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Man Who Inspired Ice Bucket Challenge Dies

Dec. 10, 2019 — The man who inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge that raised awareness about the neurodegenerative disease ALS has died. Peter Frates was 34. His death was confirmed by his family on Monday, NBC News reported. Frates was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. He helped create the Ice Bucket Challenge, a social media… Read More »

Pete Frates, an Inspiration for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Dies at 34

Pete Frates, one of the main inspirations behind the Ice Bucket Challenge, has died, according to a statement from his family released by Boston College. The former BC baseball team captain “passed away surrounded by his loving family, peacefully,” according to the statement, ending his nearly eight-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS (the… Read More »

Every 15 minutes, someone in the US dies of a drug-resistant superbug

That’s about 35,000 deaths each year from drug-resistant infections, according to the landmark report. The report places five drug-resistant superbugs on the CDC’s “urgent threat” list — two more germs than were on the CDC’s list in 2013, the last time the agency issued a report on antibiotic resistance. Genetic research shows germs have become… Read More »

Missouri man dies from vaping-related illness, bringing US death toll to eight

A man vaping an e-cigarette on September 06, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Ricardo Rubio/Europa Press via Getty Images) Ricardo Rubio | Europa Press | Getty Images Another person has died from a vaping-related lung disease, Missouri health officials said Thursday, bringing the death toll to eight as U.S. health officials scramble to figure… Read More »