MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People who work in manufacturing, welding and chemical operations and are exposed to hazardous chemicals may face a higher risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study found. “This study shows that certain occupational settings and exposures increase one’s chances ofContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People with a rare genetic form of ALS may benefit from extended use of an investigational drug, a new study shows. The medication, tofersen, benefited patients with mutations of the gene SOD1. These mutations create a misfolded version of a protein, which leadsContinue Reading

MONDAY, June 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug for the neurological disorder ALS was approved in Canada on Monday, but an ongoing evaluation of the treatment by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has raised questions about its effectiveness. A condition of Health Canada’s approval of Albrioza (AMX0035)Continue Reading

MONDAY, May 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The anti-inflammatory benefits of a common gout medicine may help save the lives of heart failure patients, researchers say. The medication, colchicine, could also reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients whose arteries are clogged with cholesterol, according to theContinue Reading