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    1. MS and Hodgkin's Lymphoma May Run in Families

      May 18, 2004 -- Two diseases that frequently strike young, affluent adults may share similar causes. A new study shows that multiple sclerosis (MS) and Hodgkin's lymphoma tend to run in families and provides new evidence to support the notion that the two diseases may have a common origin. Researche

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    2. Most With MS Still Enjoy Good Quality of Life

      May 17, 2004 -- Most people with multiple sclerosis (MS) say they're satisfied with their quality of life, despite suffering from impaired physical function and overall general health, a new study shows. Researchers found 77% of people with MS said they were mostly satisfied or delighted with their

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    3. Cholesterol Drugs May Slow MS

      May 13, 2004 -- Millions of people take statins to lower their cholesterol, and now an early human trial shows the drugs could have a role in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Experts in the field say the findings are encouraging, but say that larger, more rigorously designed studies will be need

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    4. Study: Stress Bad for MS

      March 18, 2004 -- People with MS -- multiple sclerosis -- believe stress makes their symptoms worse. Their doctors should believe it, too, a new study suggests. Despite MS patients' widely held belief that stressful events bring on sudden worsening of symptoms, the idea has been controversial among

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    5. Test Predicts MS Flare-Ups

      Feb. 3, 2004 -- One of the worst things about multiple sclerosis is that it's unpredictable. Now a high-tech blood test promises to tell MS patients how they're doing. The test uses something called microarray technology. It lets scientists analyze thousands of genes at the same time. Genes turn on

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    6. MS Progresses Slowly for Most Patients

      Jan. 27, 2004 -- New research should help change the common public perception of multiple sclerosis as an always rapidly progressing condition that more often than not leaves its patients in wheelchairs. In the most comprehensive study of how multiple sclerosis progresses ever conducted, Mayo Clinic

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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