Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the News

Rare, But Serious, Side Effect Reported With One MS Drug

04/02/2014 - Unusual clotting disorder developed in several people taking Rebif

New Clues to Link Between MS Drug Tysabri and Rare Brain Disease

03/31/2014 - Researchers report drug mobilizes a kind of cell easily infected by a virus that can attack the brain

Medical Marijuana Pills May Ease Some MS Symptoms: Review

03/24/2014 - Researchers also found some evidence to support use of other alternative therapies

Cholesterol Drug Might Help Slow MS Progression

03/19/2014 - Early study showed reduced brain shrinkage among multiple sclerosis patients given generic statin

Obesity, 'The Pill' May Raise MS Risk, Research Suggests

02/27/2014 - Early studies hint that certain hormones might be tied to inflammation, increased odds for multiple sclerosis

Blood Sample Might Predict MS Long Before Symptoms Start

02/21/2014 - Preliminary research suggests potential for earlier diagnosis

Sleep Apnea May Worsen Fatigue in MS Patients

02/14/2014 - Small study suggests sleep disorder could be missed in people with multiple sclerosis

Risk for MS Among Patients' Relatives Not As High As Thought

01/27/2014 - Swedish study found siblings, kids had greater odds of getting disease, but other relatives faced no extra risk

Vitamin D May Slow Multiple Sclerosis, Study Suggests

01/20/2014 - But whether MS patients should take supplements is subject of debate

TB Vaccine May Work Against Multiple Sclerosis: Study

12/04/2013 - More brain lesions seen in people who got dummy injection

Walking Speed a Good Gauge of MS Disability, Study Says

10/30/2013 - This measurement may reflect ability to perform everyday household activities

Controversial Treatment May Not Help MS Patients

10/09/2013 - Study appears to refute theory of blocked neck veins as cause of multiple sclerosis

New DNA Discoveries Advance MS Research

10/01/2013 - 110 gene variants now linked to neurological disease, scientists say

Controversial Theory Behind Possible MS Cause Refuted

08/14/2013 - Canadian researchers report that blocked veins in head, neck don't prompt autoimmune disease

Ingredient in New MS Drug Linked to Serious Brain Disease

06/10/2013 - Reports found four psoriasis patients who took similar drug developed rare but sometimes deadly condition

New Kind of Therapy Shows Early Promise in MS Patients

06/05/2013 - Approach may shield patients' immune systems to allow safer treatment, study suggests

Blacks May Face Higher Risk of MS Than Whites

05/06/2013 - Study finding contradicts common belief that the opposite is true

Shrinkage of Brain Region May Signal Onset of Multiple Sclerosis

04/23/2013 - Study tied changes in thalamus to tell-tale MS sign

Your Autoantibody 'Profile' Might Someday Help Spot Illness

04/18/2013 - Differences showed up in study of people with conditions including Alzheimer's, breast cancer

Alzheimer's Patients May Face Looming Shortage of Neurologists

04/18/2013 - Medicare payment system undervalues one-on-one evaluations by these specialists, experts say


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