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Parkinson's Disease and Pesticides

Yes (ish), this meta-analysis proved a strong correlation between exposure to pesticides and likelihood of developing Parkinson's. Note, there is no direct X level of exposure leads to Y likelihood, ...
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Could genetically modified viruses cure genetic diseases?

Yes. Gene therapy is an active area of research; most gene therapy approaches that are studied use some sort of viral vector, those that don't are more the exception and it is unclear how several of ...
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Do all neurodegenerative diseases show up on an MRI scan?

Neurodegenerative diseases are diagnosed on the basis of clinical symptoms (memory impairment for Alzheimer Disease/ bradykinesia, tremor and rigor for Parkinson Disease) +/- neuropsychological tests. ...
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What are ASDH and AS in the context of "cause of death"?

Several folks working together (Chris Rogers, agoodnurse, Carey Gregory) come to a consensus about this certificate as follows. CVA is virtually certain to be "Cerebrovascular Accident," ...
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Does a Parkinson's Disease always reach the final stage 5

Parkinson's is a progressive disease 1, so in general it's going to progress through all the stages eventually for most patients, but there are very few things in medicine you can say "always" happen (...
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Parkinson's Disease and Pesticides

Not directly about pesticides but I have years ago read that Parkinson's is post-Industrial Revolution disease -- that is, it started to be observed once coal started to be used in large quantities ...
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