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Increased Risk for Hospitalization, Death with Parkinson’s Drug

Pimavanserin, a novel antipsychotic drug used to manage hallucinations and delusions in Parkinson’s disease, may lead to increased hospitalizations and deaths, according to a new...

Dancing to Music Can Curb Parkinson’s Disease Progression

Aug. 11, 2021 — When J.M. Tolani was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 49, he was devastated. “I felt as...

Dance Training ‘Drastically’ Reduces Parkinson’s Progression

Dancing helps slow the progression of motor and nonmotor symptoms and improves quality of life for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), new research shows. Over...

Cortical Surface Changes Tied to Movement Disorders in Schizophrenia

Patients with schizophrenia and parkinsonism show distinctive patterns of cortical surface markers compared with their counterparts without parkinsonism and with healthy controls, results of a...

Neurodegeneration Complicates Psychiatric Care in Parkinson’s

Managing depression and anxiety in Parkinson’s disease should start with a review of medications and involve multidisciplinary care, according to a recent summary of evidence....

Evaluation in Various Specialties Underway

Advances in photobiomodulation have propelled the use of therapeutic applications in a variety of medical specialties, according to Juanita J. Anders, PhD. Dr Juanita J....

Emerging Schizophrenia Drugs Target Negative Symptoms

Late-stage trials of new antipsychotic drugs are showing promise in the control of negative symptoms, according to an overview presented by Current Psychiatry and the...

Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s May Help Long Term

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Parkinson’s disease patients can get symptom relief with deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy...

The Hundred-Year History of Electricity in Medicine

We in medicine are generally aware of how important electric devices are — and were — to understanding the function of the heart and brain....

New Insights Into Parkinson’s Hallucinations

By Amy Norton               HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Parkinson’s disease is widely seen as a...

Theatrics, Hypnosis, and the Roots of Modern Neurology

“Symptoms, then, are in reality nothing but a cry from suffering organs” – Jean-Martin Charcot Nearly 130 years after his death, Jean-Martin Charcot’s name still...

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Increased Risk for Parkinson’s

New analyses of both observational and genetic data have provided “convincing evidence” that type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk for Parkinson’s disease....

A Swing and a Hit? Golf Beneficial in Parkinson’s Disease

Playing golf improves mobility and balance in Parkinson’s disease (PD) better than tai chi, the gold standard exercise for improved balance and falls prevention in...

Neurologic Disorders Ubiquitous and Rising in the US

Stroke, dementias, and migraine cause the most disability among neurological disorders in the United States, according to new findings derived from the 2017 Global Burden...

Smartwatch Sensors Promising for Remote Monitoring of Parkinson’s

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A smartwatch-based monitoring system, Motor fluctuations Monitor for Parkinson’s Disease (MM4PD), detected movement issues and tremors in PD patients with...

Prostate Drugs Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson’s

Certain drugs currently used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) may provide neuroprotection and delay or prevent the onset of Parkinson’s disease, new research suggests....

Common Prostate Drug May Help Prevent Parkinson’s

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — While scientists still don’t know what causes Parkinson’s disease, new research shows...

Benefit Limited by Adverse Effects

Focused ultrasound for ablation of the subthalamic nucleus in one hemisphere improved motor features in a selected group of patients with markedly asymmetric Parkinson’s disease,...

Blood Vessels in the Eye May Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease

An eye exam may be all that is needed to diagnose Parkinson’s disease, new research shows. Using an advanced machine-learning algorithm and fundus eye images,...

Add Delirium to Checklist of COVID-19 Symptoms in Seniors

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Delirium should be included on checklists of the presenting signs and...

Sublingual Apomorphine Alleviates Parkinson’s OFF Episodes

Apomorphine sublingual film (Kynmobi, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals) was efficacious and generally safe and well tolerated for the on-demand treatment of OFF episodes in Parkinson’s disease, long-term...

A Skin Test for Parkinson’s Diagnosis?

It may be possible to diagnose Parkinson’s disease with a skin test, a new study suggests. For the study, researchers used a chemical assay to...

Gene Variants May Affect PD Risk After Pesticide Exposure

The likelihood of developing Parkinson’s disease (PD) is associated with prior exposure to occupational pesticides, both with regard to sporadic cases of PD and among...

Flecainide Plus Modafinil Relieves Sleepiness in Parkinson’s

Adding a low dose of the anti-arrhythmic drug flecainide to modafinil alleviated excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in some patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), a new...

Can a Parkinson’s Drug Treat Macular Degeneration?

By Serena McNiff HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A drug long used to treat Parkinson’s disease may benefit patients with...