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What’s Hot: Coffee Might Not Help with Parkinson’s Disease Motor Symptoms

Date: 
Monday, October 2, 2017
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

Ronald Postuma, MD, and colleagues previously published an intriguing study showing that moderate amounts of coffee (caffeine) may improve the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD). In this month’s issue of Neurology, Postuma and colleagues revise their previous comments on coffee drinking. Their revision is based on a larger and better designed clinical study.

Pesticides and Parkinson’s: Time to Strengthen Epidemiology

Date: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Author: 
James Beck, PhD

In December, two reports in the New York Times called attention to the potential link between paraquat, a strong pesticide, and Parkinson’s disease (PD). The pesticide, which has been previously linked to Parkinson’s, is banned in some countries including those where it is manufactured, but not in the US.

What should people with Parkinson’s know about this news?

The Many Lives of Levodopa

Date: 
Monday, January 26, 2015
Author: 
James Beck, PhD

The start of 2015 has been noteworthy for those with Parkinson’s disease (PD) as two new therapies  — Rytary™ and Duopa™ — were approved by the FDA at the start of January. Both therapies are updates to the gold-standard treatment of carbidopa A medication used together with levodopa to enhance its effects.

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