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Drug boosts body’s receptivity to Vitamin D


July 31st, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Patients taking interferon-beta, a drug for multiple sclerosis (MS), received almost three times as much vitamin D from sun exposure than those not taking the treatment, ... Read more...

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AIIMS to help set up multiple sclerosis database


May 29th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The All India Medical Institute of Sciences (AIIMS) will help set up a national registry for multiple sclerosis (MS), a rare autoimmune disease, doctors from ... Read more...

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Endurance tests can detect nerve disease early


January 27th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Jan 27 (IANS) Muscle endurance tests can detect abormalities in the early stages of multiple sclerosis, according to the latest findings, reveals a study.Multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurodegenerative ... Read more...

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Affordable Indian drugs could cut sclerosis treatment cost


November 13th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Treatment for auto-immune disease multiple sclerosis (MS) that affects the brain and spinal cord and afflicts three out of every one lakh people in the ... Read more...

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Viagra reverses nerve disease: Study


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) Anti-impotence drug Viagra drastically reduces symptoms of multiple sclerosis - which affects the brain and spinal nerve cells - in animal models, says a study. The ... Read more...

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Neutralizing cytokine GM-CSF can halt multiple sclerosis


April 25th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the neutralization of the cytokine GM-CSF could halt the development of multiple sclerosis.In a major breakthrough in the battle against the ... Read more...

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Marijuana use may hurt thinking skills in MS patients


March 29th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A Canadian research has revealed that any possible pain relief that marijuana has for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) may be outweighed by the drug's apparent negative effect ... Read more...

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Reduced levels of important neurotransmitter linked to multiple sclerosis


February 13th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have demonstrated that damage to a particular area of the brain and a consequent reduction in noradrenaline are associated with ... Read more...

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Pills for multiple sclerosis to be available soon


January 23rd, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) A pill for multiple sclerosis (MS) could be available after regulators agree to grant a licence.MS is the most common disabling neurological condition, affecting almost 100,000 Britons. Every ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis identified


January 12th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Canadian scientists have identified a potential therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis (MS).Multiple sclerosis is a disease caused by damage to myelin - the protective covering wrapped around the ... Read more...

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No link between cholesterol compound and multiple sclerosis: Study


December 16th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Contradicting a previous study, researchers have found that compounds called oxysterols are not present in any significant amount in multiple sclerosis patients.An earlier study published in the Nature ... Read more...

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Mindfulness meditation may alleviate fatigue, depression in MS patients


September 28th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): A new study has found that learning mindfulness meditation may help people who have multiple sclerosis (MS) with the fatigue, depression and other life challenges that commonly accompany ... Read more...

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Anti-hypertensive drug improves multiple sclerosis-related brain inflammation


July 29th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): By discovering a new signalling pathway of brain cells, researchers in Heidelberg and Stanford have explained how widely used antihypertensive drugs could keep inflammation in multiple sclerosis (MS) ... Read more...

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Brain atrophy causes depression in multiple sclerosis patients


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Brain atrophy of a part of brain is what causes depression in people suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a UCLA study.Researchers said that atrophy of ... Read more...

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Boffins find protein that lets brain repair damage from multiple sclerosis


June 8th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a protein - which helps build the brain in infants and children - may aid ... Read more...

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Bone marrow stem cell therapy offers hope to multiple sclerosis patients


May 6th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A groundbreaking trial using bone marrow stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients has helped stabilise the disease, say researchers.The research team, led by Neil Scolding, Burden ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D levels linked to multiple sclerosis brain atrophy


April 30th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): In a new study, neurologists at the University at Buffalo have shown that low vitamin D levels may be associated with more advanced physical disability and cognitive impairment ... Read more...

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Exercise has protective effect on brains of multiple sclerosis patients


February 19th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Exercise is good for the brains of patients with multiple sclerosis, a new study has found.In the new study, researchers found that highly fit multiple sclerosis patients ... Read more...

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Why multiple sclerosis risk changes with season


January 30th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the risk of developing multiple sclerosis changes with the season.Lead researchers Emmanuelle Waubant and Ellen Mowry revealed that this seasonal effect is ... Read more...

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Babies born in April face ‘higher multiple sclerosis risk’


January 4th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 04 (ANI): Babies born in April have greater chances of suffering from neurological disease, multiple sclerosis, later in life, according to experts.The researchers, based at Glasgow University and the city's ... Read more...

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Cannabis beneficial for multiple sclerosis, confirms study


December 4th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Cannabis can provide therapeutic benefits for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, says a new study.A systematic review, published in the open access journal BMC Neurology, found that five out ... Read more...

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Gentle touch may help multiple sclerosis patients


October 15th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): People with multiple sclerosis use excessive force when they are holding, lifting or manipulating objects such as drinking from a cup or placing a book on a shelf. ... Read more...

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Natalizumab drug improves quality of life of MS patients


September 13th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 13 (ANI): A new study has found that multiple sclerosis patients taking Tysabri (Natalizumab) experienced a significant improvement in both their physical function and psychological well-being."The symptoms that an MS ... Read more...

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Smoking may lead to brain damage in multiple sclerosis patients


August 18th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Cigarette smoking can cause brain damage in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study.Scientists at the University at Buffalo have shown that MS patients who ... Read more...

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Cheap BP drug could help treat multiple sclerosis


August 18th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): A cheap blood pressure drug could help keep multiple sclerosis at bay, claim researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.The study's boffins came to the conclusion after ... Read more...

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High daily dosages of statins may have a negative impact on Multiple Sclerosis patients


May 27th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): McGill University researchers in Canada say that a treatment with high daily dosages of statins, commonly prescribed drugs that effectively reduce blood cholesterol levels, may actually have a ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug found to provide protective effects against multiple sclerosis


May 27th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): University of Illinois researchers have observed that an FDA-approved drug, which is currently in use for diabetes treatment, shows some protective effects in the brains of patients with ... Read more...

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New pill to replace painful multiple sclerosis jabs


April 30th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): A new pill may soon replace the painful injections for multiple sclerosis treatment, say researchers.The research team led by Professor Gavin Giovannoni of Barts and The London School ... Read more...

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Early smoking raises multiple sclerosis risk


February 21st, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Youngsters who start smoking before age 17 may increase their risk for developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new research.The study is being presented at the ... Read more...

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Novel compound significantly reduces brain lesions in multiple sclerosis


October 24th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 24 (ANI): Trials of a new compound called BG-12 have shown that it can reduce the number of new gadolinium enhancing (Gd+) lesions by 69 percent in patients with ... Read more...

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‘HiCy’ drug regimen may slow MS progression


June 11th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found that a short-term, very-high dose regimen of the immune-suppressing drug cyclophosphamide may slow progression of multiple sclerosis ... Read more...

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Positive experiences reduce depression symptoms in MS patients


April 9th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that positive experiences can significantly reduce emotional and psychological stress or depression among people with multiple sclerosis (MS).The study conducted by Alexa ... Read more...

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Smoking marijuana impairs MS patients cognitive function


February 14th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): A new study has found that people with multiple sclerosis (MS) who smoke marijuana are more likely to have emotional and memory problems.The study, conducted by researchers at ... Read more...

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Cigarette smoking accelerates brain damage in MS patients


November 14th, 2007 - 2:16 am ICT by admin
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Patients with family history of MS suffer more brain damage


November 14th, 2007 - 2:12 am ICT by admin
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