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Parkinson’s disease may start before birth

10% of patients diagnosed with Parkinson's disease are between the ages of 21 and 50. For those with young-onset Parkinson's disease, researchers report the foundations for the disease may have been apparent before they were born. The study also points to a drug, currently approved to treat precancerous skin growths, that has the potential to reduce elevated levels of alpha-synuclein.... Read More...
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Living near major roads linked to risk of dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and MS

Living less than 50 meters away from a major road, or less than 150 meters away from a highway, increases the risks for dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis. However, living close to green spaces appears to have more of a protective effect against neurodegenerative diseases.... Read More...
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Fecal transplantation to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease: Hope or hype?

Study reflects on the possible use of fecal microbiome transplants and pre/probiotics to help with the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Findings reveal fecal transplants have not yet been proven to be effective for motor symptoms associated with the condition, and probiotics have only been shown to assist with constipation.... Read More...