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Assisted dying advocate Taylor dies

WESTBANK, British Columbia, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Canadian assisted dying advocate Gloria Taylor, 64, died without using the exemption she had gained to use a doctor to facilitate her death, her lawyers said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.
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NFL players more likely to get Alzheimer's

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. professional football players are four times more likely to get Alzheimer's disease and Lou Gehrig's disease than the general population, researchers say.

Smoking ups ALS risk, alcohol lowers it

DAVIS, Calif., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis was lower among alcohol drinkers than among abstainers, and higher in smokers, U.S. and European researchers say.

Gene mutations linked to Gehrig's disease

WORCESTER, Mass., July 16 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say newly discovered gene mutations in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, shed light on how ALS leads to paralysis.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 19, 2012.
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MLB: New York Yankees 6, Atlanta 4

ATLANTA, June 12 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez belted a game-tying grand slam and Nick Swisher added a go-ahead blast Tuesday in the New York Yankees' 6-4 interleague win over Atlanta.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 26, 2012.
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Toxins in shark fins linked to human ills

MIAMI, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say a neurotoxin linked to neurodegenerative diseases in humans, including Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's disease, has been found in shark fins.
Congress approves Gulf War illness funding

Congress approves Gulf War illness funding

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Congress has approved $10 million for Gulf War illness research, ending worries of U.S. veterans' groups that the money would fall victim to budget woes.

Canada court hearing right-to-die case

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A desire to control their future, not depression or pain, is why people seek physician-assisted suicide, a Canadian court has heard in a right-to-die case.

B.C. court to hear assisted suicide case

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A 63-year-old woman with a fatal neurodegenerative disease says she wants the British Columbia Supreme Court to overturn Canada's laws on assisted suicide.
Former Saint Gleason has ALS

Former Saint Gleason has ALS

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason says he hopes he can "motivate the world" by publicly announcing he has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease.

Discovery may revolutionize ALS treatment

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A link between prions and the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis might lead to new treatments, Canadian researchers say.
Gehrig items fetch nearly $1 million

Gehrig items fetch nearly $1 million

ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- An auctioneer said a Chicago-area auction of items once owned by baseball legend Lou Gehrig made a total of nearly $1 million.

Ex-gov. with ALS raises money for disease

BOSTON, May 20 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Paul Cellucci, diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, initiated a campaign Thursday to raise $10 million for research into the disorder.

Nurse loses license for sex with patient

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 19 (UPI) -- A judge in Oklahoma has refused to reinstate the license of a nurse who had a sexual relationship with a patient suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease.

Stem cell trial in ALS treatment advances

DETROIT, March 15 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they are ready to begin the next phase of a clinical trial of a stem cell treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Lou Gehrig's disease linked to smoking

Lou Gehrig's disease linked to smoking

BOSTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Cigarette smoking may be associated with an increased risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, U.S. researchers say.

CFL player Tony Proudfoot dies at 61

MONTREAL, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Former Canadian Football League player Tony Proudfoot, who won two Grey Cup championships, has died in Montreal at age 61, officials said.

Lou Gehrig had Lou Gehrig's disease

HOUSTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A U.S. expert in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis questions reports Lou Gehrig actually suffered from head trauma.

Lou Gehrig's disease registry created

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. government has set up a registry for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, to identify potential risk factors, officials say.

Man buried at sea doesn't stay buried

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A North Carolina man whose body was discovered off the coast of Florida wasn't a victim of foul play, authorities in Fort Lauderdale say.

Gehrig may not have had Gehrig's disease

BOSTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Baseball great Lou Gehrig may not have had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the disease named after him, U.S. researchers suggest.
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