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2009-12-10 12:11:34

Irregular arm swings while walking could be an early sign of Parkinson's disease, according to neurologists who believe early detection may help physicians apply treatments to slow further brain cell damage until strategies to slow disease progression are available. Parkinson's disease is an age-related disorder involving loss of certain types of brain cells and marked by impaired movement and slow speech. "The disease is currently diagnosed by tremors at rest and stiffness in the body and...

2008-04-04 16:07:12

CHAPEL HILL "“ In 2006, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers published a study that found people with low levels of LDL cholesterol are more likely to have Parkinson's disease than people with high LDL levels. But that study could not answer the question of whether low LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels were present in study participants before they were diagnosed with Parkinson's, or if they developed low LDL levels after being diagnosed. Now a follow-up study led...

2005-09-29 12:50:37

By Martha Kerr NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Is it possible to have too low a level of cholesterol? A cholesterol profile that reduces the risk of heart disease may increase the risk for Parkinson's disease -- at least for men -- researchers report. Going back several years, studies have uncovered associations between low cholesterol and suicide, stroke, depression, even violence. While the findings in most cases did not stand up to scrutiny, the suspicion remains that very low...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'