Parkinson's disease

Ex-CIA spy Tony Mendez behind 'Argo' dies at 78

He served in multiple foreign posts, mostly in Asia. 

Jan 21, 2019, 09:55 AM IST

New brain network linked to pain in Parkinson's disease: Scientists

Treatment with deep brain stimulation in the subthalamic nucleus can help with the movement-related symptoms of PD, but recent studies have shown it also reduces pain.

Aug 29, 2018, 10:39 AM IST

Just one concussion may up Parkinson's risk: Study

Suffering from just one mild concussion can increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease by 56 percent, a new study of over 300,000 people has found.

Apr 19, 2018, 16:27 PM IST

World Parkinson's Disease Day 2018: Don't ignore these early signs

On April 11, every year, World Parkinson’s Day is observed across the globe to increase public awareness about the disease. 

Apr 11, 2018, 17:15 PM IST

Scientist who created Dolly the sheep diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Scientist, Professor Sir Ian Wilmut from Edinburgh, who created Dolly, the sheep in an effort to tackle Parkinson's disease has now been diagnosed with the condition. 

Apr 11, 2018, 16:23 PM IST

Excess calcium in brain may lead to Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease is one of a number of neurodegenerative diseases caused when naturally occurring proteins fold into the wrong shape and stick together with other proteins, eventually forming thin filament-like structures called amyloid fibrils.  

Feb 19, 2018, 18:04 PM IST

'Pope' of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

He is said to have passed in his famous three-Michelin-starred restaurant.

Jan 20, 2018, 23:03 PM IST

Caffeine level in blood may predict Parkinson's disease

The findings showed that people with Parkinson's disease had significantly lower levels of caffeine in their blood than people without the disease, even if they consumed the same amount of caffeine.

Jan 04, 2018, 16:50 PM IST

Parkinson’s patients can live longer thanks to this type of treatment

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is linked to longer survival for Parkinson’s patients. Researchers found that patients who received stimulation via an implanted device had a modest survival advantage compared with those treated with medication only.

Dec 22, 2017, 18:15 PM IST

Vigorous exercise could delay Parkinson’s disease

Previously, it was thought high-intensity exercise was too physically stressful for individuals with Parkinson's disease.

Dec 12, 2017, 17:33 PM IST

Feeling restless at night? You may be at Parkinson's risk

The rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder or RBD, which most often affects persons aged 50-70, and more frequently in men than women, is characterised by disturbances in the part of sleep where dreams take place. 

Dec 06, 2017, 14:06 PM IST

Parkinson's drug may help treat cancer: Study

The findings may also explain the low incidence of many cancers in patients with Parkinson's disease.

Sep 30, 2017, 12:18 PM IST

Coffee may not help relieve Parkinson's symptoms, says report

According to a previous research published in the journal Neurology in 2012, drinking three cups of coffee per day showed possible improvement in movement symptoms for the people with the disease that also includes tremors.

Sep 28, 2017, 12:55 PM IST

Asthma drug may cut Parkinson's risk by half

The disease destroys the brain cells that control body movements. Shivering, stiff arms and legs and poor coordination are typical symptoms of Parkinson`s. The symptoms may develop slowly, and it sometimes takes time to make a correct diagnosis.

Sep 01, 2017, 13:03 PM IST

Human stem cells might combat Parkinson's disease in monkeys

Parkinson's disease leads to degeneration of a specific type of cells in the brain known as dopaminergic (DA) neurons. It has been reported that when the symptoms are first detected, a patient will have already lost more than half of his or her DA neurons. 

Sep 01, 2017, 10:55 AM IST

New drug could improve Parkinson's disease treatment

Symptoms of Parkinson's disease are commonly managed using selective dopamine receptor agonists. 

Aug 02, 2017, 00:32 AM IST

Visual system alterations may signal onset of Parkinson's

 Experiencing changes in the visual system such as an inability to perceive colours may act as important biomarkers for the early detection and monitoring of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study.

Jul 12, 2017, 00:33 AM IST

Patients with Parkinson's disease have high risk of melanoma: Study

Accoding to researchers from Mayo Clinic, patients with Parkinson's were roughly four times more likelier to have had a history of melanoma than those without the disease.

Jul 05, 2017, 17:45 PM IST

Human enzyme may help find cure for Alzheimer's disease

A human enzyme that can unravel protein aggregates the hallmark of a number of neurodegenerative diseases has been identified by scientists.

Jun 28, 2017, 23:02 PM IST

Control your blood pressure to reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Previous research indicated that consumption of dairy products as well as statins could lead to a greater risk of Parkinson’s, while wine could delay the onset.

Jun 27, 2017, 17:19 PM IST