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Vitamin E cuts Parkinson’s risk

Wednesday May 25, 2005

Good sources of vitamin E include green leafy vegetables, nuts and vegetable oils.

A study in Lancet Neurology pooled available data and found people who ate plenty of these foods in their diet were far less likely to develop Parkinson’s.

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Nuts and lettuce ’may reduce risk of Parkinson’s’

Wednesday May 25, 2005

EATING more nuts, wheat germ and lettuce may protect against Parkinson’s disease, scientists said today.

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Scientists Speed Creation of Stem Cells

Wednesday May 25, 2005

South Korean scientists have dramatically sped up the creation of human embryonic stem cells, growing 11 new batches that for the first time were a genetic match for injured or sick patients.

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Conejo Valley man has learned to live with Parkinson’s disease

Wednesday May 25, 2005

Bob Zeman is a runner. He’s a dancer, a basketball coach, an attorney and a daddy. He’s also a Parkinsonian.

That’s how he referred to people who have Parkinson’s disease when he spoke recently at a Goebel Senior Adult Center seminar.

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Stem Cell Breakthrough, Possible Treatments for Parkinson’s and Spinal Injuries

Wednesday May 25, 2005


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The Effects of Parkinson’s Disease on Daily Activities

Wednesday May 25, 2005

The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease—including tremor, difficulty with posture or balance, slowness of movements, and muscle stiffness—become worse over time, even with the best possible treatment. These symptoms may affect a person’s ability to carry out activities of daily living, or ADLs. ADLs include those activities that a person performs as a part of his or her daily routine of self-care, such as bathing, dressing, toileting, and eating. Instrumental ADLs are those activities related to independent living and include the ability to use the telephone, get to places beyond walking distance, go shopping, prepare meals, do housework, do laundry, take medicine, and handle money.

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Rivastigmine May Be Effective for the Treatment of Dementia in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Wednesday May 25, 2005

According to previous research, up to 80% of patients who have Parkinson’s disease for at least eight years may have difficulty with thinking, memory, and processing information, as well as changes in personality and behavior (this is called dementia). The cause of this dementia is not know with certainty.

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WE MOVE Launches Life in Motion Awareness Campaign

Wednesday May 25, 2005

More than 45 patient advocacy organizations, foundations, and professional societies have joined a coalition in support of the Life in Motion campaign. As is WE MOVE, coalition members are committed to raising awareness about movement disorders, emphasizing the importance of early and accurate diagnosis and illustrating available treatment options.

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American & European Parkinson’s Disease Patients Can Now Access New Rasagiline (Agilect, Azilect) Drug Treatment From Israe

Wednesday May 25, 2005

Israel is one of the first nations to approve a new Parkinson’s Disease drug called Rasagiline (also called Agilect or Azilect). Now, many American & European patients with the neurodegenerative disease are turning to Isrameds.com, Israel’s only international mail order pharmacy, to obtain the novel treatment.

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Parkinson’s institute open

Wednesday May 25, 2005

Eyes can now almost literally act as windows to the brain after the opening of a sophisticated Parkinson’s disease research institute.

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