10 months Parkinson’s disease may start in appendix, study finds MB |LS
  By Agence France-Presse Parkinson’s disease has long been considered a disease of the brain, but research out Wednesday found it may start in the gut — specifically in the appendix, a tiny organ near the large intestine. Actor Michael J. Fox — shown here at the Oscars in February 2017 — suffers from Parkinson’s disease and has a foundation dedicated to finding a cure (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN) Using health registries in Sweden and the United States, researchers found that those who had their appendix removed in early adulthood generally saw their risk of developing the incurable neurodegenerative disorder ... more