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2006-08-11 09:41:39

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A strong earthquake was felt in Mexico City on Friday and some buildings were evacuated, witnesses said. The tremor was also felt in the neighboring state of Morelos. The strength of the earthquake was not immediately known or whether there were any casualties.

2005-12-12 16:08:12

By Andrew Stern CHICAGO (Reuters) - People with Parkinson's disease showed marked improvement after surgeons implanted in their brains chemical-producing cells taken from the eye of a dead donor, researchers said on Monday. Cells from the inner, or pigment, layer of the eye's retina make levodopa, which Parkinson's patients commonly take in pill form to replace lost production of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine allows the brain to control and smooth the body's movements....

2005-07-25 14:45:00

ST. PAUL, Minn. "“ Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome can be difficult to diagnose and should have guidelines for diagnostic testing, according to a study in the July 26 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. A second study found chemotherapy aggravated symptoms in one woman's case. Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited cause of mental retardation. Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) was recently defined as a...

2005-06-24 14:55:00

Tampa, FL (June 23, 2005) -- Imagine not being able to hold a glass, tie your shoelaces or write a check. For people with the common movement disorder known as essential tremor, simple tasks requiring fine motor coordination become increasingly difficult, sometimes even impossible. Three times more prevalent than Parkinson's disease, essential tremor involves uncontrollable shaking of the hands, arms, head or voice. The largely hereditary neurological condition can begin in early adulthood...

2005-06-22 11:40:00

ST. PAUL, Minn. "“ Specific drugs commonly used to treat high blood pressure and seizures can be beneficial in the treatment of essential tremor, according to the American Academy of Neurology in a new practice guideline. The guideline is released online today as an "expedited e-pub" of Neurology, the scientific journal of the Academy and will be published in the June 28 print issue. For limb tremors, surgery can be an option if drug therapy is ineffective. Essential tremor is a common...


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