Causes of vivid dreams
June 5, 2019
Many things, such as sleep deprivation and alcohol consumption, can cause vivid dreams. Certain sleep disorders may also make vivid dreams more likely.Everyone dreams but not everyone remembers doing so. People tend to spend about 2 hours each night dreaming. Sleep and dreams are...
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Why do people laugh in their sleep?
June 1, 2019
Laughing during sleep, or hypnogely, is relatively common and is not usually anything to worry about. In most cases, researchers believe that the cause is laughing at a dream during rapid eye movement sleep, which is entirely harmless.In some cases, sleep laughing has links to sl...
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Newly discovered mechanism reveals how Parkinson's disease can spread between brain cells
May 28, 2019
Tiny channels between nerve cells are involved in a newly discovered mechanism of how Parkinson's disease can spread throughout the brain. Researchers from LiU demonstrate that harmful protein aggregates can "hitch a lift" with channel-forming proteins, and in this way spread to healthy cells....
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Using EEG data to diagnose Parkinson's disease
May 27, 2019
Currently, diagnosis of Parkinson's disease relies on a neurologist's professional opinion. Researchers behind a new study believe that an EEG may be a more effective alternative.
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Bipolar Disorder a Risk Factor for Parkinson's?
May 24, 2019
By Maureen Salamon

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THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Struggling with bipolar disorder is hard enough, but now...
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Study finds evidence of 'clear relationship' between appendectomy and Parkinson's
May 10, 2019
An analysis of the health system records of more than 62 million people in the United States has found a link between appendix removal and raised risk of developing Parkinson's disease.
The researchers compared data on people who had underg...
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Blood pressure drug shows promise for treating Parkinson's and dementia in animal study
April 18, 2019
A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in mice and zebrafish at the University of Cambridge.
A common feature of these diseases -- collectively known as neurodeg...
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A new model to trial preventative treatments for schizophrenia
March 29, 2019
Neuroscientists at The University of Queensland have developed a new animal model of schizophrenia that will enable researchers around the world to better understand the disease and develop new treatments.
Schizophrenia, which affects around 7 people in 1000, is a poorly understood gr...
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Do people with Parkinson's disease smell different?
March 21, 2019
Using the skills of a "super smeller," researchers have identified how Parkinson's disease alters the way a person smells. They hope that the discovery will help aid early diagnosis.
Parkinson's is a progressive neurodegenerative condition....
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Sniffing out Parkinson's disease
March 20, 2019
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that leads to progressive brain cell death and extensive loss of motor function. Despite much research being conducted on this disease, there are no definitive diagnostic tests currently available. Now, researchers report the identification of c...
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