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Non-Motor Symptoms

Parkinson’s disease is generally thought of as a disease that only involves movement. But in addition to so-called motor symptoms such as slowness of movement, tremor Involuntary shaking of the hands, arms, legs, jaw or tongue. The typical Parkinson’s tremor is “pill-rolling” – it looks like holding a pill between thumb and forefinger and continuously rolling it around. Some people report an internal tremor, a shaking sensation inside the chest, abdomen or limbs that cannot be seen.

Brain MRI Tracks Parkinson’s Progression

Date: 
Friday, August 18, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Researchers at a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence have found that a brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) A medical imaging technique that uses magnetic forces to obtain detailed images of the body. MRI is non-invasive and does not use radiation. that uses a special protocol can track changes that occur as Parkinson’s disease (PD) progresses.

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Science News

Managing Parkinson's Mid-Stride: A Treatment Guide to Parkinson's

If managing your Parkinson’s has become more challenging than it used to be, the book Managing Parkinson’s Mid-Stride: A Treatment Guide to Parkinson’s is for you. This book explains why symptoms may get better and worse throughout the day and how to treat and cope with them. Find answers and read tips and stories that can help.

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Parkinson-like Symptoms Worsen with Long-Term Exposure to Manganese

Date: 
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Welders exposed to fumes containing low levels of the metal manganese had a high rate of Parkinson-like symptoms, which progressed with increasing cumulative exposure to the metal, according to research published in the December 28 online edition of Neurology. The results make a case for better worker protection. They also help scientists understand the underlying mechanisms by which exposure to substances in the environment may contribute to Parkinson’s disease (PD).

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Science News
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