Many people think that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone way too far, and they could well be right. A Belgian man, taking part in an Ice Bucket Challenge with a spectacular difference, has been injured and is currently in hospital in Girona, Spain.
If you spend any time on social media sites, you have undoubtedly seen a recent flood of videos showing friends, family members, celebrities, athletes and now former presidents getting doused with a bucket of ice water.
The consumption of shark cartilage supplements and shark fin soup has been linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease and ALS (Lou Gehrig disease), due to biomagnification of a toxin produced by algae.
Researchers from Canada say low calorie diets are detrimental to ALS patients. The latest study on ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, found cutting calorie drastically accelerates the onset and progression, as well as death.
The FDA has lifted a clinical hold after two years on a promising new drug for Lou Gehrig's disease. The manufacturer believes it could be a breakthrough drug for other diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's disease.
ALS is a horrific disease that progresses while the motor neurons of the body degenerate and eventually cause atrophy. As my family goes through a rapidly progression, I find myself going through blame and avoidance...grieving before death.
The ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease Registry Act, now passed through both houses of Congress, will be useful in finding a cure, or at least better treatments, for this incurable, progressive and usually fatal degenerative neuromuscular disease.
A new study released in a recent online version of Science reveal that disease specific stem cells have been successfully reprogrammed. Despite some hurdles, this find opens up a wealth of doors with regards to treatments for the fatal disease.
A new study says that cases of ALS among soldiers who served in the first Persian Gulf War were caused by certain events during their deployment to the war zone, meaning the exposure and illness is not as widespread as previously thought.
Robin Brumett is devoted to her husband Bert. The couple have been together for 40 loving years. Bert was always a vibrant man who is now trapped into a motionless shell. He has ALS. Robin has asked readers of CraigsList to bring the world to Bert.