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Parkinson’s Disease

Clinical briefs for Wednesday, April 21

CDC holds off on easing COVID guidelines for senior living communities … Genesis HealthCare announces millionth point-of-care COVID-19 test … Men may have higher odds of Parkinson’s if they sleepwalk … Older adults with hearing loss need added encouragement to be active: study … COVID hospitalizations plunge 46% among Florida seniors as immunity takes hold … Gum disease could give coronavirus easy access to the lungs, scientists say … Over-the-counter COVID tests, including BinaxNOW, head to chain retailers this week

Clinical briefs for Thursday, April 15

Census Bureau’s new tracker follows COVID vaccine rates and hesitancy trends … Exercise may help slow cognitive decline for some with Parkinson’s disease … France says it will continue giving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to seniors … COPD meds delivered early in COVID reduce severity and time to recovery: study

Clinical briefs for Tuesday, April 6

COVID outbreak among vaccinated assisted living residents under investigation … FDA rejects bid to approve Nuplazid for treatment of dementia-related psychosis … J&J betting $780M on long-acting antiviral that wipes out all flu viruses … 20% of healthcare workers say they’ve considered leaving job due to pandemic-related worries: survey … Parkinson’s disease symptoms tied to distinct brain pathways … 13 new Alzheimer’s genes identified in first-of-its-kind human genome study

Clinical briefs for Wednesday, March 24

Judge denies Omnicare request to dismiss fraud lawsuit involving resident prescriptions at more than 3,000 senior living communities … Natural COVID infection not ‘durable’ protection compared with vaccination, researchers find … Lack of evidence thwarts new screening guidance for age-related hearing loss … COVID cases rise across more than half of the U.S. as country races to vaccinate … Facial ID program sees Parkinson’s patients as older, expressionless … Hormone therapy may reduce common sleep disturbance in older women

Clinical briefs for Friday, March 5

B117 variant of SARS-CoV-2 up to 90% more transmissible; UK experts urge vigilance … Early evidence suggests smoking cessation drug may treat Parkinson’s … Scream, not swab: Dutch inventor hopes he discovered new COVID test … Stronger COVID antibody response to one vaccine dose found in previously infected healthcare staff … Our eyes may provide early warning signs of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Clinical briefs for Friday, Feb. 5

Apple Watch successfully tracks Parkinson’s symptoms in trial … Lockdown triggers drastic mental health changes in pre-dementia study … COVID cases falling faster in nursing homes with first vaccine clinics … Dutch roll out one-minute breath test for coronavirus … Lifestyle changes could help prevent more than half of Alzheimer’s cases, study suggests … Alzheimer’s…

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