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Parkinson's Disease

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Risk Factors

Heavy Metal: Manganese Exposure Raises Parkinson's Risk

A recent study provides new information about how exposure to the industrial metal manganese can contribute to Parkinson’s-like symptoms.

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Symptoms

Singing May Lessen Parkinson’s Symptoms, Study Shows

Data from a pilot study suggests singing may lessen the effects of stress, improve mood, and have a beneficial effect on motor symptoms in Parkinson’s patients.

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Surgery

Could Appendectomy Protect You From Parkinson's?

People who’ve had their appendix removed appear to have a 20 percent lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease than those who haven’t had an appendectomy.

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Risk Factors

The Link Between ADHD Meds and Parkinson's Disease Risk

People with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at higher risk for developing Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s-like syndromes.

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Parkinson's Drugs Linked to Compulsive Behaviors

Nearly half of people with Parkinson’s who take a dopamine agonist for their condition develop impulse-control disorders like compulsive eating or gambling.

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Study Shows How Eating Fish Helps Your Brain

Results of a new study conducted by researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden provide more information about the long-term neurological health benefits of fish consumption.

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Even a Single, Mild Concussion Could Raise Parkinson's Risk

According to a large study involving 325,870 U.S. veterans, sustaining a mild head injury, or concussion, increases the risk for developing Parkinson’s disease later in life significantly – by 56 percent.

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Your Doctor-Visit Prep Toolbox

To help you have a more meaningful and productive doctor visit, here are tools, trackers, and preparation tips for your next appointment.

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Ask the Expert: Michael S. Okun, M.D.

Neurology expert Michael S. Okun, M.D. answers pressing questions about Parkinson’s disease.