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  1. New MS Drug: Q&A

    April 25, 2013 -- With the arrival of Tecfidera this spring, people with multiple sclerosis now have three oral drugs to choose from to treat the relapsing form of the disease. Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) joins two other oral MS drugs. Aubagio (teriflunomide) was approved in 2012, and Gilenya (fin

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  2. Ingredient in New MS Drug Linked to Serious Brain Disease

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- The active ingredient in a drug that's expected to become a popular treatment for multiple sclerosis has been linked to four European cases of a rare but sometimes fatal brain disease called progressive multifocal leukoence

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  3. Shrinkage of Brain Region May Signal Onset of MS

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Atrophy of a key brain area may become a new biomarker to predict the onset of multiple sclerosis, researchers say. If so, that would add to established criteria such as the presence of brain lesions to diagnose the progress

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  4. Babies' Birth Month May Affect MS Risk: Study

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- A newborn's immune system development, vitamin D levels and risk for multiple sclerosis may be influenced by the month of birth, new research suggests. A study conducted in London found that babies born in May have signi

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  5. FDA Approves New Multiple Sclerosis Drug

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug called Tecfidera has been approved to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The approval is based on the results of two clinical trials showi

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  6. Salty Diet May Help Trigger Multiple Sclerosis, RA

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Eating lots of foods loaded with salt may do more than raise your blood pressure: Researchers report that it could also contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases, where the body's immune system mistakenly mo

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  7. Brain Scans May Spot Memory Issues in MS Patients

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Besides problems with gait and vision, people who have multiple sclerosis often complain they have trouble remembering things, and now new research may explain why. According to a small study from the Netherlands, people with M

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  8. Nanoparticles Show Potential for Treating MS

    Nov. 18, 2012 -- Researchers say they've been able to use nanoparticles to stop multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice that are bred to have the disease. The particles are about 200 times smaller than the thickness of a human hair. They are made from the same material that's used to create dissolving stitc

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  9. Leukemia Drug Is Highly Effective MS Treatment

    Oct. 31, 2012 -- Two new trials offer proof that a leukemia drug long used to treat multiple sclerosis works better than a common treatment. When compared with the widely used drug interferon beta, the leukemia drug alemtuzumab reduced relapse rates by half, researchers say. Alemtuzumab has been use

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  10. CCSVI and Multiple Sclerosis

    People with a lifelong condition like multiple sclerosis (MS) are always on the lookout for a new treatment that might improve, or even cure, their disease. In the last few years, there's been a lot of buzz about a vein condition called CCSVI and its possible connection to MS. However, this connecti

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