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Deep brain stimulation improves non motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease as well as motor symptoms

Deep brain stimulation improves non motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease as well as motor symptoms

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has become a well-recognized non-pharmacologic treatment that improves motor symptoms of patients with early and advanced Parkinson’s disease. Evidence now indicates that DBS can decrease the number and severity of non motor symptoms of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) as well, according to a review published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease Continue reading

Deep brain stimulation improves non motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease as well as motor symptoms

Deep brain stimulation improves non motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease as well as motor symptoms

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has become a well-recognized non-pharmacologic treatment that improves motor symptoms of patients with early and advanced Parkinson’s disease. Continue reading

National Health Service: committed to failure?

National Health Service: committed to failure?

A project has failed. Continue reading

Concerns over fat burning drug DNP

Concerns over fat burning drug DNP

unable to retrieve full-text contentThere’s been a rise in patient enquiries about the slimming pill DNP, according to new research by the National Poisons Information Service. Continue reading

Schizophrenia and cannabis use may share common genes

Schizophrenia and cannabis use may share common genes

Genes that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia may also increase the likelihood of using cannabis, according to a new study led by King’s College London, published today in Molecular Psychiatry. Previous studies have identified a link between cannabis use and schizophrenia, but it has remained unclear whether this association is due to cannabis directly increasing the risk of the disorder. Continue reading

Starving pancreatic cancer before it has a chance to feast

Starving pancreatic cancer before it has a chance to feast

Pancreatic cancer’s low survival rate gives researchers from The University of Kansas Cancer Center even more reason to find a way to prevent and treat the hard-to-detect cancer. Drs. Snigdha and Sushanta Banerjee, Ph.D., a husband and wife research team at the Kansas City VA Medical Center, are working towards cutting off the growth of pancreatic tumors before they can metastasize throughout the body Continue reading

Hyperthyroidism patients more likely to take extended sick leave than healthy peers

Hyperthyroidism patients more likely to take extended sick leave than healthy peers

People who have hyperthyroidism are more likely to take sick leave for extended periods than their healthy colleagues, particularly in the first year after diagnosis, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism ( JCEM ). Continue reading

Could ‘fragile Y hypothesis’ explain chromosome loss?

Could ‘fragile Y hypothesis’ explain chromosome loss?

A UT Arlington research team says their study of genetic information from more than 4,000 beetle species has yielded a new theory about why some species lose their Y chromosome and others, such as humans, hang on to it. They call it the “fragile Y hypothesis.” The biologists’ idea is that the fate of the Y chromosome is heavily influenced by how meiosis, or the production of sperm, works in an organism Continue reading

New compound to treat depression identified

New compound to treat depression identified

There is new hope for people suffering from depression. Researchers have identified a compound, hydroxynorketamine (HNK), that may treat symptoms of depression just as effectively and rapidly as ketamine, without the unwanted side effects associated with the psychoactive drug, according to a study in the July issue of Anesthesiology , the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®) Continue reading

Genetic influence on pulmonary function: six further genes identified

Genetic influence on pulmonary function: six further genes identified

In an analysis of several genome-wide association studies, an international team of scientists has identified six novel gene regions that are associated with the function of the lungs. Their results have been published in the current issue of the Nature Genetics scientific journal. In their investigations or so-called genome-wide association studies, the team of researchers compared the genetic profile of study participants to the forced vital capacity (FVC), a volume parameter of lung function Continue reading