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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 4, 2014.
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New research suggests ill-conceived drug studies waste medical resources

New research suggests ill-conceived drug studies waste medical resources

March 26 (UPI) -- New research suggests too many drugs make it to clinal trials on the basis of flawed research and "spurious" success in mice trials.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
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Canada's Supreme Court to hear appeal on ban of assisted suicide

OTTAWA, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A British Columbia couple's challenge to a law that bans assisted suicide has been accepted by the Supreme Court of Canada.

Victim of ALS dies after two-day protest in Rome over home care

ROME, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- An Italian doctor who suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease died at a Rome hotel after a two-day protest by advocates for home care, his colleagues said Thursday.

MLB: New York Yankees 5, San Francisco 1

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez became baseball's all-time grand slam leader Friday, connecting on the 24th of his career to lead the New York Yankees over San Francisco 5-1.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.
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Cal Ripken increases reward for info on mom's kidnapper

Cal Ripken increases reward for info on mom's kidnapper

ABERDEEN, Md., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Longtime Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. announced Thursday the reward for information on his mother's kidnapping last year is now $100,000.

Illinois is 20th state to legalize medical marijuana

CHICAGO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Illinois Thursday became the 20th state to legalize medical marijuana when Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill supporters say is the strictest in the nation.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 4, 2013.
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N.Y. state lab creates way for paralyzed to email using brainwaves

N.Y. state lab creates way for paralyzed to email using brainwaves

ALBANY, N.Y., July 1 (UPI) -- After 30 years of research, a New York state laboratory says it's developed technology for the sick and paralyzed who cannot talk to email using brainwaves.
Obama, Merkel exchange toasts in Berlin

Obama, Merkel exchange toasts in Berlin

BERLIN, June 19 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during an exchange of toasts Wednesday in Berlin, said U.S. President Barack Obama embodies "the image of the United States."

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
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Radio station fires hosts after mocking ALS-stricken former NFLer

ATLANTA, June 17 (UPI) -- An Atlanta radio station Monday fired three sports show personalities after they mocked a former NFL player suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease.

Former Mass. Gov. Paul Cellucci dies at 65 of Lou Gehrig's disease

HUDSON, Mass., June 9 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Argeo Paul Cellucci has died at his home after battling Lou Gehrig's disease for five years, family friends said. He was 65.
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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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