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  • Masa Saito passes away after long battle with Parkinson's disease (pro wrestler Mr. Saito)

    07/16/2018 10:12:47 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Wrestling Observer Online / Figure Four ^ | July 16, 2017 | Dave Meltzer
    Masanori Saito, a former Olympian as an amateur wrestler and Hall of Famer as a pro, passed away on Saturday after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Saito was 76. Saito had the most successful long-term career of any Japanese native on the American scene, being a championship-level wrestler in multiple territories from 1968 to 1990. While Giant Baba in the 60s, Great Muta, and now Shinsuke Nakamura were as big or bigger stars, Saito spent the majority of his career in the United States as opposed to a brief version, and was always a headliner as a former Olympian...
  • Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

    11/17/2017 9:25:04 AM PST · by simpson96 · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/17/2017 | Susan Scutti
    (CNN) — Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. A neurological disorder with no cure, Parkinson's can cause tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating movement. "My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago," Jackson wrote in a statement. "After a battery of tests, my physicians identified the issue as Parkinson's disease, a disease that bested my father." Jackson added that "recognition of the effects of this disease on me has been painful." He also said he sees his diagnosis as "a signal that I...
  • Brain cell therapy 'promising' for Parkinson's disease (hope for Hillary alert)

    04/11/2017 12:46:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | April 11, 2017
    Scientists believe they have found a way to treat and perhaps reverse Parkinson's disease, by making replacement cells to mend the damaged brain. They say human brain cells can be coaxed to take over the job of the ones that are destroyed in Parkinson's. Tests in mice with Parkinson-like symptoms showed that the therapy appeared to ease the condition. Many more studies are needed before similar tests can begin in people. Experts say the research published in Nature Biotechnology is hugely promising, although at a very early stage.
  • PHOTOS: Hillary ‘mystery handler’ returns as she’s helped through dinner crowd

    When Hillary Clinton gave a speech to a women’s group in Pennsylvania on Friday, aide Huma Abedin and her “mystery handler” were close by. A photographer captured Clinton being helped through the crowd by two leaders of the Society of Irish Women. One had her hand under Clinton’s elbow while the other was grasping Hillary’s upper arm.
  • VIDEO: Hillary Clinton - Why Her Parkinson's Matters

    10/19/2016 2:44:43 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 19, 2016 | Dr. Ted Noel
    Videos constructed from public sources that show the true Hillary Clinton. All video used under the doctrine of FAIR USE. VIDEO.
  • Dr. Ted Noel Takes a Close Look at Hillary's Debate Performance

    10/07/2016 6:19:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 7, 2016 | Jay Michaels
    To the untrained eye, Madame Secretary looked fit as a fiddle on the 26th. But Dr. Ted Noel, in a new video, discloses possible evidence of Parkinson's symptoms, and the masking of these. He also discusses Clinton’s three-day break before the debate. This may have included a "drug holiday" (formally a "structured treatment interruption") to increase the effectiveness on D-day of the medications she's taking.
  • Robin Williams’ Wife Describes His Last 10 Devastating Months

    10/02/2016 9:01:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    KTLA ^ | 10/01/2016
    She describes how, toward the end of his life, “Robin was losing his mind and he was aware of it.” He was struggling with paranoia, anxiety, delusions, insomnia, and other symptoms both physical and mental, and for months, he and his wife could get no answers about what was happening to him. He was eventually diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, but as his symptoms continued to worsen, he grew “weary” and it felt like they were both “drowning.” Then, ultimately, he took his own life. It was only after his death that an autopsy revealed Williams actually had Lewy body disease...
  • VIDEO: Bill Clinton’s Hand Trembles at Iowa Rally

    01/17/2016 5:20:53 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 74 replies
    While campaigning in Iowa Saturday to rescue Hillary's floundering presidential campaign, the former president's hand could be seen trembling while he was making a point. As he was explaining his wife's rationale for invoking 9/11 to defend her ties to Wall Street, Clinton said, "She was making the point that the people devastated on 9/11 were people to her, not categories."
  • 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.”
  • Parkinson's disease protein gums up garbage disposal system in cells

    04/11/2013 10:42:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | March 28, 2013 | NA
    This shows lewy bodies. Brown spots are immunostaining using an antibody specifically recognizing an abnormal form of alpha-synuclein. Clumps of α-synuclein protein in nerve cells are hallmarks of many degenerative brain diseases, most notably Parkinson's disease. "No one has been able to determine if Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites, hallmark pathologies in Parkinson's disease can be degraded," says Virginia Lee, PhD, director of the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. "With the new neuron model system of Parkinson's disease pathologies our lab has developed recently, we demonstrated that these aberrant clumps in...
  • Protein's destructive journey in brain may cause Parkinson's

