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Parkinson's Disease

Doctors failing to identify Parkinson's properly

The majority of neurologists on the mainland can't distinguish Parkinson's disease from Parkinson-plus syndromes, according to experts who used yesterday's World PD Day to raise awareness of the illnesses among medical staff and the public.

Thursday, 12 April, 2012, 12:00am

Stress 'puts office staff in danger of early dementia'

Almost 40 per cent of office staff are enduring 'unbearable pressure' at work and could be risking an early onset of dementia and Parkinson's disease, it was claimed yesterday.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Parkinson's patients find hope in herbs

A Chinese herbal medicine could be effective in treating Parkinson's disease and the side effects of Western treatments used in fighting it, a university study has found.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Green tea offers hope in Parkinson's fight

An antioxidant in green tea may prevent and cure Parkinson's disease, according to mainland research published in the academic journal Biological Psychiatry.

The researchers suggest that a substance called green tea polyphenol may be an effective, non-toxic remedy to the age-related disorder, which at present has no cure.

27 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Therapy for the senses gives elderly a new lease of life

Nursing home helps residents regain their confidence

Tsui Kam-chi, 84, is a fan of yum cha, but dining at restaurants had become rare since she developed Parkinson's disease years ago.

The condition, common among the elderly, brought about a host of problems for Ms Tsui, including trembling hands.

14 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Donors go extra mile for teacher on Parkinson's disease mission

A teacher who ran a marathon to help victims of Parkinson's disease in memory of his late father has almost quadrupled his fund-raising target after the South China Morning Post highlighted his story.

10 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

first person

Hong Kong-based English and history teacher Martin Kennard, 33, is running the Xiamen Marathon on March 25 in memory of his father, James, a Parkinson's Disease sufferer who died two years ago aged 73. Mr Kennard hopes to raise $20,000 for the Hong Kong Parkinson's Disease Association.

9 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Shades of Truth

Shades of Truth continues into its second week on TVB Jade at 9.35pm. Every Monday, we will publish the synopses of the week's episodes.

Episode 6 (January 3)

Sin's patients do not have confidence in her due to her lack of experience. Sin feels depressed and lost.

3 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Patient therapy

More than 1,000 people joined 60 Parkinson's disease patients at Shekkipmei Park Indoor Stadium yesterday morning to promote the practice of tai chi among sufferers.

3 May 2004 - 12:00am

Director tells of disease fear

Film producer and director Alfred Cheung Kin-ting saw seven specialists and spent at least $20,000 on tests and scans, but no one diagnosed him as suffering from panic attacks.

At first, Mr Cheung thought he had Parkinson's disease after he noticed his right hand trembling while filming The Highbinders, a Jackie Chan movie, in Thailand.

21 May 2002 - 12:00am

Parkinson's victim survives flat plunge

A man, 73, suffering Parkinson's disease, survived after accidentally falling from his eighth-floor flat in Yau Ma Tei. He was found with leg and head injuries on a podium outside a fourth-floor unit in Canton Road by a maid.

24 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Rise in number of young found with Parkinson's

Doctors in the SAR and overseas are seeing more young patients with Parkinson's disease, a conference heard yesterday.

The disease usually affects the elderly, but one woman who lived in Hong Kong is known to have had Parkinson's since she was 19.

3 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Rise in number of young found with Parkinson's

Doctors in the SAR and overseas are seeing more young patients with Parkinson's disease, a conference heard yesterday.

The disease usually affects the elderly, but one woman who lived in Hong Kong is known to have had Parkinson's since she was 19.

3 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

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