US Department of Veterans Affairs — A 56-year-old Army Veteran diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is now thriving thanks to care he received through the Central Virginia VA Health Care System.
Massive Science – Each person’s disease journey is different, and an early diagnosis is not necessarily a timely diagnosis.
The Associated Press – A drug that curbs delusions in Parkinson’s patients did the same for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in a study that was stopped early because the benefit seemed clear.
ScienceDaily – Findings may provide insight about development of neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson's disease.
Forbes – The NIH will bring together music therapy and neuroscience and to study music’s potential to ease symptoms of an array of disorders including Parkinson’s disease, stroke and post-traumatic stress disorder.
ProPublica – Neurologist Laura Boylan suffered from tremors and loss of balance that she attributed to a cyst in her brain. Why didn’t her doctors believe her?
STAT News – A recent regulatory review of a controversial Parkinson’s drug may not have found any new or unexpected safety findings, but a nonprofit watchdog argues the assessment was insufficient and the Food and Drug Administration should reconsider its approval.
Food and Drug Administration – The FDA has recently become aware of reports of establishments in several states that are offering infusions of plasma from young donors to purportedly treat the effects of a variety of conditions. The conditions range from normal aging and memory loss to serious diseases like dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Science – Since the 1960s, thousands of children in poor, war-torn regions of East Africa have developed epilepsy-like seizures in which their heads bob to their chest; over time, the seizures worsen, cognitive problems develop, and the victims ultimately die.