Navigation Links
Family History of Melanoma Doubles Parkinson's Risk
Date:2/16/2009

Linkage between the two might be genetic, researchers say

MONDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- People with a family history of melanoma are twice as likely to develop Parkinson's disease, a new study finds.

While the reasons for this association are not clear, other studies have shown that people with Parkinson's diseases are at greater risk for developing melanoma.

"For people with a family member with melanoma, they may be at risk for Parkinson's disease," said lead researcher Dr. Xiang Gao, an instructor in medicine at Harvard University School of Public Health. "This study suggests that some genetic components for melanoma are associated with Parkinson's disease."

Earlier studies had found that Parkinson's patients taking levodopa, a common treatment for the condition, were more susceptible to melanoma, Gao said. "They thought that levodopa increased the risk of melanoma," he explained.

But later reports found that people with melanoma were at high risk of developing Parkinson's disease, Gao said. "This suggests that it may not be the drugs, it could be something else, which is why I did this study," he said.

The finding was released Monday and was also expected be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting, April 25 to May 2, in Seattle.

For the study, Gao's team collected data on almost 157,000 men and women who did not have Parkinson's disease. These individuals participated in the Health Professional Follow-up Study and the Nurses Health Study.

During 14 years of follow-up, 616 people developed Parkinson's disease. Among those people who also reported a family history of melanoma, the risk for developing Parkinson's disease was doubled, the researchers found.

