Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Why some Parkinson's patients develop harmful addictive behaviours

A QIMR Berghofer study has discovered how the medications given to people with Parkinson's disease cause some patients to develop addictive behaviours such as problem gambling, binge eating, hypersexuality and excessive shopping.

Health

Women find it more difficult to quit smoking

Women are half as likely to quit smoking as men, according to research presented at the 2019 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC). Affordability of smoking cessation medications was another barrier to success.

Medical research

First evidence of clinical stabilization in Tay-Sachs

Preliminary data from an expanded access study of an investigational gene therapy in two patients with infantile Tay-Sachs disease indicates the potential to modify the rate of disease progression, according to an upcoming ...

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