Tag Archives: ALS

Diesel Exhaust Might Raise Truckers’ Odds for ALS

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By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Truckers and others who are routinely exposed to diesel fumes while on the job might face a greater chance of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests. The increased risk hit a high of 40 percent when …

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Are Soccer Pros at Higher Risk for ALS?

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THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Professional soccer players may be vulnerable to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests. The Italian researchers also found that soccer players may develop the neurodegenerative disease at a much younger age than people in the general population. ALS, also known as …

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Does Mercury in Fish Play a Role in ALS?

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MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Eating mercury-laden seafood may raise the risk of developing ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), preliminary research suggests. The report warns of possible harm from fish containing the most mercury, such as swordfish and shark. It doesn’t suggest a higher risk of ALS from general …

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