Today’s Solutions: June 14, 2024

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Scientists develop e-nose that can detect Parkinson's disease

In recent years, smell detection of diseases has attracted growing attention in the field of medical research: from dogs (and even bees) trained to sniff out Covid-19 to human “super sniffers” able to detect neurodegenerative diseases in other people. Now, a group of scientists has developed an Read More...

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Study: Dance therapy is incredibly beneficial for patients with Parkinson’s

A big part of addressing Parkinson’s is slowing the progression of the disease to maintain as much mobility as possible, and fortunately, a new study from York University in Canada finds that the joy and movement of dance classes can effectively slow the progression of Parkinson’s. The Read More...

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Non-invasive skin swab test can accurately diagnose Parkinson’s disease

Diagnosing Parkinson’s disease typically involves a complicated and lengthy process that relies on symptoms and careful examinations by physicians. A recent study, however, points towards a future where the disease could be diagnosed with a simple skin swab test. Conducted by a research team Read More...

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Parkinson’s: TikTok users 3D-print pill bottle for people with shaky hands

Medication can make living with Parkinson’s more bearable, but the problem for many patients living with the disease is that it’s incredibly difficult removing a tiny pill from a bottle of meds while their hands are shaking. Elite athlete Jimmy Choi made this abundantly clear to his more than Read More...

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New skin test can provide an early diagnosis of Parkinson’s

In order to diagnose patients with Parkinson’s disease, physicians rely on clinical signs and symptoms. The problem, however, is that this method of diagnosing is not entirely accurate, which complicates clinical trials of potential treatments. Not to mention the fact that if a patient is Read More...

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Imaging technique leads to potential tool for diagnosing Parkinson's

At the moment, doctors can only diagnose Parkinson’s disease after symptoms occur. That’s a problem considering the damage has already been done by the time symptoms show up. But there is good news: University of Pennsylvania scientists have discovered a new way to identify alpha-synuclein, Read More...

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The patterns in this fashion line improve mobility in people with Parkinson’s

Monika Dugar's Reset clothing collection features catchy striped designs, but they aren’t just for aesthetics. Rather, they are meant to increase mobility in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. The clothing works to “reset” the brain with a graphic print which improves mobility through Read More...

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New evidence suggests link between advancement of Parkinson’s and gut health

For several decades, there has been a debate on whether there is a strong link between the advancement of Parkinson’s disease and certain toxic proteins found in the gut. New compelling evidence from a study led by scientists at Hopkins University has demonstrated that this may actually be the Read More...

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Parkinson’s patients walk freely once more thanks to electrical stimulus

For many patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease, walking normally simply isn’t possible. Scientists believe this is because Parkinson’s disrupts the signals that the brain and the legs send to each other in order to move. Based upon this inference, scientists in Canada have been testing Read More...

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Parkinson’s patients are using boxing lessons to fight against disease

In the state of Maine, more than 150 people diagnosed with Parkinson’s are fighting against failing health with boxing lessons. Yes, you read that right. Boxing lessons. As a part of a program called Rock Steady Boxing, participants go to the gym twice a week and do everything that you might Read More...