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15 Nov
Roberta Flack Has ALS, Can No Longer Sing

Roberta Flack Has ALS, Can No Longer Sing

Singer Roberta Flack has the incurable disease ALS and can't sing, but she plans to stay active on other projects, her manager said Monday.

Flack, 85, is a Grammy winner best known for hits that include “Killing Me Softly With His Song” and “The First Time Ever I ...

20 Oct
Cellular 'Fix' Treatment Shows Promise Against ALS in Small Study

Cellular 'Fix' Treatment Shows Promise Against ALS in Small Study

Researchers have made early progress toward a new approach to treating the deadly brain disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS): using patients' own immune system T cells.

30 Sep
FDA Approves New ALS Drug Despite Uncertain Data

FDA Approves New ALS Drug Despite Uncertain Data

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday gave its approval to a new drug for

26 Sep
Study Points to Jobs With Highest Risk for ALS

Study Points to Jobs With Highest Risk for ALS

People who work in manufacturing, welding and chemical operations and are exposed to hazardous chemicals may face a higher risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS...

23 Sep
Hints That Experimental Drug Might Curb a Form of ALS

Hints That Experimental Drug Might Curb a Form of ALS

People with a rare genetic form of ALS may benefit from extended use of an investigational drug, a new study shows.

The medication, tofersen, benefited patients with mutations of the gene SOD1. These mutations create a misfolded version of a protein, which leads to

08 Sep
In Rare Move, FDA Panel Gives Support to Controversial ALS Drug in 2nd Review

In Rare Move, FDA Panel Gives Support to Controversial ALS Drug in 2nd Review

In a rare second review, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel on Wednesday recommended approval for an experimental drug for

07 Sep
Blood Test Shows Promise for Quick Diagnosis of ALS

Blood Test Shows Promise for Quick Diagnosis of ALS

Patients suspected of having amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may soon be abl...

06 Sep
FDA Panel Skeptical of Controversial ALS Drug Ahead of Vote

FDA Panel Skeptical of Controversial ALS Drug Ahead of Vote

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel will once again consider approval for an experimental drug for

13 Jun
New ALS Drug Approved in Canada While Still Under FDA Review

New ALS Drug Approved in Canada While Still Under FDA Review

An experimental drug for the neurological disorder ALS was approved in Canada on Monday, but an ongoing evaluation of the t...

26 Apr
Do Dentures Take a Toll on Good Nutrition?

Do Dentures Take a Toll on Good Nutrition?

Dentures may take a bite out of your nutrition, a new study warns.

"They do not provide the same chewing efficiency, which may alter eating habits," said senior author Dr. Thankam Thyvalikakath, director of the Regenstrief Institute and the School of Dentistry Dental Inf...

31 Mar
FDA Advisory Panel Narrowly Votes Against New ALS Drug

FDA Advisory Panel Narrowly Votes Against New ALS Drug

In a close vote, an advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration decided not to recommend the approval of an experimental drug for the deadly neurological disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (

30 Mar
Computer Helps 'Locked-In' ALS Patients Communicate, Shop Online

Computer Helps 'Locked-In' ALS Patients Communicate, Shop Online

A handful of "locked-in" amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients can now work a laptop computer using their brain waves, thanks to an implant lodged in a major vein inside their skull.

T...

29 Mar
FDA Reviewers Give Thumbs Down to New ALS Drug

FDA Reviewers Give Thumbs Down to New ALS Drug

Despite months of intense lobbying by patient advocates, federal health officials on Monday posted a largely negative review of an experimental drug for the devastating illness known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

In an

28 Mar
Stakes Are High Ahead of FDA Panel Vote on ALS Drug

Stakes Are High Ahead of FDA Panel Vote on ALS Drug

Advocacy groups are pressing U.S. federal regulators to fast-track approval of an experimental drug treatment for the deadly neurological disease ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), with a decision expected this week.

