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  1. Vitamin B3 May Help MS

    Sept. 19, 2006 -- The newest treatment for multiple sclerosis might be vitamin B3, mouse studies suggest. Nicotinamide is a form of vitamin B3 closely related to niacin. In a mouse model of MS, nicotinamide protects brain cells from degeneration. Given in the early stages of disease, it offered "dra

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  2. Early Results Promising for MS Drug

    Sept. 13, 2006 -- Patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis responded well to the experimental drug fingolimod, giving new hope for an oral MS drug, new research shows. The findings are published in the latest New England Journal of Medicine. If the drug is shown to be both effective and safe in la

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  3. Fathers More Likely to Pass MS On

    July 25, 2006 -- Kids may be more likely to inherit multiple sclerosis (MS) multiple sclerosis (MS) from their fathers than their mothers. That news -- published in today's issue of Neurology -- may, at first glance, seem to defy MS statistics. MS is about twice as common in women as in men. But "fa

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  4. FDA Lets MS Drug Tysabri Return

    June 5, 2006 -- The FDA is letting the multiple sclerosis (MS) multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Tysabri back on the market under a restricted distribution program. The FDA first approved Tysabri in November 2004. Tysabri’s maker, Biogen-Idec, took Tysabri off the market in February 2005 after three peop

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  5. Epstein-Barr Virus May Trigger MS

    April 10, 2006 -- Young adults with high levels of antibodies to Epstein-Barr virus appear to be at increased risk for developing multiple sclerosis later in life, new research suggests. The findings add to the evidence implicating the common virus as a possible trigger for multiple sclerosis, a neu

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  6. Romance and Multiple Sclerosis

    Navigating the rocky road of dating and relationships is challenging enough when you're perfectly healthy. Having a degenerative disorder like multiple sclerosis (MS) can throw up additional barriers at every turn, from deciding whether to disclose your status on a first date to grappling with issue

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  7. Tackle MS With Positive Thought

    Fourteen years ago, a highly regarded doctor told Nancy Davis that she was lucky she could operate a remote control and that she didn't have a brain tumor. What she had was multiple sclerosis (MS), a progressive and degenerative neurological condition, and she didn't feel that lucky. At the time, sh

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  8. Lipitor-Copaxone Combo May Fight MS

    March 16, 2006 - A combination of two currently approved drugs prevents and even reverses paralysis in mice with multiple sclerosis. One of the drugs is the MS drug Copaxone. It's now approved for the treatment of relapsing-remitting MS. The second drug is Lipitor, one of the group of so-called stat

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  9. FDA Panel: Bring Back Risky MS Drug

    March 8, 2006 -- Despite estimates that it kills one patient in a thousand, an FDA expert panel today unanimously recommended bringing back the multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri. In February 2005, Tysabri manufacturer Biogen voluntarily stopped sales of the drug stopped sales of the drug after three p

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  10. MS Drug: No More Rare Disease Cases

    March 1, 2006 -- Researchers have found no new cases of a rare disease in patients who took the multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri before the drug's suspension last year. The FDA approved Tysabri in November 2004 to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). On Feb. 28, 2005 Tysabri was suspende

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