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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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