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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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
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
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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