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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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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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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Manganese and Parkinson's: Mechanism may explain link
March 15, 2019
New research, published in the journal , details the mechanism through which exposure to manganese can trigger protein misfolding in the brain — which may, in turn, lead to Parkinson's-like symptoms. The findings may enable an earlier diagnosis of the neurological condition....
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Parkinson's: Study reveals how cancer drug reduces toxic protein in brain
March 13, 2019
Laboratory and animal studies have suggested that the leukemia drug nilotinib could alleviate symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Now, using early results from a clinical trial in humans, scientists have worked out how the drug reduces toxic protein and raises dopamine levels in the brain....
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How does exercise impact cognitive function in Parkinson's?
March 5, 2019
Experts have already concluded that exercise can help people with Parkinson's disease improve their motor symptoms, but what is its effect on the cognitive symptoms of this condition?
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New treatment under trial could restore brain cells in Parkinson's
February 27, 2019
A series of clinical trials have tested an experimental treatment for Parkinson's disease that uses a novel approach: administering the drug straight into the brain via implanted ports. The leading researchers believe this may be a "breakthrough" therapeutic strategy for neurological conditi...
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Parkinson's: How stem cells can help repair the brain
February 18, 2019
New research examines the potential of stem cell therapy in the replacement of damaged neurons in Parkinson's disease. The authors say that stem cells could "provide superior treatment, possibly using different types of cells to treat different symptoms" of Parkinson's....
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Parkinson’s Disease: Cognitive and Motor Aspect Affecting Swallowing
November 22, 2017
Learn about the motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. Explore how Parkinson’s Disease affects cognitive and swallow functions. Discover current treatment options that rapidly improve expiratory pressure in patients and learn to utilize the patient’s current level of functioning to...
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