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Sex, Drugs and Parkinson’s
Impulse control is not easy, especially for those with Parkinson’s disease. Recent research has suggested that excessive gambling, shopping, eating and sexuality are symptoms of the disease medication, not the disease itself.
TBI and Pesticide Increase Risk of Parkinson's
While the exact causes of Parkinson’s disease (PD) are unknown, it is likely to be from a mixture of environmental and genetic factors. Having exposure to more than one risk factor could increase the chances of developing the disease.
It’s All in the Way You Look at It
Diagnosing some brain disorders requires testing that can be expensive and complicated. What if something as simple as the way a person moves their eyes could show if they had Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), Parkinson’s disease (PD) or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder ( FASD )?
NFL Players’ Brain Disease Risk Triple
The NFL season kicked off September 5. The same day, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a special report about NFL players' deaths from brain diseases.
A Boxing Match in the Sack?
A little unconscious kick or punch from a partner during sleep isn't too bad, but if nighttime feels like a boxing match, a rare and serious sleep disorder may be to blame.
Sleep Disorder Linked to Parkinsons Disease
Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder ( RBD ) occurs when people act out dreams. Diagnosis of RBD may increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s or mild cognitive impairment.
Brain Injury Increases Parkinson's Risk
A traumatic brain injury won't cause Parkinson's disease. Instead it may make patients more susceptible to developing the neurodegenerative disorder.
New Genetic Clues About Rare Brain Disorder
Progressive supranuclear palsy is a rare and devastating disease with no known treatments. New genetic clues could provide new insights into  neurodegenerative therapies.
Deep Sleep Detects Parkinson's
Over time, the toll that Parkinson's disease takes on the body and mind gets worse and worse. Although Parkinson's has no cure, finding it early can help patients in many ways. New research shows that early symptoms of the disease can be seen in dream sleep.
You Can't Stop Yourself
Earlier this year, a French man claimed that the drugs he was taking for Parkinson's disease made him addicted to gambling. Adding support to these claims, a new study shows that Parkinson's drugs can lead to impulse control problems.