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Parkinson: 200 years in 200 words

Parkinson: 200 years in 200 words

Essay on the Shaking Palsy " would change his understanding of what is the second most common neurodegenerative disease. Much has been advanced in these 200 years, but certainly the synthesis of levodopa was the greatest revolution in the treatment of this disease so far. Since then, we have discovered that Parkinson's disease goes far beyond "tremor" in the hands, highlighting the so-called "non-motor" symptoms such as sleep and bowel disorders; we discovered more than a dozen genes implicated in the disease, discovered other medications as dopaminergic agonists, and Parkinson's surgery with electrode implant in the brain has become safe and very effective for selected patients. Of course a lot is yet to come. Soon, for example, we'll have a formulation of levodopa in the form of a nasal spray.

In these 10 years working as a neurologist specializing in neurodegenerative diseases, I learned from my patients countless lessons, especially with my patients with Parkinson's. And perhaps the word that best summarizes what to expect in the next 200 years is hope.

But let it arrive well before ...


ANVISA approves Marijuana registration in list of medicinal plants

ANVISA approves Marijuana registration in list of medicinal plants

This is the first time that Anvisa recognizes that the plant, the vegetable in natura and not only its components, has therapeutic potential. Thus, the substance is now recognized within the country for future applications for registration of drugs and other regulations. However, the action does not modify marijuana rules in the country and does not release its use as a medicinal plant in any country.

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Preventing caries requires the use of habits that go beyond the daily brushing of teeth. Here's how to prevent tooth decay when you're fond of candy.

Preventing caries requires the use of habits that go beyond the daily brushing of teeth. Here's how to prevent tooth decay when you're fond of candy.

Brush Your Teeth Regularly While this may seem elemental, a racing life often prevents you from brushing your teeth as often as you should. To keep your teeth clean, you should: Charge a portable or disposable toothbrush with you at all times. Portable tooth brushes can be a hand in the wheel for busy adults who work on the street all day long.

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