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Anxious And Pessimistic Personalities Linked To Parkinson’s Disease Later In Life

Thursday April 28, 2005

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that people who score in the upper 25 percent in anxiety level on a personality test have a moderately increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease decades later. They also found a similar link between pessimistic personalities and Parkinson’s.

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New fellowship to boost Parkinson’s research

Thursday April 28, 2005

Tasmania’s research into Parkinson’s disease has been boosted by a new fellowship.

Worth almost $136,000, the research fellowship is funded by the family of Bevis Thomas, the Tasmanian businessman who died from Parkinson’s in 1991.

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Poem honors champion of Parkinson’s sufferers

Thursday April 28, 2005

Without Joan Shrader, Bea Baker said she wouldn’t know how to face Parkinson’s disease.

Shrader heads Roanoke’s Young at Heart Parkinson’s support group and has helped people like Baker come to terms with the neurological disease for years.

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Ovary Removal Elevates Risk For Parkinson’s Disease And Parkinsonism

Thursday April 28, 2005

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that surgical removal of both ovaries doubles a woman’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonism many years later in life. They also discovered that the younger a woman is at the time of the surgery, the higher her risk.

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Singer-Songwriter Organizes Shakers’ Ball

Thursday April 28, 2005

Rob Barteletti, a Portland-area singer-songwriter, has organized The Shakers Ball, a benefit for the Parkinson Center of Oregon and Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon at 7 p.m. on May 11 at Lola’s Room at the Crystal Ballroom, 13th and Burnside.

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Small Steps Lead To Big Advances Against Parkinson’s

Thursday April 28, 2005

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month and one man who’s living with the disease said he has discovered several small steps that can make a big difference.

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Learning to live with Parkinson’s

Thursday April 28, 2005

When Jane Wolfe was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, she felt isolated.

’’I didn’t know anyone else with Parkinson’s,’’ the 67-year-old said. So, ’’I thought it would be great to have a support group,’’ said Wolfe, who formerly worked as a professional advocate for people with disabilities in the state of Tennessee. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive brain disorder characterized by physical signs that sometimes mimic a stroke survivor.

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Parkinson’s Patients Suing Amgen Over Drug

Thursday April 28, 2005

Two participants in a discontinued clinical drug trial have sued Amgen, demanding that it resume giving them an experimental treatment for Parkinson’s disease that they say helped them immensely but that the company says is ineffective and potentially dangerous.

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Bill to regulate stem-cell research rejected by Senate

Thursday April 21, 2005

After days of delay, the Senate killed a bill yesterday that would permit and regulate stem-cell research, with two Republicans who originally supported the measure jumping back to join their caucus.

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Familial Parkinson’s caused by new gene

Wednesday April 20, 2005

The newest gene for Parkinson’s disease, LRRK2, is proving to be a very common cause of familial PD.

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