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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Fears of Hepatitis Vaccine/Multiple Sclerosis Link Unfounded

    Jan. 31, 2001 -- In 1901, bands of physicians roamed the streets of Boston, vaccinating "all who were willing and not too ill" against smallpox. The vaccine ultimately led to the worldwide eradication of smallpox, but hepatitis B and other infectious illnesses still pose a threat to us a hundred yea

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  7. In Multiple Sclerosis, Do Relapses Make Disability Worse?

    Nov. 15, 2000 -- A controversial new study has found that patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis become disabled faster than those with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, which goes against the medical community's most widely accepted theory. However, the controversy comes from th

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  8. Cancer Drug Gets FDA OK for MS Treatment

    Oct. 13, 2000 -- The FDA approved a dual role for cancer drug mitoxantrone Friday, permitting its maker, Immunex, to market it as a treatment for worsening multiple sclerosis (MS). Mitoxantrone, which will be sold under the name Novantrone for MS, has already been approved to treat pain in patients

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  9. Should Multiple Sclerosis Drug Be Given Earlier?

    Sept. 26, 2000 -- Avonex is a medication shown to be effective in treating multiple sclerosis (MS). However, current guidelines say that a person should only be treated when a diagnosis of MS is certain. This means that some patients -- who have symptoms that are highly suggestive of the illness --

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  10. Stem-Cell Therapies Inch Their Way Closer to the Clinic

    Aug. 18, 2000 -- As the human embryo grows, the early cells start dividing and forming different kinds of cells like heart cells, bone cells, muscle cells, and so on. These early cells, called "stem cells," theoretically could be used to form a variety of cells which doctors could then use to repair

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