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Advanced MRI scans may improve treatment of tremors, Parkinson’s disease, reveals study

Researchers have recently developed MRI techniques that are used to more precisely target a small area in the brain linked to Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor.
The most widely studied and perhaps most promising imaging method is called diffusion tractography. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The most widely studied and perhaps most promising imaging method is called diffusion tractography. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 05:51 PM IST
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Washington D.C. [USA] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Singing may reduce stress, improve mood for people with Parkinson’s disease

Singing eases Parkinson’s disease, a new study suggests. One-hour singing sessions reduce blood pressure and stress levels in sufferers -- and even improve neurological symptoms.
Parkinson’s disease patients reported feeling less anxious and sad after a singing class. (Shutterstock)
Parkinson’s disease patients reported feeling less anxious and sad after a singing class. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Nov 09, 2018 02:33 PM IST
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6 ways of cutting down the risk of Parkinson’s disease

Diet, aerobic exercise and reducing stress can lessen the chances of getting Parkinson’s.
By changing your lifestyle to a certain extent, you can cut down on your risk of getting Parkinson’s.(Shutterstock)
By changing your lifestyle to a certain extent, you can cut down on your risk of getting Parkinson’s.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 18, 2018 09:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByKabir Bhandari

Indian-origin scientist finds solutions to end ageing

Dr Keshav K Singh, a professor of genetics, pathology and environmental health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has demonstrated how boosting the function of the mitochondria, the powerhouse of cells, makes wrinkles disappear and restores hair growth.
Kaya kalpa is a set of therapies that can reverse the physical degeneration caused by age.(Shutterstock)
Kaya kalpa is a set of therapies that can reverse the physical degeneration caused by age.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 04, 2018 02:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySanchita Sharma

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease can be prevented with the help of this gene

Researchers found that the Ankrd16 gene rescued specific neurons, which in turn help in the prevention of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are the two most common neurological diseases affecting the elderly.(Shutterstock)
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are the two most common neurological diseases affecting the elderly.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 18, 2018 10:34 AM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington Dc

Fat accumulation in brain could be indicator for Parkinson’s disease

A high indicator of some types of fat molecules could indicate a future risk of Parkinson’s disease in patients.
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive disorder which leads to a major reduction of nerve cells.(Shutterstock)
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive disorder which leads to a major reduction of nerve cells.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 03, 2018 05:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKabir Bhandari, Boston

Genetic link between ALS and rare dementia may help treat both disorders

A recent study has found a genetic association between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease that primarily affects movement, and a rare form of dementia.
ALS initially damages neurons in the spinal cord while frontotemporal dementia is marked by deterioration in behaviour and personality, language disturbances and poor impulse control.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
ALS initially damages neurons in the spinal cord while frontotemporal dementia is marked by deterioration in behaviour and personality, language disturbances and poor impulse control.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 04:52 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service
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