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New drive launched to fight Huntington’s disease

A charity is appealing for more friends to help fight a devastating neurological condition. The Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA), the only charity in the country supporting families living with the dehabilitating degenerative neurological condition, Huntington’s disease (HD), has launched a new recruitment drive to boost support. #youandmeagainstHD: find a friend

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Calling all cyclists to Ride the Clyde

Cyclists looking for a New Year charity challenge are being urged to cross all 17 bridges over the River Clyde from Dalmarnock to Bowling. The ‘Ride the Clyde’ 30-mile challenge has been organised by Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA), the only charity in the country supporting families with the degenerative neurological

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Lisa’s Story

Lisa was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease when she was 30. I only found out I had HD five years ago. It runs in my dad’s family, but he was adopted, so there are no other cases of it in the wider family, so it came as a real shock. I

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Staccy’s Story

Twenty nine year old Staccy was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease in 2011. My Huntington’s disease comes from my grandfather’s side of the family, who passed it on to my mum and then on to me. I was 19, I was rushed into hospital for a gene test when I was

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Research breakthrough welcomed

The Scottish Huntington’s Association has welcomed the breakthrough in Huntington’s disease research that could see treatment for the condition to stop, and even reverse its progression. For the first time a drug has lowered the amount of faulty protein that is known to cause Huntington’s Disease. An experimental drug, injected

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