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  1. TB Vaccine May Work Against Multiple Sclerosis

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A vaccine normally used to thwart the respiratory illness tuberculosis also might help prevent the development of multiple sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system, a new study suggests. In people who had a fir

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  2. Can 'Good' Cholesterol Protect Against MS?

    Nov. 12, 2013 -- A protein found in HDL, or ''good,'' cholesterol may help protect against the effects of multiple sclerosis, according to new research. In the study, patients with MS had much lower levels of the protein than did healthy people, says study researcher Lidia Gardner, PhD. She is an as

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  3. Warmer Weather & Brain Function in People With MS

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Warmer temperatures might reduce the ability of people with multiple sclerosis to complete mental tasks and process information, new research suggests. Although heat has long been linked to a worsening of symptoms among

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  4. MS and Depression: Tips for Mental Fitness

    When you have MS, your emotions are in play. While having MS raises your chances of having depression, knowing that fact -- and being aware -- can help you try to prevent it and get treatment. Protect yourself with healthy habits. Get moving. When it comes to MS treatment, exercise is a two-for-one.

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  5. FDA Investigates Brain Infection-Gilenya Case

    Oct. 18, 2013 -- The FDA is continuing to investigate a possible link between the multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya (fingolimod) and a case of a rare brain infection in a European patient. The patient took the drug for nearly 8 months before being diagnosed with the brain infection. The FDA issued an

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  6. Controversial Treatment May Not Help MS Patients

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A theory claiming that multiple sclerosis (MS) is caused by the narrowing of veins in the neck appears to be unfounded, Canadian researchers report. Called "chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency" (CCSVI), Dr. Paolo Zambon

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  7. 5 Myths and Facts About Multiple Sclerosis

    If you're getting a lot of confusing advice about living with multiple sclerosis, you're not alone. Friends may be quick to offer suggestions, but sometimes they just repeat old myths. Getting the facts straight can help you lead a full life. "This is a definite myth," says Matthew McCoyd, MD, a neu

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  8. Controversial Theory Behind MS Cause Refuted

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that there is no evidence that multiple sclerosis is associated with reduced or blocked blood flow in the veins of the head or neck. The study results challenge a controversial theory that a condition calle

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  9. MS and Your Diet: Is There a Link?

    Many foods have been touted as helpful for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Do they work? "There are strong reasons to think that diet could affect MS symptoms and even help treat it," says neurologist Ellen Mowry, MD, of Johns Hopkins University. But although a healthy diet is always a good ide

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  10. New Kind of Therapy Shows Promise in MS Patients

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- A new therapy for multiple sclerosis that teaches the body to recognize and then ignore its own nerve tissue appears to be safe and well-tolerated in humans, a small new study shows. If larger studies prove the technique can

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