemical, too

  • Cautious Personality Might Boost Parkinson's Risk
    Straight-laced types may have higher odds for the disease, study suggests

  • Genetic Mutation Plays Part in Some Parkinson's Cases
    Major cause of movement disorder among Eastern European Jews, study finds

  • Motor Problems May Precede Parkinson's
    Stiffness, tremors and loss of balance could be telltale signs, study finds

  • 'Engineered' Stem Cells May Help Treat Parkinson's
    They are able to penetrate the brain's blood barrier, researchers report

  • Retina Cell Implants Help Those With Parkinson's
    After a year, many saw 48 percent improvement in symptoms, study found

  • Parkinson's Tied to the Well-Schooled
    Study says doctors may be at higher risk

  • Parkinson's Drugs Cause Uncontrollable Sleepiness
    This side effect may also be partly the result of the disease itself

  • Amphetamines Improve Parkinson's Symptoms in Mice
    Finding could lead to new ways to treat neurodegenerative disease

  • Parkinson's Drug Eases Fibromyalgia Pain
    More than 40% of those who took pramipexole reported 50% drop in pain, study says

  • Some Parkinson's Drugs May Trigger Compulsive Gambling
    Finding could offer insights into addictive behaviors, researchers say

  • Bone Marrow Cells Transformed Into Muscle Cells
    Could lead to treatments for diseases like muscular dystrophy, researchers say

  • Ibuprofen May Protect Against Parkinson's
    Regular use of the painkiller linked to lowered risk, study finds

  • Ovary Removal Doubles Parkinson's Risk
    Study found women who had both taken out when young were more vulnerable later

  • New Drug Helps Parkinson's Patients
    Rasagiline still awaiting approval in United States

  • Cocaine Eyedrops Used to Detect Parkinson's
    Researchers say they could be diagnostic tool in future

  • Magnetic Stimulation Alters Brain
    Technique could one day be used for Parkinson's, stroke victims

  • Researchers Zero In on Genetic Link to Parkinson's
    Mutation may cause 5 percent of cases in people with family history of the disease

  • New Details on Parkinson Gene Outlined
    Information could lead to development of new drugs

  • Dementia of Parkinson's Similar to Alzheimer's
    Both show equal decline in cognitive function each year

  • Studies Offer Some Encouraging News About Parkinson's Drugs
    One treatment may help combat dementia suffered by some patients

  • Surface Brain Stimulation May Ease Parkinson's Symptoms
    Animal study found it helped with movement problems

  • Antibiotic May Stave Off Parkinson's
    Rifampicin shows promise as potential treatment

  • Study Gauges Dopamine Effect on Parkinson's Patients
    It shows how drugs prescribed for the disease may produce learning problems

  • Researchers Identify Another Possible Parkinson's Gene
    Finding could lead to new treatments, scientists say

  • Exercise Might Protect Against Parkinson's Disease
    Protects brain cells against damage, researchers say

  • Trial Halted for Promising Parkinson's Drug
    Researchers think the therapy still might prove useful

  • Proteins May Treat Parkinson's
    Rat study shows gene therapy prevented degeneration of nerve cells in brain

  • Inexpensive Drug Effective in Early Parkinson's
    Study finds selegiline cuts need for levodopa

  • Stem Cell Research Goes on Despite Curbs
    Alzheimer's unlikely to be a big beneficiary

  • Choosing Between Parkinson's Drugs
    Two medications work on different symptoms in early stages

  • Stem Cells Repair Heart Attack Damage
    Advances prompt call to scientists to plead their own case