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  1. Seasonal Melatonin Levels May Affect MS Flare-Ups

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of the hormone melatonin are linked to a lower incidence of multiple sclerosis (MS) flare-ups during the darker months of fall and winter, new research suggests. American and Argentinian scientists also

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  2. Quitting Smoking May Delay MS Progression

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Multiple sclerosis progresses faster in people who continue to smoke compared to smokers who quit after their diagnosis, a new study finds. "This study demonstrates that smoking after MS diagnosis has a negative impact on

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  3. Moms Who Breastfeed Less Likely to Have MS Relapse?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding exclusively for at least two months may help new mothers with multiple sclerosis (MS) lower their risk of relapse, new research suggests. Exclusive breast-feeding, without supplementing, seems to be key, t

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  4. Cool Clothes to Beat the Heat When You Have MS

    If those dog days of summer make your multiple sclerosis symptoms flare, it's time to make a fashion statement against the heat. Shop for the right clothes so you can keep cool and look great, too! "Most people with MS have heat sensitivity," says Barbara Giesser, MD, of the David Geffen UCLA School

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  5. MS May Raise Odds for Earlier Death, Study Finds

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with multiple sclerosis may have twice the risk of dying prematurely compared to people without MS, a new study suggests. And the study also found that for people younger than 59 with MS, the risk of an early de

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  6. Can Vitamin D Help MS?

    You may have heard some buzz about vitamin D and multiple sclerosis. There are some hopeful signs that it can ease your symptoms, but researchers still have a lot of work to do before we know for sure. "There's no perfect study," says Matthew McCoyd, MD, an MS specialist at Loyola University Medical

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  7. Get Relief From Your Multiple Sclerosis Pain

    If you have MS, you know that sometimes your top job is to fight back against pain. There are lots of ways to do this, and it doesn't always mean popping a pill. "We often start with non-medication approaches," says neurologist Alexander Rae-Grant, MD. Try these drug-free tactics first to keep pain

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  8. Can Medical Marijuana Treat Multiple Sclerosis?

    You've had multiple sclerosis for a while now and tried a bunch of things to ease your pain or control those muscle spasms. But you're just not getting the relief you need. Is it time, you wonder, to pay attention to all the talk about medical marijuana? Could it be an option for you? It's possible.

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  9. What to Expect With Relapsing-Remitting MS

    When you have relapsing-remitting MS, you'll find that your symptoms come and go. You may have a flare-up that lasts a few days or more and then long stretches when you feel much better. But through it all, you'll likely be able to keep up with most of the things that are important to you. "Most pat

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  10. Prices of MS Drugs Soaring, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The prices of multiple sclerosis drugs have skyrocketed in the past two decades, in some cases rising more than 700 percent, a new study shows. The huge price increases have occurred even though newer drugs have been intr

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