Monthly Archives: June 2011

What predicts mortality in Parkinson disease?

Articles What predicts mortality in Parkinson disease? A prospective population-based long-term study E.B. Forsaa, MD, J.P. Larsen, MD, PhD, T. Wentzel-Larsen, MSc and G. Alves, MD, PhD + Author Affiliations From the Norwegian Center for Movement Disorders (E.B.F., J.P.L., G.A.) … Continue reading

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Application for iPhone may help monitor Parkinson’s disease

Enlarge GTRI research scientists Robert Delano (left) and Brian Parise developed iTrem as a tool that could potentially benefit people with Parkinson’s disease. It takes advantage of accelerometers built into the iPhone. (Credit: Gary Meek) (Medical Xpress) — Researchers at … Continue reading

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Exercise linked to reducing risk of Alzheimer’s – Latest News, Health – Independent.ie

Exercise increases levels of a brain molecule that may protect against Alzheimer’s disease, research has shown. Scientists believe the protein PGC-1alpha could open the door to new ways of treating Alzheimer’s. The protein has metabolic effects that also appear to … Continue reading

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Neurology care ‘patchy and inefficient’ | Society | guardian.co.uk

The NHS is failing to provide proper care for up to 10 million Britons who have a neurological condition such as migraine, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease, physicians warn in a report. Too many patients requiring specialist attention do not … Continue reading

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Silver surfers: You have 65+ friends – Features, Gadgets & Tech – The Independent

How many friends do I have?” asks Jean, scrolling down the screen bearing the familiar blue logo. She only learned to use Facebook three weeks ago but already logs in every night, while fellow residents at Bampfylde Place sheltered housing … Continue reading

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Study suggests 1 in 7 UK grandparents use Facebook – TNW UK

A new study suggests that a fifth of all grandparents in the UK use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Of that fifth, almost three quarters said that they use Facebook, a third use Twitter and almost … Continue reading

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5 Android apps that should be on every smartphone | ZDNet

I may be hard on Google for the mess that it has created with Android Honeycomb tablets, but on the smartphone front Android is still going strong. That is with good reason, Android phones are as good as anything on … Continue reading

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