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  1. Sunshine May Lower Multiple Sclerosis Risk

    Jan. 14, 2004 -- Living in a sunny place may lower a person's risk of developing multiple sclerosis. A new study shows that prolonged exposure to low levels of solar radiation may have a protective effect against the disease. The exact cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown, but previous research ha

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  2. Vitamin D May Prevent MS

    Jan. 12, 2004 -- Evidence continues to mount showing that a little vitamin D can do a lot of good. The latest: A new study indicating that women who get doses typically found in daily multivitamin supplements -- of at least 400 international units -- are 40% less likely to develop multiple sclerosis

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  3. Epilepsy Drug Helps Multiple Sclerosis

    Dec. 16, 2003 -- Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have a new option to relieve spasms. The drug Keppra, which controls epileptic seizures, looks like a promising treatment with generally mild side effects. It's more evidence that epilepsy medications help control what doctors call phasic spasti

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  4. Imaging Technique May Diagnose Early MS

    Dec. 2, 2003 (Chicago) -- Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable, and progressive disease that has traditionally defied early diagnosis. Now, however, early diagnosis of MS -- and early treatment -- is a real possibility, thanks to an imaging technology called magnetic resonance spectroscopy

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  5. Cannabis May Help Multiple Sclerosis

    Nov. 6, 2003 -- The pain and muscle stiffness of multiple sclerosis may subside when patients take a pill containing the active ingredient found in marijuana, a new study shows. But spasticity may not improve, even though patients may think otherwise.  The study, conducted in Great Britain, looks at

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  6. New Blood Test Helps Confirm MS

    Oct. 24, 2003 -- Multiple sclerosis can be hard to identify in its early stages. A new blood test now promises a faster diagnosis and may show whether treatment is working. The test is based on the widely held theory that multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease. Somehow, the theory goes, the bod

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  7. Multiple Sclerosis Tied to Iron in Brain

    Oct. 22, 2003 -- Iron deposits deep in the brain may cause multiple sclerosis, new imaging studies suggest. The findings come from studies of computer-assisted brain scans using a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device. University at Buffalo, N.Y., researchers Rohit Bakshi, MD, and coll

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  8. Stress Makes MS Symptoms Worse

    Sept. 18, 2003 -- Life's ups and downs can make multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms worse -- probably because serious stress weakens the immune system, a new study shows. A chronic disease known for unpredictable ups and downs, MS is thought to have links to childbirth and upper respiratory tract infec

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  9. Sun Exposure May Reduce MS Risk

    Aug. 7, 2003 -- A new study shows that lots of sun exposure -- particularly when you're young -- may lower your risk for multiple sclerosis. No one is recommending that you let your kids bake in the sun for hours on end. But previous studies have shown that multiple sclerosis is more common in areas

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  10. Acute Eye Problem: Possible MS Symptom

    July 17, 2003 -- An acute episode of visual disturbance called optic neuritis could signal onset of multiple sclerosis. A new study, published in The Archives of Ophthalmology, finds that about 40% of people with acute optic neuritis -- an inflammation of the optic nerve -- will develop the degenera

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