Parkinson"s drug "helps" the elderly think younger and reap the rewards from the choices they make

Parkinson's drug 'helps' the elderly think younger and reap the rewards from the choices they make As you age you start to lose the ability to learn from experiencesSo are less able to predict the chance of getting a reward from choices madeDrug could help the elderly think in a younger mannerResearchers found that older people who took the drug could make decisions in the same way as those in their twenties By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:50 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:12 GMT, 25 March 2013 A drug used to treat Parkinson’s Disease could help older people make better decisions, say researchers.

Nurse was so incompetent she gave dialysis patient Lucozade instead of glucose drip and couldn"t even take a pulse

Nurse was so incompetent she gave dialysis patient Lucozade instead of glucose drip and couldn't even take a pulseJuleth McKenzie didn't know difference between milligrams and microgramsEleven allegations of errors were either admitted or found provedShe worked at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust By Leon Watson PUBLISHED: 11:39 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:11 GMT, 4 January 2013 A nurse trained to grade five standard of care was so incompetent she couldn't even calculate a patient's heart rate, a disciplinary hearing heard.

Didier Jambart who said Parkinson"s drug made him a "gay sex addict" awarded 160k by French court

Loving husband who claimed Parkinson's drug turned him into a 'gay sex addict' wins 160,000 compensation in a French courtDidier Jambart, of Nantes, France, was an upstanding member of the community before he started taking RequipBut it soon turned him into a gambler and sex addict who sold his children's toys for cashHis wife, who has stood by him throughout, was with him as he wept with relief in court after the ruling | UPDATED: 16:42 GMT, 29 November 2012 A Parkinson's sufferer has won a six figure pay-out against a drug giant after his medication turned him into a 'gay sex and gambling addict'.

Boy, 10, collapsed and died from unknown heart condition after building an igloo in the snow with friends

Boy, 10, who collapsed and died after building an igloo in the snow with friends may have had unknown heart conditionJoshua Houlgate was playing in the snow with his friends when he complained of feeling unwell and collapsedHis mother frantically tried to save his lifeCoroner records verdict of death by natural causes | UPDATED: 17:50 GMT, 15 October 2012 Tragic loss: Joshua Houlgate, the ten-year-old who collapsed and died while he was playing in the snow with his friends in February A 10-year-old boy who collapsed in front of his pals while they played in the snow could have had a lifelong heart condition, an inquest heard.

Parkinson"s disease could be spotted years earlier by studying a simple voice recording

Parkinson's disease could be spotted years earlier by studying a simple voice recording A team at MIT has developed a computer programme that is able to recognise the tremors, breathiness and weakness in the voiceThese symtpoms are thought to be early indicators of the degenerative conditionStudy leader Dr Max Little is building up a database of 10,000 voices to support his project | UPDATED: 15:05 GMT, 26 September 2012 Leaving a simple phone message could help spot the early signs of Parkinson’s years before serious symptoms develop, say scientists.

Don’t call me babe! The most hated pet names for women revealed (sorry sweetcheeks)

Don”t call me Babe! The most hated pet names for women revealed (sorry sweetcheeks). It has become one of the most common terms of endearment used by couples, but “babe” has been voted the most hated pet name for women.

Parkinson"s drugs can turn you into a sex addict: Nearly a fifth of patients develop strange obsessions – from gambling to painting

How Parkinson's drugs can turn you into an addict: Nearly a fifth of patients develop strange obsessions – from gambling to painting By Clare Goldwin PUBLISHED: 22:45 GMT, 30 July 2012 | UPDATED: 14:12 GMT, 31 July 2012 When Nikki Baudains was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, one of the few positive things that seemed to come out of it was a new burst of creativity.

Decline in quality of life of Parkinson"s sufferers starts "years before diagnosis"

Decline in quality of life of Parkinson's sufferers starts 'years before diagnosis' Scientists observe decline in physical function in Parkinson’s patients three years prior to diagnosis in men and 7.5 years prior to diagnosis in women By Graham Smith PUBLISHED: 12:35 GMT, 3 July 2012 | UPDATED: 12:35 GMT, 3 July 2012 People with Parkinson’s disease suffer a decline in their quality of life years before they are diagnosed, it is claimed.

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.