ALS

ALS patients fight to get life-prolonging drug approved in Canada

A group of Montrealers is pushing Heath Canada to approve a new drug for ALS, saying the life-prolonging medicine needs to be available immediately.

Canada

Brigance Brigade Foundation Expands Board Of Directors

Dawn Lichtenberg & Jeff Judge to Help Grow Patient-Focused ALS Organization<p>The Brigance Brigade Foundation, an ALS advocacy organization created by …

Lou Gehrig

Stephen Hawking Quotes: 7 Sayings About Aliens, Life On Earth On 76th Birthday

Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned physicist and author of "A Brief History of Time," celebrates his 76th birthday Monday.<p>Nearly 55 years, Hawking …

Stephen Hawking

Maine Lawmaker Wants Kids To Have More Access To Medical Marijuana

Despite medical marijuana’s increasing prevalence in today’s society, prescribing it, or, recommending it to children, remains a somewhat …

Cannabis

Medical Marijuana, Inc. and Subsidiaries HempMeds® Mexico, HempMeds® Brazil and Kannaway® Announce 2017 as the Largest Revenue Year in Company History

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), the first-ever publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, today announced that the Company and its subsidiaries HempMeds® Mexico, HempMeds® Brazil and Kannaway® generated the largest-ever (unaudited) revenue …

Cannabis

New drug therapy could improve brain function and life expectancy of ALS patients

BGU researchers are developing a new therapy for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) using part of an existing FDA-approved drug that restores the …

Psychology

Mariners scout Wayne Norton passes away – From the Corner of Edgar & Dave

The Seattle Mariners organization is saddened by the passing of longtime scout <b>Wayne Norton</b>.<p>Norton, 75 (born Nov. 13, 1942), was diagnosed with ALS …

Lou Gehrig

Proposed bill would expand end-of-life options for Hoosiers

+1<p>Instead of enjoying time with his three children, his “sweetheart” of a wife and living out his passion for coaching sports, Corey Polen travels a …

Indianapolis

Former Arizona lineman Warner Smith dies at age 44

TUCSON, Ariz. — Former Arizona Wildcats offensive lineman Warner Smith has died after a more than three-year battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was …

Lou Gehrig

Eye tracking within Windows 10's Fall Creators Update is an assistive technology with potential

Microsoft’s Eye Control for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update offers up a noble goal: controlling your PC with your eyes, using a feature called Eye Control in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. And it works, mostly.Eye tracking has quietly emerged as an alternative to the mouse, led by …

Microsoft

Here’s How Desperate Pennsylvania Patients Are For Medical Marijuana

More than 10,000 patients in Pennsylvania have registered with the state to take part in the state’s medical marijuana program, according to the …

Cannabis

New Law Changes Who Enforces Marijuana Laws in Tennessee ... - Cannabis Business Times - Tennessee Dispensaries

In the past week, California announced plans to allow banks to serve the cannabis industry, Louisiana saw more doctors apply for medical marijuana …

Cannabis

First Pa. patients get pot ID's for Christmas

The state Department of Health mailed about 435 cards to doctor-certified patients right before the holiday.

Cannabis Industry

Owner of West Chester's Jake's Bar Passes Away: 2017 In Review

Remembering Orazio Matteo "Jake" Nastase, owner of the iconic local establishment Jake's Bar, who passed away in January.<p><i>2017 Year in Review: Orazio</i> …

Philadelphia

Will the real Satoshi Nakamoto please stand up?

What we do know, thanks to the blockchain ledger that records all transactions on the network, the creator of bitcoin is thought to still hold …

Bitcoin

As the value of bitcoin tumbles the hunt is on for the inventor of the cryptocurrency

When bitcoin hit its most recent all-time-high in value at the beginning of the week, its inventor broke into the list of the world's 50 richest …

Bitcoin

Week In Review: Cannabis News You Can't Afford to Miss

In the past week, California announced plans to allow banks to serve the cannabis industry, Louisiana saw more doctors apply for medical marijuana …

Cannabis Industry

Hawaii Approves Medical Marijuana for ALS Patients

State Department of Health officials said today that they have added Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, to the list …

Cannabis Industry

A 34-year-old activist who's fighting for his life traveled to Washington to oppose tax cuts – and he says 'Republicans are screwed'

• <b>Ady Barkan, a 34-year old activist used to fighting for others, is now in a fight for his own life as he battles a terminal diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.</b>• <b><br>Despite his limited mobility, Barkan has traveled from California to Washington in a last-ditch effort to oppose a tax cut bill that</b> …

Business

Hawai‘i DOH Approves Use of Medical Marijuana for ALS Patients

California State University file image.<p>The Hawai‘i Department of Health has added Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) to the list of qualifying …

Cannabis

Americans want tax reform, but not this bill

As the Republicans in Congress race towards passing their tax reform bill this week, I have Arizona on my mind. (Not North Carolina, since we know …

Lou Gehrig

The Top 10 Library Stories of 2017

1. The Resistance<p>In his opening keynote at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, W. Kamau Bell, the popular podcaster and host of the CNN show …

Libraries

Bigger than baseball: Piscotty reflects on homecoming in trade to A's

He’ll be playing in front of his family and hometown fans, in the ballpark he grew up going to as a kid.<p>Stephen Piscotty is fully aware that not many …

Khris Davis

MLB Winter Meetings rumors: Cardinals and A's close to a Stephen Piscotty trade

The A's need outfield help, and the Cardinals have a glut<p>The Cardinals on Wednesday reportedly completed a trade for Marlins outfielder Marcell …

Baseball

Are Football Players At Risk Of Als?

According to a recent study done by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Cincinnati, Ohio, professional football players at …

Neuroscience

Canada's First Inuk Heart Surgeon Hopes More Inuit Kids Will Pursue Their Passions

Donna May Kimmaliardjuk's grandfather was born in an igloo in Nunavut and lived off the land for years.<p>Now his granddaughter is Canada's first Inuk …

Northern Canada

Iowa grants first medicinal cannabidiol license to area company

The Iowa Department of Public Health has granted its first medicinal cannabidiol license to Iowa company MedPharm Iowa, officially jump starting the …

Cannabis

Lab notes: Cells have a positioning system that helps maintain health and hold clues to disease

Proteins maintain their locations within cells and in the absence of such localisation, protein function is compromised.<p>In our day to day life, …

Biology

Medical-marijuana firms may have been dissuaded by Iowa's fees and restrictions

CLOSE<p>Iowans overwhelmingly support legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, but they don't support allowing recreational uses, a new Iowa Poll …

Cannabis

Researchers Validate Five New Genes Responsible For ALS

NewsNew study suggests early findings accelerated with augmented intelligence.Contributed Author: St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical CenterTopics: …

Biology