After adjusting for other factors such as colorectal, lung, prostate or breast cancer as well as age, smoking or caffeine consumption, only the association between melanoma and Park
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment
2. Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment
3. Isolation of a new gene family essential for early development
4. Lake Elsinore Family Caregiver Receives Free Power Wheelchair From The SCOOTER Store
5. Family-based treatment more effective than supportive psychotherapy in treating bulimia
6. R. P. Simmons Family Foundation Pledges $2 Million for New Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Campus
7. BlueCare(R) Family Plan, a HUSKY Health Plan from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut, Raises Awareness, Funds and Diapers for New Haven Diaper Bank
8. Regional Center of Orange County Expands Family Support Resources to Meet Growing Needs
9. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Pushes for Pre-K Expansion in Georgia
10. Family History Has Strong Effect on Cardiac Risk
11. Childs Flu Shot Helps Whole Family
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Family History of Melanoma Doubles Parkinson's Risk
(Date:4/18/2015)... 2015 "I recognized the need for ... facilities," said an inventor from Cincinnati, Ohio. "This need ... He developed the Slyde Door to offer an alternative ... facilities. It provides convenient storage space for an evacuation ... available for patients. , This offers added peace ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... 2015 Lower-auto-insurance.com has released a new ... auto insurance quotes . , Drivers can find ... quotes. A professional insurance brokerage website can help drivers ... a simple, convenient way. The whole process is designed ... , Comparing online car insurance quotes is advantageous because ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... NY (PRWEB) April 18, 2015 On April ... Security Threat Report , which they say, “exposes a tactical ... many new malware variants were introduced in 2014 - almost ... for Zero Day threats to be identified and patched by ... is abundantly clear that doing business in a digital world ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Heritage Woods of McLeansboro, a Gardant affordable assisted ... on April 20 with a day full of activities ... soul. , The community, which is located at 605 ... all incomes, including those on Medicaid, who need some ... is observed every April and highlights the communities within ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 Alcohol and ... Dependence (NCADD) notes that drinking and driving has been ... At the same time, the link between alcohol and ... domestic abuse and violence and sexual assault, and their ... to the NCADD, 5.3 million adults in America were ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Auto Insurance Quotes Can Provide Accurate Results! 2Health News:Cyber Attackers Continue to Fine Tune Deception and Stealth Tactics According to New Report 2Health News:Cyber Attackers Continue to Fine Tune Deception and Stealth Tactics According to New Report 3Health News:Cyber Attackers Continue to Fine Tune Deception and Stealth Tactics According to New Report 4Health News:Cyber Attackers Continue to Fine Tune Deception and Stealth Tactics According to New Report 5Health News:Heritage Woods of McLeansboro Affordable Assisted Living to Celebrate Supportive Living Week 2Health News:Heritage Woods of McLeansboro Affordable Assisted Living to Celebrate Supportive Living Week 3Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Raises Awareness on Alcohol Related Prevention 2Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Raises Awareness on Alcohol Related Prevention 3
... Hospital Teams with RWD(R) Healthcare Practice to Streamline Patient ... a time when some hospitals are struggling financially, St. ... by focusing on efficient patient care with quality at ... care, St. Luke,s is streamlining its transfer process for ...
... an alliance of businesses in Bucks County, Pa. have ... staff more time to devote to patient care. This ... doctors in Bucks County better handle the cumbersome and ... the Bucks County Partners include Doylestown Hospital, Fox Rothschild ...
... announce positive results for the CriticalPoint training program ... national survey.ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 13 Baxa Corporation ... online and on-demand training program, CriticalPoint, in a ... in 9% of the facilities surveyed by ...
... students receive $10,000 scholarships to help with escalating ... an effort to promote diversity and help with ... American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation has presented 12 ... $10,000 Minority Scholars Awards.The awards recognize scholastic achievement, ...
... HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., May 13 The coverage of ... WorldNet ( http://HealthWorldNet.com ) provides ... year ago, HealthWorldNet.com (HWN) is the fastest-growing, HON-certified and ... into one of the largest and most comprehensive web ...
... holds its third Public Policy Day in Washington, D.C. LITTLE ... America (CMSA) held its third annual Public Policy Day on ... management and the vital care coordination services case managers perform ... services can support federal health care reform efforts."Case management is ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital Announces Latest Phase of Efficiency, Excellence and Engagement Campaign 2Health News:St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital Announces Latest Phase of Efficiency, Excellence and Engagement Campaign 3Health News:St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital Announces Latest Phase of Efficiency, Excellence and Engagement Campaign 4Health News:Physicians Practice and Area Businesses Partner to Improve Patient Care in Bucks County, Pennsylvania 2Health News:Physicians Practice and Area Businesses Partner to Improve Patient Care in Bucks County, Pennsylvania 3Health News:Physicians Practice and Area Businesses Partner to Improve Patient Care in Bucks County, Pennsylvania 4Health News:CriticalPoint(TM) Training Rated 'Excellent' in Customer Satisfaction 2Health News:CriticalPoint(TM) Training Rated 'Excellent' in Customer Satisfaction 3Health News:AMA Foundation Names Minority Scholars Award Recipients 2Health News:HealthWorldNet.com Announces HealthWiNs Awards 2Health News:CMSA Delivers Important Message to Congress: Case Management Services Improve Patient Care and Should Be Key Strategy in Health Care Reform Initiatives 2Health News:CMSA Delivers Important Message to Congress: Case Management Services Improve Patient Care and Should Be Key Strategy in Health Care Reform Initiatives 3
(Date:4/17/2015)... CAMBRIDGE, England , April 17, 2015 ... cancer genomics company announced today that their presence at the ... will include a presentation by co-founder Nitzan Rosenfeld ... is also attending April 18 th - 22 nd ... genome in plasma using ctDNA , forms part ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... --Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dl9gbg/admetoxicology ) has ... Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. ... ADME-Toxicology Testing in US$ Million by the following Segments: ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the ... , Europe , ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Apr. 17, 2015 Research and Markets ... "Mammography Equipment - Global Strategic Business Report" ... the worldwide markets for Mammography Equipment in US$ Thousands ... Digital Mammography Equipment. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics ... Japan , Europe , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Inivata Co-founder Nitzan Rosenfeld to Present at AACR Annual Meeting 2ADME-Toxicology Testing (In-Vivo, & In-Vitro) Market - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Pharma Industry Renews Focus on Cost Optimization 2Mammography Equipment (Analog & Digital) Market 2015-2020 - Global Strategic Business Report: Breast Imaging Screening Programs Push Sales 2
... facilitates fast and effective resection of meniscal ... meniscal rim. The flat, crescent-shaped tip has ... the tightest joint spaces. Made in the ... of engineering experience in arthroscopy hand instrument ...
... facilitates fast and effective resection of meniscal ... meniscal rim. The flat, crescent-shaped tip has ... the tightest joint spaces. Made in the ... of engineering experience in arthroscopy hand instrument ...
... The WideBiter Punch series facilitates fast ... recreating a smooth, anatomically shaped meniscal rim. ... low profile to access even the tightest ... Arthrex California, Inc., 20 years of engineering ...
... series facilitates fast and effective resection of ... shaped meniscal rim. The flat, crescent-shaped tip ... even the tightest joint spaces. Made in ... years of engineering experience in arthroscopy hand ...
Medicine Products: