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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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Gene therapy boosts cell repair in brain disorders


February 12th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to help the brain replace damaged nerve cells or neurons, a study reveals. Myelin forms a protective sheath around the axons ... 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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Saffron may help protect brain cells from lasting damage


November 7th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) A key ingredient in the Indian spice saffron may potentially protect brain cells from diseases involving neuro-inflammation, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Inflammation is a protective ... Read more...

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Vitamin D speeds up recovery in multiple sclerosis


May 23rd, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 23 (IANS) Higher levels of vitamin D and sunlight exposure seem to lower relapse risk in multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers, a study says.MS is a chronic degenerative and ... 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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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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Stem cells may help treat aggressive multiple sclerosis


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Replacing bone marrow with the body's own stem cells may hold some hope for patients with aggressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a long-term Greek study.For ... Read more...

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Scientists block multiple sclerosis in mouse model


March 8th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine have managed to block the development of multiple sclerosis-like symptoms using a mouse model of the disease.When scientists gave mice ... Read more...

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Sun exposure, vitamin D may lower multiple sclerosis risk


February 8th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that people who spend more time in the sun and those with higher vitamin D levels may be less likely to develop multiple ... 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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Women at higher genetic risk for multiple sclerosis: Study


January 6th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new research has found that women who have multiple sclerosis (MS) are more likely to have a gene associated with multiple sclerosis than men with the disease ... Read more...

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Potential new multiple sclerosis treatment


November 19th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Professor Linda Watkins of the University of Colorado at Boulder says that successfully treating and reversing the effects of multiple sclerosis (MS), may be possible one day using ... 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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FDA approves first oral drug that reduces multiple sclerosis relapses


September 22nd, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by BNO News
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday announced that it has approved the first oral drug to reduce multiple sclerosis (MS) relapses.Gilenya capsules (fingolimod) ... Read more...

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White House gatecrasher Michaele Salahi has Multiple Sclerosis


September 16th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): "Real Housewives of Washington D.C." star Michaele Salahi has revealed the reason behind her thin and sometimes frail appearance.The reality star, best known for crashing a White House ... Read more...

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Multiple sclerosis activity ‘can increase during spring and summer months’


August 31st, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 31 (ANI): Multiple sclerosis (MS) activity can increase during spring and summer months, shows new research."Our results showed that the appearance of lesions on brain scans was two to three ... Read more...

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Groundbreaking surgery lets Scottish man live pain-free


August 29th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 29 (ANI): A Scottish patient suffering from both multiple sclerosis (MS) and dystonia for the last 15 years has been given a new lease of life with a groundbreaking surgery ... Read more...

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Vitamin D May Connected To Genes For Cancer And Other Autoimmune Maladies Connected


August 28th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 28, 2010 (Pen men at Work): Scientists have discovered that vitamin D influences in excess of 200 genes. These genes consist of ones connected to cancer and autoimmune maladies like multiple ... Read more...

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Gut bacteria affect multiple sclerosis: Study


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Biologists have discovered a connection between multiple sclerosis (MS)-an autoimmune disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord-and gut bacteria.California Institute of Technology (Caltech) researchers Sarkis K. ... 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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Mental activity ‘can protect memory of patients with multiple sclerosis’


June 15th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A mentally active lifestyle may protect against the memory and learning problems that often occur in multiple sclerosis (MS), says a new study."Many people with MS struggle with ... Read more...

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Virus infection can incite odd immune cells to attack nerves in multiple sclerosis


June 12th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 12 (ANI): In young adults afflicted with multiple sclerosis (MS), a virus infection can incite the body to attack its own nerve tissue by activating unusual, disease-fighting cells with receptors ... 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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New finding paves way for diagnosis of multiple sclerosis before it strikes


April 30th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A breakthrough finding may lead to earlier diagnosis, more effective intervention, and perhaps even a cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease.Prof. Anat Achiron of Tel Aviv ... Read more...

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Smoking may up multiple sclerosis risk in some


April 8th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Smoking may increase the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in people who also have specific established risk factors for MS, a new study has shown.The research is published ... Read more...

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New therapy for relapsing multiple sclerosis shows promise


February 17th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis who combine standard treatment with doses of a humanized monoclonal antibody called daclizumab might develop fewer new or enlarged brain lesions than if ... Read more...

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Migraine more common in female multiple sclerosis patients


February 17th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Migraine is more common in women with multiple sclerosis (MS) than those without, according to a new study.The study will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's ... Read more...

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April-born most at risk of multiple sclerosis


January 5th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Babies born in April have a higher risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life, says a new study. The findings suggest that mothers pregnant during the ... 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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Teenage obesity linked to increased multiple sclerosis risk in women


November 10th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Obese teenage women are two times more likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) as adults than female teens who are not fat, says a new study.The study has ... Read more...

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Swedish snuff doesn’t increase multiple sclerosis risk


September 1st, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): Unlike cigarettes, Swedish snuff doesn't increase a person's risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), finds a new study."While tobacco cigarettes increased a person's risk of developing MS, our ... Read more...

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