Latest Tremor Stories

2012-04-10 09:08:59

Persistent ocular tremors that prevent eye stability during fixation appear to be common among patients with Parkinson disease (PD) suggesting that precise oculomotor testing could provide an early physiological biomarker for diagnosing PD, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Neurology, a JAMA Network publication. "Although a number of studies describe various oculomotor abnormalities in subjects with PD, conflicts about the specific deficits remain," writes George...

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...

2012-02-21 06:04:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire)– It´s estimated six million people suffer from Parkinson's disease worldwide. With an estimated 50-60,000 new patients diagnosed each year in the United States alone. Studies now show that hitting the weights may help reduce symptoms of this incurable disease. A recent study, compared two forms of exercise for Parkinson's disease, and suggested that weight training for two years significantly improves the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease compared to other...

2012-01-17 06:20:59

By Lara Parr, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire)- Those suffering from Parkinson's disease have hope for improved quality of life according to results from St. Jude Medical, Inc. which showed that patients treated with deep brain stimulation (DBS) experienced better motor function. DBS involves implanting a device into the brain that acts as a neurostimulator. It delivers electrical stimulation to specific areas in the brain that control movement and blocks abnormal nerve...

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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.