Where Does Lou Gehrig’s Disease Come From?

This week we explored the pathways leading to neuron cell death which can lead to various diseases including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in particular.  ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease is a disease in which there is a loss of motor neuron function. Motor neurons allow for voluntary muscle control. Because…
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Lou Gehrig’s Disease: Causes And Treatment

“Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth.” Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech has been immortalized by baseball fans since his early retirement at the young age of 36. After a record-breaking baseball career, the 1938 season started…
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Addicted To Happiness

Drug addiction is a serious problem in society but what is the real cause. Drugs like heroin and morphine are two opioids that are commonly abused.  Addiction is described as a physical and psychological dependence of a psychoactive substance and the continued use of the substance despite the negative consequences that are involved. But when…
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There’s Drugs In My Muffin?

In today’s society we often want to have straight forward answers and prompt results when it comes to our health and well being. When we visit the doctor or family physician we expect answers and direction. When it comes to medications, we put our trust in doctors to provide us with the best and most…
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Opioids: Medicine Or Recreational Drug?

Everyday people all over the world are using drugs, whether medicinally or recreationally. Opioids have been the drug of choice for relieving intense pain and a drug that many people choose to abuse. Known for its addictive traits, opioids have a long history of use. Since the time of the Egyptions and even the Sumerians,…
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