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Growing Awareness of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Around the World

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. 642 more words


Ice bucket challenge: What's it like to live with ALS?

BBC World Have Your Say talks to those suffering with ALS. Find out what are some of the main challenges they face on daily basis and what they make of the Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon.

North America

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Whether if you were in the know or not, you would have watched a ALS #icebucketchallenge video clip on Facebook or Instagram during the late summer period.  514 more words


The Ice Bucket Challenge

If you had not before this Summer, you have certainly by now heard of ALS, sometimes called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” Raising money and awareness through the Ice Bucket Challenge has placed ALS in the spotlight. 826 more words


The Ice Bucket Challenge: Raising Awareness or Simply a Big Rip-off?

The latest fad sweeping America is the Ice Bucket Challenge.  You’ve probably seen persons from around the country, from celebrity to peon, hoisting large buckets of ice water above them and then dumping it on their heads. 669 more words

Social Issues

Poisoning from industrial compounds can cause similar effects to ALS

- they are used as solvents and intermediates in the synthesis of plastics, synthetic fibers, resins and pharmaceutical products

- The consumption by humans or animals of certain nitriles can cause symptoms similar to cyanide poisoning… 621 more words

Lethal Or Unintended Side Effects

ALS Challenge Accepted: The Ice Bucket

The ice bucket, stares into my soul as she awaits me. While I reflect back on how I attempt to capture this cold challenge in the most entertaining method as possible, the creative juices go through my artistic mind at… 144 more words