Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers Relate Neuropsychological Tests With Real-life Activity In Multiple Sclerosis

To best serve the clinical needs of individuals with MS, neuropsychological testing needs to be viewed in larger context comprising non-cognitive variables, such as motor ability and demographic values, fatigue and depression, and disease activity...
Related topics: Medical Research, Depression

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Bald Selma Blair Strips Down To Swimsuit & Instagram Is Absolutely Loving It

Selma Blair is all kinds of brave. The Cruel Intentions actress is battling multiple sclerosis, with treatment for the disease seeing the star lose her hair. Chemotherapy treatments might suggest a link to cancer, but the aggressive procedure is...
Related topics: Instagram, Chemotherapy, Cancer, Oncology

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Medical News Today: What Causes Numbness In The Thigh?

Causes of numbness in the thigh include lupus, some autoimmune conditions, and multiple sclerosis. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more here.
Related topics: Lupus

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Newer Ms Therapies Superior To Injectables In Children

A first of its kind observational study compares effectiveness of initial treatment choices for children and adolescents with multiple sclerosis — and finds an advantage for newer agents. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medical Research

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Author J.k. Rowling Donates $18.8 Million To Research Into The Treatment Of Multiple Sclerosis

(LONDON) — Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made a substantial donation for research into the treatment of multiple sclerosis at a center named after her late mother. The 15.3 million-pound ($18.8 million) donation announced Thursday will...
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Serum Biomarker Linked To Brain Atrophy In Multiple Sclerosis

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 -- Serum neurofilament light chain (sNFL) levels are significantly associated with clinical and neuroimaging outcomes in multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published online Aug. 12 in JAMA Neurology. Ester...
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New App Offers Faster And Easier Assessment For Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers report they have developed and validated a tablet-based app that offers a faster, easier and more accurate way for health care providers who don't have specialized training to assess the cognitive function of people with multiple...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Selma Blair Is Bald & Beautiful In L.a. Paparazzi Photos Showing M.s. Treatment

Selma Blair’s hair loss does not come by choice – the Cruel Intentions actress has been facing a brave multiple sclerosis battle, with aggressive treatment that has seen the 47-year-old completely lose her hair. While Selma would likely give...
Related topics: Health Photos

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Vaccinations, Flu Shots, And Multiple Sclerosis

(MedPage Today) -- AAN releases new guideline about immunization and MS
Related topics: Vaccines, Flu, Influenza (Flu)

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Guidelines Updated For Vaccination In Multiple Sclerosis

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 -- Guidelines have been updated on vaccinations in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS); a practice guideline update summary was published online Aug. 28 in Neurology. Mauricio F. Farez, M.D., M.P.H., from Centro para la...
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Social Cognition, Mood And Fatigue In Multiple Sclerosis

The researchers emphasized the preliminary nature of their findings and recommended further research in individuals with MS, as well in other populations with non-neurologic conditions, and healthy controls.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Aan Issues Guideline On Vaccines And Multiple Sclerosis

Can a person with multiple sclerosis (MS) get regular vaccines? According to a new guideline, the answer is yes. The guideline, developed by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), recommends that people with MS receive recommended vaccinations,...
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For Medicare Patients, Costs Of Ms Drugs Rise Sevenfold Over 10 Years

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 -- Medicare patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) saw their medication costs soar by more than sevenfold over a decade, a new study finds. It's no secret that the costs of MS drugs have skyrocketed in recent years. When...
Related topics: Medicare, Medical Research

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Long-term Night-shift Work May Up Risk For Multiple Sclerosis

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 -- A history of 20+ years of rotating night-shift work is associated with an increased risk for definite diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published online Aug. 12 in Occupational &...
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Medicare Patients With Multiple Sclerosis Bear The Burden Of Rising Drug Prices

In a decade, Medicare recipients saw a sevenfold increase in out of pocket costs for multiple sclerosis drugs. Spending on these drugs by Medicare itself increased by tenfold.
Related topics: Medicare

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Medical News Today: Ms: Paleo Diet May Reduce Fatigue By Improving Cholesterol

New research finds that improving cholesterol levels by adopting a diet high in vegetables reduces exhaustion in people with multiple sclerosis.
Related topics: Paleo Diet, Diet, Cholesterol, Medical Research

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Adding Ms Drug To Targeted Cancer Therapy May Improve Glioblastoma Outcomes

The multiple sclerosis drug teriflunomide, paired with targeted cancer therapy, markedly shrinks patient-derived glioblastomas grown in mice by reaching stem cells at the tumor's root, according to a new UC San Diego School of Medicine study...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Glioblastoma, Stem Cells, Medical Research

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Medical News Today: What Causes Tingling In The Head?

Many things can cause tingling sensations in the head, from respiratory infections to multiple sclerosis. Read about these and more causes in this article.

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Forgotten Immune Cells Protective In Mouse Model Of Multiple Sclerosis

A seldom-studied class of immune cells may reduce the friendly fire that drives autoimmune disease, according to a new study. Stimulating these protective cells could lead to new therapies for diseases in which the immune system attacks the body's...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Vaccination Does Not Up Risk For Developing Multiple Sclerosis

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 -- Evidence shows that vaccination is not associated with an increased risk for being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) within the next five years, according to a study published online July 30 in Neurology. Alexander...
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