Parkinson's

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Neurological diseases can be strange in that they often have additional personality effects. If someone gets a cold, they sneeze a bunch but are basically the same person they were before the cold. In contrast, meningitis can include mental status and personality changes in its early stages — including irritability and sleepiness. When a disease…

Totally effective, side-effect free treatment of Parkinson’s continues to elude physicians, but a study by Deuschl et al in the NEJM shows that we are definitely making progress. Deuschl et al performed a randomized study that assigned patients into one of two groups. The control group recieved the standard treatment for Parkinson’s — which right…