Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Deep Brain Stimulation versus Parkinson's Disease

A device that delivers electrical shocks directly into the brain has been shown to alleviate symptoms in people with early stage Parkinson's disease better than the best treatments being used today.

Normally reserved as a last resort for patients with severe symptoms and for whom drugs are ineffective, the deep brain stimulation's newly found effectiveness could promote it to the first line of attack against the disease at the earliest detection of symptoms.

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