Motor Neurone Disease

Inspirational Mum With ALS Defies Odds To Breastfeed Daughter

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Parents

A mother who found out she was pregnant two weeks before being diagnosed with ALS has defied odds by breastfeeding her daughter. Amanda Bernier pos...

Dad Dies Of Incurable Disease While Mum Is In Remission For Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Parents

A father with motor neurone disease has died three years after his wife was diagnosed with cancer. Paul and Clare Coulston were forced to make arra...

Stephen Hawking Film Makes Man Realise He Has Motor Neurone Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Paul Whyley watched the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, he noticed concerning similarities between himself and the lead characte...

His Muscles Are Rapidly Deteriorating, But Gordon Aikman Is On A Mission To Help Others

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A heartbreaking diagnosis almost a year ago means that Gordon Aikman is now living his life in fast forward. In June 2014, the 30-year-old found ou...

Stephen Hawking Would Consider Assisted Suicide If He Became A Burden To His Loved Ones

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK

Professor Stephen Hawking has revealed he would consider assisted suicide – but not before he has “unravelled more of the universe”. The phy...

Charities - Guilt Tripping Doesn't Begin at Home

Chris Owen | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Owen

Charities rely on building bonds and relationships with the public to drive awareness, fundraising and sharing of their stories and successes - bonds which are forged in empathy and humanity. People don't want to be bullied into supporting causes, (and, arguably, such 'support' would be disingenuous and short-lived at best).

This Motor Neurone Disease Ice Bucket Challenge Advert Really Misses The Mark

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK

An advertising campaign designed to raise awareness of motor neurone disease has received a strong backlash from commuters. This week, the Motor Ne...

Heartbreaking Goodbye From News Presenter Losing His Job And His Life

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK

North Carolina news presenter Larry Stogner has issued a heartbreaking goodbye on air after contracting Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Stogne...

Our Right to Choose When We Die Is Widely Curtailed for Very Good Reasons

Michael Wenham | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK
Michael Wenham

The truth is our right to choose is widely curtailed for very good reasons. We're not free to drive as fast as we choose, or in what direction we choose, or to smoke wherever we choose. The reason is the public good, to protect the vulnerable. It's simply untrue that suicide affects no one else. Nor is it true that assisted dying is a purely personal matter.

Are You a Charity Sheep?

Clive Norman | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clive Norman

What is happening at the moment is almost a massed sheep like behaviour. Okay yes it is highlighting a terrible disease and raising funds. But ask yourself who is behind this and if you could follow it back to its source you would find a very clever advertising executive.

'Ice Bucket Challenge Death' Was A Fake

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Tech

An article which claimed that a woman died 30 seconds after carrying out the Ice Bucket Challenge has been revealed as a fake - or rather, an intentio...

This Is The Only #IceBucketChallenge You Need To See

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A US man with motor neurone disease has taken part in the #icebucketchallenge, a social media trend where participants film themselves throwing ice-co...

What Is Motor Neurone Disease And Is It The Same As ALS?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Despite the fact that there are around 5,000 people living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in the UK at any one time, it is still a relatively unknow...

Honouring Peter Gilbert - a Giant Voice for Spirituality's Role in Compassionate Care

Tony Lobl | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

When Rowan Williams uses the word "special" you take note. But when he mentions it three times in one sentence and prefaces it each time with the word "very" we're clearly being called to attention.

Yes That IS Stephen Hawking Crashing A Stag Do Of 9 Men Dressed As Bananaman (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

That Stephen Hawking eh? You can’t do a thing without him trying to hog the limelight. The Brief History of Time author recently gatecrashed a s...

Former Rangers Star Ricksen Diagnosed With Motor Neurone Disease

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Sport

Former Rangers captain Fernando Ricksen revealed on live TV that he has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. The Dutch defender told intervie...

'We Don't Let Animals Suffer, So Why Humans?'

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK

Professor Stephen Hawking has spoken in support of assisted suicide for people suffering from terminal diseases. It represents something of a U-tu...

EDL Video Of Stephen Hawking 'Inappropriate And Disrespectful'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK

A mocked up video released by the English Defence League which inaccurately shows Stephen Hawking supporting their right wing cause has been criticise...

I Am Breathing

Jon Spira | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jon Spira

At a time when most people would want to retract from the world and slip away, leaving a memory and image of themselves in their prime, Neil decided to come forward. He decided to put the underfunding of MND research and the realities of the condition front and centre.

Are We On The Brink Of A ‘Neurology Timebomb’?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A warning by the NHS has been issued claiming that the UK is in the midst of a ‘neurology timebomb’ – as the number of people diagnosed with Par...

The 70th Birthday Stephen Hawking Symposium

Ellee Seymour | Posted 02.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Ellee Seymour

I feel extremely privileged to be able to attend a symposium to mark the 70th birthday of physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, a brilliant cosmologist acclaimed globally whose life has surpassed medical expectations.