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Gambling related to Parkinsons medication

Medication meant to treat Parkinsons disease has been associated with sudden onset of phases// of habitual gambling in people who were not gamblers otherwise. ....The Mayo Clinic psychiatrists were behind the research that had shed light on such a link between gambling and the drug called dopamine agonists. ....Parkinsons disease is a disorder of the nervous system. Some of its symptoms are muscl...

Drug Pramipexole Usage Linked To Gambling Addiction In Parkinsons Patients

Dr. M. Leann Dodd and colleagues from Minnesota medical center, Rochester has found new evidences between the usage of the drug Pramipexole, which is used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and severe addiction to gambling // . ....Pathologic gambling which is a severe addiction to gambling is a very rare phenomenon mostly occurring due to usage of anti-Parkinson’s drug and the addiction to...

Highly Educated More Prone To Parkinsons Disease

In a shocking revelation, researchers from the Mayo Clinic, in Olmsted County, Minnesota, suggest that Parkinson's disease is more likely to strike the highly-educated than manual workers,// meaning that an individual's educational and career paths impact Parkinson's disease risk later in life. ..The researchers said that probably early Parkinson's triggered a desire to spend a lot of time studyi...

Risk of Parkinsons Increased by Exposure to Pesticide and Head Trauma

A new study has found that being exposed to pesticides, as well as suffering traumatic head injury raises the risk of developing Parkinsons. ......The study, which is published online ahead of print in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, one of the BMJ Specialty Journals, states that the two increase the risk of developing the disease. ......959 people suffering with Parkinson...

Make Treatment of Parkinsons More Affordable, Doctors Plead

A team of doctors led by Mona Raghothaman of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore in southern //India, has made a strong plea for all out nationwide efforts to detect the Parkinsons Disease at an early stage. ....They have suggested that doctors working at primary health care centers and district hospitals be educated to identify Parkinsonism and refer the patient...

Parkinsons Disease can Be Predicted by Metabolic Pathway

A new Mayo Clinic study provides strong evidence that the joint effects of common DNA variations in several genes that encode proteins in a pathway explain why some persons get Parkinsons disease while others dont. It even predict with great accuracy at what age people might develop their first symptoms. ......This represents a major paradigm shift from single gene studies to genomic pathway st...

Neural Stem Cells Reduce Parkinsons Symptoms in Monkeys

New Haven, Conn. Primates with severe Parkinsons disease were able to walk, move, and eat better, and had diminished tremors after being injected with human neural stem cells, a research team from Yale , Harvard, the University of Colorado, and the Burnham Institute report today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ......These results are promising, but it will be years before it...

Coenzyme Q10 Does Not Improve Parkinsons Disease Symptoms

Small doses of the antioxidant coenzyme Q10 appear to increase blood levels of this naturally occurring compound in patients with Parkinsons disease , but does not improve Parkinsons disease symptoms, according to a study. ......Parkinsons disease is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by tremors and difficulty with walking or other movements. The biological mechanisms underlying the cond...

Patients Affected by Parkinsons may Be Benefited from Treadmill Exercise

University of Southern California (USC) researchers have shown that patients with Parkinsons disease and similar movement disorders may benefit from treadmill exercises. ......Dr. Michael Jakowec, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Keck School of Medicine, studied the effects of treadmill exercise between animal models with and without a loss of certain cells that are similar to what Park...

UCLA Researchers Discover Link Between Parkinsons and Narcolepsy

Parkinson's disease is well-known for its progression of motor disorders: stiffness, slowness, tremors, difficulties walking and talking. Less well known is that Parkinson's shares other symptoms with narcolepsy, a sleep disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep, severe fatigue and general sleep disorder. ......Now a team of UCLA and Veterans Affairs researchers...

First Ever Patch Drug To Treat Parkinsons Symptoms Approved

The U.S. Food and Drug administration on Wednesday approved a new patch-drug, the first ever medicine to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease . Known by the name Neupro, the once-daily patch is manufactured by Schwarz Pharma AG. The patch contains a drug called rotigotine, which has not been sold before in the United States. ...Parkinsons disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder of the centr...

Gene Therapy for Parkinsons Disease

According to the first scientific review of a dozen patients who have received the treatment over the last three years ,a novel gene therapy technique is safe and may be effective at staving off worsening symptoms of Parkinson's disease. ...The patients, half of whom live on Long Island, are in advanced stages of the illness and were no longer responding to medicines when they signed on for the...

Urate Reduces the Risk of Parkinsons Disease

In a new, large-scale, prospective study exploring the link between levels of urate in the blood and risk of Parkinson's disease, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found that high levels of urate are strongly associated with a reduced risk of the disease. ...Urate is a normal component of blood, and although high levels can lead to gout, urate might also have ben...

Parkinsons Disease Protein Pathway Identified

The research by a team of Emory University scientists have found a novel signaling pathway in cells that is altered by genetic mutations recently identified in Parkinson disease development. These new findings show how the mutations affect cellular function and could provide a target for drug therapies to treat the disease. ...Parkinson disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous...

Stem Cells Research in Parkinsons Disease

A University of South Florida neuroscientist reports that the cutting-edge research study of human stem cells in primates with Parkinsons disease is compelling on several fronts particularly how the transplanted cells did their job of easing disease symptoms. ...Paul R. Sanberg, DSc, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of the Center for Aging and Brain Repair at USF Healt...

Early Parkinsons Show Hallucination,sleepiness

According to a study published in the July 10, 2007, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology , People with early Parkinsons disease report a higher than anticipated development or worsening of hallucinations, sleepiness, and swelling. ......By identifying risk factors, it may help guide treatment decisions, allow for early intervention and possibly reduce dis...

Parkinsons Disease Mechanism Identified

Researchers have reported progress in understanding the mechanism underlying that death, which they say suggests a new treatment pathway . ...In the vast majority of Parkinsons disease (PD) patients, the disorder arises not because of a genetic defect, but because some external insult triggers the death of dopamine-producing neurons. ......In both mice and human patients, the researchers have f...
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