By: Terry Graedon June 30, 2022 10 Comments
    Will COVID-19 Increase the Risk for Later Dement…

    Scientists have been concerned that COVID-19 could predispose older individuals to later dementia. Now, an epidemiological study has shown that Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease and stroke are inde…

    By: Terry Graedon May 25, 2022 21 Comments
    Which Coffee Compounds Protect the Brain?

    If you, like many people, can’t face the day without a hot cup of coffee, there’s good news. Scientists at Rutgers have evidence that the combination of caffeine with a special fatty acid present …

    By: Terry Graedon December 1, 2021 24 Comments
    What Is It About Coffee That Protects Your Brain…

    Java lovers appear to enjoy a variety of health benefits, including a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Most recently, Australian scientists discovered that coffee dri…

    By: Terry Graedon June 3, 2021 4 Comments
    Does Air Pollution Increase Your Chance of Parki…

    Parkinson disease is the world’s fastest growing brain disease. There’s evidence that exposure to environmental chemicals might increase your chance of Parkinson disease (PD). These include compou…

    By: Terry Graedon May 27, 2021 5 Comments
    Show 1259: Preventing and Treating ParkinsonR…

    Cases of Parkinson’s disease have been rising steeply, but what we see now could be just the tip of the iceberg. The accumulation of certain chemicals in the environment may be contributing to an in…

    By: Joe Graedon May 7, 2018 20 Comments
    Are Nuplazid and Other FDA-Approved Drugs Really…

    Nuplazid (pimavanserin) is a fascinating example of the FDA’s confusing drug authorization process. We suspect that many people think a stamp of approval from the Food and Drug Administration means …

    By: Terry Graedon December 14, 2017 7 Comments
    People with Parkinson’s Benefit from High-…

    Patients with the movement disorder called Parkinson’s disease often develop resistance to treatment after several years. Unfortunately, the usual consequence is worsening symptoms that make daily l…

    By: Joe Graedon November 20, 2017 10 Comments
    Mirapex (Pramipexole) Side Effects: Gambling and…

    Americans believe passionately in free will. Dictionary.com offers this definition: "1. free and independent choice; voluntary decision: You took on the responsibility of your own free will. 2. Philos…

    By: Joe Graedon July 11, 2016 42 Comments
    Can A Drug for Restless Legs Turn You Into a Gam…

    Americans are firm believers in free will. Most reject the idea that someone could become a gambling addict or a compulsive shopper because of a prescribed medication. We cannot imagine that anyone wo…

    By: Terry Graedon December 21, 2015 1 Comments
    Will Cancer Drug Help Person with Parkinson̵…

    The prospect that some still-unapproved drug will provide a significant advantage for a serious condition that is not responding well to current treatments is understandably appealing. Cancer patients…

    By: Joe Graedon October 22, 2015 2 Comments
    Cancer Drug Offers Hope for People with Parkinso…

    A pilot study with twelve patients suffering from severe Parkinson's disease offers surprising hope for reversing this hard-to-treat condition. Patients received low doses of a powerful new anti-cance…

    By: Terry Graedon April 12, 2012 5 Comments
    Do Berries Prevent Parkinson’s?

    Researchers at Harvard have been following 80,000 female nurses and almost 50,000 male health professionals for decades. Every few years the participants fill out detailed questionnaires about their d…