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How Smoking Affects Multiple Sclerosis Progression

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It likely comes as no surprise that smoking is not good for people who have multiple sclerosis, but what may be news is how smoking impacts disease progression. A new study from Karolinska Institutet explains the effects of smoking on MS and is believed to be the first one to provide evidence of what happens when MS patients quit smoking, while another recent study also reveals news about smoking and MS prognosis.

New Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment Explored

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In the quest for effective treatments of retinitis pigmentosa, a research team recently completed a study in which they were able to restore some visual ability to mice who had inherited advanced retinal degeneration. Based on the results of this study, the authors noted that their approach “warrants consideration as a method for restoring vision in advanced retinal degeneration.”

Doctor refuses to treat fibromyalgia patients and chronic pain

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A doctor has issued a letter that informs his patients that he will no longer be treating chronic pain or prescribing any type of pain medication. This affects the fibromyalgia patients who rely on his practice. Dr. Mark Ibsen explains that he made the decision because another doctor was recently indicted for prescribing pain medication.

Gluten-free, dairy-free mayo involved in FDA controversy: Celiac disease concerns

Hampton Creek Foods is currently involved in a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) controversy and has also revealed it has been under attack from the American Egg Board (AEB). The company makes Just Mayo and Just Mayo Sriracha, which are both gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free and non-GMO, and the FDA claims they are being misbranded as mayonnaise because there are no eggs. This has led to concerns about the products disappearing among the celiac disease and gluten sensitivity community.

Gluten-free chocolate chips recalled by Enjoy Life Foods: Celiac disease alert

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Enjoy Life Foods is recalling its Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips because of undeclared allergens. The company has confirmed that some bags of the gluten-free chocolate mini chips have undeclared dried fruits, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. If you are allergic to these ingredients, then the company recommends that you throw away the bag and ask for a refund.

Fibromyalgia with migraines raises risk of suicide to high

A new study from researchers in Taiwan reveals that patients who suffer from both fibromyalgia and migraines are at a higher risk of suicide. Researchers focused on patients who had migraines and comorbid fibromyalgia. They found that those who had fibromyalgia also suffered from more frequent headaches and had lower sleep quality.

General Mills discontinues Gluten Free Chex Oatmeal: Celiac disease update

General Mills is discontinuing the Gluten Free Chex Oatmeal, and it is expected to completely disappear from store shelves within the next two months. The company has announced it will make final shipments of the gluten-free oatmeal in October. A spokesperson for General Mills confirmed that the product has been discontinued and shared that low sales were responsible for the decision.

Have researchers finally uncovered the cause of Alzheimer's disease?

Previously overlooked brain finding could be Alzheimer's breakthrough.

University of Montreal researchers have made what they describe as a breakthrough discovery that could finally provide drugs that treat and possibly prevent Alzheimer's disease. The new finding that had been previously overlooked suggests fatty deposits in the brain may be the cause of Alzheimer's disease that affects 47.5 million people worldwide.

Fibromyalgia pain reduced with melatonin supplements in studies

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Several studies have shown that melatonin supplements can reduce pain in patients who have fibromyalgia. Melatonin is usually used to improve sleep problems such as insomnia. Researchers suggest that fibromyalgia patients discuss the use of melatonin supplements with their doctor and consider them as part of their treatment plan.

Celiac disease increases risk of eosinophilic esophagitis

A new study reveals that celiac disease increases the risk of inflammation of the esophagus and eosinophilic esophagitis. Prior research has produced contradictory results, so researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine addressed the issue with a new study. Patients who have celiac disease may want to consult with their doctors about getting esophageal biopsies.

9 Risk Factors Contribute Most to Alzheimer's Disease

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Currently, Alzheimer’s disease has no cure, but in a new study researchers have identified 9 risk factors that contribute to the majority of Alzheimer’s disease cases. The fact that these risk factors can be modified to some degree offers the possibility that individuals can help ward off development of this devastating condition.