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Arm movement can help diagnose Parkinson’s

Researchers have developed a new way to detect Parkinson’s disease in it’s early stages. While there is no cure, there are treatments that can reduce symptoms and the likelihood of death, making early diagnosis important.

Researchers used expensive accelerometers to measure arm swing. Patients with Parkinson’s disease show reduced, asymmetric arm swing.

Scientists believe the measuring arm movement maybe the cheapest and most effective way to to diagnose Parkinson’s in it’s early stages.

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