First test to detect Parkinson"s disease developed by studying tissue taken from under the jaw

First test to detect Parkinson's disease spots tell-tale signs in saliva glands Doctors say tissue sample taken from the saliva glands could reveal abnormal protein, which is tell-tale sign But charity warns the study was small and too invasive to become a routine test By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:06 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:14 GMT, 11 January 2013 Former boxer Muhammad Ali is one of world's best-known people to suffer from Parkinson's disease, for which is there is no diagnostic test Scientists have developed the first diagnostic test to detect Parkinson's disease.

Family doctors told to focus on dementia sufferers or lose funding

Tick-box GPs ordered to spend more time with your patients: Family doctors told to focus on dementia sufferers or lose funding GPs will be rewarded for helping patients control blood pressure and cholesterolThey will have to concentrate on spotting early warning signs of illness and dealing with long-term conditions Critics say the changes could be 'deeply damaging' to patientsThey are expected to result in cuts to GP pay | UPDATED: 12:08 GMT, 7 December 2012 Family doctors will have their pay for doing ‘tick-box exercises’ slashed to encourage them to spend more time on preventing serious illnesses.

Parents of toddler who suffers life-threatening seizures play "Big Mother" after setting up CCTV cameras in his bedroom

Big Mother: Parents monitor their toddler via CCTV cameras in his bedroom as he suffers up to 16 seizures a day Ollie suffers from Dravet Syndrome – a neurological condition that causes severe seizuresHis parents have set up two cameras – one on his cot and one on his wardrobe – which are linked to screens in their bedroom and loungeFamily say set-up gives them peace of mind | UPDATED: 13:45 GMT, 26 September 2012 A toddler is watched closely by his parents using CCTV because a rare condition means he is at constant risk of dying from a seizure.

Scientists discover new treatment that could reverse the effects of Alzheimer"s disease

Scientists discover new treatment that could reverse the effects of Alzheimer's disease Compound discovered during drug tests to treat neurological pain in chemotherapy patients | UPDATED: 04:29 GMT, 3 September 2012 Scientists believe they have discovered a breakthrough treatment that could halt and reverse the effects of Alzheimer's disease.

Behaviour therapy could help Tourette"s sufferers control their embarrassing tics

Mind control: How behavioral therapy could help Tourette's sufferers manage their tics After training 38 per cent of sufferers had much improved compared to just six per cent of the control group | UPDATED: 12:09 GMT, 10 August 2012 Pete Bennett, who won Big Brother 7, was diagnosed with Tourette's when he was 14 Tourette's sufferers could learn to control their tics by focusing their minds, a study has found.

Real life Sleeping Beauty: Teenager with rare condition snoozes for 12 days at a time

Real life Sleeping Beauty: Teenager with rare condition snoozes for 12 days at a time Shannon suffers a sleeping episode around once a month | UPDATED: 12:54 GMT, 18 July 2012 Costly: Shannon had a sleepy episode during her GCSEs which meant she failed some exams A teenager has missed birthdays, Christmases, and family holidays – because she has Sleeping Beauty Syndrome.

Tragic brothers, 39 and 42, suffering from "Benjamin Button syndrome" have regressed to the age of 10

Tantrums and tragedy: Brothers, 39 and 42, suffering from 'Benjamin Button syndrome' regress to the age of 10Brothers have terminal leukodystrophy – it is so rare there are only 100 people affected in the whole of the UK | UPDATED: 13:46 GMT, 30 April 2012 Two brothers have developed an age-reversing disease, which has abruptly halted their adulthood and instead leaves them behaving like young children.

The woman who says "biscuit" 900 times an hour: Listen to the Tourettes sufferer who breaks the taboo with humour

The woman who says ‘biscuit’ 900 times an hour: Listen to the Tourette’s sufferer who breaks the taboo with humour | UPDATED: 08:33 GMT, 20 April 2012 /04/20/article-0-12AD2F02000005DC-136_634x654.jpg” width=”634″ height=”654″ alt=”Changing perceptions about Tourette's: Jess Thom wants to raise awareness about the condition, and raise a few laughs too” class=”blkBorder” /> Changing perceptions about Tourette's: Jess Thom wants to raise awareness about the condition, and raise a few laughs too Then there are the surreal phrases: ‘Stuff my mouth with pencils’, ‘Disco penguins dancing in your dreams’, ‘William Hague, Banjo Man’ and ‘Give me a massage with Marmite’.

Eating berries can cut men"s risk of Parkinson"s disease by 40 per cent

Eating berries can cut men's risk of Parkinson's disease by 40 per cent Those who ate berries one a week could cut their risk of developing the brain disease by a quarter | UPDATED: 00:32 GMT, 5 April 2012 Eating strawberries, blue- berries, blackcurrants and blackberries could help to protect against Parkinson’s disease, researchers suggest.