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Possible Depression-Parkinson's Link Explored

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October 3, 2013
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Depressed seniors are more likely to be diagnosed with Parkinson's disease compared to their peers without depression, according to a new study.


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Parkinson's Drug Linked to Artistic Spark

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Reuters (Feb. 11, 2013) — A drug used to ease the symptoms of Parkinson's disease has also been found to boost the creativity of patients who are taking it. Levodopa is designed to increase dopamine levels in the brains of Parkinson's patients suffering from tremors, but researchers in Israel say that in some patients, it's also sparking an outpouring of artistic expression.
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How to Advocate for Yourself If You Are Experiencing Anxiety or Depression

How to Advocate for Yourself If You Are Experiencing Anxiety or Depression

Howdini (Oct. 2, 2013) — Psychiatrist Dr. Henry Emmons discusses ways to advocate for our health if you are suffering from anxiety or depression. He also discusses holistic treatments and whether medication can be helpful when treating depression or anxiety holistically.
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What's the Genetic Link Between Mental Disorders?

What's the Genetic Link Between Mental Disorders?

Newsy (Mar. 1, 2013) — New research claims a genetic link between autism, ADHD, bipolar, depression and schizophrenia.
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A Good Nose: Mary Roach Studies 'Olfactory Forensics'

A Good Nose: Mary Roach Studies 'Olfactory Forensics'

FORA.tv (Apr. 23, 2013) — A Good Nose: Mary Roach Studies 'Olfactory Forensics' California Academy of Sciences - California Academy of Sciences Called "America's funniest science writer" by the Washington Post, author Mary Roach takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour of our insides. The alimentary canal is classic Roach terrain: the questions inspired by our insides are as taboo, in their own way, as the cadavers in Stiff, and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find names for flavors and smells? Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? We meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks —or has the courage —to ask. And we go on location to a pet food taste-test lab, a bacteria transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. Like all of Roach's books, GULP! is as much about
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