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Multiple Sclerosis

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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Can Chocolate Make Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue Better?

2015-11-21 09:40
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On one level, the question as to whether chocolate can make multiple sclerosis fatigue better seems like a frivolous question. Doesn’t chocolate make lots of things better? Yet on a more serious note, researchers at Oxford Brookes University are planning to take a comprehensive look at the impact of chocolate on fatigue levels among individuals who live with MS.

It’s no secret that chocolate, and specifically dark chocolate, is rich in flavonoids contained in cocoa.

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New Non-Drug Approach to Improve Memory and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis

2015-11-10 13:48
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Although it is still in the study stage, investigators have developed and tested a new non-drug, non-invasive device that improved memory and balance in individuals with multiple sclerosis. The new device, called the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS™), delivers neurostimulation through the tongue.

A pilot study of PoNS was conducted by the developer, Helius Medical Technologies, in 14 individuals, seven of whom had active multiple sclerosis and the other seven who served as controls.

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HIV Drugs, Viruses and Multiple Sclerosis

2015-10-31 11:53
HIV drugs, viruses and multiple sclerosis

Within several days of taking antiretroviral drugs to address possible HIV exposure, a 36-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis was able to get out of her wheelchair and walk again. This case and associated research highlight the question about the possible association between HIV and multiple sclerosis and the role of viral infections in causing this neurodegenerative disease.

Multiple sclerosis affected the hands and feet of Shana Pezaro of East Sussex, UK, a former dancer and piano teacher, resulting in her need to

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Speech Problems and Multiple Sclerosis

2015-10-26 20:39
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Speech problems affect approximately 40 percent of people who live with multiple sclerosis. These speech challenges can occur routinely or sporatically and be mild to severe, but regardless of their presentation, it’s helpful for individuals with MS to understand what is happening and what they can do about it.

Trouble with speech in multiple sclerosis is highly individual.

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3 Female Celebrities Help with Multiple Sclerosis Research

2015-10-21 17:50
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Several female celebrities have embraced multiple sclerosis as a cause, each for her own reasons. Here’s a look at what three different well-known women have done to help advance knowledge, research, and treatment of multiple sclerosis.

J.K. Rowling

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Generic Antibiotic May Reduce Progression to Multiple Sclerosis

2015-10-12 10:12
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Canadian researchers have found that a generic antibiotic may reduce progression to multiple sclerosis after a person’s first demyelinating event. According to Luanne Metz, MD, of the University of Calgary and one of the study’s authors, “It’s a well-tolerated drug that requires no safety monitoring whatsoever.”

The drug is minocycline, a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic that is used to treat acne, pneumonia and other respiratory infections, as well as infections of the skin, urinary, and genital sys

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How Good Cholesterol Affects Lesions in Multiple Sclerosis

2015-10-09 08:28
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Previous research has suggested that high cholesterol has a negative impact on the development of lesions in the brain of individuals with multiple sclerosis. Now a scientific team from the University of Buffalo has shed some light on how good cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL cholesterol) may live up to its name for individuals who have this disease.

The purpose of the study was to investigate the association between cholesterol and apolipoproteins with blood brain barrier (BBB) permeability and inflammation of the central nervous system after

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Multiple Sclerosis and Whole Body Vibration Treatment

2015-10-06 10:26
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Numerous studies, including a new meta-analysis, have explored the use of whole body vibration treatment for people with multiple sclerosis. Does this nondrug, noninvasive approach have a place in an MS treatment plan?

Whole body vibration is a therapeutic approach that has been used for a variety of medical conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, fibromyalgia,

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FDA Approved Autoinjector for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

2015-09-29 10:13
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For multiple sclerosis patients who use Betaseron, the interferon beta-1b prescription drug designed to reduce relapses in individuals with relapsing-remitting MS, a new delivery system will be available soon in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Bayer’s BetaConnect, the first electronic autoinjector for treating RRMS.

The BetaConnect, which is already being used in Europe, will be made available in early 2016 exclusively to individuals in the US who take Betaseron.

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