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'Ice Bucket Challenge' Gives Major Boost To ALS Donations

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August 12, 2014
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Before you roll your eyes, those videos of people dumping ice water over their heads are driving a lot of money to ALS research. Video provided by Newsy


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Stem Cell Trial Seeks Longer Lives for Victims of Deadly ALS

Stem Cell Trial Seeks Longer Lives for Victims of Deadly ALS

Reuters (Jan. 8, 2014) — Researchers at Emory University in the United States are hoping to extend the lives of patients diagnosed with the deadly neuro-degenerative disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS kills by destroying a patient's nervous system but in clinical trials, the scientists say injections of neural stem cells show promise in slowing the disease's progress. Ben Gruber reports.
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Robin Williams, Suicide and Shame

Robin Williams, Suicide and Shame

Odyssey Networks (Aug. 15, 2014) — The death by suicide of Robin Williams earlier this week shocked his fans around the world. It also focused attention on suicide and the discomfort we all feel about the disease that leads to it. “We’re not ashamed of having cancer, we’re not ashamed of having ALS or any other devastating disease. But there’s a lot of shame associated with emotional illness” says Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, President of Clal and Co-founder and Executive Editor of TheWidsomDaily.com. Video provided by Odyssey
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'I Will Never Abandon' Down's Baby Says Thai Surrogate

'I Will Never Abandon' Down's Baby Says Thai Surrogate

AFP (Aug. 4, 2014) — The Thai surrogate mother of a baby born with Down Syndrome vows to "never abandon" him after the Australian parents reportedly refused to care for him, sparking a moral debate and a cascade of donations for the boy's medical care. Duration: 01:25 Video provided by AFP
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Deepak Chopra on Living a Healthy and Fulfilling Life

Deepak Chopra on Living a Healthy and Fulfilling Life

Hollyscoop (Dec. 17, 2013) — Innovative thinker Deepak Chopra gives Diana Madison the Lowdown on his latest book "What Are You Hungry For?" Deepak dives into his thinking on the way that society eats and how America can put an end to obesity and diabetes. The author also gives a deeper insight as to why people eat and how his exercises can help prevent America from overeating.
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