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Exploring new paths for the treatment of multiple sclerosis

Photo: Study co-authors, Fabrizio Giuliani and Yohannes Haile [11/01/2016] Research from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is trailblazing a potential new pathway for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). The research, published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation, examines a novel therapeutic strategy to reduce inflammation in the brain – a key contributing factor to the muscle disability associated with multiple sclerosis.Exploring new paths for the treatment of multiple sclerosis - Read more

Taking vitamin D may benefit people with multiple sclerosis

Photo: Woman taking vitamin D [04/01/2016] Taking a high dose of vitamin D3 is safe for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and may help regulate the body's hyperactive immune response, according to a pilot study published by Johns Hopkins physicians in the Dec. 30 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.Taking vitamin D may benefit people with multiple sclerosis - Read more

A biomarker for Multiple Sclerosis

Photo: Stefanie Kürten and Damiano Rovituso [18/11/2015] Patients with multiple sclerosis often receive a "hit and miss" treatment when the disease breaks out. A blood analysis is now for the first time able to reveal which of the two most important first-line drugs is better suited for which patients.A biomarker for Multiple Sclerosis - Read more

People with MS may be more physically fit than tests indicate

Photo: Researcher Lara Pilutti [02/11/2015] Conventional methods of assessing cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular strength among people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) may underestimate participants' capabilities, prompting clinicians to prescribe exercise therapies that are less effective than they could be, according to new research by scientists at the University of Illinois.People with MS may be more physically fit than tests indicate - Read more

Building confidence helps people with MS have fuller lives

Photo: Man in a wheelchair in a shopping street [14/08/2015] The physical symptoms of weakness and fatigue from multiple sclerosis (MS) can rock a person's confidence and ability to engage in what he or she feels is important, from being a good parent and friend to taking up a hobby.Building confidence helps people with MS have fuller lives - Read more

"World MS Day calls attention to the need for inclusion"

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Dorothea Pitschnau-Michel [26/05/2015] Since 2009, the World MS Day calls attention to multiple sclerosis and the people who live with this disease of the central nervous system around the world. REHACARE.de spoke with Dorothea Pitschnau-Michel, Secretary of the German Multiple Sclerosis Society (DMSG), about this special day, which always takes place on the last Wednesday of May."World MS Day calls attention to the need for inclusion" - Read more

What happens when multiple sclerosis patients stop taking their medication?

Photo: Multiple Sclerosis awareness ribbon [20/05/2015] New research led by NYU Langone Medical Center examines what happens when a patient with multiple sclerosis (MS) who is clinically stable stops taking their medication. The international, multi-site study found almost 40 percent of patients had some disease activity return when they stopped taking their meds.What happens when multiple sclerosis patients stop taking their medication? - Read more

Successfully managing fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis

Photo: Woman with fatigue [13/05/2015] Fatigue is one of the most commonly reported symptoms of multiple sclerosis and can significantly reduce an individual’s quality of life. Fatigue can have a hugely negative impact – it can limit or stop people from doing day-to-day activities and things that really matter to them. Research undertaken at Bournemouth University has been tackling the challenge of managing fatigue in people with MS.Successfully managing fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis - Read more

Physician-industry conflict of interest for MS patients

Photo: Multiple Sclerosis awareness ribbon [23/03/2015] If you're one of the nearly half a million Americans living with multiple sclerosis, you are likely dependent on disease-modifying drugs to prevent symptoms such as vision problems, balance issues and weakness. Often, these treatments have been developed through pharmaceutical industry-sponsored clinical trials in collaboration with academic or private practice physicians who care for MS patients.Physician-industry conflict of interest for MS patients - Read more

Stem cell transplants may work better than drug for multiple sclerosis

Graphic: Demyelination of a nerve [18/02/2015] The study involved 21 people whose disability due to multiple sclerosis had increased during the previous year even though they were taking conventional medications (also known as first-line treatments). The participants, who were an average age of 36, were at an average disability level where a cane or crutch was needed to walk.Stem cell transplants may work better than drug for multiple sclerosis - Read more

 
 

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