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  1. Ginkgo May Boost Mental Function in MS

    April 18, 2002 -- Millions of people take the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba in the belief that it boosts brain power, and several studies suggest it improves mental function in some patients with Alzheimer's disease. New research now shows that it may do the same thing for patients with multiple s

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  2. New MS Treatments: Guarded Good News

    April 16, 2002 -- Aggressive new treatments for multiple sclerosis offer new hope for patients failing standard therapy. One study shows that a risky treatment can help MS patients whose disease keeps getting worse and worse. Another shows that a combination of two MS drugs can help when one drug do

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  3. Multiple Sclerosis Runs in Families

    Jan. 24, 2002 -- There's new evidence to support the notion that multiple sclerosis is hereditary. When Polish researchers used a powerful imaging device to examine the brains of MS patients' close relatives, they found that even seemingly healthy individuals had subtle signs of possibly impending d

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  4. Brain Scan Helps Tell the Future of MS

    Jan. 16, 2002 -- Being told you possibly have multiple sclerosis is very troubling. And the definite answer may take months or even years to come. But a new study shows that an MRI brain scan can give you and your doctor a good idea of what lies ahead. It's not uncommon for someone to develop a nerv

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  5. Antibiotic May Ease Multiple Sclerosis

    Dec. 21, 2001 -- A common antibiotic is effective in calming inflammation and preserving nerve function in animals with a disease that mimics multiple sclerosis. These promising new findings appear in the Dec. 21 issue of the Annals of Neurology. Multiple sclerosis, or MS, remains somewhat of a medi

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  6. Regular Health Check-Ups Important for Women with MS

    Oct. 29, 2001 -- Multiple sclerosis can disrupt your life in many ways, but that's no reason to neglect the regular health check-ups -- preventive care -- that all women need and deserve. Armed with the right information, you can be sure you're getting the tests and examinations that will keep you f

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  7. Cool News About MS

    Sept. 10, 2001 -- There's hot news about cool clothing for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) -- and we're not talking about the latest fashions. Researchers from the Netherlands report that the symptom relief that many MS patients experience when they wear specially designed cooling garments may b

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  8. Interferon, Given Early, Keeps Multiple Sclerosis at Bay

    May 17, 2001 -- If you're a fan of TV's The West Wing, you know that the first lady, who happens to be a medical doctor, has been giving the president interferon beta injections. Her covert attempts to keep his multiple sclerosis in check are right on target, according to the latest research. In a n

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  9. Multiple Sclerosis Can Cause Danger Behind the Wheel.

    April 23, 2001 -- People with multiple sclerosis may be at greater risk of accidents because of slower reaction times, according to research reported in the April 24 issue of Neurology. "Most people can see how physical factors can affect driving performance. But our results indicate that [mental] p

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  10. Multiple Sclerosis Can Cause Danger Behind the Wheel

    April 23, 2001 -- People with multiple sclerosis may be at greater risk of accidents because of slower reaction times, according to research reported in the April 24 issue of Neurology. "Most people can see how physical factors can affect driving performance. But our results indicate that [mental] p

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