The push to approve the drug, so far just called

28 Mar
Out-of-Network Costs Raise Medical Bills for Special Needs Kids

Out-of-Network Costs Raise Medical Bills for Special Needs Kids

Special needs children often require out-of-network care from specialists, which means more out-of-pocket costs and extra stress for families, a new study finds.

"In the U.S., the reality is that the more health care needs you have, especially from specialists, the great...

22 Mar
Brain Implant Helps Completely 'Locked-In' Man Communicate

Brain Implant Helps Completely 'Locked-In' Man Communicate

Unable to move a single muscle, even to open your eyes. Completely locked into your own body, yet fully conscious and aware.

Lou Gehrig's disease -

16 Dec
NFL Players Face 4 Times the Odds of ALS

NFL Players Face 4 Times the Odds of ALS

NFL players are four times more likely to die of Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) than other people, new research finds, adding to known links between football-related head injuries and brain diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

21 Oct
Are Avid Exercisers at Higher Risk for ALS?

Are Avid Exercisers at Higher Risk for ALS?

A new study may allay concerns that strenuous exercise could up the risk for developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an incurable neurological disease.

No evidence of rising ALS risk was seen among adults who routinely work up a sweat by playing team sports or en...

02 Aug
An ALS Drug Shows Early Promise Against Alzheimer's

An ALS Drug Shows Early Promise Against Alzheimer's

Could a drug used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) help people with mild Alzheimer's disease?

The results of a small new study suggest the strategy could work.

Riluzole has been used for more than 20 years to slow the progression of ALS, commonly called...

30 Jul
Premature Delivery Raises Odds for Cerebral Palsy

Premature Delivery Raises Odds for Cerebral Palsy

Extremely premature babies have a much higher risk of cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions than full-term infants, a large Israeli study affirms.

Cerebral palsy -- the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and coordination -- is the mos...

08 Jul
Missing Teeth, Higher Odds for Dementia?

Missing Teeth, Higher Odds for Dementia?

Brushing and flossing is good not only for your teeth: It might also benefit your brain, a new study suggests.

The findings showed that tooth loss is tied to an increased risk of dementia, though getting dentures may help reduce that risk.

For the study, New York U...

21 Jun
New Genetic Insights Into Cause of ALS

New Genetic Insights Into Cause of ALS

Researchers say they've identified a new gene associated with an increased risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) -- and that their discovery could lead to improved treatments for the deadly disease.

ALS -- also called Lou Gehrig's disease -- is a rare, progressiv...

02 Jun
Are Adults With Cerebral Palsy Getting the Therapies They Need?

Are Adults With Cerebral Palsy Getting the Therapies They Need?

U.S. adults with cerebral palsy aren't getting adequate physical therapy, according to a new study.

While they're more likely than other adults in community-living situations to have debilitating pain from musculoskeletal disorders, those with cerebral palsy receive sign...

02 Jun
Scientists Discover Rare Form of ALS That Can Strike Kids

Scientists Discover Rare Form of ALS That Can Strike Kids

A new form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that affects children has been discovered by an international team of researchers.

They used advanced genetic techniques to identify 11 such cases in children who had mysterious neurological disorders.

Most cases of...

28 Apr
Race Against Time: Stricken With ALS, She's Seeking Access to Experimental Drug

Race Against Time: Stricken With ALS, She's Seeking Access to Experimental Drug

Like many proud moms, Lisa Stockman-Mauriello of Summit, N.J., is looking forward to exciting milestones in lives of her three sons over the coming months: One will graduate college, one will enter college, and the third will begin high school.

But unlike other moms, it...

16 Oct
New Drug Could Extend Life for People With ALS

New Drug Could Extend Life for People With ALS

An experimental drug combination lengthens survival for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), new research shows.

A previous clinical trial found that the two-drug combo -- called AMX0035 -- slowed progression of the neurodegenerative disease over six mo...

