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Triplets diagnosed with same incurable condition which killed their sister & Mother

Two sisters have been diagnosed with the same incurable condition that has already claimed the lives of their sister and mother. Amanda Lindesay, 46, was given the heart-wrenching news four months ago that she has motor neurone disease. 372 more words

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Wheels turn for MND fundraiser

A Leopold man will wheel 50 kilometres in his wheelchair each month for the rest of the year to raise money for motor neurone disease (MND).

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The J9 Foundation - Tackling MND head-on

South African rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen was barely 40 when he was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and his life changed forever. Refusing to let the fatal disease defeat him, he set up the J9 Foundation to tackle the disease head-on. 1,653 more words

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Diagnosis by process of elimination

Motor Neurone Disease. This is a group of progressive neurological disorders that destroy the motor neurones: the cells that control essential voluntary muscle activity such as speaking, walking, breathing and swallowing. 1,091 more words


Exposure to algae toxin increases the risk of Alzheimer's-like illnesses

Rachael Dunlop

A paper published today suggests chronic exposure to an environmental toxin may increase the risk of neurodegenerative illness.

For the first time, researchers have shown that feeding vervet monkeys a toxin produced by blue-green algae resulted in protein deposits in the brain, consistent with those seen in human Alzheimer’s. 1,061 more words


"I'm telling you"

© Miles Pilling

After years as a roaming photographic biped, these days I take most of my photos from a mobility scooter. I’m disabled after developing motor neurone disease, but I’m determined that won’t stop me enjoying my passion for capturing life through a lens. 54 more words

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It's the Christmas Special!!!!!!

Welcome! Straight down to business. I have a nice little Christmas poll at the bottom, to keep you reading to the bitter end! But first, it’s the final life lesson learned for 2015. 1,474 more words