Category Archives: Multiple Sclerosis

Why Are Kidney Patients Starting Dialysis Sooner?

Highlights • In VA medical centers, patients started dialysis progressively earlier in the course of their kidney disease in more recent years. • There were no measurable differences in how sick patients were at the time of initiation or in … Continue reading

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Autoimmune diseases triggered by obesity

Autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s Disease and multiple sclerosis, in which the immune system attacks its own body rather than predatory invaders, affect 5-20% of the global community. A study published recently in Autoimmunity Reviews by Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld, the Laura … Continue reading

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Vitamin D Deficiency Across the Board in Neuromuscular Disease

Newswise — A study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) adds more credence to a growing awareness of the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in neuromuscular disease. “Previous work has … Continue reading

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MS risk may go up with oral contraceptive use

BOSTON — Women using combined oral contraceptives containing norethindrone or levonorgestrel were substantially more likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) than those not on birth control pills, analysis of a large claims database indicated. Among some 4,300 women in Kaiser … Continue reading

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High dietary salt may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms

Previous research has indicated that salt may alter the autoimmune response, which is implicated in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), but it is not clear if it has any direct effect on the course of the disease itself. The … Continue reading

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Mice with MS-like condition walk again after human stem cell treatment

Newswise — (SALT LAKE CITY) - Mice severely disabled by a multiple sclerosis (MS) – like condition could walk less than two weeks following treatment with human stem cells. The finding, which uncovers new avenues for treating MS, will be … Continue reading

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Why MS is more common in women

A newly identified difference between the brains of women and men with multiple sclerosis (MS) may help explain why so many more women than men get the disease, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report. In … Continue reading

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Neuroanatomy turned on its head by new Harvard finding

Harvard neuroscientists have made a discovery that turns 160 years of neuroanatomy on its head. Myelin, the electrical insulating material long known to be essential for the fast transmission of impulses along the axons of nerve cells, is not as … Continue reading

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Aerobic exercise in people with multiple sclerosis: its feasibility and secondary benefits

Int J MS Care. 2013 Fall;15(3):138-45. doi: 10.7224/1537-2073.2012-037. Aerobic exercise in people with multiple sclerosis: its feasibility and secondary benefits Swank C, Thompson M, Medley A. Author information Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, Dallas, TX, USA (CS); and School of Physical … Continue reading

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MS drug rejection by FDA has community in uproar

By John Gever, Deputy Managing Editor, MedPage Today It’s been a long time since an FDA decision has generated such fury in the multiple sclerosis community, extending even to senior clinical trial investigators as well as patients. I’m referring here to … Continue reading

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Inverse association between alcohol consumption, multiple sclerosis

Drinking alcohol appears to have a dose-dependent inverse (opposite) association with the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) and researchers suggest their findings give no support to advising patients with MS to completely refrain from alcohol, according to a study … Continue reading

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Sensor detects MS at earliest stages, before onset of physical signs

For some, the disease multiple sclerosis (MS) attacks its victims slowly and progressively over a period of many years. For others, it strikes without warning in fits and starts. But all patients share one thing in common: the disease had … Continue reading

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The mechanisms of cognitive fatigue in MS

West Orange, NJ. November 1, 2013. A new study by Kessler Foundation scientists sheds light on the mechanisms underlying cognitive fatigue in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Cognitive fatigue is fatigue resulting from mental work rather than from physical labor. Genova … Continue reading

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