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TBI and Pesticide Increase Risk of Parkinson's
While the exact causes of Parkinson’s disease (PD) are unknown, it is likely to be from a mixture of environmental and genetic factors. Having exposure to more than one risk factor could increase the chances of developing the disease.
Cancer and Parkinson’s May Be Linked
Past studies have suggested there is a link between Parkinson’s disease (PD) and cancer. A shared genetic predisposition is not only important for the patient, but also could have an affect on their relatives.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Mirapex and Heart Failure
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public about a possible increased risk of heart failure with Mirapex (pramipexole), a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome.
FDA Warns Parkinson's Drug May Increase Heart Risk
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials have warned that a drug primarily used to treat symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease may increase the risk of heart failure.
It’s All in the Way You Look at It
Diagnosing some brain disorders requires testing that can be expensive and complicated. What if something as simple as the way a person moves their eyes could show if they had Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), Parkinson’s disease (PD) or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder ( FASD )?
Sex and Parkinson’s Disease
Sexual activity can be made more complicated by chronic disease. How does having a condition that impacts motor skills and has mental side effects contribute to sexual life?
NFL Players’ Brain Disease Risk Triple
The NFL season kicked off September 5. The same day, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a special report about NFL players' deaths from brain diseases.
Sleep Well and Recall in the Morning
A good sleep can feel like a huge boost for your memory and thinking. This is because sleep actually does boost mental functioning! For those already living with cognitive impairment or memory issues, a good night’s sleep can make a huge difference.
A Brain Pacemaker?
Those with hard-to-treat medical conditions live with a frustrating reality. For some disorders  a surgical treatment called deep brain stimulation (DBS) has delivered relief.
A Cup of Joe for What Ails You
Could treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD) be as easy as a cup of coffee? Caffeine will not cure PD but a recent study shows that it may ease the motor symptoms such as tremor, rigidity and slowness of movement that characterize the disease.