MONDAY, May 15, 2017 -- People with brain diseases such as Parkinson's and dementia with Lewy bodies die about two years earlier compared with people who don't have these conditions, a new study suggests.
The report provides new clues about the survival of patients with degenerative brain diseases, researchers at the Mayo Clinic said.
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- New research suggests additional evidence that Parkinson's disease may originate in the gut.
Though experts called the findings preliminary, Swedish scientists found that patients whose main trunk of the vagus nerve -- which extends from the brain stem to the abdomen -- was removed were markedly less likely to develop the movement disorder than others who didn't have the surgery. The patients were followed for at least five years.