Antidepressant May Alleviate MS Symptoms

A recent study has discovered that a previously approved anti-depressant may also be effective in alleviating the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, most especially the progressive form of the said condition. The said medication was identified by screening a number of different generic therapeutics developed to treat other conditions. The researchers from University of Calgary in collaboration with Ruhr-Universität B

Common Anti-Oxidant May Help Slow MS Progression

Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating condition that currently has no cure available. The best that most medications can do is slow down or halt is progression temporarily. But researchers are trying to know more about the disease and how to battle it from different fronts. They are also discovering other ways to halt its progression. One of the recent discoveries made concerns the beneficial effect of a common over

Facts About Multiple Sclerosis You Should Know About

Multiple sclerosis is a known yet misunderstood disease affecting millions of people worldwide. But while there are many things people already know about the said condition, there are also certain misconceptions that they may have believed to be facts. So just to clear up the minds of those aware of the disease, here are some facts of multiple sclerosis that people should know about. The cause of MS remains unknown

Researchers Find Way To Tame Immune System in MS

Multiple sclerosis is a challenging disease to diagnose and treat. But researchers are working hard in order to better understand the said disease and find different ways to treat it with more discoveries along the way. One of the more recent discoveries is finding a possible way of taming an erratic immune response associated with the said disease. Researchers from the University of Maryland have discovered of a w

Scientists Able To Reactivate Myelin Regeneration In Mouse Models Of MS

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune condition where the body’s own immune system attacks myelin, the protective insulation of the nerve fibers. As a result, it leads to symptoms that can affect one’s movement and balance among other things. The disease is known to have no known cure although many therapies are available to help sufferers from handling their symptoms and living a normal life despite t8he disease

Study: Exercise Not Effective In Reducing MS Risk

Some scientists believe that multiple sclerosis risk can be reduced or even prevented by regular physical activity. But a recent finding suggests that regular exercise is not effective as a preventative measure for developing the said disease. The results are published in the journal Neurology. There are a number of risk factors that are associated with multiple sclerosis, including certain infections, race, and ev

Early MS Treatment May Offer Long-Term Benefit

A study indicates that treating people who show the beginning signs of multiple sclerosis with medication used for the said disease can be associated with the lengthening of the time before the disease can be definitively diagnosed. The findings in this long-term study is published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The said study involved treating people sho

Link Between Gut Bacteria and MS Seen

More and more researchers are looking into bacteria that thrive in the stomach and its possible link to certain diseases and health conditions. Many scientists have, in particular, suspected that there is a link that exists between gut bacteria and certain immunological diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Recent studies by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital may have found just that. Researchers ha

High Salt Intake A Potential Risk Factor For MS

Salt has long been a part of man’s daily diet. Everyone knows that too much of it can be unhealthy. They can lead to certain conditions and diseases that can affect a person’s lifestyle. One recent finding that can also convince people to curb their salt intake involves multiple sclerosis, one of those diseases that are currently still considered incurable. Researchers from the University of Vermont hav

Researchers Discover Missing Link Between Brain And Immune System

A recent discovery by researchers may overturn decades long ideas about the connection between the brain and the immune system. Researchers from the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels that were previously thought as non-existent. This discovery may have wide-ranging implications in the study and potential treatment of differ