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parkinson’s disease

Brain and Nervous System
May 12, 2019

Why are your hands shaking?

Everyone, regardless of age, can have a tremor. Hunger, fatigue, anxiety, and more often than not, anger or rage can all cause a trembling hand. We often describe these as “the shakes”. But a tremor that doesn’t go away, even after you’ve eaten or had a chance to calm down, is one to be investigated.
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Brain and Nervous System
January 8, 2018

How to manage Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a motor system disorder caused by damage to brain cells. If you have PD, you may have difficulty sleeping and eating, and managing everyday tasks like dressing and moving around. Worldwide, Parkinson’s disease is becoming more and more common. The disease occurs when certain nerve cells (neurons) die or become weakened. Normally, these neurons produce dopamine – a chemical messenger responsible for transmitting signals within the brain. Loss of dopamine causes the nerve cells to fire out of control, leaving you unable to direct or control movements in a normal way. Researchers say that Parkinson's disease…
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Ageing
June 6, 2014

A spill-proof cup developed for Parkinson’s patients – by an 11-year-old!

Genius is often found in the most unlikely of places. Penicillin, for example, was discovered by accident, and so was the microwave. Now, an 11-year-old girl has invented a special spill-proof cup that may change the lives of Parkinson’s patients worldwide. (more…)
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