Latest Essential tremor Stories

2012-08-03 01:15:40

People suffering from the 'essential tremor' disorder can now be more easily diagnosed Researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine and CHUM hospitals have linked some cases of Essential Tremor (ET) to a specific genetic problem. ET is the most common movement disorder, becoming increasingly frequent with increasing age, which is characterized by an involuntary shaking movement (tremor) that occurs with motion, particularly when doing precise fine...

2012-07-05 06:33:55

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Botox — it´s not just for wrinkles! It´s been known to reduce fine lines, help chronic headaches, and reduce sweating. Now, it can help those suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS). According to new research, the Botulinum toxin may help prevent shaking or tremor in the arms and hands of people with MS. "Treatments in use for tremor in MS are not sufficiently effective and new alternatives are needed," study author Anneke van der Walt, MD,...

2012-03-27 10:43:08

Deep brain stimulation allows surgeons to control tremors with brain ℠pacemaker´ For nearly 30 years, Tom Rogers´ left hand would shake when he tried to use it, making even simple tasks such as drinking a glass of water, writing a check, or making a sandwich challenging. The tremor eventually became so disruptive that he lost use of his dominant hand. Rogers sought care and learned that his tremor was a symptom of Parkinson´s disease, yet felt he was suffering from...

2012-03-25 23:02:04

Accomplished watercolor artist Fred Ekman, who has essential tremor, has donated works from his collection for a silent auction and fundraiser to support essential tremor research. Works from Ekman´s collection will be available for bidding in the silent auction on March 31, 2012, 1-5 PM, at the Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, CA. San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2012 The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) http://www.essentialtremor.org hosts the Art in the Garden...

2011-12-06 22:55:36

Researchers from the CHUQ research center and Université Laval have discovered the likely cause of essential tremor (ET), a neurological disorder that affects more than 10 million North Americans. The team's promising findings were published in a recent edition of the scientific journal Brain. Frequently confused with Parkinson's disease, ET is the most common involuntary movement disorder. An estimated 4% of the population over 40 is affected by this neurological condition...

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