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    1. Interferon Beta Therapy May Delay MS

      Oct. 21, 2004 -- A weekly shot of interferon beta drugs may help delay the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) in people with early signs of the disease, a new study shows. European researchers found people in the early stages of MS who were given weekly interferon beta therapy were less likely t

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    2. Early Therapy May Alter Multiple Sclerosis

      Oct. 12, 2004 -- The unpredictable nature of multiple sclerosis leaves many people vulnerable to this disease, yet a new study suggests that very early therapy may alter its course. A new Israeli study shows that immune therapy given after an initial attack of what appears to be multiple sclerosis (

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    3. New High-Tech MRI Shows Earlier Signs of MS

      Oct. 5, 2004 (Toronto) -- A novel imaging technique shows that subtle, but ominous changes occur in unexpected parts of the brains of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) long before they develop symptoms. Researchers are excited because the new high-tech MRI may help doctors identify "[those] patien

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    4. Hepatitis B Vaccine May Be Linked to MS

      Sept. 13, 2004 --The hepatitis B vaccine series has been administered to more than 20 million people in the U.S. and more than 500 million people in the world. It is more than 95% effective in preventing an infection that kills millions annually. However anecdotal evidence has linked the vaccine to

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    5. Cannabis Relieves Multiple Sclerosis Pain

      July 15, 2004 -- An extract from cannabis can reduce pain from multiple sclerosis, a new study shows. This new finding adds to growing evidence of the painkilling potential of cannabis. Animal research has shown that cannabinoids can decrease pain sensation caused by inflammation, damaged nerves, an

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    6. Lawmakers Say No to Medical Marijuana

      July 8, 2004 -- The House of Representatives has defeated a measure that would have barred drug officials from enforcing federal anti-marijuana laws. The federal government can prosecute people who use marijuana for medical reasons in states that allow medical use of the drug. Lawmakers voted down t

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    7. Modifying Your Home When You Have MS

      When multiple sclerosis limits your mobility, your home can feel like an obstacle course. Fortunately, with some planning and creative thinking, most areas of the house can be readily adapted so you can function smoothly throughout the day. "When modifying your home, the goal is to achieve maximal i

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    8. Yoga Fights Fatigue in People With MS

      June 11, 2004 -- Yoga may be just as good as more conventional forms of exercise in reducing fatigue caused by multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study. Researchers found six months of weekly yoga classes together with home practice significantly reduced general fatigue as well as improved

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    9. Medical Marijuana Protests Staged Nationwide

      June 4, 2004 -- Backers of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes staged protests at more than 100 U.S. congressional offices and campaign headquarters nationwide Friday in an effort to drum up support for a bill that weakens federal drug agents' authority in some states. The protests targeted la

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    10. Mothers May Be Origin of Children's Multiple Sclerosis Risk

      May 28, 2004 -- A person's risk of multiple sclerosis seems to come from their mother, new data shows. Multiple sclerosis is 20 to 50 times more common in people whose parents have the complex and poorly understood disease. But it's not a simple matter of a single gene being passed on from generatio

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