NEW YORK: Award-winning actor Alan Alda disclosed on Tuesday that he has Parkinson’s disease, saying he did not want the revelation that he had the nervous system disorder to be told from “a sad point of view.” The 82-year-old star of TV series “M*A*S*H” told “CBS This Morning” that he had learned of the diagnosis more than three years ago, but that so far the progressive disease has not stopped him from acting or pursuing other career opportunities. “I’ve had a richer life than I’ve had up until now,” Alda told “CBS…
BALTIMORE, US: An experimental smartphone application could monitor changes in Parkinson’s disease symptoms throughout the day, sending data to doctors to help them treat patients, U.S. researchers say. “Like diabetes, Parkinson’s has variability and symptom fluctuations, which can also vary the treatment. We can’t measure these fluctuations at home, and you can only do so many measurements in the clinic,” said senior study author Suchi Saria of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The app developed by Saria and her…
PARIS: Lab monkeys with Parkinson's symptoms regained significant mobility after neurons made from human stem cells were inserted into their brains, researchers reported Wednesday in a study hailed as "groundbreaking". The promising results were presented as the last step before human clinical trials, perhaps as early as next year, the study's senior author, Jun Takahashi, a professor at Kyoto University, told AFP. Parkinson's is a degenerative disease that erodes motor functions. Typical symptoms include shaking,…
PARIS: One of Muhammad Ali's greatest battles was not in the ring but against Parkinson's disease, which severely hampered his speech and motor skills in the last three decades of his life.
WASHINGTON: Long viewed as a controversial dark substance, coffee is gaining ground among medical experts who say it can protect against heart disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and diabetes, even if it is decaffeinated.
WASHINGTON: People who drink four to six cups of coffee daily may be less likely to get multiple sclerosis, according to international research out Thursday.
Anyone who has taken the time to read the ingredients on almost any processed food product in the supermarket knows that there are a whole host of weird-sounding additives on the list in addition to what you might expect.