- Components in cannabis are found to stimulate bone formation and prevent bone loss.
- A new FDA-approved device is meant to reduce Parkinson's disease symptoms and essential tremors.
- Researchers say they have identified a gene that protects against some forms of prion conditions among a tribe known for their former practice of cannibalism.
- Combining easy mental tasks, such as reading, with your workout may be one way to exercise more vigorously.
- A comprehensive study from Sweden finds people with depression are more likely to develop Parkinson's disease.
- The actor visited the Late Show to talk about Parkinson's Awareness Month.
- Scientists have designed a special pen for Parkinson’s patients that would allow them to write normally, without cramping or shaking.
- A widely used Parkinson's drug may also help to increase compassion in users, but the same results could be achieved through a bit of brain training.
- Studies have suggested cholesterol-lowering statins may reduce risk of Parkinson's disease. But a new study suggests this isn't the case, and even alludes to a higher risk with their use.
- It's no secret air pollution is dangerous, but a new study finds that it's affecting young kids, causing their immune systems to turn on their brains.
- The compound punicalagin, found in the skins and fruits of pomegranates, could protect brain health into old age.
- Researchers may be one step closer to stopping early progression of Parkinson’s disease by targeting the inflammation that kills neurons.
Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. The motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease result from the death of dopamine-generating cells in the substantia nigra, a region of the midbrain; the cause of this cell death is unknown. Modern treatments are effective at managing the early motor symptoms of the disease.