Multiple Sclerosis

Common Ms Treatment Wears Off More Quickly In Black Patients

Black patients with multiple sclerosis or neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder may respond differently to a common MS therapy compared to their White peers, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
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How Genomics Research Could Change How Multiple Sclerosis Is Treated

Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects more than 1 million people in the U.S. But advances in treating the disease continue to be made, especially with new tools for genomic research into the underlying issues that lead to MS. In this video recorded on...
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Monthly News Roundup - March 2021

FDA OKs Janssen’s Ponvory for Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA has approved Janssen’s once-daily oral Ponvory (ponesimod) tablets to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis in adults,...
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J&j's (jnj) Multiple Sclerosis Drug Ponesimod Gets Fda Nod

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New Oral Agent Approved For Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

(MedPage Today) -- The FDA approved oral ponesimod (Ponvory) to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), including clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease, drugmaker Janssen...
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People With Ms Should Get The Covid-19 Vaccine: Expert

THURSDAY, March 18, 2021 -- People with multiple sclerosis (MS) may be wondering if they should get a COVID-19 shot, and the answer is definitely yes, an expert says. "The big takeaway message is the COVID-19 vaccine is strongly recommended for...
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Brain Disease Research Reveals Differences Between Sexes

Scientists highlight a growing body of research suggesting sex differences play roles in how patients respond to brain diseases, as well as multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, and other brain ailments. They are urging their colleagues to...
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Ms Patient Sues Austria Over Health Impact Of Climate Change

A man in Austria with a temperature-dependent form of multiple sclerosis is taking his government to court in an effort to force it to do more against climate change

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Opioid Use Common For Pain In Multiple Sclerosis

A study shows that 20% of MS patients report prescription opioid use. The researchers urge development of more nonpharmacologic programs. Medscape Medical News
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Multiple Sclerosis And Depression: Are Links Causal?

(MedPage Today) -- Relationships between multiple sclerosis (MS) and depression did not appear to be causal, a Mendelian randomization study suggested. Genetic liability to major depressive disorder had no effect on the odds of MS, reported Adil...
Related topics: Depression, Medical Research, Genetics

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Pediatric-onset Multiple Sclerosis Tied To Lasting Social Consequences

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 -- Pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis (PoMS) is associated with less educational achievement, lower earnings, and greater use of disability benefits throughout the working-age life span, according to a study published...
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Elective C-sections, Induced Delivery Up For Moms With Ms

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2021 -- Women with multiple sclerosis (MS) have no significant differences in severe adverse perinatal outcomes compared with the general population, but they do have an increased prevalence of elective cesarean section, induced...

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Remyelinating Drug Could Improve Vision In Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Biomedical scientists reports a drug -- an estrogen receptor ligand called indazole chloride (IndCl) -- has the potential to improve vision in patients with multiple sclerosis, or MS. The study was performed on mice induced with a model of MS and...
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Too Many U.s. Doctors Biased Against Patients With Disabilities: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2021 -- Dr. Lisa Iezzoni is all too familiar with the discrimination that patients who have a disability can face: Having lived with multiple sclerosis for more than four decades and now in a wheelchair, she has also studied...
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Why Biontech's Multiple Sclerosis Vaccine Could Be A Game Changer

Multiple therapies are on the market today for treating multiple sclerosis (MS). But what about a vaccine for MS? There isn't one available yet. However, German biotech BioNTech (NASDAQ: BNTX) could be on a path to change that. In this Motley Fool...
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5 Updates In Neurology

Dr Christoph Diener highlights new evidence on subdural hematoma, traumatic brain injury, COVID-19, seizure, and multiple sclerosis. Medscape Neurology
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Stem Cell Transplant May Slow Disability In Multiple Sclerosis

THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- For patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT) may prevent worsening of disability, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in Neurology. Giacomo Boffa, M.D.,...
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Fatty Acid May Help Combat Multiple Sclerosis, Study Finds

The abnormal immune system response that causes multiple sclerosis (MS) by attacking and damaging the central nervous system can be triggered by the lack of a specific fatty acid in fat tissue, according to a new study. The finding suggests that...
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Covid Shots For Ms Patients?

(MedPage Today) -- Most people with relapsing and progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) should get a COVID-19 vaccine, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society advised. The new guidance, issued January 13, is similar to ones issued by the...
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Pregnancy Outcomes Examined For Women With Multiple Sclerosis

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- Women with pregnancy after versus before a multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis have fewer children and at an older age, according to a study published in the Feb. 1 issue of Multiple Sclerosis and Related...
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