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Florida legislators introduce bills to legalize medicinal pot

Parrish - Legislators in the Florida state House and Senate have introduced bills that would allow residents of the state to use marijuana for certain medical conditions
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Shark fin soup linked to Alzheimer's, ALS, and Parkinson's

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.

ALS patients and low calorie diet Special

Toronto - 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.
Digital Journal Report by Khalid Magram - 3 comments

FDA lifts hold of promising drug to treat Lou Gehrig's disease

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.
In the Media by Kevin Jess - 6 comments

The Lou Ruvo Brain Institute nears completion in Las Vegas Special

In this time of heated rhetoric surrounding health care in the United States a beacon of hope in nearing completion in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Digital Journal Report by Jay David Murphy - 1 comment

The Birthday of the 'Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth'

Any devout baseball fan’s knowledge and appreciation for the sport includes the following: “Yet today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”
In the Media by Zach Borenstein

Op-Ed: ALS and grieving before death

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.
In the Media by Nikki Weingartner - 20 comments

ALS Registry Act Passes US Senate

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.
In the Media by fec139 - 1 comment

First Personalized Stem Cells A Success As Lou Gehrig's Disease First Target

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.
In the Media by Nikki Weingartner - 6 comments

Study Shows Risk of ALS Exposure in Gulf War Veterans Is Time-Limited

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.
In the Media by Bob Ewing
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