MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — 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), a new study found. “This study shows that certain occupational settings and exposures increase one’s chances ofContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — 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 leadsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) – In a rare second review, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel on Wednesday recommended approval for an experimental drug for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). The FDA is not obligated to follow its advisors’ recommendations, though it usually does. Wednesday’s vote was 7-2Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Patients suspected of having amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may soon be able to get a diagnosis much more quickly, not wasting the precious time many have left, new research suggests. In 2020, a blood test for ALS based on microRNA (short segments ofContinue Reading

MONDAY, June 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Americans may have a collective drinking problem, made worse by the obesity epidemic, new research suggests. The new study found that deaths from alcoholic cirrhosis have more than tripled in 20 years. In 1999, alcoholic cirrhosis — an advanced form of alcohol-related liverContinue Reading

MONDAY, June 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug for the neurological disorder ALS was approved in Canada on Monday, but an ongoing evaluation of the treatment by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has raised questions about its effectiveness. A condition of Health Canada’s approval of Albrioza (AMX0035)Continue Reading

MONDAY, May 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The anti-inflammatory benefits of a common gout medicine may help save the lives of heart failure patients, researchers say. The medication, colchicine, could also reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients whose arteries are clogged with cholesterol, according to theContinue Reading

THURSDAY, May 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — An international research effort has unveiled the most extensive reference map yet of individual cells within the human body, knowledge that could revolutionize the study of health and disease. The massive Human Cell Atlas contains detailed maps of more than one million individualContinue Reading

THURSDAY, May 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — After 30 years, researchers believe they finally have definitive evidence of the primary cause of Gulf War syndrome: exposure to low levels of the nerve gas sarin. Gulf War syndrome is blamed for leaving a quarter million veterans of the 1991 conflict withContinue Reading