Tag : ALS

SpongeBob SquarePants

Health/Nutrition  15 March '17

'SpongeBob SquarePants' Creator Announces ALS Diagnosis, Promises To Continue Working On Cartoon

The creator of "SpongeBob SquarePants" announced he was diagnosed with ALS.

Activists Ptotest Crackdown On Medical Marijuana In San Francisco

Autism  30 September '16

Medical Marijuana As Autism Treatment? Texas Lawmakers Urged To Expand Cannabis Usage Beyond Intractable Epilepsy

Texas lawmakers are being urged to expand the Compassionate Use Act for other medical conditions such as autism. Medical marijuana involves using the whole unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat or manage a disease and its symptoms.

Stephen Hawking Says Aliens May ‘Destroy’ Humans: Will Mars Expeditions Cause Harm?

Medicine  30 June '16

Stem Cell Treatment For ALS Patients: Painful & Dangerous, But Shows Much Promise

Injecting stem cells into an ALS patient's spinal cord can be painful and dangerous. Experts, however, are hoping to develop a more controlled version of the treatment.

Los Angeles To Not Enforce Ban On Marijuana Dispensaries

Politics  8 June '16

What To Expect Now That Ohio Gov. John Kasich Signed Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill Into Law

Ohio's medical marijuana program will cover illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, ALS, cancer, Alzheimer's, epilepsy and Tourette's syndrome. The bill will take effect in three months.

Ice Bucket Challenge

Health/Nutrition  18 August '14

Ice Cold Awareness—The ALS Association & The #IceBucketChallenge

In terms of marketing ploys, none may be quite as viral in these past few summer months than the “Ice Bucket Challenge” which has swept through social media by storm. The concept, simple: to either donate funds to the ALS Association or douse yourself with a bucket of ice water. And like a chain mail or massive viral text, the challenge has been spread to the corners of the United States. Initiated by the ALS Association, a non-profit organization that supports awareness and research into Amyotropohic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the organization has picked up momentum and a bank full of funds from the freezing summertime challenge.

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