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    Long-term Parkinson's treatment sheds bad rep

    Many doctors delay prescribing an effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease out of fear that the drug will cause side effects if given too early. That fear may be unfounded, a new study suggests.

    Since the 1960s, doctors have prescribed levodopa to ease the slow movements, tremors and rigid muscles that come with Parkinson’s. But this relief appears to come at a price. Earlier studies...

    07/25/2014 - 13:17 Clinical Trials, Health, Neuroscience
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    Parkinson’s patients drive better with brain stimulation

    With a little help from implanted electrodes, Parkinson's patients make fewer driving errors, at least on a computer.

    When steering a simulator, patients with active brain stimulators averaged 3.8 driving errors, compared with 7.5 for healthy people and 11.4 for those with Parkinson's disease who did not have implants.

    The Parkinson’s patients’ driving skills were also more...

    12/19/2013 - 08:00 Neuroscience, Health
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    12/20/2006 - 08:59 Humans & Society