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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive nervous system disease that destroys nerve cells, leading to severe disability. This disease is also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, after the famous baseball player who was diagnosed with ALS. It is… Read More
Although smoking has been tied to shorter life expectancy in general, it has particularly negative effects on people with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). There is currently no cure for ALS, though researchers have identified numerous risk factors including genes,… Read More
Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral charity campaign bringing awareness to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)? Well, we have some good news for you. The funds raised during this initiative helped scientists discover the genes responsible for ALS! The joined… Read More
Remember when everyone was pouring iced water on each other couple of years ago? Albeit strange, the viral initiative was for a good cause – raising awareness and money for a condition known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Now, thanks… Read More
Fibromyalgia and ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) both affect the muscles, although the former is associated with widespread musculoskeletal pain while the latter attacks nerve cells that control voluntary muscles.
Aside from muscle pain, fibromyalgia also involves sleep disturbances… Read More
Since ALS signs can be similar to treatable diseases, such as Lyme disease, some people think that an infection like Lyme disease can cause ALS, which stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The truth is, Lyme disease does not cause… Read More
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) pain is often an underestimated and neglected symptom. ALS is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder, which is characterized by the progressive loss of motor neurons, muscle wasting, and respiratory dysfunction. Secondary symptoms, such as pain, can arise,… Read More
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) risk is affected by body mass index (BMI), dietary intake, and alcohol consumption. Although the exact cause of ALS is still not understood widely, dietary intake is a modifiable factor, which may play a role in… Read More
ALS has been linked with frontotemporal dementia. You may be familiar with ALS because the disease that was brought to the world’s attention by YouTube’s successful “ALS Ice-bucket-challenge.”
Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating disease of the nervous system,… Read More
Researchers from the University of Toronto are closer to a possible explanation for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). ALS is a chronic neurological disease that does not currently have a cure. The researcher’s findings may bring doctors a step closer to… Read More
Researchers have uncovered that the retriggering of human endogenous retroviral genes (HERVs) could lead to the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), suggesting antiretroviral drugs may aid in treatment.
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease which affects the nerve cells… Read More