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Common Anti-Oxidant May Help Slow MS Progression

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. […]

Study: Exercise Not Effective In Reducing MS Risk

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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 […]

Early MS Treatment May Offer Long-Term Benefit

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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 […]

Study: People With MS Have Double The Risk Of Early Death

Study: People With MS Have Double The Risk Of Early Death

New research indicates that people suffering from multiple sclerosis may have double the risk of dying early as compared to people without the said disease. Those who suffer from MS while at a younger age below 59 may even have three times the higher risk. Findings of the said study are published in the May […]

Researchers Discover A New Treatment Target For MS

Researchers Discover A New Treatment Target For MS

Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system that currently has no cure. People afflicted with this disease experience different symptoms including, numbness, nausea, paralysis, loss of vision as well as impaired balance. While there are treatments available, they all try to slow its progression and diminish the effects of its symptoms. […]

Coffee Drinking May Lower MS Risk

Coffee Drinking May Lower MS Risk

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that afflicts millions of people worldwide. The sad thing is that it does not yet have a cure. Scientists are working on trying to find ways to combat the disease in different ways. One of them is by trying to find ways to reduce the risk of developing the said […]

New MS Drug Target Found

New MS Drug Target Found

Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating disease that involves the body’s own immune system attacking the cells in the central nervous system. The immune cells attack the myelin in the nerve cells, the coating that insulates the cells and allow them to transmit electrical signals from the brain to the other parts of the body and […]

Key Protein Reduces MS Severity In Mice

Key Protein Reduces MS Severity In Mice

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and other collaborators have discovered a key protein that may be able to reduce the severity of a disease in mice similar to multiple sclerosis in humans. The said protein, called Del-1 is known to be the same protein type that also prevents inflammation and bone loss in mice […]

Too Much Salt May Aggravate MS Symptoms

Too Much Salt May Aggravate MS Symptoms

According to a small observational study published in the online Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, excessive dietary salt can worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms. It may also increase the risk of neurological damage and deterioration. Past studies have indicated the role of salt in terms of impaired autoimmune response, but its effects are not directly […]

Link Between Worm Infections And Treatment Of MS, Other Autoimmune Diseases Found

Link Between Worm Infections And Treatment Of MS, Other Autoimmune Diseases Found

A study conducted by researchers from Monash University may be able to explain how a worm infection can effectively treat a number of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and lupus. The researchers have identified a molecule in parasitic worms that may help explain this unusual effect. The findings are published in […]