Latest Tremor Stories

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...

2012-01-11 13:59:47

Researchers from the University of Florida and 14 additional medical centers reported results today in the online version of The Lancet Neurology journal indicating that deep brain stimulation – also known as DBS – is effective at improving motor symptoms and quality of life in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease. The study, sponsored by St. Jude Medical Inc., tested the safety and effectiveness of a constant current DBS device developed by St. Jude Medical to manage the...

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...

2011-10-20 09:34:14

The American Academy of Neurology is releasing an updated guideline on how to best treat essential tremor, which is the most common type of tremor disorder and is often confused with other movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease. The guideline is published in the October 19, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Essential tremor affects the hands, head and voice and can be disabling for the estimated 10 million people in the...

2011-10-20 08:09:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- An estimated 10 million people in the United States live with essential tremor. The most common type of tremor disorder, it is often confused with other movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease. Now, the American Academy of Neurology has released an updated guideline on how to best treat the disease. Essential tremor affects the hands, head and voice. It can be disabling, causing problems with daily activities such as eating, writing, sewing or shaving. Usually,...

2011-10-19 19:20:14

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a devastating and incurable disease that causes abnormal poverty of movement, involuntary tremor, and lack of coordination. A technique called deep brain stimulation (DBS) is sometimes used to improve motor symptoms in patients with advanced disease. Now, a study published by Cell Press in the October 20 issue of the journal Neuron describes a new and more effective DBS paradigm that makes real-time adjustments in response to disease dynamics and progression and...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.