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Seattle Public Library & NWPF Partnership Results in Podcasts on Caregiving

Tuesday September 16, 2014

Podcasts on the topic of caregiving for people with chronic illness are now available on the Seattle Public Library website.

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There's an App for That

Tuesday September 16, 2014

New smartphone software developed at Aston University will bring the doctor into the patient's pocket to assess their movements and speech at home.

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Is Malnutrition an Issue?

Tuesday September 16, 2014

While there is some controversy over the report published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, researchers do agree that that many Parkinson’s patients are underweight.

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Living with Parkinson's Conference Featured on Boise's KTVB Channel 7

Wednesday September 10, 2014

In today's Healthy Idaho segment, we are talking about living with Parkinson's disease.

Lisa Bain with Northwest Parkinson's Foundation appeared on the News at Noon to talk about the disease, resources in the community, and an upcoming conference.

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Dutch MedTech Startup Team Brings Fresh Hope For Sufferers Of Parkinson's Disease

Friday September 05, 2014

Timing is everything in business; especially where groundbreaking medical treatments, investments and acquisitions are concerned.

So when a pioneering med-tech start-up comes up with a new treatment for Parkinson’s disease – effectively a next generation pacemaker for the brain – the business and investment world takes notice.

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New Parkinson's Treatment Slows Disease Progress

Wednesday September 03, 2014

Big and loud aren't considered positive attributes, but for those with Parkinson's a new kind of therapy.

The treatment is called Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, after the woman who developed it.

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Acadia Surges after Nabbing 'Breakthrough' Title for Late-Stage Parkinson's Drug

Tuesday September 02, 2014

The FDA has just added a fresh boost to Acadia Pharmaceuticals, naming its late-stage Parkinson's drug pimavanserin a "breakthrough" therapy deserving rapid regulatory response as it nears the finish line with a closely watched marketing application.

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Colorado Researchers Probe Parkinson's Disease Causes, Treatments

Monday September 01, 2014

The corn rows are high and tassled, pumpkins are gaining girth and, amid these signs the fall harvest is near, evidence is growing that farmers and others who live or work around pesticides are at greater risk for neurogenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease.

There is also new hope as Colorado researchers exploit genetic and other tools to find and test drugs they think have the potential to stop and even reverse the devastating neurological damage of the disease.

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Creating pomegranate drug to stem Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Friday August 22, 2014

Research will look to produce compound derivatives of punicalagin for a drug that would treat neuro-inflammation and slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease, scientists report. The onset of Alzheimer's disease can be slowed and some of its symptoms curbed by a natural compound that is found in pomegranate. Also, the painful inflammation that accompanies illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis and Parkinson's disease could be reduced, according to the findings of the two-year project.

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Parkinson's Disease Patients Fight for Best Possible Life

Thursday August 21, 2014

A diagnosis of Parkinson's disease is devastating and brings with it a steep learning curve. If climbed, patients say, life can be good.

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