Cyanide poisoning suspected in death if Pittsburgh physician

PITTSBURGH, May 4 (UPI) -- Investigators said they are treating the "highly suspicious" death of a Pittsburgh doctor from apparent cyanide poisoning as a homicide.

ATP President Brad Drewett dies at age 54

SYDNEY, May 3 (UPI) -- ATP Executive Chairman and President Brad Drewett, died Friday in Sydney of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, the ATP said. He was 54.

Cell study research targets ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease

EVANSTON, Ill., April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say dressing brain neurons in fluorescent "jackets" could improve understanding of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Illinois Democrat Dawn Clark Netsch dies

CHICAGO, March 5 (UPI) -- Illinois Democrat Dawn Clark Netsch, a reformer who became the first woman to win her party's nomination for governor, died Tuesday. She was 86.

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Former Allman Brothers guitarist Dan Toler dead at 64

Former Allman Brothers guitarist Dan Toler dead at 64

SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dan Toler has died of Lou Gehrig's disease at his home in Sarasota, Fla., his website said. He was 64.

Bloomberg targets Lou Gehrig's disease

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A donation of $25 million aims to streamline approaches to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, the U.S. donors say.

Canadian euthanasia advocate dies at 50

MONTREAL, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A Quebec woman in the process of challenging Canada's law against assisted suicide has died after struggling with Lou Gehrig's disease, her family said.
Ex-Orioles manager Earl Weaver dead at 82

Ex-Orioles manager Earl Weaver dead at 82

BALTIMORE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver, who took Baltimore to four World Series, died of a heart attack while on a cruise, the team said Saturday. He was 82.

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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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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Lou Gehrig
NYP2000100305- 03 OCTOBER 2000- NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Actress Molly Ringwald attends the October 2 New York gala Tomorrow Is Tonight to support research for Lou Gehrig diease. rw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

Henry Louis "Lou" Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941), nicknamed "The Iron Horse" for his durability, was an American Major League Baseball first baseman. He played his entire 17-year baseball career for the New York Yankees (1923–1939). Gehrig set several major league records. He holds the record for most career grand slams (23). Gehrig is chiefly remembered for his prowess as a hitter, his consecutive games-played record and its subsequent longevity, and the pathos of his farewell from baseball at age 36, when he was stricken with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Gehrig was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939. In 1969 he was voted the greatest first baseman of all time by the Baseball Writers' Association, and was the leading vote-getter on the Major League Baseball All-Century Team, chosen by fans in 1999.

A native of New York City, he played for the New York Yankees until his career was cut short by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), now commonly known in the United States and Canada as Lou Gehrig's disease. Over a 15-season span from 1925 through 1939, he played in 2,130 consecutive games, the streak ending only when Gehrig became disabled by the fatal neuromuscular disease that claimed his life two years later. His streak, long considered one of baseball's few unbreakable records, stood for 56 years, until finally broken by Cal Ripken, Jr., of the Baltimore Orioles on September 6, 1995.

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