Motor Neurone Disease

Doctors should ensure their patients have a good death

THE Canadian Medical Assistance in Dying law was passed in 2016. Since then, I have provided about 150 assisted deaths. In the four decades I have …

ALS

Foreign Correspondent: Aug 21

Veteran ABC correspondent Sean Dorney, who is suffering motor neurone disease, makes an emotional return to PNG tonight in <b>Foreign Correspondent</b>.<p><i>Sean</i> …

TV (Australia)

Offshore detention is sadism. The camps are labs for the exploration of human suffering.

When you are willing to let someone go blind slowly, a child to starve themself to death in protest and trauma, then your camp has become something …

Micronesia

The law on assisted dying in Britain is incoherent and hypocritical

SOMEONE diagnosed with a terminal illness should be able to make the decisions about how that last illness should be faced. They can request …

Medicine

A faith healing and a farewell: Sean Dorney returns to Papua New Guinea

These committed Catholics in my wife's village are praying for me to be healed. But, my God, it is quite intimidating.<p>I witnessed a lot during my …

Australia

Harnessing the power of a quadrillion suns to fight motor neurone disease, finding far-flung planets, and more: Simon Gross awarded a Tall Poppy Award

Lasers to treat motor neurone disease; and chips that help optical fibres carry more information or identify planets beyond our solar system – Dr …

ALS

Fun for all the family at the Willow Senior Golf Classic - Staysure Tour

Free kids golf lessons and a chance to meet animals from Paradise Wildlife Park are all part of the family friendly fun at this week's Willow Senior …

PGA European Tour

The most dangerous memes on the internet, from roofing to the shiggy challenge

Most of us were warned at a very young age that peer pressure might lead us astray.<p>We know that we should make decisions for ourselves, resist the …

Kylie Jenner

Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage, C4; Extraordinary Rituals, BBC2 — shared spiritual energy | Financial Times

Every so often in a fit of self-questioning, western society looks to other cultures and traditions in a search for deeper meaning, as if …

Spirituality

<i>C9orf72</i>-mediated ALS and FTD: multiple pathways to disease

1.<p>DeJesus-Hernandez, M. et al. Expanded GGGGCC hexanucleotide repeat in noncoding region of <i>C9ORF72</i> causes chromosome 9p-linked FTD and ALS. <i>Neuron</i> <b>72</b>, …

Neuroscience

Bizarre Instagram challenge sweeping Russia invites people to pose as though they've FALLEN flat on their face (preferably from the steps of their private jet!)

A bizarre new challenge sweeping Instagram has seen people sharing photos of themselves apparently having fallen from boats, cars and even planes.<p>The …

Social Media

Celebrity deaths 2018 - famous faces who have died this year from Aretha Franklin and Barry Chuckle to Deven Davis

IN 2018 so far the world has said goodbye to some of its most famous stars from the world of sports, entertainment and television.<p>Here we take an …

Celebrity (UK)

I Jumped Into Freezing Cold Water Daily To Help Me Deal With My Husband's Diagnosis

Each time I got into the cold water, I felt there was a mental process I was overcoming and that’s the addictive part of it<p>AlisonMcKenny<p>HuffPost UK<p>It …

ALS

'Pregnant' US reality star Lyric McHenry found dead in the street

Barry Chuckle , 73<p>Confirming the sad news, his manager, Phil Dale, released a statement to the BBC which reads: "It is with great sadness that the …

Celebrity (UK)

In memory of Justin Toebes

It is with sadness that we write about the passing of one of the basketball community’s most generous advocates, Justin Toebes.<p>Justin passed away …

New Zealand Basketball

Hospital costs 'hard to swallow'

iStock image<p>Dysphagia, or swallowing impairment, is a little recognised medical problem inflicting a significant cost on our health …

Health Care

Double discovery reveals insights behind brain degeneration

Research discoveries revealing the genetic causes of neurological degeneration could be a key to slowing the progression of devastating diseases.<p>A …

Neuroscience

Lack of urgency leaves us MND patients feeling like we must discover a cure ourselves

Since going public with the fact that I have motor neurone disease a little over 12 months ago, my life has changed in so many different ways. Some experiences have been challenging, but most have been truly wonderful.<p>It has opened doors that I never imagined existed, quite literally in the case …

ALS

City2Surf: Sam, Tom and George Burgess complete famous run to raise money and honour dad

AFTER a gruelling war of attrition against Sydney Roosters on Friday night, you’d forgive the Burgess brothers and Angus Crichton for taking the rest …

ALS

Tributes as poet Sweeney laid to rest

<b>Stephen Maguire</b><p>Torrential downpours accompanied the burial of leading Irish poet Matthew Sweeney yesterday in his native Donegal.<p>Mr Sweeney passed …

ALS

Matthew Sweeney obituary

Matthew Sweeney, who has died of motor neurone disease aged 65, was one of the most adventurous, life-enhancing and distinctive poets of his gifted generation. Early on, he developed an unusual poetic approach, less concerned with traditional form than poetic fable. His stories – “imagistic …

Literature

'I was faced with a death sentence' - woman speaks out about MND

FRIENDS who have lost loved ones to Motor Neurone Disease are uniting to raise awareness of the condition.<p>Zowie Lever, who has the progressive and …

Manchester

Powerful new microscope a game changer in battle against disease

Titan Krios cryo-electron microscope reveals the inner workings of life at the cellular level<p>Australia’s most advanced and powerful microscope, …

Atoms

Beer and Beef Festival to come to the North of England for first time ever

A farm near Masham is gearing up to host the North of England's first ever Beer and Beef Festival this September.<p>The new festival will be held at …

Yorkshire Dales

7 darkly ironic soap punishments that were totally deserved, from Corrie's Phelan to EastEnders' Jane

We've told you who we think had the best soap comeuppance, and who we think still needs to pay for their misdeeds. But what about those characters …

Soap Operas

New Scottish drug trial for motor neurone disease

<b>A charity has announced the launch of the first motor neurone disease (MND) clinical drug trial in Scotland, in over 20 years.</b><p>MND Scotland, which is spending £1.5m on drug trials, will test a new therapy for the most common form of MND.<p>The first trial for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) …

ALS

Belfast Trust neurology patients hit by huge increase in waiting times

Waiting lists for neurology patients in the Belfast Trust have exploded in the past year, the News Letter can reveal.The number of people waiting …

Multiple Sclerosis

Time is right for prudence

We are told that the political “reality” requires a generous budget. But there is an economic reality too and it is that we are at the top of the …

ALS

Man refuses to stand up for magistrates in court 'because the law does not apply to him'

A father-of-three was escorted from court after refusing to stand for magistrates.<p>Julian Emms, who calls himself 'Julian of the family Emms', was …

News (Wales)

Priest with motor neurone disease completes 550km trip to Ballydehob

A priest who “fell to the floor” with shock earlier this year when he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND), on Monday completed a 550km …

ALS