West Michigan researchers testing possible cure for Parkinson’s disease

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – West Michigan researchers have been awarded a two-year, $500,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to test a possible cure for Parkinson’s disease. Grand Valley State University, the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and Rush University in Illinois are engaged in the biomedical research project. Parkinson’s is a progressive disease […]

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Family history of skin cancer ‘almost doubles risk of Parkinson’s ‘

BY, Jessica Albert. A family history of skin cancer can significantly increase the chances of developing Parkinson’s disease, a new study suggests. Scientists found that those whose parents or siblings had suffered melanoma, the most deadly form of the cancer, were twice as likely to develop the condition. The researchers believe that both diseases could […]

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The History Of Parkinson’s Stages. Its Horrible….!!

BY, Jessica Albert. Similar to other progressive diseases, Parkinson’s disease is categorized into different stages. Each stage explains the development of the disease and the symptoms a patient is experiencing. These stages increase in number as the disease increases in severity. The most commonly used staging system is called the Hoehn and Yahr system. It focuses […]

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Parkinson’s disease: Stages, symptoms, causes, and natural treatment

By: Bel Marra Health For years, little was known about Parkinson’s disease. Without a cause, a cure could not be found. But after extensive research, we’re closer to a potential cure as scientists have now discovered a cause for Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease mainly affects movement as it is a progressive neurological illness. Which means, over […]

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13 Medications to Help Control Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

KARA J. WYANT, M.D. A movement disorders specialist explains the different types of Parkinson’s medications, their side effects and how they can help manage symptoms. If you have Parkinson’s disease, there aren’t any treatments that can slow, reverse or stop the condition’s progression. But although there is no cure, more than a dozen medications can help […]

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12 Things Everyone Should Know Parkinson’s disease: What is it and what symptoms should you look out for?

Parkinson’s disease affects one in 500 people in the UK but many of us still don’t really understand the condition. We found out what you need to know. Several high-profile sufferers of Parkinson’s disease including the late, great Muhammad Ali, Michael J. Fox and Billy Connolly have helped raise the profile of the condition to […]

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Even More Evidence Has Linked Parkinson’s Disease to Our Gut Bacteria

Researchers have found yet another reason to think the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease could be a consequence of the type of bacteria living in our gut. Such discoveries could help us use changes in our gut bacteria to not only diagnose the debilitating disorder earlier, but potentially create better targeted treatments. Once referred to as ‘the shaking […]

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Exclusive: Alabama member reveals Parkinson’s diagnosis

BY, Angela Bold. Jeff Cook, one-third of Country Music Hall of Fame group Alabama, has Parkinson’s disease, a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement and causes tremors. Cook, the fiddle player and guitarist for the band, was diagnosed about four years ago. He and his bandmates — Randy Owen (vocals/guitar) and Teddy […]

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