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Groundbreaking Parkinson’s study may find cure

A groundbreaking Parkinson’s study may be the basis to find a cure for the motor problems patients are dealing with. A recent study, conducted by two prominent scientists – Prof. Daesoo Kim (Department of Biological Sciences at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology in Daejeon, South Korea) and Prof. George Augustine, (The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore), “overturned three decades of consensus” on how Parkinson’s disease is triggered. The new findings show the mechanism that hides behind the symptoms and promises future medication able to tone down, if not face out completely the motor...

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Rob Schneider blames Parkinson’s drugs for Robin Williams’ death

Actor Rob Schneider blames Parkinson’s drugs for Robin Williams’ death, saying that the side effects could trigger the wish to end one’s life. Schneider has been a very close friend of Robin Williams’ for the past two decades. Sad to have to say goodbye to his friend so soon, the 50-year-old has dug a little and tweeted a very common sense finding regarding the possible reason why Williams may have taken his own life. “Now that we can talk about it. #RobinWilliams was on a drug treating the symptoms of Parkinson’s. One of the SIDE-EFFECTS IS SUICIDE!” the comedy actor poste in twitter on Thursday. He also added that this case is not a singularity, as “The Evil pharmaceutical industry ADMITS TO OVER 100,000 people in the USA DIE A YEAR FROM “PRESCRIPTION” DRUGS!” The Parkinson’s diagnosis was not revealed until after the tragic death of the 56-year-old actor, by his wife. She claims that Williams was sober and he was “bravely” dealing with his psychological problems, including anxiety and depression. The revelation of the Parkinson’s Disease, she says, was made following his apparent suicidal, because Williams wasn’t ready to share that information with the public yet. At the discovery of William’s diagnosis, fellow actor and long sufferer from the disease, Michael J Fox, expressed his shock and sympathy at the same time. “Stunned to learn Robin had PD....

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Magnolia Bakery sells Michael J. Fox cupcakes

Magnolia Bakery now sells Michael J. Fox cupcakes. Before creating in your mind the image of the actor decorating the delicious desserts, let us tell you that no, Michael J. Fox isn’t baking them, but his foundation benefits from the sales. Recently, Magnolia Bakery and Michael J. Fox Foundation have joined forces against Parkinson’s disease. The bakery is selling a variety of cupcakes bearing the MJFF logo and for each cupcake sold, $1.75 gets donated to the Foundation for Parkinson’s research. “We’ve partnered with the Michael J. Fox Foundation on a special cupcake that will be sold in stores and online throughout the month”, says the bakery’s website. The cupcakes are “baked the old-fashioned way, without the use of preservatives or stabilizers”, according to the presentation. There are six cupcakes in a box – three vanilla and three chocolate cupcakes, with white vanilla buttercream, orange sprinkles and a white chocolate disc. The box is priced at $24, which means $10.5 will be donated to MJFF for each box. The cupcakes are available only in April. 51-year-old Fox established the Michael J. Fox Foundation in 2001, aiming to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease, which he has been diagnosed with in the early ‘90s. At present, the foundation is the largest private funder of Parkinson’s disease research in the world.   Photo: courtesy of MagnoliaBakery.com...

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