Parkinson's disease studies improve patient movement
April 25, 2011
Two new studies indicate that low-intensity rather than vigorous exercise and a new drug combination may help people with Parkinson's disease to improve their mobility and control involuntary movement.More...
Foundation seeks support during Parkinson's Awareness Month
April 21, 2011
Helping to educate the public about misconceptions about Parkinson's disease is the goal of this year's theme, "Shatter the Myths," during April, which is Parkinson's Awareness Month.More...
Genetic link seen in Parkinson's and related cancers
April 13, 2011
A research team at the University of Utah, reviewing records that date back as much as 100 years, believe there is a genetic link for those with Parkinson's disease and an increased risk that they and their relatives can also develop melanoma and prostate cancer.More...
Parkinson's disease drug linked to impulse control disorder
April 4, 2011
A group of Parkinson's disease drugs called dopamine agonists are linked to the development of impulse control disorder, a psychological condition characterized by a patient's inability to stop performing actions harmful to oneself and others.More...
African-Americans suffer more severe parkinsonism
January 4, 2011
The slow movements and tremors that characterize parkinsonism - including Parkinson's disease, the most common form of the condition - are most severe in African-Americans with lower levels of income and education, a recent study found.More...
Remote monitoring of Parkinson's symptoms possible
November 23, 2010
By analyzing the speech patterns of patients with Parkinson's disease, American and British researchers have concluded that physicians may be able to monitor symptoms of the condition remotely.More...
New DBS guidelines set for Parkinson's patients
October 28, 2010
New guidelines for the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for individuals with Parkinson's disease were published online recently in the Archives of Neurology.More...
DBS may help memory in Alzheimer's patients
October 26, 2010
Deep brain stimulation (DBS), used for people with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, shows promise of improving memory in patients with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new Canadian study.More...
Parkinson's may be linked to sleep disorder
September 17, 2010
Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders may be related to a sleep disorder in which individuals aggresssively act out their dreams during the rapid eye movement cycle of sleep.More...
Major grant funds gene therapy for muscular dystrophy
August 12, 2010
The Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, has received a $600,000 grant to conduct clinical testing of gene therapy aimed at improving muscle function in those with muscular dystrophy.More...