Parkinson’s disease is a condition in which an area of the brain becomes progressively damaged over several years. The main signs of Parkinson’s disease are tremor, slow movement, stiff and inflexible muscles. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease. However, treatments are available to help reduce symptoms and maintain quality of life for as long as possible.
- Looking for links between Parkinson's and bipolar disorder October 15, 2019
According to a recent review, individuals with bipolar disorder may have an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life.
- What to know about acetylcholine October 11, 2019
Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in brain and muscle function. Here, we look at what acetylcholine does and describe medical conditions linked with it, including Alzheimer’s a …
- Parkinson's disease: Scientists review male and female differences September 27, 2019
In a new review, scientists sum up the role of biological sex in the development, features, mechanisms, risks, and treatment of Parkinson's disease.
- How 'exergaming' can help people with Parkinson's September 22, 2019
New research investigates the benefits of an at-home computer game exercising program for people living with Parkinson's disease.
- Could estrogen help treat Parkinson's? August 13, 2019
Several studies have hinted at the neuroprotective effects of estrogen. A recent study in mice looks at how it might defend against Parkinson's disease.
- How a gut infection might spark Parkinson's July 19, 2019
Scientists are still unpicking the processes involved in Parkinson's. A new study ties together bacterial infection, mitochondria, and the immune system.
- What are the side effects of amantadine? July 3, 2019
Amantadine is a drug that helps treat Parkinson's disease. This article takes a close look at the side effects of amantadine, which can range from mild to severe.
- Could this newly discovered protein help treat Parkinson's? July 3, 2019
Researchers have identified a protein that could reduce toxic aggregations in the brain. Their finding could lead to new therapies for Parkinson's disease.
- Scientists track Parkinson's journey from gut to brain in mice June 26, 2019
In a mouse model of Parkinson's disease, scientists can now track the journey of toxic protein from the gut to the brain via the vagus nerve.
- These common drugs may increase dementia risk June 25, 2019
Drugs that doctors often use in the treatment of overactive bladder, gastrointestinal conditions, and depression may increase dementia risk by almost half.