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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

New imaging agent may guide therapy for brain diseases

Researchers have developed a new imaging agent that could help guide and assess treatments for people with various neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Apr 03, 2018, 17:41 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

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

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

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

Parkinson's may partly be an autoimmune disease: Study

The findings raise the possibility that the death of neurons in Parkinson's could be prevented by therapies that dampen the immune response.

Jun 22, 2017, 16:05 PM IST

Low-fat milk can cause Parkinson's

People who consumed more than one serving per day of skim and low-fat milk, had a 39 per cent greater chance of developing Parkinson's compared to those who consumed less than one serving per week.

Jun 09, 2017, 19:03 PM IST

Brain's immune cells linked to Alzheimer's, schizophrenia

Microglia are a type of macrophage, white blood cells found throughout the body that can destroy pathogens or other foreign materials.

Jun 01, 2017, 23:15 PM IST

Another reason for Parkinson's is here - Seasonal Flu

Most cases of Parkinson's have no known cause and researchers continue to debate and study possible factors that may contribute to the disease.

May 31, 2017, 15:57 PM IST

Solution to treat Parkinson's disease? Brain cell conversion, say scientists!

Researchers from Karolinska Institute in Sweden used astrocytes glial cells, named for their star-shape, which are highly abundant in the brains of mice and humans.

Apr 12, 2017, 00:11 AM IST

The secret to prevent Parkinson's disease is in our genes!

By discovering the gene networks that orchestrate this process, researchers have singled out new therapeutic targets that could prevent neuron loss.

Feb 19, 2017, 16:22 PM IST

Alzheimer's, Parkinson's linked to defective brain cells spreading disease, says study

Researchers found that while healthy neurons should be able to sort out and rid brain cells of toxic proteins and damaged cell structures without causing problems, laboratory findings indicate that it does not always occur.

Feb 12, 2017, 14:05 PM IST

A single protein may help treat Parkinson's, Alzheimer's

 Scientists have found that a single protein can lead to effective treatments for devastating neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's, Huntington's, Alzheimer's and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Dec 27, 2016, 17:02 PM IST

Caffeine-based drugs may keep Parkinson's at bay

In another addition to the field of medicine, experts have developed novel caffeine-based chemical compounds that can be helpful in preventing Parkinson's disease.

Oct 01, 2016, 14:13 PM IST

Nicotine sans tobacco may ward off Alzheimer's disease: Study

 Nicotine -- when given independent of tobacco -- could help protect the brain as it ages and even ward off neuro-degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease, US researchers have said.

Sep 22, 2016, 00:22 AM IST

Impaired decision-making may contribute to Parkinson's

Undertaken by researchers from the University of California - Los Angeles, the study suggested that the neurological factors underlying Parkinson's may be more complex than commonly believed. 

Jun 19, 2016, 18:25 PM IST

Parkinson's disease: 10 early warning signs you might have the condition!

The causes of Parkinson's disease remain unknown, but experts believe that the condition is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Jun 06, 2016, 10:12 AM IST

Dietary supplements can prevent Alzheimer's: Study

Do you think a dietary supplement can help prevent neurological diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's?

Jun 04, 2016, 12:28 PM IST