Lou Gehrig's Disease - Motor Neuron Disease - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Thought it had been cured by now? Still no known cause. Still no cure. Still quickly fatal. Still outrageous.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

ALS - A Fringe Benefit of U.S. Military Service or A Fringe Benefit of Any Military Service

... or of something in between?

The Canadian Prime Minister is on the case for his veterans with ALS

The big question that is just begging for an answer -- Have there been any studies looking at the incidence of ALS in military veterans other than U.S. military?

Is the increased incidence an American phenomenon? It would seem that the answer to that question would yield huge clues as to possible causes of ALS.

Does anybody know? Anyone?


  1. Can the military explain how pilots, insulated in their cockpits, contract ALS. Air Force bases and aircraft carriers are never positioned near battle zones or front lines.

  2. That kind of study would provide great insight into what we are facing. correlations could lead to new areas of study and perhaps a global registry.