01 Oct
Genetics Might Explain Some Cases of Cerebral Palsy

Genetics Might Explain Some Cases of Cerebral Palsy

Genetic problems cause about 14% of cerebral palsy cases, and many of the implicated genes control the wiring of brain circuits during early fetal development, new research shows.

The largest genetic study of cerebral palsy supports previous findings and provides...

02 Sep
Experimental Drug Shows Promise Against ALS

Experimental Drug Shows Promise Against ALS

An experimental treatment may help slow the progression of the deadly brain disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study finds.

Researchers called the results a promising step in the fight against a devastating and invariably fatal disease. And two advoca...

24 Jul
Summer's Toxic Algae Blooms: A Growing Threat to Health?

Summer's Toxic Algae Blooms: A Growing Threat to Health?

Every summer seems to bring fresh warnings of toxic algae blooming in local ponds, lakes and waterways.

These toxic blooms are known to be dangerous to human and animal health, but a new study suggests they might be even more harmful than previously thought.

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10 Jul
Changes in IVF May Have Spurred Drop in Cerebral Palsy, Study Says

Changes in IVF May Have Spurred Drop in Cerebral Palsy, Study Says

Rates of cerebral palsy among babies in Nordic countries born through in vitro fertilization (IVF) have fallen by more than half over the past two decades, due to fewer twin births from IVF, according to a new study.

A study in Denmark 15 years ago found a significan...

08 Jun
People With Intellectual Disabilities Are Being Hit Hard by COVID-19

People With Intellectual Disabilities Are Being Hit Hard by COVID-19

New research is shining a light on a group particularly vulnerable to the new coronavirus: People with an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD), cared for either by family at home or in group homes.

People with these types of disabilities include those with ...

27 Mar
Caring for Relatives With ALS Almost a Full-Time Job for Youth: Study

Caring for Relatives With ALS Almost a Full-Time Job for Youth: Study

Kids and teens spend as much as five hours a day helping care for relatives with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a new study finds.

Although the young people often help with bathing, dressing, eating and other caregiving acti...

13 Aug
One Man's False Teeth Got 'Lost' in His Throat After Surgery

One Man's False Teeth Got 'Lost' in His Throat After Surgery

Scheduled for surgery? Don't forget to take your dentures out.

According to a new report, one 72-year-old man who had abdominal surgery in England swallowed his dentures during the procedure.

They got stuck in his throat -- and were only discovered eight d...

05 Aug
New Moms Can Save a Life By Donating Cord Blood

New Moms Can Save a Life By Donating Cord Blood

Pregnant women should keep in mind that donating their umbilical cord blood could save lives, a clinical cell therapy expert says.

Cord blood is the blood collected from the umbilical cord and placenta after the birth of a healthy baby, said Fabio Triolo. He is direc...

26 Jun
Could Heavier Folks Be at Lower Risk for ALS?

Could Heavier Folks Be at Lower Risk for ALS?

It's not often that anything good is associated with obesity. Yet heavy folks and those who bulk up as they age may have less risk for the deadly disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study finds.

The Norwegian study found that over several decades, peop...

24 Apr
Mind-Reading Tech Could Bring 'Synthetic Speech' to Brain-Damaged Patients

Mind-Reading Tech Could Bring 'Synthetic Speech' to Brain-Damaged Patients

Reading the brain waves that control a person's vocal tract might be the best way to help return a voice to people who've lost their ability to speak, a new study suggests.

A brain-machine interface creates natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to...

05 Apr
Blacks Live Longer, Not Necessarily Better, With ALS

Blacks Live Longer, Not Necessarily Better, With ALS

Black Americans with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) tend to live longer than whites with the disease because blacks are more likely to have a procedure called a tracheostomy, a new study shows.

But that may not always be a good thing, the researchers noted.

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28 Feb
Are Soccer Pros at Higher Risk for ALS?

Are Soccer Pros at Higher Risk for ALS?

Professional soccer players may be vulnerable to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests.

The Italian researchers also found that soccer players may develop the neurodegenerative disease at a much younger age than people in the general population.