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  • Robin Williams' suicide -- cautionary comments

    08/14/2014 12:18:12 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 10 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Aug 13, 2014 | Rob Pochek
    WILSON, N.C. (BP) -- When news broke that legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams had died of an apparent suicide, people were saddened that someone who had brought so much joy to the lives of others had taken his own life. Immediately some began to speculate about his ongoing battle with alcohol addiction and depression as the cause of his desperate act. Others began to comfort themselves with the thought that Williams was now at peace from such battles. And a few observed that suicide is the ultimate selfish act. There is little doubt that suicide is a fierce goodbye....
  • Robin Williams 'had Parkinson's'

    08/14/2014 12:02:52 PM PDT · by Borges · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/14/2014
    Robin Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson's disease at the time of his death, his wife has said.
  • Robin Williams’ Wife Reveals Surprising Health Secret in Statement

    08/14/2014 12:02:04 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/144/2014 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Robin Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, his widow revealed Thursday, days after the beloved actor and comedian was found dead of an apparent suicide. Susan Schneider said Williams’ “sobriety was intact” at the time of his death, and that he was struggling with “depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly.”
  • Please pray for Joe

    11/24/2012 10:00:25 AM PST · by ex-snook · 69 replies
    self | 11/24/12 | self
    Please pray for my friend Joe. He has institutionalized unable to feed himself with Parkinson's disease. Joe was once a football player from the coal region of Pennsylvania. He was a HS football coach, neighbor and friend. My daughter was the baby sitter to his special child. His wife taught my children. A few months ago at Church, he poked me in the back. I turned around, Joe remembered me but did not know me. He was being guided by his wife and was failing rapidly from this terrible disease.
  • “Stomach parasites”…or Parkinson’s?

    01/19/2011 3:17:38 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 37 replies
    hillbuzz.org ^ | 1/19/11 | hillbuzz
    Back in 2004-2005, before he ran for president, when he’d just moved into the Obama/Rezko Mansion, a friend of mine had a meeting with Obama in his study — where piles of papers on Parkinson’s Disease were stacked. Books on Parkinson’s sat on his desk, with printed pages from websites scattered around. Obama is an intellectually incurious man who has never shown the slightest interest in any topic involving anything but himself. In his early 30s, having accomplished nothing, he wrote his autobiography (or, had William Ayers ghost write it, depending on what you believe). Obama is Obama’s favorite subject,...
  • Governor Signs Passenger Rail Bill

    03/25/2010 3:37:19 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 25 replies · 452+ views
    WIBW ^ | Thursday March 25, 2010 | 13 News
    Topeka (WIBW) - The future of passenger rail service got a boost Wednesday with a few strokes of the Governor's pen. Gov. Mark Parkinson signed a bill creating the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact and establishing the passenger rail service program in Kansas. “Passenger rail service in Kansas would create economic opportunities for the future, but the planning must begin now,” Parkinson said. “A strong public infrastructure system helps attract businesses and jobs to our state, and a high speed rail service is another piece in furthering our economic recovery. I am pleased to sign these two bills that will...
  • Sending electric signals into the brain could eliminate Parkinson's symptoms

    03/20/2009 10:09:21 AM PDT · by BGHater · 3 replies · 515+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 18 Mar 2009 | Ian Sample
    Symptoms of Parkinson's disease in mice disappeared when their brains were stimulated via spinal electrodes A ground-breaking medical device that eliminates the symptoms of Parkinson's disease by electrically stimulating the brain could be tested in humans as early as next year, according to scientists working on the project.The device has produced dramatic improvements in mice with a Parkinson's-like disease, raising hopes that it could transform the lives of the four million people worldwide who have the devastating condition.In tests, mice that suffered constant tremors and were barely able to walk because of the disease started moving around, groomed themselves and...
  • Expatguy - Please Pray For My Father (Sad news in #143)

    10/06/2007 2:31:59 PM PDT · by expatguy · 335 replies · 5,323+ views
    An American Expat in Southeast Asia | 7 October 2007 | expatguy
    I've been under a lot of stress in the last couple weeks - I'm not sure what I can say - the other night I got so upset I just wanted to leave FR - I thought I was strong but at the moment I'm really distraught - My father has been sick for a while - he has Parkinson's and something wrong with his liver I'm not sure what it is - a couple weeks ago my mother sent me an email and said they had to call 911 because he was "bleeding from his esophageal varises" and having...
  • Kan. gov. selects running mate for race (who switched party affiliation yesterday)

    05/31/2006 6:10:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 705+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/31/06 | David Twiddy - ap
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius announced Wednesday that the former state Republican party chairman, who switched his affiliation to Democrat only a day earlier, will be her next running mate. Mark Parkinson will replace retiring Lt. Gov. John Moore, also a former Republican, on the Democratic ticket. "My philosophy has always been good leaders and great ideas don't come with a party label," Sebelius said at a news conference. The Kansas GOP fired off a statement calling Parkinson a hypocrite and pointing out that four years ago Parkinson had called Sebelius a "left-wing liberal Democrat" and said...
  • Ex-Kansas GOP chair switches affiliation

    05/30/2006 3:24:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 1,107+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/30/06 | John Milburn - ap
    TOPEKA, Kan. - The former chairman of the Kansas Republican Party jumped ship in a big way Tuesday, switching his affiliation to Democrat amid speculation that he would become Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' running mate. Johnson County Elections Commissioner Brian Newby confirmed that Mark Parkinson, the state GOP chairman from 1999 to 2003, came to the office and switched his party affiliation shortly before noon. Parkinson's name has been widely circulated as Sebelius' choice for a running mate as the Democratic governor seeks a second term. Current Lt. Gov. John Moore — another former Republican — is retiring when his term...
  • Israeli therapy uses adult stem cells to treat Parkinson's Disease

    03/31/2005 5:14:36 AM PST · by IAF ThunderPilot · 7 replies · 550+ views
    Israel21c ^ | March 27, 2005 | Roberta Neiger
    Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics has developed a novel stem cell therapy to treat Parkinson's Disease - using a patient's own bone marrow stem cells to produce the missing chemical that enables restoration of motor movement. The process - which successfully alleviated symptoms of Parkinson's in rats - will be tested on monkeys next year, with human clinical trials scheduled for the following year. About 1.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Parkinson's, a chronic progressive neurodegenerative disease. Parkinson's affects those brain cells responsible for production of dopamine, the neurotransmitter that directs motor movement. Insufficient dopamine levels result in tremor, rigidity, slowness...
  • Nicotine studied as treatment for brain disorders

    11/12/2003 8:37:51 AM PST · by A. Pole · 32 replies · 637+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/12/2003 | Carey Goldberg
    <p>Scientists reported yesterday that nicotine seems to diminish mental impairment stemming from stress or an underactive thyroid -- the latest in a growing body of evidence that the long vilified substance may help people with brain disorders ranging from Alzheimer's disease to schizophrenia.</p>
  • GPS pioneer wins prestigious award - Stanford Emeritus Professor

    02/19/2003 2:57:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 279+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 2/19/03 | Aaron Davis
    <p>Stanford University's Bradford Parkinson, a pioneer of the navigation technology that now guides everything from military missiles to misguided motorists, was honored Tuesday with the Charles Stark Draper Prize, the engineering equivalent of the Nobel Prize.</p> <p>Parkinson, a 68-year-old Stanford emeritus professor of aeronautics and astronautics, was instrumental in creating the Global Positioning System, which harnesses the power of 24 orbiting satellites to pinpoint the longitude and latitude of virtually any spot on earth.</p>