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Is there a connection between ALS and Lyme Disease? Special

In the U.S. cases of Lyme Disease appear to be rising. Some researchers have drawn a link between the tick-transmitted bacterial infection and the neurodegenerative condition ALS. Jo Ann Simon explains more.

FDA approves drug to treat ALS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug called Radicava (generic name edaravone). The medication is designed to treat patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Should an experimental ALS drug be made available?

Biotech company Genervon has requested accelerated approval for its experimental ALS drug after a small but promising Phase 2 clinical trial. Will drug authorities allow its use?

Ice bucket challenge raises $100 million

Charitable donations to the charity ALS Association have rocketed in August after its #IceBucketChallenge went viral. Donations have now surpassed $100 million.

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

Stephen Hawking hiring special technical assistant

The famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has announced on his website that he is hiring a technical assistant to help develop and maintain his computer-assisted speech system. Hawking lost his voice in a tracheotomy surgical procedure in 1985.

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