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Essential Oils: ALS

Can Aromatics Help ALS? Essentials oils are the newest trend. But better known as aromatherapy, they’ve actually been around for centuries. There’s plenty of research behind this aromatic fad that helps to alleviate many health conditions. We’ve uncovered some ways essential oils can help with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.      The…

Antioxidant Rich Curry Chicken Salad Recipe

With ALS, what you eat depends on the progression of the disease. Some people may need soft foods or foods that are easy to swallow. A diet rich in antioxidants can also be beneficial. This curry chicken salad recipe is chock full of fruits and vegetables that are rich in…

Animal Study Suggests ALS Motor Neuron Loss May be Delayed with Triheptanoin

Because of increasing evidence of metabolic disturbances in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients, researchers at the University of Queensland tested whether ALS could be targeted at the metabolic level. Results indicate that by increasing energy sources with the triglyceride supplement triheptanoin, they could delay motor neuron loss in an animal model.

Stress Relievers for ALS

Relieve Stress the Easy Way How do you relax? Relaxing the mind could be the most difficult thing to do. Has anyone ever told you to “just relax?” There’s something about those words —  relax, be calm, and calm down — that trigger a deep emotional response in most of…

Caregivers of ALS Patients Also Burdened by Disease, Study Reports

Caregivers play an important role in the treatment and support of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), although that role is not always appreciated or regarded by researchers. A recent study focused on the impact of caregiving on those who take care of people with ALS, highlighting how the disease affects both patients and those…

ALS Quote by Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking Quote about ALS Stephen Hawking is likely the most well-known theoretical physicist. He is also likely the most well-known person living with ALS. Hawking has a rare slow-progressing form of ALS that has gradually left him paralyzed. He communicates using a single cheek muscle attached to a…

Lymphoma Drug, AMD3100, Shows Promise in a Mouse Model of ALS

A recent study in mice could provide the first step toward a new way of treating amylotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The research report, “Chronic administration of AMD3100 increases survival and alleviates pathology in SOD1G93A mice model of ALS,“ was published on May 26 in the Journal of Neuroinflammation. In…

ALS May be Caused by Spreading Protein According to New Study

Scientists at Umeå University have found that  superoxide dysmutase (SOD1), a protein that may cause amylotophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) spreads and clumps when injected into mice. The protein deposits also cause ALS-like symptoms. The report, titled “Two superoxide dismutase prion strains transmit amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-like disease” appeared May 3, 2016…

Respiratory Decisions in ALS – Respiratory Support Options

In this ALS Association video watch specialists in ALS care explore the choices available for respiratory support. Learn more about ALS here: http://bit.ly/ALSNewsToday ALS News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is…

11 Common Symptoms and Effects of Motor Neurone Disease

According to the Motor Neurone Disease Association, here are some common symptoms and effects of MND: Discomfort and pain: although they do not come from MND directly. Muscle cramps and spasms: which may be eased by changing positions. If you feel these changes are not enough, talk to your doctor. Stiff joints: some slow…