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  1. Multiple Sclerosis Tied to Iron in Brain

    Oct. 22, 2003 -- Iron deposits deep in the brain may cause multiple sclerosis, new imaging studies suggest. The findings come from studies of computer-assisted brain scans using a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device. University at Buffalo, N.Y., researchers Rohit Bakshi, MD, and coll

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  2. Stress Makes MS Symptoms Worse

    Sept. 18, 2003 -- Life's ups and downs can make multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms worse -- probably because serious stress weakens the immune system, a new study shows. A chronic disease known for unpredictable ups and downs, MS is thought to have links to childbirth and upper respiratory tract infec

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  3. Sun Exposure May Reduce MS Risk

    Aug. 7, 2003 -- A new study shows that lots of sun exposure -- particularly when you're young -- may lower your risk for multiple sclerosis. No one is recommending that you let your kids bake in the sun for hours on end. But previous studies have shown that multiple sclerosis is more common in areas

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  4. Acute Eye Problem: Possible MS Symptom

    July 17, 2003 -- An acute episode of visual disturbance called optic neuritis could signal onset of multiple sclerosis. A new study, published in The Archives of Ophthalmology, finds that about 40% of people with acute optic neuritis -- an inflammation of the optic nerve -- will develop the degenera

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  5. Test May Detect Multiple Sclerosis Early

    July 9, 2003 -- A potential blood test may help to better identify early multiple sclerosis, scientists say. Researchers from Austria's University of Innsbruck report that the presence of two specific antibodies was highly predictive of early disease progression in a group of patients with symptoms

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  6. Multiple Sclerosis Treatments Face Off

    June 4, 2003 - When it comes to multiple sclerosis treatments, Rebif might have the edge over Avonex, according to a head-to-head comparison of the two drugs. The study shows that after 63 weeks of multiple sclerosis treatment, 56% of patients on Rebif were free from relapses compared with 48% of th

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  7. Genes, Environment Linked to ALS

    April 21, 2003 -- An "unexpectedly high rate" of genetic abnormalities likely causes a non-inherited form of Lou Gehrig's disease, known medically as ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. That's the report from a group of German scientists published in the April 22 issue of Neurology. Up to 10% of L

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  8. Multiple Sclerosis Advance

    April 16, 2003 -- In multiple sclerosis, immune cells attack the nerves. But it now looks as though brain cells can repair what the immune cells have destroyed, according to the results of a new study. The key is a kind of stem cell found in the adult brain. These cells can turn into many different

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  9. Zocor Treats Multiple Sclerosis

    April 2, 2003 (Honolulu) -- Researchers have presented the first human findings looking at a cholesterol-lowering drug for multiple sclerosis treatment. They found that Zocor not only reduces the size but also the number of brain lesions from MS. In multiple sclerosis, cells in the immune system des

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  10. Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Virus

    March 25, 2003 -- There is new evidence linking the virus that causes mononucleosis with an increased risk for multiple sclerosis, but experts say it is unlikely that Epstein-Barr virus infection alone triggers the degenerative nerve disease. "Epstein-Barr virus [EBV] is intriguing, but it is not th

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