    11/29/2012 12:56:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies
    ScienceNews ^ | November 16, 2012 | Laura Sanders
    Clumps of alpha-synuclein move through dopamine-producing cells, mouse study finds The insidious spread of an abnormal protein may be behind Parkinson’s disease, a study in mice suggests. A harmful version of the protein crawls through the brains of healthy mice, killing brain cells and damaging the animals’ balance and coordination, researchers report in the Nov. 16 Science. If a similar process happens in humans, the results could eventually point to ways to stop Parkinson’s destruction in the brain. “I really think that this model will increase our ability to come up with Parkinson’s disease therapies,” says study coauthor Virginia Lee...
  • Michael J. Fox Looks Past Stem Cells to Internet for Parkinson's Cure

    05/18/2012 8:31:43 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 18th 2012 | Russell Goldman
    Michael J. Fox, whose turn from Parkinson’s disease patient to scientific crusader made him one of the country’s most visible advocates for stem cell research, now believes the controversial therapy may not ultimately yield a cure for his disease, he told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview. There have been “problems along the way,” Fox said of stem cell studies, for which he has long advocated. Instead, he said, new drug therapies are showing real promise and are “closer today” to providing a cure for Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative illness that over time causes the body to become rigid...
  • Study links Parkinson's disease to industrial solvent (trichloroethylene)

    11/14/2011 2:50:52 PM PST · by decimon · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | November 13, 2011 | Neil Bowdler
    An international study has linked an industrial solvent to Parkinson's disease.Researchers found a six-fold increase in the risk of developing Parkinson's in individuals exposed in the workplace to trichloroethylene (TCE). Although many uses for TCE have been banned around the world, the chemical is still used as a degreasing agent. The research was based on analysis of 99 pairs of twins selected from US data records. Parkinson's can result in limb tremors, slowed movement and speech impairment, but the exact cause of the disease is still unknown, and there is no cure. Research to date suggests a mix of genetic...
  • REM sleep behaviour disorder is a risk factor for Parkinson’s disease

    07/29/2011 9:46:26 AM PDT · by decimon · 9 replies
    Hospital Clínic of Barcelona ^ | July 29, 2011 | Unknown
    Patients suffering REM sleep behaviour disorders dream nightmares in which they are attacked and pursued, with the particularity that they express them by screaming, crying, punching and kicking while sleeping. Lancet Neurology has published the third consecutive work in five years about the relationship between this disorder and Parkinson’s disease. The first work showed in 2006 that 45% of patients who suffer this sleep disorder develop Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases caused by a lack of dopamine in the brain. The second article discovered that neuroimaging tests that measure dopamine in the brain, such as the brain SPECT, are...
  • Bacteria 'linked' to Parkinson's disease (Helicobacter pylori)

    05/23/2011 12:46:07 PM PDT · by decimon · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | May 22, 2011 | Unknown
    The bacteria responsible for stomach ulcers have been linked to Parkinson's disease, according to researchers in the US. Mice infected with Helicobacter pylori went onto develop Parkinson's like symptoms. The study, presented at a meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, argues that infection could play "a significant role". The charity Parkinson's UK said the results should be treated with caution. Parkinson's disease affects the brain and results in slow movements and a tremor. Middle-aged mice, the equivalent of being between 55 and 65 in humans, were infected. Six months later they showed symptoms related to Parkinson's, such as reduced...
  • Low vitamin D levels 'linked to Parkinson's disease'

    05/23/2011 8:07:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 61 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 July 2010 | NA
    Having low vitamin D levels may increase a person's risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life, say Finnish researchers. Their study of 3,000 people, published in Archives of Neurology, found people with the lowest levels of the sunshine vitamin had a three-fold higher risk. Vitamin D could be helping to protect the nerve cells gradually lost by people with the disease, experts say. The charity Parkinson's UK said further research was required. Parkinson's disease affects several parts of the brain, leading to symptoms like tremor and slow movements. 30-year study The researchers from Finland's National Institute for Health and...
  • Immune genes 'key in Parkinson's disease'

    05/23/2011 5:54:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 August 2010 | NA
    Parkinson's is a degenerative condition that affects the brain The immune system may have a key role in the development of Parkinson's disease, say US researchers. In a 20-year study of 4,000 people, half with Parkinson's disease, the team found an association between genes controlling immunity and the condition. The results raise the possibility of new targets for drug development, Nature Genetics reports. Parkinson's UK said the study strengthened the idea that immunity is an important driver of the disease. The team were not just looking for a genetic cause of the disease, but also considered clinical and environmental factors....
  • Our experience with Journolist member Ben Smith during the 2008 general election

    07/22/2010 7:06:59 PM PDT · by Bratch · 74 replies · 1+ views
    HillBuzz ^ | July 22, 2010 at 6:24 pm | HillBuzz
    It was interesting to see Ben Smith, from, listed as a member of Journolist — the committed Obama operatives in the Media who banded together to make sure negative stories about their Lightbringer were quashed while attacks were coordinated to label anyone opposing Obama “RAAACIST” during the 2008 campaign. We had a brief encounter with Smith during September and October of 2008, where he repeatedly refused to run a story we were involved in that would have damaged Obama and drawn closer attention to his continued and longstanding ties to terrorist bomber William Ayers. Here in Chicago, we’re friends...