Regular high-intensity exercise can delay Parkinson’s disease  

People with early stage Parkinson's may be able to delay a worsening of the disease through a regimen of intense exercise. Existing studies had already noted that exercise was beneficial for people with Parkinson's disease, but this was the first time that the effects of different intensities had been targeted by research

Regular high-intensity exercise can delay Parkinson’s disease  Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative motor system disorder characterised by uncontrolled tremor in various body parts, especially the arms and legs, as well as poor balance and coordination of movements. A phase II clinical trial, called the Study in Parkinson Disease of Exercise (SPARX), was recently conducted by researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of […]

Excess calcium levels in the brain may lead to Parkinson’s disease

Calcium links nerve endings with a protein for critical brain cell communication. Parkinson's disease occurs when these proteins fold into the wrong shape Excessive calcium can trigger cell death regardless of dietary-calcium intake. The findings offers new hope as drugs, such as calcium blockers, could treat the disorder

Excess calcium levels in the brain may lead to Parkinson’s diseaseResearchers have found that excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of Parkinson’s disease. The international team, led by the University of Cambridge, found that calcium can mediate the interaction between small membranous structures inside nerve endings, which are important for neuronal signalling […]

WCNR 2018: Experts discuss challenges in treating Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson's disease affects roughly around one lakh people in India. Health experts say that due to poor awareness among general population, this common neurodegenerative disorder goes undetected in many. This was one prime reason why Parkinson's disease remained an important topic in a public forum at the 10th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation

WCNR 2018: Experts discuss challenges in treating Parkinson’s diseaseAt the WCNR 2018 conference, Dr Charulata Sankhla, consultant neurophysician at PD Hinduja Hospital gave a talk on the challenges in Parkinson’s disease treatment. The session witnessed a huge participation by patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers, it was anchored by the NGO Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Society (PDMDS) “Motor symptoms in […]

Neuro palliative care: ‘Being able to die with dignity is every individual’s right’

At the WCNR conference, a session dedicatedly spoke about multitude of issues from neuro palliative care to migraine and Parkinson's disease among others

Neuro palliative care: ‘Being able to die with dignity is every individual’s right’“As an experienced clinician, we all must be able to tell a patient if they can live and if yes, in what way. To know that death is near, and to be able to die with dignity is every individual’s right,” said Dr Roop Gurshani, consultant neurologist and epileptologist, PD Hinduja National Hospital in a […]

‘Give unusual tasks for people suffering from Parkinson’s disease’

At the World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) which is hosting its 10th World Congress here in Mumbai, Jean Michel Gracies, world-renowned expert on the neurorehabilitation of movement from France emphasized that doctors should give unusual things to do for the people suffering from Parkinson’s disease

‘Give unusual tasks for people suffering from Parkinson’s disease’Dr Jean Michel Garcies was speaking on the topic titled, ‘Neuro-rehabilitation in Parkinson’s disease’. He emphasised on three ways that doctors should use while treating patient with Parkinson disease. They are: 1)      High Intensity motor muscle strengthening 2)      Aerobic training, effects of which are established in animal literature 3)     […]

Woman’s ability to smell Parkinson’s helps scientists to develop first diagnostic test

Joy Milne has an incredible sense of smell that is able to recognise Parkinson's disease on the human body. She detected Parkinson's on her husband, Les, 10 years before he was diagnosed by doctors. Now Joy, from Perth, Scotland is using her ability to help scientists develop a diagnostic test for the condition

Woman’s ability to smell Parkinson’s helps scientists to develop first diagnostic testScientists are close to establishing what causes a smell associated with sufferers of Parkinson’s disease. They hope it could lead to the first diagnostic test for the disease. The breakthrough came after Joy Milne astonished doctors with her ability to detect the disease through smell under scientific conditions. A team from Manchester has found distinctive […]

People with hepatitis B, C more likely to develop Parkinson’s

The study found that people with hepatitis B were 76 percent and people with hepatitis C were 51 percent more likely to develop Parkinson's

People with hepatitis B, C more likely to develop Parkinson’sThe viruses hepatitis B and C may both be associated with an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, according to a study published in the March 29, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The hepatitis virus affects the liver. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

Scientist discover enzyme that can be used against Parkinson’s disease

The findings could point to a new target for a potential anti-Parkinson's drug. Trials in animal models have already shown that an AEP-inhibiting drug preserves memory and may have a preventive effect against Alzheimer's disease

Scientist discover enzyme that can be used against Parkinson’s diseaseIt is currently estimated that more than 5 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and as many as 1 in 3 elders are said to die with the condition, or another form of dementia. Parkinson’s disease also affects approximately 60,000 U.S. adults every year. Both diseases are neurodegenerative, meaning that […]

Biomarkers for cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s found by researchers

The biomarkers that were found to predict this cognitive decline were: a deficiency in dopamine, a "diffuse" decrease in the brain volume across the frontal, temporal, parietal, and occipital lobes, pathological levels of beta-amyloid plaques - just like those found in Alzheimer's disease - and some genetic variations

Biomarkers for cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s found by researchersParkinson’s disease (PD) is “the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While there is no cure for PD, there are therapies that aim to slow down the advancement of the disease. Usually, however, PD is diagnosed when the symptoms become apparent, by which […]