Articles on Parkinsons Disease

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It’s difficult to sleep when your legs are tap dancing under the sheets. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Explainer: what is restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg syndrome is a common affliction characterised by uncomfortable feelings in the legs accompanied by an irresistible urge to move the legs to relieve the sensations.
Some welcome the possibility of drugs altering our brain for the better, others are concerned about altering our brains at all. Andrew Adermark/Flickr

Common drugs can affect our minds and morals – but should we be worried about it?

Scientists seek out drugs to cure what ails us but we now know that some common medications affect our moral capacity. Since it's happening already, the question is, should we be worried?
A newborn baby undergoes music therapy at a hospital in Slovakia. The hospital uses music therapy to treat infants who have been separated from their mothers. Petr Josek Snr/Reuters

Healthy songs: the amazing power of music therapy

From serving newborns to treating hospice patients, music can be used in medical and psychological treatment with surprising – and real – results.

New genetic risk factors for Parkinson’s

Researchers have combined data analysis with genomic techniques and found six new genetic risk factors for Parkinson’s disease…

Grapes may help fight drug addictions

A natural compound found in grape skins may help stop methamphetamine cravings, and decrease the impact of Parkinson’s disease…
Still could go one way or another. Harsh Vardhan

Expert warns caution over possibility of Alzheimer’s pill

It has been described as a historical “turning point” in Alzheimer’s treatment - the first time a chemical has been found that can halt the death of brain tissue in a neurodegenerative disease, and could…
The Parkinson’s KinetiGraph provides a new way to objectively measure the movements of Parkinson’s sufferers. Malcolm Horne

Watch and learn: a new tool for measuring Parkinson’s disease

For every medical condition, treatments are most effective when measurement guides the choice of therapy and its effects. Just think of diabetes, where blood glucose levels guide the choice of treatment…
Implanted electrodes can alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, and help treat addiction. Wikimedia Commons

Deep brain stimulation: a fix when the drugs don’t work

Neurological disorders can have a devastating impact on the lives of sufferers and their families. Symptoms of these disorders differ extensively - from motor dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease, memory…

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