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Multiple Sclerosis

Adaptive Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis

2016-02-06 13:14
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Some people with multiple sclerosis decide to avoid yoga because they believe they won’t be able to do the poses or may feel embarrassed if they can’t keep up with others in the class. However, fortunately there is adaptive yoga for multiple sclerosis, which can make this beneficial form of exercise available to just about anyone.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society explains that yoga can help individuals who have multiple sclerosis “as long as they find the appropriate class, teacher or video.” In recent years, a growin

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Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Study Needs Volunteers

2016-02-04 14:37
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Researchers are looking for volunteers for a new multiple sclerosis genetics study. The two populations of individuals needed are African Americans with multiple sclerosis, and their family members, as well as individuals of Northern European descent with MS.

Although the study is being conducted by researchers at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF), participants can live anywhere in the United States and no travel or cost is involved.

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Stem Cell Transplantation May Help Some Multiple Sclerosis Patients

2016-01-29 09:01
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Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, which is commonly used for patients with blood and bone marrow cancers, has been the focus of several studies for people who have multiple sclerosis. Now a new report from an Australian team offers some insight into this treatment approach, including which MS patients seem to be the most likely to benefit from it.

Hematopoietic (meaning “formation of blood or blood cells”) stem cell transplantation for multiple sclerosis is a tech

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Would You Try Marijuana Gum For Multiple Sclerosis?

2016-01-21 12:18
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If upcoming study results are positive, people with multiple sclerosis may have a marijuana gum available for treatment of symptoms by 2017. The gum is made by AXIM Biotechnology, Inc. and is called MedChew Rx.

The marijuana gum has been tested for treatment of pain and spasticity in multiple sclerosis, and the

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Role of Processed Foods and Food Additives in Multiple Sclerosis

2016-01-13 09:36
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A new study suggests that commonly used food additives in processed foods could play a significant role in the development of multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune conditions. The study was conducted by experts from Israel and Germany and appears in Autoimmunity Reviews.

According to the authors of the study, food additives compromise the epithelial barrier by damaging the tight junctions that provide protection for the intestinal mucosa, which functions to protect

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Higher than usual vitamin D could benefit MS patients

2015-12-31 12:48
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Vitamin D deficiency has long been linked to a person's chances of developing multiple sclerosis. Researchers recently tested 40 people with MS given higher than normal doses of vitamin D to see what effect the hormone had on T cells related to MS activity. They discovered vitamin D could help decrease MS activity.

The researchers may have uncovered an inexpensive and well tolerated option to help patients with MS.

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Smell Disorders in Multiple Sclerosis

2015-12-21 10:54
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Smell disorders (aka olfactory dysfunction) affect a significant number of people who have multiple sclerosis. A new study explains that olfactory dysfunction impacts the quality of life of MS patients and that a better understanding of this challenge could result in improved disease management.

A team at the Pennsylvania State University-Milton S.

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How Vitamin D Repairs Myelin in Multiple Sclerosis

2015-12-10 16:58
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An international team of researchers have proposed how vitamin D repairs myelin in multiple sclerosis. This finding could lead to new remyelination treatment options.

Numerous previous studies have discussed how vitamin D supplementation can have a favorable impact on the

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Pomegranate Seed Oil for Multiple Sclerosis

2015-11-30 12:35
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The pomegranate is a challenging fruit with a tough rind, and it appears that fighting appearance harbors seeds with potential to battle multiple sclerosis. Researchers have found that pomegranate seed oil contains an extremely strong antioxidant that inhibited demyelination in a mouse model for MS.

Although it’s much too early in the game to stock up on pomegranate seed oil for multiple sclerosis, scientists have uncovered what appears to be a beneficial use for a nano droplet form of pomegra

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Why Biotin May Help Multiple Sclerosis, An Update

2015-11-23 18:20
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Previous research has shown that biotin may be a potentially important treatment for progressive multiple sclerosis. In this new review, a team of experts have hypothesized two complementary reasons why this natural approach may work.

Review of results from two earlier studies

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