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Painkiller May Prevent Parkinson's Disease

Painkiller May Prevent Parkinson's Disease

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Here's the latest in health and health journalism news from Reporting on Health.

California Health Insurance: Just one year after Anthem/Blue Cross sparked outrage with proposed insurance rate hikes of up to 39 percent, the insurer is at it again, planning another hike for California individual policyholders in May, reports Victoria Colliver for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Parkinson's Disease: A large study of health professionals suggests that regular use of the painkiller ibuprofen could reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease, Mary Brophy Marcus reports for USA Today. No such benefit was seen for aspirin and acetaminophen.

Sleep Deprived:

This should be no surprise to anyone with kids: more than a third of American adults sleep less than seven hours a night, and many say they have trouble concentrating, remembering and even driving, according to new CDC data, reports Mikaela Conley for ABC News.

Health Reform: A Florida federal judge today stayed his earlier ruling that the new federal health reform law is unconstitutional, allowing federal and state officials to continue moving forward with reform while it appeals the ruling, Brent Kendall reports for The Wall St. Journal. The case is expected to go to the Supreme Court.

Antibiotic Resistance: This really cool new Resistance Map from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy shows where in the United States various antibiotic resistant organisms, like MRSA, are concentrated. What's happening in your region?

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I am 63 years old, I was diagnosed of Parkinsons disease at the age of 57. I had severe calf pain, muscle pain, slurred speech, frequent falls, loss of balance, difficulty getting up from sitting position. I was placed on Sinemet 3 times daily, it helped me but not very much. My neurologist advised me to try natural treatments and introduced me to NewLife Clinic Parkinsons Disease Herbal formula, I read alot of positive reviews from other patients who used the treatment and i immediately started on the treatment. I had great improvement and relief with this treatment, total decline of symptoms. Great improvement with speech, co-ordination, balance, muscle, mood etc, I gained back my life with this treatment and can never be thankful enough.
My life is back!

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I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease a year ago at the age of 67. For several months I had noticed tremors in my right hand and the shaking of my right foot when I was sitting. My normally beautiful cursive writing was now small cramped printing. And I tended to lose my balance. Neurologist had me walk down the hall and said I didn't swing my right arm. I had never noticed! I was in denial for a while as there is no history in my family of parents and five older siblings, but I had to accept I had classic symptoms. I was taking amantadine and carbidopa/levodopa and was about to start physical therapy to strengthen muscles. Finally, I was introduced to Kycuyu Health Clinic and their effective Parkinson’s herbal protocol. This protocol relieved symptoms significantly, even better than the medications I was given. Visit ww w. kycuyuhealthclinic. c om. After First month on treatment, my tremors mysterious stopped, had improvement walking. After I completed the treatment, all symptoms were gone. I live a more productive life. I was fortunate to have the loving support of my husband and family. I make it a point to appreciate every day!


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