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October 8, 2013
Multiple sclerosis cases hit 2.3 million worldwide
The number of people living with multiple sclerosis around the world has increased by 10 percent in the past five years to 2.3 million, according to the most extensive survey of the disease to date.
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Global study finds 48 new multiple sclerosis risk genes
A group of international researchers has identified 48 new genetic variants that influence the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). This brings the number of genetic 'risk factors' linked to the disease to 110.
Treatment based on vitamin D for multiple sclerosis, promising in mouse studies
A team of UW-Madison biochemists discovered a new treatment, based on vitamin D that came with promising effects in mice with MS.
September 6, 2013
Could Sleep Deprivation Aggravate Multiple Sclerosis?
Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UoW) have discovered another reason why sleep is great! Resting boosts the growth of special cells — called oligodendrocytes — that repair the brain when it is injured.
How Will the Obamacare Out-of-Pocket Cap Delay Affect MS Patients?
The Affordable Care Act's out-of-pocket cap has been delayed until 2015, which may disproportionately affect multiple sclerosis patients.
Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise Trial Now Enrolling
A new study will test an exercise program geared specifically toward MS patients. Breaking the cycle of fatigue and inactivity could improve your quality of life.
August 5, 2013
Mary Lahammer on living with multiple sclerosis
Keeping secrets isn’t easy for a born-and-bred journalist like TPT’s Mary Lahammer. That’s one reason she’s both relieved and eager to share news that she’s kept within a small circle for two years: She has multiple sclerosis, or MS.
Multiple Sclerosis Natural Treatment
Multiple Sclerosis is, undoubtedly, one of the most terrible diseases of the century. Natural therapies, gymnastics, yoga can be helpful to slow the disease and, more importantly, in many cases to help restoring some perturbed functions.
Could you have MS? 16 multiple sclerosis symptoms
Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system, meaning it affects the brain and spinal cord.
In the most common type (known as relapsing remitting MS), symptoms come and go.
July 1, 2013
Absence of gene leads to earlier, more severe cases of MS
A UC San Francisco-led research team has identified the likely genetic mechanism that causes some patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) to progress more quickly than others to a debilitating stage of the disease.
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