We've got better at managing the health risks of traditional drugs of abuse, but novel psychoactive substances, or 'legal highs', are a dangerous unknown.
Alan Alda announced July 31, 2018 that he's been living with Parkinson's Disease. An expert on the disease explains new drugs and treatments.
For some patients, drilling a hole in the skull and inserting an electrode into the 'sadness centre' of the brain offers relief from debilitating and otherwise treatment-resistant depression.
Antisense therapy showed promising results in a first-in-human trial for Huntington's disease.
A new analysis shows that coffee is associated with a host of positive health effects.
There's optimism that the identification of genes linked to Parkinson’s could lead to better treatments.
Lewy body dementia is the second most common type of dementia. Why don't more people recognize the signs?
A new study has been found that television viewing increases your risk of dying from an inflammatory-related condition like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. But it's more complicated than that.
Research has yielded new insights into Parkinson's disease, and treatments are expanding. But a shortage of doctors trained in the disease leaves a gap in care.
Highly trained dancers provide insights for researchers helping design improved rehab programs for people with mobility impairments. The next step could include rehab robots as dance partners.
2017 marks the 200th anniversary since the 1817 publication of Dr James Parkinson’s seminal work on what he called the "Shaking Palsy".
The doctor had many interests – and was a champion of the poor.
People with neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's often have difficulty swallowing, a dangerous condition. Here's why treatment of these illnesses should include attention to swallowing problems.
Developers working on apps to help monitor and improve our health could accidentally find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
A mouse study suggests that Parkinson's might start in the gut and later spread to the brain.
Our study published this week shows a new method to induce and measure visual hallucinations in anyone at any time.
Yoshinori Ohsumi's research on autophagy – a process that lets cells clear out harmful materials – brought biology and medicine closer to finding treatments for chronic and deadly diseases.
A sufficiently talented brainjacker could one day influence the behaviour of a person in worrying ways.
Smoking causes 96,000 premature deaths a year in the UK. The fact that it protects against Parkinson's disease is not a reason to take up the habit.
The reason why some of us can't help but to dance, and others can't hold a beat, might lie in the brain.