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FDA Warns of PML from Fingolimod Use in MS

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Two cases of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) associated with the use of fingolimod (Gilenya) in individuals with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis have been reported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In both cases—one probable and one definite--the individuals had not been treated previously with another immunosuppressant drug for MS.

Deadly Skin Cancer Trigger Identified, What’s Next?

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Scientists at Tel Aviv University have identified the trigger that causes the deadly skin cancer known as melanoma, a trigger that has been elusive until now. What is this discovery and what does it mean, especially since the rates of melanoma have been rising quickly over the past three decades in the United States?

Fibromyalgia patients at higher risk of being in serious car accidents

A new study has found that fibromyalgia patients are at a higher risk of being in a car crash. Researchers focused on serious accidents that forced the drivers to seek medical attention in hospitals. Although they found that people with fibromyalgia were more likely to be involved in a serious car accident, they also noted that ongoing care and treatment helped reduce the risk.

Update on gluten-free lawsuit against P.F. Chang's: Celiac disease concerns

The class action lawsuit against P.F. Chang's may have reached its end. A judge has decided to tentatively dismiss the case, and a case management conference is scheduled for next month. Anna Marie Phillips began the class action lawsuit against P.F. Chang's because she felt it was unfair that the gluten-free menu was more expensive than the regular menu.

Finding Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trials

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Some individuals who have multiple sclerosis have thought about or are interested in participating in clinical trials. For those who fall into these categories and who would like some assistance, there is a Clinical Trial Notification Program that can let you know about multiple sclerosis clinical trials for which you may qualify.

6 remedies for a teething baby

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Typically, a child’s first teeth come in around the six month mark. However, there are cases in which a baby’s teeth erupt earlier, and some can come in immediately after birth. The signs and symptoms of your child’s first teeth include lack of appetite, drooling, irritability and sleep issues. In addition, they may have sore or itchy gums and swelling gums that may cause them to try to bite everything. You can sometimes feel the new teeth by running your fingers gently along your baby’s gums. If you feel any unusual hardness along the gum line, then it could indicate an incoming tooth.

Get fit, stay fit: Do you have the right fitness tracker for you?

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The variety of fitness trackers on the market today can make it hard to know which one suits your needs. Is there an ideal tracker for biking or running? Does a better app for tracking sleep and other health metrics exist? The following tips about a few of the top fitness trackers on the market can help you pinpoint the right product for you.

Fibromyalgia pain linked to vitamin D deficiency

A new study focuses on the connection between fibromyalgia pain and vitamin D deficiencies. The research was presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR). Previous studies have found low vitamin D levels in patients with fibromyalgia, and researchers believe the deficiencies are contributing to pain and fatigue.

Michael Douglas reveals his gluten-free diet: Celiac disease unconfirmed

Michael Douglas is the latest celebrity to reveal that he is on a gluten-free diet. However, the 70-year-old actor has not confirmed if he actually has celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. Douglas has dramatically changed his lifestyle after being diagnosed with throat cancer and has cut out alcohol, gluten and cigarettes.

Fibromyalgia is frequent issue for obstructive sleep apnea patients

A new study has found that patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea may also have fibromyalgia. Sleep problems are a common issue for fibromyalgia patients, and researchers were interested in studying the link between the two disorders. They discovered that CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is a practical treatment option for patients.

Gluten-free Bell & Evans chicken nuggets recalled: Celiac disease alert

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has confirmed that Bell & Evans gluten-free chicken nuggets are being recalled for Staphylococcal enterotoxin. After a positive test result for the bacteria, the company started the recall that affects 20,232 pounds of chicken nuggets. This is the second time in less than 12 months that the Bell & Evans brand of chicken nuggets has been recalled.

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