Parkinson's Disease: Autoimmunity Could Play Key Role in Neuronal Damage
Abnormal alpha synuclein accumulation in dopamine neurons induces the T-cells to attack and destroy these neurons, thereby contributing to Parkinson's disease.
1 day ago - Medindia Health - 2 articles
Researchers find new evidence that autoimmunity plays role in Parkinson's disease
Researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity- in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues- plays a role in Parkinson's disease, the...
1 day ago - News Medical - 2 articles
Statins may increase risk for Parkinson's disease
Use of statins was significantly associated with risk of developing Parkinson's disease, suggesting statins should not be used to protect against the disease as reported in...
1 day ago - Healio
Extended-Release Amantadine Effective for Dyskinesia in PD
A phase 3 study shows a once-daily formulation of amantadine is superior to placebo in reducing severity and duration of levodopa-induced dyskinesia in patients with...
1 day ago - Medscape
Predicting cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's disease is commonly thought of as a movement disorder, but after years of living with the disease, approximately 25 percent of patients also experience deficits in...
1 day ago - ScienceDaily
Parkinson's is partly an autoimmune disease, study finds
Researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity plays a role in Parkinson's disease, suggesting that immunosuppressants might play a role in treatment.
1 day ago - ScienceDaily - 3 articles
Century-old Parkinson's question answered
Team find evidence the immune system is attacking the brain in Parkinson's.
1 day ago - BBC
Study Hints At Link Between Some Statins, Parkinson's Risk
But the connection was only seen with certain types of the cholesterol-lowering drugs Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Diseases , Parkinson's Disease , Statins
1 day ago - MedlinePlus - 3 articles
Possible Link Between Some Statins and Parkinson's
But the connection was only seen with certain types of the cholesterol-lowering drugs
2 days ago - Web MD
Visual Test May Flag Risk for Parkinson's Dementia
A new study suggests that patients with Parkinson's disease did worse than controls on an online test of visual processing related to object recognition. Medscape Medical News
2 days ago - Medscape
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Can Marijuana Rejuvenate Older Adult Brains?
By Katherine Hitt/Flickr Personally, I think that...um...What Was the Question? Smoking pot fogs the brain, makes one forgetful, slows thought processes and generally dulls...
Can Parasite Strain-Specific Factors Determine the Severity of Malaria?
Malaria is an infectious mosquito-borne disease. Parasite strain-specific factors can determine the severity of malaria.
Blood Cancer Treatment: New Antibody Uses Two-Pronged Approach
A newly developed antibody uses two-pronged approach to treat blood cancer, reveals study.
Different Blood Groups May Help Predict Heart Attack Risk
A heart attack (clinically known as myocardial infarction) is the permanent damage or death of the heart muscles due to lack of oxygen-rich blood.
9 Unique Travel Destinations That Focus on Fitness and Fun
Summer may be the season when you want to be in the best shape ever , but that doesn't mean you need to spend all of your warm-weather time inside a stuffy gym, either. Luckily...
Finding It Hard to Multi-Task? Increased Alcohol Use Could be a Reason
Cognitive impairments are not a problem limited to addiction patients in treatment, but constitute a broader problem among substance users.
EXPERIMENT: I sank four ammo cans full of ammunition to the bottom of a pond...
I just ruined over a thousand rounds of ammo to find out which ammo storage containers really work in harsh environments. A little over a year ago, I sank four ammo containers...
For Seniors, Senate Health Care Bill Is Even Worse Than The House Version
The Senate health care bill released Thursday closely mirrors what the House narrowly approved in May. Some analysts called it a tempered version of the House bill ― which...
U.S. stops all imports of Brazilian beef for food safety concerns
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has suspended all imports of fresh beef from Brazil because of recurring food safety problems discovered since March, when the agency began...
Why Do I Fart So Much? Ways To Reduce Excessive Gas
Everyone farts. For some, however, excessive gas can be embarrassing or uncomfortable. This article explores why some people fart so much and how to reduce excessive gas. What...