Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the News

Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients?

08/29/2014 - Researchers find a link but say it's too soon to recommend reducing sodium intake

Playing Video Game May Boost MS Patients' Balance: Study

08/26/2014 - Research suggests regular use of Wii accessory might rewire the brain

People With HIV May Be at Lower Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

08/05/2014 - Constant immune system suppression may be the reason why, researchers say

Stem Cells Reverse MS-Like Illness in Mice

05/15/2014 - Crippled rodents walked again, but it's uncertain if same approach will help people

Medical Marijuana May Ease Some MS Symptoms, Study Concludes

04/28/2014 - Finding applies only to pot in pill or spray form, neurologists say

Cell-Targeted Therapy Shows Early Promise Against MS

04/24/2014 - Patients with relapsing-remitting form of the disease showed fewer brain lesions with ofatumumab

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


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