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July 27, 2016 3:20 PM Ice Bucket Challenge funds motor neurone disease gene breakthrough

Celebrities who doused themselves with freezing cold water for charity have helped scientists make a discovery that could help sufferers of motor neurone disease. The "Ice Bucket Challenge" went viral in 2014 as scores of famous figures including Tom Cruise, Ruth Langsford, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Beckham, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift posted videos 18

July 27, 2016 2:05 PM The ALS ‘Ice bucket challenge’ is working

Maybe you did it, pouring a bucket of ice water on your head in order to raise money for charity. Maybe you hated the viral phenomenon with a burning passion. But no matter how you felt about the “Ice Bucket Challenge” when it took over the Internet in the fall of 2014, the meme is actually getting results, according to the main charity that benefited 80

July 27, 2016 9:12 AM Ice Bucket Challenge funds gene discovery in ALS (MND) research

The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral in 2014 has funded an important scientific gene discovery in the progressive neurodegenerative disease ALS, the ALS Association says. Scientists have identified a new gene contributing to the disease, NEK1, The Ice Bucket Challenge has raised $115m (£87.7m) from people pouring cold water over themselves and posting 26

July 27, 2016 6:33 AM Ice bucket challenge funds breakthrough for ALS sufferers as new gene NEK1 is found

The viral ice bucket challenge of 2014 has funded an important scientific discovery, as new gene NEK1 has been identified, said the ALS Association. ALS, also known as motor neurone disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, where sufferers lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement and end up paralysed. In the summer of 2014, people 47

July 27, 2016 6:33 AM Ice Bucket Challenge Funds Research Breakthrough With Gene Discovery, ALS Association Says

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that took the internet by storm in 2014 to raise awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has funded an important research breakthrough, the ALS Association announced Monday. The disease, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes nerve cells in the brain and spinal 34

July 26, 2016 3:16 AM New Zealand wants to completely rid itself of rats by 2050

The ambitious plan announced Monday by Prime Minister John Key is hoping a rat-free countryside will give a boost to native birds, including the iconic kiwi. WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND—Their abilities to travel, multiply and spread disease have always made rats one of mankind’s greatest pests. Prime Minister John Key on Monday announced an ambitious plan to completely 46

July 25, 2016 8:53 PM Colombia declares much-feared Zika crisis over as infection rate plummets

Colombia on Monday became the first nation in Latin America to declare that the “epidemic” stage of the much-feared Zika virus was over, even as a few hundred new cases emerge each week. In addition, the Ministry of Health said there were far fewer cases than they originally feared last year, when the mosquito-borne illness began sweeping the region 19

July 24, 2016 3:31 PM Elton John: LGBT people must be part of AIDS fight in Africa / LGBTQ Nation

British musician Elton John hosts a press conference at the 21st World Aids Conference 2016 in Durban, South Africa, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. John says that leaving LGBT people behind in the fight against AIDS will only increase the spread of the disease. (AP Photo) DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — British musician Elton John on Wednesday committed money 14

July 24, 2016 11:43 AM HIV AIDS remains a major health challenge – Lordina Mahama

Lordina Mahama, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, has said HIV and AIDS remains one of the major public health challenges in spite of the successes achieved in halting its spread. Today, an estimated number of Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand (250,000) Ghanaians, are living with the virus, and its attendant socio-economic implications, she said. The First 33

July 23, 2016 4:45 AM Beware! Alcohol causes seven types of cancer

WELLINGTON: Excessive consumption of alcohol can lead to seven forms of cancer, and individuals consuming even low to moderate amounts are at risk, says a review. "There is strong evidence that alcohol causes cancer at seven sites in the body and probably others," said Jennie Connor from the Otago University in New Zealand. "Even without complete knowledge 42