Parkinson’s News

Pesticides, Weed Killers May Increase Parkinson’s Risk

May 28th, 2013
Pesticides, Weed Killers May Increase Parkinsons RiskA review of more than 100 studies finds that exposure to solvents, bug killers and weed killers is linked to a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s ...

Mice Study Finds Cancer Drug May Work on Common Brain Diseases

May 13th, 2013
Mice Study finds Cancer Drug May Prevent Common Brain Diseases A new study suggests low doses of a leukemia drug may provide a new treatment strategy for neurodegenerative diseases. Georgetown University Medical ...

Parkinsons’ Drug May Help Older People Make Decisions

March 24th, 2013
Parkinsons' Drug May Help Older People Make Decisions A new study has found that a drug used to treat Parkinson's Disease can help reverse age-related impairment in decision making in some ...

New Drugs May Improve Quality of Life for Parkinson’s Patients

March 18th, 2013
New Drugs May Improve Quality of Life for Parkinson's Patients New research presented at the American Academy of Neurology's Annual meeting could lead to improved management of Parkinson's disease. Experts reported on ...

Anxiety, Drooling May Be Early Symptoms of Parkinson’s

January 21st, 2013
Anxiety, Drooling May Be Early Symptoms of ParkinsonsBefore the typical movement problems appear in Parkinson’s disease, anxiety and drooling may be the first outward signs of the disease, according ...

Drugs for Parkinson’s Unleash Creativity in Some Patients

January 15th, 2013
Drugs for Parkinson's Unleash Creativity in Some Patients In a bad news, good news story, specialists from around the world are reporting Parkinson's disease patients are displaying new creative ...

Meds, Not Parkinson’s, Can Increase Risk of Compulsive Behavior

January 9th, 2013
Parkinson’s Disease Does Not Increase Risk of AddictionsFor decades, researchers have found that some individuals with Parkinson’s disease struggle with impulse control problems such as compulsive gambling and ...

Researchers Learn About Pain From Morphine Failures

January 7th, 2013
Researchers Learn About Pain From Morphine FailuresMorphine is often the last resort to relieve intractable pain; however, for some unfortunate individuals the medication actually causes more pain. A new ...

More Evidence Links Pesticides to Parkinson’s

January 7th, 2013
More Evidence Links Pesticides to Parkinsons UCLA neurologists have discovered a link between the pesticide benomyl, a product whose toxicological effects still linger some 10 years after the ...

Depression Can Be Worst Part of Parkinson’s

December 3rd, 2012
Depression Can Be Worst Part of Parkinson'sFor those suffering from Parkinson's disease, depression can be more of a burden than  the physical symptoms of the disease, according to early ...